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Party at the Old Port

Here’s a shot of a huge ship at the old port in old Mon­treal at night. It was of course the lights and their reflec­tions on the water that made this shot inter­est­ing for me. I nor­mally don’t shoot hand­held at slower than 1/30th of a sec­ond and this shot was taken at 1/15.‚ Exif data F2.8, ‚1/15 at ISO 1600. You can click the image to make it tastier on the eyes.

photograph of the old port - Montreal

Photographers don’t give your rights away — Photography podcast #42

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #42 is based on a post by our pho­tog­ra­phy forum mem­ber tegan, called Photo Con­tests: Pho­tog­ra­phers LOSE. This short pod­cast expands on that post and dis­cusses how pho­tog­ra­phers need to be aware of the rights that they are giv­ing away by join­ing photo con­tests, forums, social net­work­ing sites like Face­book etc.

Pho­tog­ra­phy links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
Mil­lion places on Earth — terms and con­di­tions
Face­book — terms of service

Thanks as always to photodog, deb­bie T and sorena for recent com­ments and sug­ges­tions. We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player below.

Photographers don’t give your rights away — Photography podcast #42

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #42 is based on a post by our‚pho­tog­ra­phy forum‚mem­ber tegan, called Photo Con­tests: Pho­tog­ra­phers LOSE. This short pod­cast expands on that post and dis­cusses how pho­tog­ra­phers need to be aware of the rights that they are giv­ing away by join­ing photo con­tests, forums, social net­work­ing sites like Face­book etc.

Pho­tog­ra­phy links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
Mil­lion places on Earth — terms and con­di­tions
Face­book — terms of service

Thanks as always to photodog, deb­bie T and sorena for‚recent com­ments and sug­ges­tions. We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player below.

GREAT parking spot

I guess this is where you park when all the streets are so full of snow‚that there isn’t a park­ing spot in the city. This dude must have sim­ply had enough and jammed his car into a snow­bank. Spring will get here.…eventually.

Histograms in digital photography — Photography podcast #41

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #41 offers a primer on his­tograms in dig­i­tal pho­tog­ra­phy. A his­togram is just a graph show­ing the dis­tri­b­u­tion of tones in a pho­to­graph. We dis­cuss how to ‘read’ his­tograms and how much atten­tion we should pay to them.


Images cour­tesy of cambridgeincolour.com

The images above reveal the his­tograms asso­ci­ated with them. Notice how in the right pho­to­graph there is still tex­ture in the white in the dog’s face and in the sand. If the his­togram was closer to the right edge we’d lose detail in the dog’s face and start los­ing detail in the sand.

Pho­tog­ra­phy links men­tioned in this pod­cast:
More in depth his­togram expla­na­tions:
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/histograms1.htm
http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/histograms2.htm
HDR Pho­tog­ra­phy

Thanks as always for the com­ments and sug­ges­tions. We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player below.

Shooting through glass is bad unless…

Shoot­ing through glass is usu­ally not rec­om­mended when you have a choice, since the glass can reduce the sharp­ness of the final pho­to­graph. There is also the ten­dency to get unwanted reflec­tions. That said, rules are meant to be bro­ken espe­cially when there is a goal in mind. For this shot the goal was to show what’s on the glass and what is beyond the glass in a vain‚effort to vent my frus­tra­tion over‚our relent­less pun­ish­ing win­ter. You can click the image to make it tastier on the eyes, even though all this snow leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Low light photography — Photography podcast #40

Pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast #40 talks about low light pho­tog­ra­phy. We‚ try hard to answer the fol­low­ing ques­tion by Andre‚ from Brazil and‚I also add‚a few other‚low light pho­tog­ra­phy tips includ­ing using fast lenses, acces­sories in low light pho­tog­ra­phy and‚the reduced tonal range in low light pho­tog­ra­phy.
Here’s Andre’s orig­i­nal ques­tion:‚ “Hello there, Marko! I just would like to sug­gest a pod­cast on the topic “low light pho­tog­ra­phy”. I’m pretty inter­ested in this topic and related sub­jects, such as tips for tak­ing pho­tographs in bad light sit­u­a­tions, how to pre­serve ambi­ent light when using flash, high ISO vs. dig­i­tal noise, meter­ing modes, tak­ing pic­tures at music con­certs, and so forth.”

You can click all the‚photographs to make them tastier on the eyes.


Roman­tic Walk by Ara­leya


The Dim light of Dusk #2 by Wen­dine


Images by Marko


Photo of the week
This week, the pho­to­graph is by‚Esther Her­nan­dez AKA Maguapho­tos and I com­ment in the pod­cast on why I think this pho­to­graph is fantastic.


Thanks as always for the comments‚and suggestions.‚We LOVE com­ments and sug­ges­tions so please send more.

You can down­load this pho­tog­ra­phy pod­cast directly by click­ing the pre­ced­ing link or lis­ten to it almost imme­di­ately with the embed­ded player below.

Best Friends Know the Truth

I took this pho­to­graph the same day I did the pod­cast on 1 light por­traits.
Aside from pho­tog­ra­phy, I am truly pas­sion­ate about pets, so when I get to com­bine the two…well, Yahoo!
This was shot in West­mount Park on a cold over­cast Mon­treal after­noon. Boog the dog started shiv­er­ing pretty quickly so we did not stay out long. I used a faster than nor­mal shut­ter speed because of the shiv­er­ing.
Exif data ISO 400, F-4.5, 1/800 sec.