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Positive and Negative Space in Photography

Positive and Negative Space in Photography

Positive and negative space is an important element to photographic composition. Let’s define positive and negative space and look at examples.

Photography Composition and Framing Study

Photography Composition and Framing Study

Of these 5 photographs, there’s only 1 that I like – and it’s not the first one. It’s not even the second one. Let’s critique my work to learn about composition and design elements.

One Shot v. AI Servo v. AI Focus

One Shot v. AI Servo v. AI Focus

Canon cameras have three different Auto Focus modes. Learn which mode to choose when you’re shooting: One Shot v. AI Servo v. AI Focus.

The Sunny 16 Rule and Other Camera Exposure Rules

The Sunny 16 Rule and Other Camera Exposure Rules

The Sunny 16 Rule is not just a rule for your Grandfather’s generation. Learning these old photography rules will teach you how cameras and exposures work.

What is Archival?

What is Archival?

What is Archival? Archival paper has to meet standards set by The Library of Congress, International Standards Organization (ISO) and American National Standards Organization (ANSI). It is a permanent, acid-free paper intended for documents of value. The paper must be acid free with a pH of 8 – 9.5. There can be no brightening agents
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Archival Matting for Fine Art Prints

Matting and Hinging Artwork

Archival materials must be used when conservation framing for museums and art collectors. There are official requirements that must be met for materials to be defined as archival. I’ll address that in a later post. Last week, we discussed Archival Linen Tape for attaching mounting and backer boards. This week, we’ll take a look at
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Photography Tools: Linen Tape

How to Use and Remove Linen Tape

Acid-free Linen Tape, with a neutral pH is a necessary tool for any photographer interested in preserving and protecting their photographic prints.

5 Tips to Improve Your Photography

5 Tips to Improve Your Photography

5 Quick Tips to help you improve your photography, no matter your experience level.

The Decisive Moment

Decisive Moment in Photography

Intuition and visualization are key to pursing the decisive moment in your photography. Henri Cartier-Bresson, father of photojournalism, introduced the decisive moment to photography.

Ansel Adams on Visualization

Ansel Adams on Visualization in Photography

Ansel Adams discusses Visualization: The Art of Seeing a Photograph, in these 3 essential steps to making a photograph.

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