Monthly Archives: August 2012

PHOTOGRAPHER FALLS INTO A RAVINE

A week ago UPstrap received an order from Graeme Hunter in Glasgow, Scotland for more camera straps.    Graeme included the comment in the order that said:  “Got 3 already, fell down a ravine in Tuscany Italy last month after a … Continue reading

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FILM VS. DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

I still like film but it is a major pain.  The upside if film is it slows you down.   With 36 frames you tend to think the shot through and frame it better before you press the shutter.   … Continue reading

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WEATHER

I was at the Santa Fe Photo Workshops. Arthur Meyerson was teaching.  Arthur is a great photographer from Houston Texas.   It was raining in Santa Fe that day.  Our usual workshop schedule was to break for lunch then go … Continue reading

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360 DEGREES OF SEEING

  Jay Maisel tells a story about working on a photograph in front of him only to have his wife suggesting he turn around.   There was a far better photograph behind him.  The point of this is becoming aware … Continue reading

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GOING OUT EMPTY

    Jay Maisel is, in my opinion, perhaps the greatest living photographer.  I am honored to know him.   Jay is a fantastic teacher, a wonderful person, has a great sense of humor and shares major tips on becoming a good … Continue reading

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GOOD COLOR BAD COLOR

    Colors evoke emotion.  The advertising companies know the colors that evoke those emotions.  Here is an example.  A headshot of a model, the same headshot, very close to the same expression but the color of her hat and … Continue reading

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ALBUQUERQUE BALLOON FESTIVAL

  Every year there is a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque.   There is color galore! Photographers eye candy.  As the sun comes up the pilots start to inflate the balloons.  The beautiful early morning light that lasts just … Continue reading

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