Daily Archives : May 20, 2015

PANORAMIC CLOSE-UPS — MULTIPLE CAPTURE  © Craig Blacklock

PANORAMIC CLOSE-UPS — MULTIPLE CAPTURE © Craig Blacklock

PANORAMIC CLOSE-UPS — MULTIPLE CAPTURE © Craig Blacklock The Purpose: To extend the DOF beyond what is possible with a single capture, and produce a panoramic image. This is usually done to produce a wider than normal horizontal image, but…

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WHAT GOES INTO A PHOTOGRAPH? by Craig Blacklock

WHAT GOES INTO A PHOTOGRAPH? by Craig Blacklock

WHAT GOES INTO A PHOTOGRAPH? SELECTION OF SUBJECT This is perhaps the most obvious. To hold a viewer’s interest over a long time, we need an intriguing lead actor, supporting actors, a stage, and great lighting. Spend time examining your…

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Understanding and using stacked focus. Digital Lab 1  by Craig Blacklock

Understanding and using stacked focus. Digital Lab 1 by Craig Blacklock

Understanding and using stacked focus. Digital Lab 1 Problems we wish to solve all involve close-far distances that exceed the DOF possible with a single capture. We will be doing multiple captures at different focus points, then blending those together…

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How to Make a Diffusion Tent for Close-Up Photography by Craig Blacklock

How to Make a Diffusion Tent for Close-Up Photography by Craig Blacklock

How to Make a Diffusion Tent for Close-up Photography What is a Diffusion Tent? It is a device that blocks wind and diffuses direct sunlight, cutting contrast and softening shadow edges. Basically it is a tarp that can be hung…

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SELECTIVE DOF — SINGLE CAPTURE  © Craig Blacklock

SELECTIVE DOF — SINGLE CAPTURE © Craig Blacklock

SELECTIVE DOF — SINGLE CAPTURE © Craig Blacklock The Purpose: To get subject sharp and background blurred with only one capture. When it can be used: •When subject is well separated from background. • When the subject plane is parallel…

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Craig Blacklock with camera as Smart Object-1

OVERALL DEPTH OF FIELD – SINGLE CAPTURE by Craig Blacklock

OVERALL DEPTH OF FIELD – SINGLE CAPTURE Reproduced with permission from Craig Blacklock. The Purpose: To get everything in focus with only one capture. When it can be used: When using relatively low magnification. When the subject plane is parallel to…

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Craig Blacklock with camera as Smart Object-1

EXTENDED DOF / SELECTIVE DOF — MULTIPLE CAPTURE By Craig Blacklock

EXTENDED DOF / SELECTIVE DOF — MULTIPLE CAPTURE Reproduced with permission from Craig Blacklock. The Purpose: To get extend DOF on the subject, then have DOF abruptly fall off so background is soft. When it can be used: When subject is…

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Craig Blacklock with camera as Smart Object-1

Artist Profile: Craig Blacklock

Our guest judge for Minnesota Exposure’s Flower competition, May 21-28 is Craig Blacklock. Photographer and author of seventeen books, Craig is regularly featured in magazines, teaches workshops, has been in numerous exhibitions and collections, and has won many awards, honors…

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