Category Archives: Techniques

A collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials to help expand your game.

A Quick and Simple Bokeh How-To

During our photo club’s decoration shoot this year the number one question I heard was along the lines of “how do I do that shot with the lights around it?” so I’ve thrown together a quick tutorial. This post is targeted … Continue reading

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Identifying Stars with Lightroom

This week I’ve been on the hunt for Comet ISON, but that’s a post in itself. This one is about a trick I stumbled upon that helped me determine that I had, in fact, captured ISON this week and it’s … Continue reading

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Want to critique my photos? Well, buddy… SIT and SPIN.

So I was working on a presentation for a local photo club on how to give proper and useful critiques and I wanted to come up with a mnemonic to give people for remembering the parts that go into a … Continue reading

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Calculating Stops

Understanding stops (and how to calculate them) is a very important skill that is becoming all but lost in the age of built in exposure meters. Not that there’s anything wrong with letting the camera do the mundane work, but … Continue reading

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Clone Shot: The Rock Tour

During Spontaneous Art Week my very cool friends invited some very cool KIVA kids to the newly built outdoor auditorium at a local park to break in the new stage by playing on any instruments they could scrounge up (including … Continue reading

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