Too many people, some of them photographers, don’t realize the importance of editing in the creation of a photograph. In many cases, it’s a 50-50 deal — half capture and half processing. [Continue Reading…]

Nobska_LighthouseNobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole
Nobska is one of the Cape’s most popular and photographed lighthouses. it sits high on a hill overlooking Vineyard Sound with views out to Martha’s Vineyard. It offers decent photo potential most of the day with the best light late in the day toward sunset.

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A few suggested locations to photograph Cape Cod wildlife:

-Audubon Wellfleet Bay Sanctuary, Wellfleet
– Coast Guard Beach, Eastham
– Fort Hill, Eastham
– South Beach, Chatham
– Monomoy Island, Chatham
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_MG_1974-EditSpring flowers and buds are great subjects for close-up or macro photography. Extension tubes, close-up filters and macro lenses will help you get closer to the subject, but you don’t really need special gear.  Most lenses today will let you focus on a subject within a few feet of the lens.  Cameras today have very high resolution, so you can then crop the image for a closer view. [Continue Reading…]

Focus Stacking with Photoshop and Elements

Focus stacking lets you extend the depth of field by combining multiple images, each each of the same scene, but with a different focus point.  Photoshop and Elements each have their own way of combining the multiple images into a single photograph. [Continue Reading…]

This is pretty funny.  Daniel Hashimoto, is an after-effects artist at DreamWorks.  He’s created a series of short YouTube videos ( called Action Movie Kid in which he adds special effects to videos of his 3-year-old son. In this one, the boy finds a “real” Light Saber at Toy’s ‘ R Us.

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There are lots of stories about photographers having their pictures stolen from their websites and used by others without permission. If you want to track down some of your pictures, there are a couple of free services that can help using something called reverse image search. Google Image Search, for example, lets you either type in the url for the picture you want to search or upload a copy of it.  The search engine then returns results showing where the image appears on the Internet. is another free service that does the same thing. Sometimes the results for both services include pictures that only resemble your photos.

I did a search on a few of my images and only found authorized uses.  I was both glad and maybe in an odd way a little disappointed.  I mean, hey, my stuff isn’t worth stealing?  Hmpf.

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