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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

Gorilla – © John Neel

Evolution vs Where we are now.

“It seems to me that the minds of men have not yet fully evolved. If they had, we would not be in the terrible dilemma we all face living as we do on this very small and extremely fragile planet. ……photography and art.

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What makes a great photograph is not what you might think

It isn’t about the camera, the lens, or the technique you use. It has nothing to do with shooting like another photographer, copying a style, or being one of them.

Live Picture Screenshot - © John Neel

Live Picture – Software that was way ahead of its time

  Once upon a time, there was a software package that could destroy Photoshop in nearly every way. Even today, if it were still available, it could hold its own in…

© John Neel

You can use HDR – Just don’t call it “HDR”

HDR can be a valid way to make a normal looking image. By normal, I mean an image that to the eye looks the way we might see it in the real world.

Modern Living - © John Neel
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The Pirates of Photographic Creativity

In the new world of camera and phone apps much of what some people think is creative happens because of software engineers who appropriated those looks from the real creative artists who originated them. Not that anyone seems to care.

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.

Dinosaur - © John Neel

Chance and Opportunity – When luck comes your way…

During the making of the image…, I realized that one of the bikers was about ready to leave. I started the HDR sequence just before he started the bike, which turned on the headlight.

Petals - © John Neel

Pushing the Pinhole Image

Personally, I find that simply toning the image makes it seem more interesting. However, I usually don’t stop there. I like to enhance the images using the incredible tools available to me through…Read more…