Getting Ready for the 24 Hour Project by William Wallace

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 . . .

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Shooting Street Portraits by William Wallace

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 . . .

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SmartPhotos Basics: Focus by William Wallace

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 . . .

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Your Best Holiday SmartPhotos Ever! by William Wallace

Have your holiday smartphone photos been a disaster in the past? You may have shot 100s of photos of cute kids or puppies or Uncle Waldo passed out from a turkey coma and after looking at them later realized it was an awful mess of blur, cut-off body limbs and low lighting nightmares. Let’s do something to change that this year with a few tips that will have you and your loved ones saying . . . 

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How to Succeed in Smartphone Photography Competitions: An Interview with Brendan Ó Sé by William Wallace

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 . . .

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Shooting Fog Part 2 (Finishing the Process) by William Wallace

Shooting in fog can be exciting and challenging at the same time. Especially when using your phone. In this blog post I offer insights from my experience in shooting foggy shots and then editing them using the HandyPhoto and Snapseed apps.

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