Imogen Cunningham

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Imogen Cunningham was a photographer born 131 years ago April 14th in 1883 in Portland, studied at the University of Washington and then she moved to San Francisco. She quickly became one of the true masters of photography.

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How-to Capture Critically Sharp Photographs

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There’s very few successful images these days that are unsharp, and if you’re not getting critically harp images consistently you need you watch this video.

Have any strategies or methods for getting critically sharp images not covered in this video? Add a comment below the video! I’d love to hear! : )

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Capturing Compelling Compositions

Composition is at the core of photography. It’s also one of the most difficult aspects of photography, and one that most photographers struggle with. It’s what sets your images apart from the rest.

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Essential Exposure Elements

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Exposure is everything when it comes to getting excellent color, contrast, dynamic range and a whole lot more.

Very few successful photographs have poor exposure. Getting correct exposure is essential, yet it’s also one of the more difficult aspects of photography.

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Sony A7R field notes with Canon EF Lenses

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I usually keep quite a few notes when reviewing something photography related. Usually its a mess and I organize it in a formal video review at the end, but I thought I’d do something different this time.

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Nikon D4S Announced

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Today Nikon announced the release of the Nikon D4S, which is the flagship FX-format camera that studio, wedding and event shooters use with great success.

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Sony A7R Review with Canon EF Lenses First Impressions

Sony A7R Review with Canon EF Lenses

The Sony A7R was released as the lightest and smallest full-frame camera with the resolution range rivaling that of digital medium format cameras. But is it really a game changer, or only a step in the right direction? Let’s take a look.

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Streets of Chinatown in B&W

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San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the most photogenic locations in San Francisco, and that’s saying quite a bit considering the amazing landscapes and architecture in and around SF.

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How to Pre-Visualize like Ansel Adams

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The concept of previsualization in photography is where the photographer can see the final print before the image has been captured. Ansel Adams dedicates the beginning of his first book to previsualization, and is often quoted as saying “Visualization is the single most important factor in photography”. Understanding then the significance of this approach is of high value for photographers of all kinds, as it has the potential to unlock greater creative vision, and give greater control (and predictability) over the print process.

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Landscape Photography SF

Landscape Photography San Francisco

I recently started a Landscape Photography community in San Francisco and we have quickly grown to 450+ amazing photographers in 12 short weeks!

Click the link below to join, and if you know of any photographers in SF be sure to let them know!

http://www.LandscapePhotographySF.com/
http://www.meetup.com/Landscape-Photography-SF/

New Photography Domain – .photography

New Photography Domains

This year there’s a significant number of top-level domains being added, with a couple now open for registration that may be of interest to photographers:

  • .photography
  • .camera

Even if you have a good .com, I recommend purchasing your name .photography. For example my website is grahamclarkphoto.com, and my .photography version is grahamclark.photography

They look at bit funny at first, and some browsers don’t understand how they should even work, so by putting www. in front of the new domains your browser will understand what’s going on. As a rule it’s always desirable to buy domains as early as possible. These two became available for purchase very recently, so now’s the time!

How to Create Hang Ready Photography Tutorial

Printing photography is one of the most rewarding and fun things we can do as photographers. Ansel Adams once said that the print is a performance of the photographic idea. And yet in the digital age of photography printing is less common than in the days of 35mm film. In this tutorial I’m going to show you one of my favorite ways of creating a hang-ready print.

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