Learning Center Posts

Do you turn green with envy at the photos you see posted in Instragram, Facebook, Pinterest and other social media sites? You may find yourself wishing you could join your friends in their exotic locales, or dream of just the right mixture of light, location and subject. Some of those images may indeed be legit, […]

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The point of “mindful” photography, is to present a subject in a way that the average person may not ever see it, or consider viewing it. It’s the lazy photographer who stands in front of a subject, living or inanimate, and just snaps the shutter from eye level. It’s a challenge to create a compelling […]

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Happy New Year Light Painters! As the veteran members know, April begins our new membership year, and I am both grateful and excited to see so many returning members along with a few new faces, too. I hope you all enjoy as much as I do the community we have become. In the coming year, […]

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Capturing Moving Water

September 20, 2014

The Photo Assignment for the October 2014 Light Painters Meeting is “Moving Water.”  This theme/subject gives us a chance to stretch our slow shutter speed muscles.  It also allows us  to practice the fast shutter speed technique to freeze the motion, but most cameras will do that automatically, anyway. It is quite possible to convey […]

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I came across this item from Moose Peterson, one my favorite wildlife photogs, and I just had to share it. Moose talks about how capturing a shorebird at the “decisive moment” will show movement without blur, by capturing the foot of the bird as it takes a step. This will raise your viewer response exponentially–and […]

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Hello Light Painters! It’s time for a friendly reminder that our April photowalk is scheduled for Sunday, May 4th at Orient State Park, and yes the weather will be fine. At least that’s what my weather hero Bill Evans of Channel 7 is saying. Rain will be later in the day, if it comes. This […]

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My oh my, how time does fly! It’s also time for our May monthly meeting! I’m sure most of you have marked your calendars, but in case time has gotten away from you too, please consider this a friendly reminder that we will be meeting next week, on May 8th starting at 6pm. And, in […]

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Being a nature photographer is like being a Mets fan. You score a big one just often enough to remain optimistic, but you have learned to have a plan b at the ready.  Such was the case for our Light Painters latest photowalk. For three weeks we had the date set to go to Pikes […]

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Monday, Jan. 9, the day of this writing, is the day of the Wolf Moon-January’s full moon.  There is something magical about winter full moon photos, so I encourage everyone to take their best shot tonight. Of course, any night shot is better when there is more than just a moon in the dark sky, […]

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Check out the videos below for the steps to create a greeting card with Photoshop Elements:

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