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2017 Social Media Image Sizes Cheat Sheet

All the info for your social media image sizes in one place As time goes by, all the social media platforms change the requirements for the size of images that is ideal for posting on your profile. There are header images, profile pics, timeline photos, and more! It can get quite confusing especially when posting…

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To Blur, Or Not To Blur

– Water Shot 1 / Just a Bit of Motion: To create just a bit of movement to give the water that smooth, silky look that shows the movement and path of the water. My starting point for this type of shot is usually about a half second. If that doesn’t look quite right, I’ll make…

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Taking Photographs With Bokeh

INTRODUCTION This blog article describes how to take photographs that have a subject that is in focus highlighted and surrounded by a background that is completely or partially out of focus. The out-of-focus background is called Bokeh (pronounced “Bow-Kay”). It is a Japanese word meaning blur. The in-focus subject of the photo can be in…

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Fundamentals Of Manual Exposure

INTRODUCTION – “OUR BRAINS ARE LIKE ICEBERGS” Before we talk about manual exposure, let me make a brief analogy about our brains and memory…before I forget (grin). I view our brains like they are lone “icebergs” in a vast sea of knowledge. As we get older…well…our “icebergs” melt and gets smaller and subsequently not able…

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Macro Focus Stacking

“Here’s a new guest blogger for this website: Mike Aronson (my Dad). He has a technical background in engineering and he shares our passion for photography. In today’s post, Mike will share his ‘lessons learned’ with macro focus stacking. This is a specialized technique for those that want super-sharp (front-to-back) close-up images.” BACKGROUND Focus stacking is a…

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Bookmarks And Shadows

WHERE WE AT? Quick Answer…I’m in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. HOW DID I DO THAT?! Ok here’s a concept shot. I had an idea, then I had to figure out how to execute it. I used no Photoshop trickery or “smoke and mirror” to create the image. Basically you need the following: 1. A diamond ring…

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Into The Sunset

WHERE WE AT? I am in Sint Maarten sitting at a beach bar next to the airport watching the drama unfold before me. Some people around me have sand caked in their hair, and others are just watching the live version of, “America’s Funniest Videos”. There are participants and observers…happily I’m in the later group.…

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Trick Or Treat 2014

WHERE WE AT? Hey here is a scary situation for you photographers! Darkness, kids, and candy…now that is a mixture for a lot of fuzzy photos. Ok so let’s get down to it…Rosie and I are out with the kids for Halloween. “Trick or Treat…Happy Halloween!” HOW DID I DO THAT?! I didn’t have a tripod…

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Happy Halloween 2014

WHERE WE AT? I had a few hours for myself in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. I thought this was a fun shadow shot of a ghostly figure being cast on the building. I was lucky to use the available lighting and found an interesting angle to me. I like the clock just above…

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University Of Miami Hosts 5th Graders

On Friday, February 17th, I worked with KAPOW (Kids And the Power Of Work) to document students from two elementary schools (G.W. Carver Elementary and Edison Park Elementary) touring the University of Miami. The purpose of this tour was to educate the youngsters on the opportunities that may be available to them if they apply…

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Law Enforcement Teaches Students

KAPOW kids in trouble with the law?! Not a chance. These students from Village Elementary School in Sunrise (Broward County, Florida) were invited to get first-hand experience with law enforcement career opportunities and the equipment used by the City of Sunrise Police Department. Chief John E. Brooks recently invited the students to visit the new…

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Police Department Schools Kids

KAPOW kids were arrested! Who will post bail? What on earth would get a student arrested from Pembroke Pines FSU Charter Elementary School?! Well, actually it’s a little late for April Fool’s Day…the day didn’t go down like this…thank goodness. Pembroke Pines Police Department invited the KAPOW kids to come tour their facility, and what…

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