Archive for October, 2007

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Open Flash – Painting with light

This is an old timers technique used by poor mans photography to create shadow less studio works before strobe lights were available. A film camera would be set on a tripod and the photographer would use a single tungsten light. Lights were turned off in the studio, camera shutter opened and the light pointed at the subject would be waved in an ark resulting in a very subdue soft shadow. In the early days exposures were a bit of trial and error.


I revisited this technique in the late 80s using a flash strobe with a bit of a twist. In almost any environment where studio lights where difficult to place or required too many lights a single flash can exceed your expectations. The only real limitation is a need for a dark space without light.

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PhotoWorks and Forgotten Film

Recently, PhotoWorks launched a new service called My Storefront, which allows photographers and photo enthusiasts to sell content (images, photo books, postcards, photo gifts, etc.) and pocket a profit from their photographic creativity. Many amateur-to-professional photographers are currently “setting up shop” and self-promoting their work.


Additionally, photographers can self-promote their photos through PhotoWorks’ offering of widgets, which allow members to easily showcase slideshows of photo albums stored on their PhotoWorks accounts from within their personal Web sites, homepages or blogs.

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Reader Photo of The Day: Danny’s Boots

Discussion: Photo Locations in Vietnam & Bali

My husband and I are planning to go to Vietnam and Bali for about a 2-3 weeks this Christmas holiday. Anyone here has any recommendations for some good photo locations at both places?


>> Continue to read or discuss “Photo Locations in Vietnam & Bali” in our forum

Acne Reduction in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how you can reduce the appearance of acne on someone’s face using Phtooshop

Reader Photo of The Day: The Mystical Falls

Selling Photos On Your Own Website – How One Person Did It

It’s one thing to sell your work through a print on demand website like Imagekind or a photo library like Alamy. But what about selling your photos on your very own site? That way you not only get to keep all the profit but have the satisfaction of creating and growing your own business. That’s what Jason did with Fotoviva, an online company that sells high quality photo art prints in the UK.


He told me that he had started selling some of his images on, and was looking for a way of selling his more artistic photos as canvas or poster prints which would suit the home market rather than stock. As he runs his own web design company he saw no need to sell his photos on another website and decided to create his own.

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Spitfire Photo Pro Launches Spitfire Design

Spitfire Photo Pro Launches Spitfire Design Studio Innovative new product extends Spitfire Photo services to allow photographers creative control of their e-commerce websites

spitfire logoPHOTOPLUS EXPO (BOOTH #143), NEW YORK – October 18, 2007 – Spitfire Photo Pro (, the foremost image management provider developed by Virtual Moment, LLC, today announced the release of Spitfire Design Studio TM (SpitfireDS), a groundbreaking new set of tools and templates to create stunning and highly individualized photography websites. This powerful extension to the Spitfire Photo online image management, distribution, and sales platform provides unparalleled flexibility in integrating the photographer’s brand and unique style into their online presence.

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Having Fun With Macro Photography

If you can’t have fun while doing what you like best. Give it up and find something you do like.

Shot with Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1 Enhanced on Adobe Photoshop using auto color adjustment and auto contrast features. Resized to bring out more details in stamins and the bee.

A lot of photographers have been thinking of getting into the fine art of macro photography.

There is a whole world in macro that hasn’t been explored yet and today’s new and modern digitalized equiptment is much more flexible and much easier to use in tandem with computer programs.

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Reader Photo of The Day: Iguana

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