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Thanksgiving Square Dallas, Texas

Thanksgiving Square is located in the heart of Dallas, Texas. It is a museum, chapel and park. Follow the link the visit their website, Thanksgiving Square

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PhotoChallenge

Photo-challenge fiveXfive or eightXeight.

This challenge can be done either by walking or driving. Set your alarm and when the alarm goes off stop walking or driving and take photographs. If you choose to walk, walk for 5 minutes and take photographs for 5 minutes. If you drive, drive for 8 minutes park get out of your vehicle and take photographs for 8 minutes. Repeat this process for as long you can. Read More…

Abandoned Gas Station

Three images of an abandoned gas station.

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Faceless Self Portrait

The faceless self-portrait and self portrait can be a difficult undertaking. I’m not talking about a selfie. I’m talking about creating a single image or a series of images. A faceless self portrait/self portrait can be a great opportunity to learn about yourself.  Read More…

HDR Photography

HDR or High Dynamic Range photography is the ratio of light to dark in photography.
Why would it be necessary to use HDR? To create an image in which there is too much light or shadows in a scene. A camera lens does not have the dynamic range to view a scene like our eyes. A human eye has an extraordinary range and sees what is going on in the shadows.
HDR photography is done by capturing several different exposures, from extremely over-exposed to under-exposed and a few exposures in between. The images are then combined using image editing software. Equipment you will need for HDR photography, digital camera, tripod and image editing software. Read More…

Essential Elements of Art in Photography

Essential elements of art in photography

Image by Spencer Martinez

Essential elements of art in photography can make the difference between a snap shot and a work of art. This can be accomplished when adding two or more of the elements of art. The elements of art are leading lines, color, shape, form, texture and space. In this post we will be focusing on leading lines, color, texture and space. Read More…

Digital Infrared Photography

digital Infrared Photography

Image by Spencer Martinez

Digital infrared photography can produce some fun and exciting images that can take an ordinary scene and turn it into something interesting and spectacular. Digital infrared photography has many different uses like in the medical field, the military, astronomy, forensics, law enforcement and art, just to name a few. The images in this post were taken with a dedicated digital infrared camera. This Nikon 200 was professionally converted to an infrared camera. These image were captured on an excursion to Glen Rose, Texas in dinosaur valley. Read More…

Surreal Double Exposure in Camera

Surreal Double Exposure in Camera

Image by Spencer Martinez

Creating a surreal double exposure in camera can be done if your camera has the capabilities, if you know how to set the exposures and understand how to adjust the settings. The concept lies within shooting your first image, the subject in a silhouette while blowing out the background, then with the second exposure filling in the underexposed areas. To be successful with this process, you will need to step down one stop for each shot.

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Painting with Light Photography

Painting with Light Photography

Image by Spencer Martinez

Painting with Light is a fun techique that photographers use to illumnate the subject. This works best when it is dark. It is made by moving a light source over the subject while taking a long exposure image. A few ideas for  painting with light: Portraits, film, still life, and landscapes.
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