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Formatting (two Photographs)

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Portrait and landscape formats of the same photograph with slight but important changes in composition. The rule of thumb for professionals was to shoot both of everything. Portrait was great for magazines, books, and landscape was good for everything else (only the best got a two page spread of a landscape). What is the best format for the web, it depends on the website and the computer screen. With small screens a portrait format might not show fully. Some websites are better with landscape. So do the research or like me do what’s best for the photograph.

Egret (Two Photographs)

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A majestic bird deserves good photography. It is an all white bird so it’s suited to black and white. The real difference lies in the background. Mud flats are not the best background, but I have tried to work with that (crop, colour etc.).

Experiments (Three Photographs)

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These are the results of some experimentation on my part in flower photography post-production; basically working on the balance between the subject and the background. A finer balance than I thought.

Waldman’s (Two Photographs)

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Waldman’s used to be a huge seafood retailer. The place to buy fish. But a lot has changed on the Main in Montreal. Still the shop has its own character, especially in Black and White. I think colour can overwhelm a photograph and hide some of the finer things that give scenes character.

 

Architecture (Three Photographs)

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Photographs like these give me an opportunity to bring out detail, working with shadows and light. The subject may be static but you get to choose the direction from which to shoot, and that makes all the difference. These photos were taken in Montreal.

Why? (Three Photographs)

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I was in a camera store chatting with some friends in front of and behind the counter. Beside us a man was showing off some photographs to another person. We overheard “why did you take that? Which sort of stopped the conversation I was part of. There was no reply as the man moved onto another photograph. In my view that is the kind of question a teacher asks a student. Most of us take photographs of things that interest us and that should be obvious. There are better questions to ask.

End of Season (Three Photographs)

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In one of the articles I read about flower photography it said you should look for the perfect flower. I think by that they meant flowers at the height of their beauty, without blemishes, and not the perfect flower for a photograph.

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