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  • 6 Rules Of Composition  By : Saladin Montgomery
    To make your pictures speak for themselves, consider the fundamental rules of composition while taking a photograph.
  • Fact Check: Early Photographica  By :
    Cased tintypes are quite innocently identified as daguerreotypes. On any given day a particularly nice image can be found misidentified as something it is not. Sometimes this can be to the collector’s advantage because a worthy antique piece will be accompanied by a ridiculously low price.
  • History of Aerial Panoramas  By : Mitch Endick
    The earliest successful birds eye images taken from a balloon date back to the eighteen sixties. As the process of picture taking improved so did the ability to achieve powered flight. Lighter than air blimps powered with small internal combustion motors for controlled maneuvers, providing photographers with a more stable platform.
  • Great Photoramic Cousins of Panoramas  By : Mitch Endick
    Photoramics that feature sports themes are becoming very popular. Like collectible sports cards, photoramics are quickly becoming popular among collectors of sports memorabilia. Sports have always been a mainstay of American life and there is a great demand for many different types of collectibles and memorabilia.
  • Photography and Panoramic Pictures  By : Mitch Endick
    Panoramic images are not formally defined but generally extend beyond what is considered a wide angle shot. Wide angle photo images are taken in a single camera shot using a lens that shortens the focal length of a standard lens and increases the view angle. Panoramic images feature an extremely wide view angle and can produce very unique still images of landscapes, structures and other subject matter.
  • Individual Character of Canvas Prints  By : Travis Olague
    Canvas prints are something to contemplate and admire, as it involves the art of an artist. More than that canvas photographs are advancement and offer a cultured approach to the original type of plain print media. Every artist has his or her own personality and individuality. Beyond this, every piece of art like that of a canvas print has its own character and nature.
  • Dimitri Baltermants' Soviet Era Photography Develops Into Fine Russian Art  By : Paul Frankenberg
    Russian art comes in many forms and Dmitri Baltermants has been recognized as the greatest Soviet photographer of the 20th century. As the principal photographer and photo editor of Ogonyok, one of Russia's oldest weekly magazines, and as an official Kremlin photographer, Baltermants used film to capture images and events that mere words could not express. Over a span of five decades, he captured on film the life, the times, and the spirit of the Soviet people and the nation they built.
  • A Wedding Photographer To Capture Distressed Dresses  By : John H. Lindenson
    Hire A Wedding Photographer To Shoot You Trashing Your Dress. Dirty Train, Wet Gown and Spunky Attitude Make This Liberating Trend Exciting.
  • Oscar Gustav Rejlander - The Father of Art Photography  By : Annette Labedzki
    Oscar Rejlander started working as a portraitist at Wolverhampton, in approximately 1846. Rejlander learned the skills of photography in 1850, to facilitate his painting techniques and produced many works, including the most famous "The Two Ways of Life" (1857). This work was meticulously printed from 32 glass negatives. Portraiture and genre works were a couple of key dimensions of Rejlander's works.
  • How are digital photo stored on digital media?  By : Carol Pruitt
    It is rare to see film cameras these days. It seems that everybody has converted from film to digital cameras and also everybody is using digital cameras in new ways such as on their cell phone. But many times there is still a need to print the digital photos on paper.
  • Artists Proofs and Limited Edition Collections  By : Jimi St. Pierre
    In recent years, fine art collectors have increasingly focused on acquiring quality limited edition photo prints deriving from work carried out in the pre-digital era. As in all collectors editions, the value of the investment is in the fact that each image is available in set numbers, so that once the edition is sold out, then logically the value increases over time.
  • Why Collect Photographs?  By : Kevin OConnor
    Starting a collection of photographs is something special because it's all about taste -what you like about the world of appearances. In addition to commercial or speculative reasons for collecting, the soul of a good collection is quite simply the taste of its purchaser. Your taste.
  • Time lapse still digital photography technique  By : Carol Pruitt
    Time lapse photography is a technique that allows to quickly and visually convey processes that take a long time in real life. For example time lapse photography can shrink to 10 seconds the complete process of building a new bridge. Although usually used in videos time lapse can also be used in still digital photography.
  • Lossless and lossy digital photo file compression  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photos are stored as digital files on electronic media. Digital photos are comprised of pixels each one with a unique color and intensity. While digital photos do not have to be compressed in most cases they are. Compression serves one goal make files smaller and save storage space.
  • Compressed digital photo file formats – storing digital photos  By : Carol Pruitt
    Digital photos are stored as files on memory cards and computer hard disks. They can be stored in different file formats (each format has a unique file extension). Most of the formats are compressed to save space and each has its own pros and cons.
  • Printing on Matte or Glossy digital photo printing paper  By : Carol Pruitt
    When printing digital photos you have a choice between matte and glossy photo prints. Glossy photo prints have a shiny finish while matte ones have a more subtle neutral one. So which one should you choose? There is no right answer – there are pros and cons to both.
  • Understanding pixelization in digital photos and photo prints  By : Carol Pruitt
    Pixelization is defined as noticeable square pixels that can be seen in photos that are displayed on a computer screen or printed on paper. Without pixelization when you look at a photo you see continuous areas of different colors and intensities. Here is why it happens.
  • Tips for scanning paper photo prints  By : Carol Pruitt
    Scanning paper photo prints is rare but sometimes you will need to do just that. Scanning is a process in which paper photo prints are converted to digital photo files. There are a few things to know and a few tips to follow when scanning such paper photo prints. This article lists the important ones.
  • Photomosaic Artistry  By : Paul Hood
    DTG defines photo mosaics as photographic images or pictures made up of many, usually hundreds, of smaller photographic images. Viewed very closely, the small tile images can be recognized as individual photos, but at a distance, the composite of these images make up an entirely different image.
  • Notes About Travel Photography  By :
    Except for the occasional group photo or record shot of you standing in front of a shrine there is little need for you to photograph at all
  • The Famous Photographs of Diane Arbus  By : smitharticles
    "A photograph," Diane Arbus once said, "is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know." Arbus made it her life’s work to uncover the hidden secrets in everyday people... and show them the obvious truth in those “less than everyday” people.
  • Victorian Glamour Photography  By : Irene Forde
    In the 19th centuries the classical arts were very much
    admired; sculptures and paintings showing the naked body were
    the major part of art gallery and museum exhibitions. However
    the Victorians were very strict on morality, and in the family
    home a portrait of the Queen, a framed religious tract or a
    landscape print would be the normal pictures to grace their
    sitting room. No nudes here!
  • The Basics of Collecting Art: Fine Photography  By : Shannon Southway
    While not all of us are art professionals, we can still have an appreciation for all that is beautiful. If you are interested in adding to your art collection or contemplating starting one, photography is one option. Here is some information to understanding fine photography:
  • The Camera Obscura: What Does It Relate To?  By : Roy Barker
    The term camera obscura arises from time to time in the photoraphy arena. I remember the time I first heard the term but knew not what it was. By the second or third time someone mentioned it in passing, I just had to look it up and I'm glad I did.
  • Photography Pioneers  By : Suzanne VanDeGrift
    Modern day photography dates back to the early 1800's. The word photography is derived from the Greeks; photos meaning light and graphein meaning to draw. The word was first used in 1839 by scientist Sir John FW Herschel to describe a method of recording images. That was 12 years after the first photograph was captured by Frenchman Louis Jacque Mande Daguerre, a professional opera scene painter.
  • Using Photography Matboard  By : Susan Slobac
    There is nothing more attractive nor timeless than the use of a Wood Picture Frame for displaying your photographic image or painting. Wood picture frames have a warmth and organic kind of luster that metal, plastic and other materials cannot match, and there is a great deal of variety available – meaning there is a wood picture frame for virtually any kind of visual images.

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