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White is not always white…

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There are a lot of white balance photoshop tutorials out there…

Maybe you find them helpful…

For me, there ist still only one ideal way for the white balance correcture afterwards - the curves eyedropper in photoshop

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My new photoblog…

Automatic modes aren’t perfect, but better use it, before you loose time with manual adjustment and miss a great motive… A great photo has a lot less to do with technical aptitude and a lot more with your ability to create an artful composition…




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→ Photography Tutorial: A Quick Guide to Understanding Your DSLR Camera...


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Basic intro to SLR photography…

If you have an SLR camera and are nervous to take it out of auto mode, this is the tutorial for you.

You may have heard words like aperture, exposure, and shutter speed and wondered just how on earth they come together to give you a better photo.

I’ll give you a brief introduction on what they do and how they affect your photos turning out too bright, too dark, too blurry or JUST RIGHT. :)

This guide will show you how to get the most out of your SLR camera and give you confidence to take it out of auto mode in no time!…

→ Mark Laita's "Created equal"...


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And more…

Mark is a great photographer and touches me somewhere very deep…

Browsing through his work is a big pleasure…

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.




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→ The SLR Camera Simulator...


Try it out!

Christmas Photography - Checklist…

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Since there is Christmas everywhere already, I’ve decided to make now a checklist for my Christmas photos, because every year I end up with mingy 3 to 5 photos, although I take up every year to shoot a beautiful Christmas photo series…

But I think I’m not the only one… So maybe it will be also a useful guideline for you…

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→ The Disposable Memory Project...


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People are leaving disposable cameras around the world… People are picking them up, taking a few photos and passing them on, eventually returning them back to the project - so the stories can be told…

Kodak supports the Disposable Memory Project…

To get a free camera, please write a camera request to hello@disposablememoryproject.org

Branding Your Photography Business – Logos…

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As a former PR person, the importance of branding was always a topic I was harping on with clients – from individual authors to multi-million dollar corporations and non-profit agencies. How a business presents itself can be the difference between success and failure. Photographers are no exception to this rule. How you brand your business – from logo to business cards, website to social media pages, portfolio to promo piece – all affect a buyer’s decision whether to work with you or not.

Let me caveat this entire series first with a contradiction. Branding is irrelevant in context to the quality of your images. No amount of money that you dump into amazing branding will make a difference if your images simply aren’t where they need to be for a particular client. Your images always come first.

That being said, photography is an incredibly competitive industry, and there are many shooters out there with comparable levels of work. This is when branding comes into play to help give you the advantage over another photographer. A buttoned up package and production shows a client that you value every part of your business.

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How-To: Develop Film with Coffee and Vitamin C (Caffenol)

Develop your B&Ws in Tea!

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Fuji Neopan Acros 100 on Great Wall DF

Agfa APX 100

We’re honored to feature Firda Beka of Many Cameras on CGSF and she had also kindly agreed to share her tea developer concoction, which she termed 4-Tea-C

Now, I’ve always loved B&Ws developed in caffenol but tea?? I’m intrigued! Let’s hear what Firda has to say,

== 4-Tea-C Developer Recipe ==

Ingredients (to make 500ml):

  • 2 tea bags of each orange pekoe tea, pure green tea, pure peppermint tea, and pomegranate green tea (8 tea bags in total)
  • 2 teaspoons of washing soda
  • 1000mg vitamin c
  • water

Instructions:

  1. Put 300ml of water in a saucepan, threw in all the tea bags, bring to boil.
  2. Once boiling, turn off the stove and let steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a measuring cup to see how much tea solution you got. I got 200ml after squeezing every drop from the tea bags.
  4. Drop the vitamin c into the tea mixture. In retrospect, dropping it into the washing soda solution would probably be a better idea since mixing it with the tea mixture creates a lot of froth.
  5. Mix washing soda with water to create 300ml solution or adjust according to the amount of tea solution you got in order to have a total of 500ml.
  6. Mix the tea-c and washing soda solutions together.

I didn’t check the exact temperature but I’m pretty sure it was room temperature, i.e. 20 degrees. I know. Very scientific indeed. As for developing time, I did a 2 hour semi-stand development, only agitated 3 times during the 2 hours. You don’t want to agitate too many times when doing semi-stand development because the film could easily become over-developed.

Isn’t this just great?? I can’t wait to start developing my B&Ws now. Thanks so much Firda!

Firda also has a tumblr photoblog at http://www.manycameras.com (she has over 200 of them!) and definitely check out her Flickr stream for more analogue goodness.

-delusiana