Posts Tagged "photography"

Black & White Film Workshop

Posted in Photo Workshops

There are countless amounts of Photography Workshops and Schools out there, all claiming to show you how to use your new digital camera or get better at taking photos. But wouldn’t you like to go back and explore some of the roots of photography and dive into the aspects of shooting film. The Photography Experience will offer Workshops in Shooting and Developing Black & White Film. The workshop includes information about camera settings and exposure, a roll of Tri-X film, use of developing tanks and chemistry… plus scanning your freshly developed negatives to a CD. If you do not have a 35mm film camera, The Photography Experience has one you can use… So now you don’t have an excuse. If you have always wanted shot shoot and develop black & white film, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. As an added bonus, the works of the participants of The Photography Experience B&W Film Workshops will be featured in the next issue. For more details and sign-up...

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Spring Flower Photo Workshop

Posted in Photo Workshops

With the Spring Season coming up, it’s the perfect time to hone down your Spring Flower Photography in a Photography Experience Workshop. Special emphasis will be focused on depth of filed, color space and composition. In the Knoxville area several venues can be captured, especially the UT Botanical Gardens that typically has a plethora of available flowers to be...

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Being Backwards Compatible

Posted in Photo Journeys

We seem to always want our products to always be compatible with older models and so forth. Such as in software, we like for the new versions to be “Backwards Compatible” with the old versions so that a person with either the old version or the new can open the same file. Yet we do not seem to be very backwards compatible when it comes to our own habits and uses of products. For example, just how many times have you wondered how we ever got along in life without cellphones or how did we ever interact socially without networks like FaceBook? Sometimes these progresses and new things in life render us almost useless if we have to go without them again. As technology has continued to progress and cause either the elimination or upgrade of our useful products, we seem to forget all about how it was using the older version. I find this fact now really causing an issue for me since I have been without my DSLR for over a week now and have a serious case of “shutter withdrawl”. Although for most of my photographic life it wouldn’t be an issue to be without a camera body since I have had at least 1 back...

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Too Many Damn Experts

Posted in Brain Stew

With the growth in Social Media, it seems that the growth in the number of experts has also increased dramatically. it seems that so many of the photography Facebook pages/groups are suddenly the ones who set guidelines for someones else’s creative expressions. In fact a lot of my post on The Photography Experience are the result of some “expert” telling photographers the way it is to be done. Such as in the sRGB vs Adobe RGB debate, there actually is not one correct answer since so much of it depends on the users knowledge and workflow. As I just read earlier about an article entitled “10 of the most common editing mistakes” and just about puked at the writers attitude that his feelings are the way it is and anything else is incorrect. I know that the whites of eyes are not stark white, but if I want to present an image with bright whites in the eyes, then thats what I wanted to do. I don’t care for full blown HDR, but dammit, if I like it, then thats my choice for presentation. Fact is that thousands HDR images full of super color saturation are posted on Facebook everyday, and people love them. And Oh My Gosh… no...

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Does the Passion Diminish When It Becomes Your Livelihood?

Posted in Brain Stew

While not everyone, but a whole lot of people have certain things in life they are quite passionate about. For many it is some type of hobby such as collection something, painting, crafting, photography and much much more. Have you ever dreamed and wondered what it would be like if you lived out doing your hobby as your everyday job? And for some, we manage to make some hobby money off of our part time hobby. Maybe its a weekend wedding shoot, or a portrait for one of your neighbors, or do you keep your friends cars running good because you like tinkering with engines. For those that are fortunate enough to live out our passion in our career, we have two options: One, being you get a job for a company that you get to perform and pursue the hobby/job with them paying you. Or the Second option, that you go out on your own and make your own payday and all that wonderful stuff people think happens when you own your own business. For me personally I have enjoyed it both ways, as previously working for a studio do remote studio set up/shoots and as Art Director for Shutterbug Magazine. It allowed me to stay immersed in...

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