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Finalists – May 28, 2015 – Flowers

Craig Blacklock has sent us the results. He had a difficult time choosing the winners and we can see why!  Each of the entries was fantastic! The process here is the same, send in your photographs and we’ll connect you with National Camera Exchange. Finalists,…

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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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Artist Profile: Khanh Tran

It is the year 1976 in Vietnam, the war is over and communism looms over those left in the aftermath. A young boy boards a boat with thirty of his family members, led by his father, with enough food and...

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