2017 !WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY?

A NEW YEAR IS HERE.  HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF A NEW YEARS RESOLUTION OF WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IN PHOTOGRAPHY?  IS THIS YOUR YEAR?  IS THIS THE YEAR YOU TAKE PHOTOGRAPHY TO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL?  I HAVE A VIEW OF SOME OF SOME FACEBOOK POSTS OF WHAT SOME PEOPLE ARE PUTTING DOWN AS A GOAL THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE THIS COMING YEAR.  TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND SEE IF THIS GIVES YOU SOME IDEAS OF WHAT YOU MAY WANT TO DO FOR YOUR RESOLUTION IN PHOTOGRAPHY THIS YEAR:

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Sharon Strochak
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Sharon Strochak Love the idea of 365 photos in 365 days. Going to try it shooting in Burlingame, CA. Will probably be only 340 something because i will travel some during the year. Thanks for the suggestion!

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Kathryn Cunningham
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Kathryn Cunningham To donate more of my photography time to non profit animal rescues to take engaging photos and help them get the pets adopted quicker; I think its important to also work with the homeless and children in shelters who may lose sight of their growing years simply because no one takes their photos

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David Booker
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David Booker To continue my writing campaign to get Panasonic to give their wonderful Lumix LX100 a firmware update to include an built-in ND filter. Silly omission.

Brianne Lucinda Pituley
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Brianne Lucinda Pituley Get out and shoot. I’ve got the gear and the skills and talent, I just need to shoot!

Andrea Wulff-Deno
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Andrea Wulff-Deno Focus more on what inspires me rather than just shooting to shoot.

Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead
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Tiberman Sajiwan Ramyead I’ll slap my face each time I click that shutter release and remind myself of 2 things: The COMPOSITION, and the MESSAGE I want to convey!!

Robert Walsh
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Robert Walsh I got 4 macro lens, for Christmas. So, I will be able to shoot more macro shots. Now to go out and find some bugs. 🙂

Colin Thompson
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Colin Thompson improve my photography by shooting more and start earning income part time

Padraigh Kelly
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Padraigh Kelly To always have the camera with me and to shoot and shoot and to be able to buy a new camera.

James Giordano
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James Giordano I’m a mostly retired professional photographer. I’ve spent the last 20+ years shooting models. Now, my photo interests lie elsewhere. Those interests include shooting with classic/vintage lenses on modern digital cameras (plus getting back into shootinSee More

Nicole Dennis
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Nicole Dennis To take more notice of everyday photo opportunities

Clara Castle
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Clara Castle Build confidence in approaching and posing people

Craig S. Higgins
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Craig S. Higgins Take at least one really good photo a day and post to my website.

Kerry A. Knudson
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Kerry A. Knudson Finally get the Milky Way!

John Tobias
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John Tobias To spend less on gear use what I have better!

Henri Russell
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Henri Russell To take at least one photo every day.

Sean Meade
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Sean Meade Take better images and travel as much as I can

Stephanie Karoline
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Stephanie Karoline I want to take pictures of the Wave in Utah!

Kathie Waterhouse
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Kathie Waterhouse To complete my photography club’s 52 week challenge.

Debbie Golden Ashcraft Elliott
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Michiyo Brewer
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Michiyo Brewer Less time wasted on FB. 😊

David Netherton
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David Netherton Move in a new direction.

Denis Anderson
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Denis Anderson To improve my all round photography and post photography enhancement.

Keith Price
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Keith Price Continue to grow my Photographic Skills

Jeanne Desmond
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Jeanne Desmond Take pictures each day.

Karin Ursula Smith
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Karin Ursula Smith To actually use my camera more instead of taking pictures on my mobile. With other words think about composition and what I want to convey.

Kei-Ling Louie
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Kei-Ling Louie To actually pick up my camera and take a photo rather than leaving it for weeks/months and then having unrealistic expectations that the photos I eventually take are going to be ‘fantastic’!!! So a photo or photos each day will be on the daily list of things to do. Cheers,.

Stacey Taylor Derkson
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Stacey Taylor Derkson To take at least one picture a day, whether it be an iPhone shot or with my dslr. I need to be mindful and have purpose of what my intentions are when I shoot.

Maureen Miller
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Maureen Miller To try to figure out layer masking, and more importantly, luminosity masking, so that I can produce really beautiful landscapes.

Marie Schaller
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Marie Schaller To increase my knowledge of SLR photography (in March I will have lived 1 year in the SLR world), and better my photography skills.

S. Robert Sliger II
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S. Robert Sliger II Thinking about starting a Project-52. Probably going to upgrade to a Canon 7Dmkll and add a 100-400mm or similar big lens to my gear.

Meredith Lee-Mike
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Meredith Lee-Mike To work on seeing more images and capturing them when I see them. I tend to see a photo op but keep driving because I think I can’t stop right now. I do remember the image in my mind and think I don’t always have to grab the camera and take a photo, my mind can do the same.
To learn more about photography through reading, workshops, videos, documentaries, and social media.

Richard Schneider
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Richard Schneider To experiment with more lens filters in my landscape photography!

Pat Wilson
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Pat Wilson I take photos for the love of it. I have tons of images on my computer that no one ever sees, except me. I’ve spent a lot of time learning photography and post processing, so I feel they are good enough to share with friends and family without embarrassment. So, I resolve to share them on FB beginning today.

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Pat Kehoe
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Pat Kehoe Now that I have two long fast lenses I intend to do lots of sports, especially rugby.

Linda Philo
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Linda Philo To really enjoy it more, not to worry about taking a rubbish photo but to try and learn and improve from it 📸

Eulan George
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Eulan George Get more creative with my photography and explore different sceneries

Terry Straehley
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Terry Straehley As below, to try to complete a 365 day photo essay starting today. I’ve tried it before and did 107 days the last time. If anyone wants to follow, the Flickr album is at https://www.flickr.com/…/terry…/albums/72157678600048905.

Julian H Miller
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Julian H Miller Get better with practice, lots of it like every day for 6 or 7 hours ( retired )😀😀😀

Phil W Bell
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Phil W Bell Be better Learn more about what I think I already know abouy my camera.

Leon Hertzson
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Leon Hertzson I am giving away about 1000 cameras and lenses from my collection to charity organizations. Glad to be rid of them.

Tom Holmes
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Tom Holmes To become better friends with my tripod and take more photos using it.

Eileen M. McVey
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Eileen M. McVey To learn the many features of my cameras!

Susan Cassidy-Smith
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Susan Cassidy-Smith Keep my camera with me everyday and shoot!

Susan Birkenshaw
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Susan Birkenshaw Shoot more, Learn More, Develop My Personal Style!

Jo Dixon
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Jo Dixon To get to know my camera better and to master Lightroom

Deborah Flowers
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Deborah Flowers More exploring and and shooting!

Allison Richmond
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Allison Richmond Put more time into improving my photography.

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THE EYE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER

THE EYE OF A PHOTOGRAPHER

 
What does a photographer see that the average person not see?  Do they see something different?  What do they look for when they see an image?  Why do their photos turn out better than yours, when you take the same picture?   Here is a perspective from a professional photographer who thought about this a lot, and realized that there is something to this.  Check this out:

ARTICLE BY:  JOAQUIN DUENAS
 
The world looks different to a photographer than it does to everyone else. Why can a photographer capture flat images and turn them into art? The eye of a photographer sees light, details, shadows, highlights, shapes and how they interact with each other.

“37 of 365” captured by Chris Becker

The world looks different if you see it with both eyes rather than with only one eye. Close an eye and look at an object. Do you see what I mean? Well, by closing an eye before taking a shot, you will have a pretty good idea of what you can expect from your image.

Photographers explore the light and texture. Light is probably their most important tool. Photographers are intrigued by the way the nature of light affects the way things are seen. Intensity, direction, and type of light offer the photographer a potential for visual exploration. Photographers have mastered how to use the rules of composition and know when to break them. Photography is a process.

“The Rays of Day” captured by PictureSocial member Robert Davis

Our eyes work similar to a camera. Here are some facts that you might even find amusing: Our eyes have a resolution of around 560 megapixels. They can differentiate around 10 million shades of colors. The ISO of an eye is not great; it can be measured at around 800, and in low light, our eyes do not see color. The equivalent of the aperture would be f/3.5 with a focal length of 20mm. The great thing about our eyes is that they have auto white balance, auto ISO, and a very high dynamic range.

Some photographers have the eye when they’re born, but most of us develop it after practice and training. It can take several years to begin to notice things differently.

A photographer doesn’t need expensive equipment to take great photos. The best camera gear in the world is not going to help a photographer see or be aware of his or her surroundings. It’s all about the art of seeing. With a photographer’s eye, you see things in a way that others don’t. That different way of seeing makes an impression on the people viewing our images.

“Repetition” captured by PictureSocial member Mohammad Amziry bin Roslan

A photographer thinks in photography concepts and sees in terms of photography. If you enjoy taking pictures, your attitude will show up in the final image.

Everything has the potential to be captured. It’s all about picturing an image in your head and making it happen. The more you do it, the better you get at it.

About the Author:
This article was written by Joaquin Duenas. Website: theduenitas.com. Facebook: DCreativeSolutions. The Duenitas Digital World is based in Miami, Florida and covers South Florida, the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America.

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UNREAL PLACES IN THE WORLD WORTH CHECKING OUT:

Tunnel of Love, Ukraine

This beautiful tunnel looks like something out of a fairy tale. It’s actually still used today – trains chug through it three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. It’s believed that if couples who are truly in love hold hands and cross the tunnel, their wishes will come true.
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UNREAL PLACES YOU THOUGHT ONLY EXISTED IN YOUR IMAGINATION:

Deadvlei, Namibia

The black, dead trees against the orange sand dunes in the Namib-Naukluft National Park make the Deadvlei landscape look like a scene out of a painting.
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Wisteria Flower Tunnel, Japan

The wisteria flower tunnels in Kawachi Fuji Gardens look like something from out of a fairy tale.
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Dragon Trees, Yemen

On the Socotra island of Yemen, you’ll find some odd and unreal-looking dragon blood trees. The name of the tree hails from its alarmingly red sap.
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Marble Caves, Chile

Accessible only by boat, the Marble Caves or Cuevas de Mármol are situated on a solid marble peninsula and change colors depending on the time of year and water levels.

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Fingal’s Cave, Scotland

This Scottish sea cave is made up of hexagonally jointed basalt columns created by intense volcanic activity. It’s Gaelic name means “the melodious cave” due to its haunting cathedral-like atmosphere. Creepy.

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Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Japan

This bright green bamboo grove will transport you to a magical world. It’s located in Kyoto, Japan.

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Great Blue Hole, Belize

The Great Blue Hole is a huge submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize that Jacques Cousteau named one of the top scuba diving sites in the world.

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The Grand Canal, Italy

Venice is truly a one-of-a-kind city.
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Kjeragbolten, Norway

Kjeragbolten, a boulder in the Kjerag mountain located in Norway, is wide enough for you to stand on. The rock measures five cubic meters, and the drop to the bottom is 3,228 feet.
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Danxia Landform, China

The Danxia landform in Zhangye, China, gets its color from red sandstone and mineral deposits.
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Edge of the World Swing, Ecuador

The swings hanging from La Casa Del Arbol in Baños, Ecuador, will make you feel like you’re on top of the world – literally

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, a volcanic island, has a unique landscape of steep cliffs surrounding the beautiful blue waters of a lagoon that connects to the sea.

Marco Simoni/Getty Images

Grand Canyon, Arizona

This American landmark is well-known but has plenty of quiet spots that travelers can escape to and spend time with one of nature’s most incredible wonders.

Michele Falzone/Getty Images

Grand Prismatic Spring, Wyoming

Located in Yellowstone National Park, Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in the United States and is known for its vivid gradient of colors.

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Cappadocia, Turkey

This region of the Eastern European country is known for its history and interesting geography such as the rock formations called “fairy chimneys.”

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Trolltunga, Norway

Norwegians do love their trolls. Trolltunga translates as Troll’s tongue and perfectly describes the piece of jutting rock.
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Havasu Falls, US

We’re aware of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, but there’s another lesser-known sight – the Havasu Falls – that you shouldn’t miss out on. The red rocks and vibrant blue waters make a really stunning contrast.
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Cave of the Crystals, Mexico

Some of the world’s largest natural crystals can be found in this cave.
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Ik-Kil Cenote, Mexico

A cenote is a natural sinkhole that fills up with water – many people in past civilizations would use it as a natural well for water. Ik-Kil is one of the more famous cenotes in Mexico and is well worth a visit.
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Mount Roraima, South America

Mount Roraima is a mountain range that borders Venezuela, Brazil, and Guyana. What’s unique about this mountain is its flat, tabletop surface, which in the midst of clouds looks like something really magical.
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Meteora, Greece

Monasteries precariously perched on top of sandstone rock pillars make Meteora a must-see sight.
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Preikestolen, Norway

Preikestolen, or the Pulpit Rock, is a huge destination point for hikers, adventurous travelers, and anyone else willing to brave the heights for some amazing views.

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