It's the midnight hour that will call me to venture out into the streets of the town I've made home for the last 14 years. While Conway is not huge on night life I will attempt to find interesting and awake folks to document for the first 5 or 6 hours of the 24 Hour Project on May 25, 2019. After that it should just be a matter of staying awake and telling a story of . . .
The day came and we (a couple of other artists and myself) were set up and ready to go with the threat of rain. Pressing on with determined optimism, we started at 5:00 p.m. with the goal of making it to 8:00. The crowds started moving from their parking lots traveling right past The Art Experience location to attend the event. One thing I learned is . . .
One of the most basic techniques to master in photography is how to focus on your subject. There are times when a blurred subject is okay (and I’ll cover that at a later time) but for the most part you will always want to be able to control the focus of what you are shooting in your photos. One of the biggest problems for many smartphone photographers seems to be the ability to produce a clear image. I'll address some common problems and provide solutions that will have your photos . . .
If you enter a competition, you want to win. You want all others to come after you. There is no other motivation. When you don’t win, you can feel despondent. You examine your work. You hold it up to that of the winners. You cast an overly-critical eye on it and wonder where the hell you are going in your photographic journey. But, this feeling passes. And it passes because the endeavour, the hobby, the passion you have for it cannot be diminished by . . .
Let's face it. Even if you're given a DSLR camera, the likelihood of you carrying it with you everywhere you go is slim to none. However, your smartphone is with you practically everywhere you go, so if you have an interest at all in photography, it's time to put your phone to . . .
If I had to pick my favorite weather conditions in which to shoot photos it would definitely be FOG. There are several reasons I like the moody goodness of a hazy atmosphere. Fog focuses greater attention on a particular subject in . . .
One thing we all fight is time. Whether we are busy parents chasing kids and our jobs or students trying to keep ahead of the next assignment: time is the enemy. So when it comes to the moments involved in snapping photos, editing, and posting them in social media or having them printed, where do you find . . .
Several years ago I picked up a point and shoot Canon for taking photos of family and events. I dabbled some with Photoshop Elements as I learned a little about editing and photography. Then through friends, tutorials, and photo communities I discovered mobile photography with a smartphone. I quickly became an . . .
I'm amazed at what can be done with the camera on your smartphone, a few apps, and a little practice. I encourage you to join my SmartPhotos Blog as I post articles and thoughts about smartphone photography.
Spark your own creativity as you learn how to capture the stories around you, preserving and bringing them to life to share with others!