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The Value in a Cinemagraph

I originally wrote an article about this effort for the MartianCraft Syndicate blog comparing some footage shot on my Sony a6000 edited with Flixel Pro to what I hope to be able to do with Live Photos from Apple. I’ve updated it a bit for my site here. As cameras in mobile phones improve I do sometimes take my iPhone along …

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Why Buy a Better Camera?

There are lots of things wrong with both of these images below. A better camera would definitely help. Short list – I would shoot it in raw with a lower iso and take a step to the right to get the framing more symmetrical. If you’re used to viewing social media images of snapshots from phones then these probably both …

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Photo sharing, digital ownership, metadata, & watermarking

Update at end of 2020: Check out the article on using Digimarc to digitally watermark images and how that played out. Digital ownership of a photo is hard to track and even harder to prove. Anyone who has ever shared their photos online has probably had them stolen and used by other people without compensation or attribution. It happened to …

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Intentionally Lost Beginnings

Learning Photography and doing it self taught leads to all kinds of self doubt. I have decided to go ahead with the choice that I know I’ll look at in 2 years and say, “What was I thinking? I had no idea what I was doing.”  However; if I don’t start now it will soon seem overwhelming and I’ll never …