Posts Tagged ‘Use’

Visitors At The Eternal Flame, Grave-Site Of John F. Kennedy, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington Viginia

Visitors gather near the Eternal Flame, which marks the grave-site of John F. Kennedy, JFK. Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia. (Sam D’Amico)
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Residential Buildings And A Church Steeple, Washington DC.

Residential buildings and a church steeple viewed from a bus stop, 16th Street NW and Columbia Road NW, Washington DC. According to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey by The Pew Forum on Religion And Public Life, In the Maryland-DC region 37 percent of the respondents attend religious services once a week. (Sam D'Amico)
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Commuters Wearing Headphones, Riding The Red Line Metro Train, Washington DC.

Commuters wearing headphones riding the Red Line Metro train, Washington DC. The train is part of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) public transportation system which serves the Washington, DC region. (Sam D'Amico)
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Adams Morgan Building Details At Night, Washington DC

Details of segments of different buildings, including part of the mural on Madam’s Organ Blues Bar And Soul Food Restaurant, illuminated by a variety of artificial lights at night, 2400 block of 18th Street NW, Adams Morgan, Washington DC. Located in the Northwest quadrant of the District of Columbia, the name Adams Morgan was not […]

When Should You Use Your Flash?

You can use flash anytime and anywhere  you want. Daytime, nighttime, indoors or outdoors.
Use your flash whenever you feel that whatever you are photographing could use some extra light.
If you have a separate flash unit, the light being emitted by your flash can be modified to make it look not “flashy”.
Flash will help you to become a more […]

Fresh Water Flows Into A Sink

Water streams into a stainless steel sink that contains a yellow sponge. Water is essential for photosynthesis and makes up to 60 to 70 percent by weight of all living organisms. Although three-quarters of the Earth's surface is covered with water, it is estimated that only 0.37 percent of that water is drinkable. In addition […]

An Usher Standing Inside The Nationals Park Baseball Stadium, Washington, DC

An usher standing inside the Nationals Park baseball stadium, Washington, DC. Located south of the Nations Capitol in the Southeast section of Washington, DC, the ballpark opened March 30, 2008 at a cost of over $611 million and seats 41,456. The ballpark became the first major stadium in the United States to receive accreditation as […]

Use The White Balance Settings On Your Camera To Make Better Photographs

While using the auto white balance settings is fine for making an average picture, learning to use the various white balance settings on your camera allows you to use color on a more creative level.

Litter-Cigarette Pack And Cigarette Butt Ends Lie On The Ground, Washington DC

A cigarette pack and cigarette butt ends lie on the ground, Washington, DC. With a population of over 5 million residents the nation's capital is home to one of the most polluted rivers in the country. Litter on the ground often finds it way into the Anacostia River via storm water runoff. It is estimated […]

American Bison In A Wallow, Yellowstone National Park

An American Bison rests on the ground in a wallow, Yellowstone National Park. At one time bison roamed across much of North America and their numbers were estimated to be 20-30 million. In the 1870s the bison population was reduced during a mass slaughter which reduced the population to 10,91 in 1889. Today the bison […]

Using Color Creatively

Light has color. We describe the color of light by the color temperature.
The  white balance setting on your camera determines how the color temperature of a light source records.
One option when picking a white balance setting on your camera is to get “color correctness”. Auto white balance will probably get you in the ballpark.
The other option is to […]

Conversations With Women Of The 82nd Airborne

An audio-visual exhibit, titled Conversations With Women Of The 82nd Airborne, playing inside the Women In Military Service For America Memorial, Arlington, VA. The memorial, located at the Ceremonial Entrance to Arlington National Cemetery, was dedicated on October 18, 1997 and is the only major memorial honoring women who have served in our nation' s […]

Your Camera…

Is a tool, for recording light. Your camera is a machine.
Your mind is what you use to create your photograph. Your mind is used in the creative process.
If you use your camera in an automatic exposure mode you are relying on a machine instead of your mind for the creative process.
A machine is not creative.
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Losing Your (White) Balance

Light has color.
We describe the color of light in as having a specific color temperature. Color temperature is measured on the kelvin (K) scale and temperatures on this scale are called kelvins.
The white balance setting on your camera deals with the color of light and each of the icons that represent your white balance settings […]

Red Wine Stain On A White Table Cloth. Washington, DC.

A white table cloth stained with red wine is all that remains after a table had been cleared during a meal at a restaurant, Washington DC. According to Candice Siegel, Communications Director of the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, there were around 2000 restaurants in Washington DC in 2010. (Sam D'Amico)
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The Black Madonna And Child Photographed Through A Window That Is Reflecting Clouds, Washington, DC.

A depiction of The Black Madonna And Child photographed through a window that is reflecting clouds, Washington, DC. The religious icon is displayed in a storefront located within the 2400 block of 18th. Street NW in the Adams Morgan section of the U.S. Capitol. (Sam D'Amico)
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Escalators And An Air Vent In The Tenleytown-AU Metro Rail Station, Washington DC

Escalators And An Air Vent In The Tenleytown-AU Metro Rail Station, Washington DC. While escalators helped to move an estimated 8,215,869 passengers in January 2012 throughout the rail system, the air vents throughout the system helped move the air to keep a check on air quality. (Sam D'Amico)

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I’m Not Alone in My Struggle With Art

I don’t like to use the word art when describing my work or the word artist when describing me.
The use of those words, to me, seem to be an attempt to artificially elevate something, or someone, to more than it, or they, are.
Here’s a blog post that resonates with my thoughts about art.
In a nutshell, some things […]

A Roller-Skater With Pink Pants Lit With Flash In Fluorescent Light

A a thin legged roller-skater wearing pink pants and yellow socks is lit with flash while moving through a room lit with fluorescent lighting. (Sam D’Amico)
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Airplane Wing During Flight

An airplane wing above a layer of clouds during flight. Fixed wing aircraft such as an airplane, depend on thrust and lift to make atmospheric flight possible. An engine or propeller move the aircraft forward through the air providing thrust. The movement of the air over the wings provides lift which allows the aircraft to […]

Business Of Photography – Where Is Your Market?

I tend to think of the photography marketplace in two large general categories, the consumer marketplace or the business to business marketplace…

Three Yellow Daffodils

A narrow beam of sunlight entering a room through a small window illuminates daffodils in a vase. Daffodils are the March birth flower and symbolize rebirth, respect, regards, and unrequited love. Belonging to the genus narcissus, daffodils are also known as jonquils. The popular spring-flowering bulbs contain toxic alkaloids. Typical poisoning scenarios include consumption of […]

Hot Air Balloon Over Pine Trees

A single hot air balloon floats over the top of a forest of pine trees in the Skylands region of New Jersey. The Skylands region is located in the Northwest area of the state. (Sam D'Amico)
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Rainy Day In Columbia Heights, Washington DC

A red brick apartment building in the Columbia Heights section of Washington DC viewed through a rain covered window. The blue color cast is caused by a camera white balance setting that is lower than the color temperature of the rainy day. (Sam D’Amico)
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