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Walking around Orlando making Black & White or Monochrome Photos

 

Walking around downtown Orlando, Florida capturing a few amazing black and white images, on a sunny day, then on a cloudy rainy afternoon.  The first Black & White is was a late afternoon on Orange Avenue where the Sun was only hitting one corner of this building. The second Black and White image was a dark and very cloudy afternoon over the downtown Orlando Lynx Bus station. The last Black and White image is actually my favorite I was on my way home on a Lynx bus, it was raining and cloudy and water drips and drops were on the window, we were stuck in traffic for a while so I made a few images.

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

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I’ve Opened an Amazon Shop

 

 

This is so exciting, I’ve opened up my very own shop on Amazon.com, check it out, let me know what you think. So far I have posters on photo paper and smartphone cases for Samsung and Apple iPhone. I consider myself to be an artist in the making and while I make art I will keep sharing my ideas and work with everyone, but I also would like to make a living from it. Amazon is the store for the world, as for right now I am only shipping within the US and Canada with Europe to come very soon.

Shop

Photo paper posters 

Phone Cases

 

 

 

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Macro photography with an Android

 

These are just three macro photos I made last week while walking around downtown with music in my ears and pixel in hand. Macro photography is not really something I’ve ever done, but being that I’ve wanted to experiment with a few new genres why not. I even ordered some extensions for my Nikon lenses to see I can do some awesome new macro photos.

 

Macro photos according to Wikipedia.org 

Macro photography (or photomacrography[1][2] or macrography,[3] and sometimes macrophotography[4]), is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects and living organisms like insects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (though macrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs).[3][5] By the original definition, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater.[6] However, in some uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size.[7]

The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios of at least 1:1, although it often refers to any lens with a large reproduction ratio, despite rarely exceeding 1:1.[7][8][9][10]

Apart from technical photography and film-based processes, where the size of the image on the negative or image sensor is the subject of discussion, the finished print or on-screen image more commonly lends a photograph its macro status. For example, when producing a 6×4 inch (15×10 cm) print using 35 format (36×24 mm) film or sensor, a life-size result is possible with a lens having only a 1:4 reproduction ratio.[11][12]

Reproduction ratios much greater than 10:1 are considered to be photomicrography, often achieved with digital microscope (photomicrography should not be confused with microphotography, the art of making very small photographs, such as for microforms).

Due to advances in sensor technology, today’s small-sensor digital cameras can rival the macro capabilities of a DSLR with a “true” macro lens, despite having a lower reproduction ratio, making macro photography more widely accessible at a lower cost.[9][13] In the digital age, a “true” macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less.[14]

 

 

Photography Genres

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

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Let’s Explore a few Photography Genres

Landscapes, Portrait, Fine nudes, Travel, Wildlife or nature, Uncategorized, Macro, City, Architecture, Fashion, Still life, Conceptual, Street, Photojournalism, Underwater, Black & White or Monochrome, Family, Night, Sports, Staged, Abstraction, Air Photography, Fine art, Astrophotography, Color photography, Flash, Photonovels, Pictorialism, Social documentary, Vernacular photography, Panorama

The photography family has so many branches that you can get lost in one and never experience all the others amazing things you can explore.  For a long time, I’ve heard and read that to be a great photography you must pick one type of photography, create a signature look and people will buy your work or hire you to do much more of it.

But if you haven’t explored more then just a few how do you know that this is the one for you. So that I say let’s explore more than just a few photography genres and see which we love the mores. For the new few months, I will be exploring Aerial Photography. To help me with that I’ve purchased the new DJI Mavic Air and will be sharing new photos here and on my Instagram account very soon. Which will you explore?

 

 

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What is Art ?

What is Art?  Wikipedia Art –

Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power.[1][2] In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.

The oldest documented forms of art are visual arts, which include creation of images or objects in fields including today painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and other visual media.

Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts, or advertising,[3] it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they usually are not in a painting, for example.

Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts, as well as literature and other media such as interactive media, are included in a broader definition of art or the arts.[1][4] Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences.

In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts.

 

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My Photography Poster

This art poster has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.

• 10 mil thick

• Slightly glossy

• Fingerprint resistant

 
I consider myself to be an artist in the making, this art store is a way for me to help fund my future creations and adventures. These are just some of my work, for more check out my Art Store myfotolife.com/store
Thank you for your consideration and support.

Wikipedia – A poster is any piece of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface.[1] Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements, although a poster may be either wholly graphical or wholly text. Posters are designed to be both eye-catching and informative. Posters may be used for many purposes. They are a frequent tool of advertisers (particularly of events, musicians and films), propagandists, protestors and other groups trying to communicate a message. Posters are also used for reproductions of artwork, particularly famous works, and are generally low-cost compared to original artwork. The modern poster, as we know it, however, dates back to the 1840s and 1850s when the printing industry perfected colour lithography and made mass production possible.”

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Photography on iPhone 7/7 Plus Case covers

This sleek art iPhone case protects your phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt. It has a solid back and flexible sides that make it easy to take on and off, with precisely aligned cuts and holes.

• Hybrid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Polycarbonate (PC) material

• Solid polycarbonate back

• Flexible polyurethane sides

• .5 mm raised bezel

• See-through sides

 

I consider myself to be an artist in the making, this art store is a way for me to help fund my future creations and adventures. These are just some of my work, for more check out my Art Store myfotolife.com/store
Thank you for your consideration and support.

 

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The Story of My #Reflections

If I could go back and relive the last few years of my life, I would relive each moment in exactly the same way. This simple realization emerged from deep internal reflection. Some people exercise or practice yoga, others meditate; I engage in walking meditation practice – I put on headphones with a loud music and go on long walks. During my most recent walks, I have entered around emotional reflections of a breakup with the person I felt I was going to spend my life with began to surface.

As most people, I wondered if there were things I could have done differently, was it my fault? what did I do wrong? One day while out reflecting, a spark of inspiration was triggered and I began to capture moments of reflection through the photo. I’ve read somewhere that with the technology of today anyone can take a picture, but it’s the emotions behind them that make it into a photo. These are my photos #reflections.

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