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'Grill It!' photo contest Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 17, 2011 01:04 PM

By Paul Marotta
Perfect Bokeh Photography

One of the problems with shooting food is lighting. (Well, there are numerous issues, not least of which is NOT judging photos while youíre hungry, but thatís another story!) Aside from the usual issues of color and composition, light presents a significant issue for the photographer because of the deep contrasts between flaming embers and fire and shadows. There must be light in some way, whether natural or flash, but being aware of the light differences can make all the difference in the world.

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'Singular' photo contest Top 10

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 14, 2011 03:00 PM

In choosing her Top 10, judge Susan Vermazen of the Globe Photo Dept. relied on my original instructions for this theme:

"We all yearn for simplicity in our busy, oft-complicated lives. So let's illustrate that desire with sparse, simple pictures of just one subject. Strive for peace and quiet - the zen of life."

Her choices:

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'Singular' contest Final 50

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 13, 2011 06:05 PM

Susan Vermazen, the Globe photo editor who judged the 'Singular' photo contest for us, evaluated the overall field of photos as "a really interesting, thoughtful effort." She has some good, basic advice that in summary, really says, "Slow down!"

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Nikon D800 rumors: 36MP, $4,000?

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 4, 2011 11:11 AM

The Japanese camera site Digital Camera Info (warning: the link is a Google translation of the Japanese language site, and the translation is not perfect) has released what it says are specs for the new Nikon D800, and the camera looks to be a behemoth.

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October contest theme: 'Yellow'

Posted by Teresa Hanafin October 3, 2011 04:20 PM

The color yellow, in US culture, is the color of optimism, energy, warmth, happiness, creativity. The sun is yellow, are as school buses, taxis, lemons, and most pencils. (it's also the color of cowardice!)

Artists say that yellow emerges from colors surrounding it, so use that to your advantage.

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