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DCAL presentation

Thank you to everyone at my DCAL presentation: Photographing and preparing your art for juried show entry! This was my first time in front of a large group although I’ve taught many private classes on Adobe Photoshop and using your digital camera. It was a week of preparation and then a blur!  (to view Heidi’s photography online click here)

This is the page I promised  you all!  my slides and additional information relating to the presentation.

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Manual mode – that’s when I have to make all the decisions? ::  Digital Camera World

Sort of. Manual mode is an exposure mode similar to Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority, but unlike those semi-automatic options, you have to set both the aperture and the shutter speed by hand.

The camera won’t make any changes to the exposure, read more


Basics of Photography – Your camera’s manual settings ::  Adam Dachis

Aperture is often the most difficult concept for people to grasp when they’re learning how their camera works, but it’s pretty simple once you understand it. If you look at your lens, you can see the opening where light comes through. When you adjust your aperture settings, you’ll see that opening get bigger and smaller. The larger the opening, read more


WoW this is cool: it’s an aspect ratio calculator!

Say you have a photo that is 1600 x 1200 pixels, but your blog only has space for a photo 400 pixels wide. To find the new height of your photo—while preserving the aspect ratio—you would need to do the following calculation:

original height / original width x new width = new height

1200 / 1600 x 400 = 300

click here!


The Key to Creative Image Control :: Josh Taylor

Whenever you open, select, or edit the digital images you’ve shot, or creatively correct or enhance them using post-production software such as Photoshop or Lightroom, you are relying on a display device—a monitor connected to or built into your computer, tablet, or smartphone—to show you an accurate representation of the colors, color saturation, monochrome tonality, contrast and other characteristics of the images captured by your camera. If what you see on the monitor does not match what the camera captured, the prints made from these files will never look quite as you had envisioned them—the color balance may be off, certain colors may be washed out or overly intense, or the pictures may have an overall color cast. That’s why photographers who are serious about creative image control, maintaining an efficient workflow and minimizing frustration always make sure their monitors are correctly calibrated.  read more


How to resize your art to enter shows :: the art league blog

Shows that ask you to submit images of your artwork online or on CD will also usually have strict rules about how to size and format those images. read more