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Posted 12-06-2007 at 12:30 AM by CJ Swartz
Updated 12-06-2007 at 12:48 AM by CJ Swartz (Adding info)

Photography has many aspects which draw me to it, and one of the most powerful is its endless learning curve. Photography is a wonderful mix of technology, art, and all the thousands of subjects which it can be used to explore.

We can practice and study the technical side of exposure, lighting, and post-processing, as well as the artistic viewpoints of self-expression, communication to an audience, artistic integrity and reality vs creativity.

Add to this mix all the subjects in the world that you might want to investigate -- trains, Architecture, Angkor Wat, Antarctica, Beluga whales, microbes, the planet Jupiter, the social customs of people living anywhere, the eating habits of the Australian numbat? The list can go forever and photography can be involved in your journey of exploration.

Some blogs and pages that have been part of this journey today:

Do photo 'enthusiasts' really want to learn?

being a creative photographer

ONE SHOT...

http://www.photowalking.org/2007/11/...napolis-recap/

http://www.photonovice.net/2007/11/0...rial/#more-181
This includes some good YouTube videos using off-camera strobes for lighting. (You might have seen them if you follow the Strobist website or Flickr group.)

High ISO photo samples from new Nikon D3
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    Frank Lopes's Avatar
    A feast for the eyes:
    http://photo.net/photos/rarindra
    Enjoy!
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    Posted 12-07-2007 at 07:14 PM by Frank Lopes Frank Lopes is offline
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    CJ Swartz's Avatar
    Frank -- "Feast" is the perfect word! Her images are almost mesmerizing -- the quality of light is stunning!

    Thanks so much, I might have missed her work without your link as I visit photo.net less often lately.

    Ooooh! Looking at her photos led me to this photographer - some lovely light and compositions in his work also --
    sunset jumping... by musin yohan

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    Posted 12-09-2007 at 08:42 PM by CJ Swartz CJ Swartz is offline
    Updated 12-09-2007 at 09:27 PM by CJ Swartz
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    Frank Lopes's Avatar
    If you enjoyed those, you will enjoy these.

    A little different focus: this one is not about people but places...

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/cambridge-gallery.htm
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    Posted 12-10-2007 at 11:28 AM by Frank Lopes Frank Lopes is offline
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    CJ Swartz's Avatar
    Already have that site bookmarked -- incredible work!
    Love his tutorials/technique info also, but it is the image gallery that compels me to return time and again. His eye for/control of lighting is impressive.
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    Posted 12-10-2007 at 07:21 PM by CJ Swartz CJ Swartz is offline
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    Frank Lopes's Avatar
    CJ,

    how's the new camera doing?
    when are we going to see some pictures?
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    Posted 12-16-2007 at 04:11 PM by Frank Lopes Frank Lopes is offline
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    CJ,
    In line with your first post, check out my friend's gallery.
    www.pbase.com/manny_librodo/galleries
    Let me know what you think about his subjects and his post processing techniques.
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    Posted 04-12-2008 at 12:49 AM by salvofoto salvofoto is offline
 

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