Posts Tagged ‘Use’

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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Free Photography Tests

Use these tests to evaluate your understanding of making photographs. While it’s good to know what you know about photography, It’s also good to know what you don’t know.
You’ll get access to the following tests:

Module 1
Free Photography Tests

Unit 1
Test – Basic Photography And Basic Camera Operation

Unit 2
Test – Lighting With Flash

Unit 3
Test – Equivalent/Equal Exposures

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A Santa Claus Decoration On A Utility Pole

A Santa Claus decoration on a utility pole. East Bangor, PA.
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A Photographer’s Raw Material, Continued

This is a follow up post to an earlier entry titled A Photographers Raw Material .
A photographer’s raw material is light. You can’t touch it with your hands. You can’t smell it with your nose. You can’t taste it with your tongue, You can’t hear it with your ears.
You can see light with your eyes and […]


Countdown Pedestrian Signal With 59 Seconds

A countdown pedestrian signal displays the walking person symbol and the number 59. According to the Federal Highway Administration, the pedestrian countdown signal appears to be an effective and low cost way to increase safe pedestrian behavior.The walking person symbol means that it is safe to walk while the number 59 represents the number of […]


Pin Oak Leaf In Snow, Near East Bangor, PA

A Pin Oak Leaf, wet with drops of water, lies on the ground in the snow. In the vicinity of East Bangor, Pennsylvania. (Sam D'Amico)
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The Worth of Your Work, aka “Content”, In The Digital Age.

The hypocrisy and greed of these corporations is astounding.


Silhouetted Pine Tree. Yellowstone National Park.

A pine tree silhouetted against the sunlit landscape. Yellowstone National Park. USA. (Sam D'Amico)
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The Top Of A Traffic Cone

A monochromatic abstraction is created by photographing the top of a traffic cone as seen while looking down, Friendship Heights, Maryland. (Sam D'Amico)

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A High-rise View IntoThe Blue

The windows of a high-rise building, located in Bethesda, Maryland, reflecting the blue sky. (Sam D'Amico)
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Business Of Photography – What Business Are We REALLY In?

Whether your photography business involves photographing weddings, portraits, news, products or whatever, you’re really in the business of…


An Energy Saver That Requires Caution

A compact fluorescent light bulb, or CFL, lights the interior of a metal hanging lampshade, in an office in Washington, DC. While the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, encourages Americans to use CFLs in their homes to save energy and prevent greenhouse gas emissions, the EPA also warns that since CFLs contain mercury, […]


Three Elk Heads On Opposite Walls As You Exit

Three taxidermically treated elk heads are mounted on two opposite walls near the exit of a hotel. Gardiner, Montana. (Sam D'Amico)

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How To Use The Owners Manual To Your Camera Effectively

In order to become an effective and efficient photographer not only do you need to learn photography, you need to learn how your camera (the tool that you use to make photographs) works.
In order to learn how to work your camera, you’ll need to use the owners manual that came with your camera. […]


Fork, Salad Plate, Raspberry Vinaigrette

A fork rests in a white salad plate containing the only things left after a nutritious salad had been eaten; pink raspberry vinaigrette and small pieces of some of the salad ingredients. (Sam D’Amico)
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It’s In The Way That You Use It

You and I use things to write with. Pens, pencils computers, etc.
Writers who write novels, poetry, etc. use things to write with too.
Great writers use things to write with in a way that makes them who they are in the literary field. They have taken a tool (pen , pencil, computer,) and use it in a way that […]


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