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Lake Ontario – © John Neel – 2017

Using the Tamron SP 85mm f1.8 Prime lens

There are many good reasons to use a prime focus lens. Probably the most interesting to me is……Each time I go for a walk, I find something to photograph. Even if it is familiar territory such as a walk around the block, the world finds ways of changing from the time before. The 85mm Tamron F1.8 SP

Water Tower – © John Neel

My latest book from Ilex Press: Focus In Photography

It isn’t easy to marry those two discussions but Neel manages to do it very smoothly. He provides a general understanding of the concepts before he shows you how to use the gear to apply them in practice. You actually have the feeling of having learned something.best photography book, great photography book, 2016, 2017,book,my book,focus book,

Walker  - Pinhole - © John Neel
House of Justice - © John Neel

The Light of Darkness – Nighttime HDR

HDR used incorrectly can produce some terrible photography. However, in my opinion, when it is used well, the images it can produce are pretty amazing.

Anamorphic - © John Neel
Pitts Tree - © John Neel

Painterly Textures Using the Amazing ArtMatic

When linked to the rest of their suite, there is no end to the possibilities for photography, video, design, sound creation and music.

Buttermilk Falls - © John Neel  - Pinhole

Pinhole Calculator – How To Use

Pinhole calculators come in a variety of forms. Manufacturers of pinhole cameras sell various analog versions. If you make your own, as I do, you’ll need to find a way to calculate the exposure.

Mandala - © John Neel

A PHOTOGRAPHIC MANDALA IS A BEAUTIFUL THING

  Mandala – A geometric figure representing the universe in Hinduism and Buddhist symbolism.   As a kid, I used to love to see the world as reflected through a toy kaleidoscope. In…

Mushroom - © John neel

My Book – Photo Fun – A Great Gift

  Here are a few clips from my book –  Rethinking Digital Photography     HDR “In photography, capturing details in low light areas of the image scene (the shadows) as…

interpolation

A Magnified Look at Photographic Interpolation

The following examples illustrate what happens to the pixel structure of the image with several basic interpolation methods that are available in Photoshop.