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The New Commuters
posted by ellenboughn - 15th of july, 2008
Commuter patterns have changed dramatically over the past few months as individuals cut back on driving both to save gas money and to protect the environment just as other countries such as India and China begin a love affair with the... More...
Industrial Strength
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of july, 2008
Sixty percent of world trade is comprised of heavy industry and businesses in the engineering sector. Images of oil and gas industries, shipbuilding, power plants, mining, and others such as steel, cement and iron fabrication are required... More...
HOT! HOT! HOT!
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of july, 2008
Temperatures are soaring in the western US. Californians are dealing with heat over 103 degrees in the south. Last weekend’s temperatures soared to over 90 in normally cool Seattle. Except for the southern hemisphere it’s Hot!... More...
Stuff Happens
posted by ellenboughn - 25th of june, 2008
What does leaving my wallet at the bookstore yesterday, a flashing warning light on the car dashboard as I pulled out to drive back to the bookstore and an error in posting a payment to a bill have to do with stock photography? Typical... More...
You Say 'Macro'. I Say Maybe...
posted by ellenboughn - 17th of june, 2008
What ever you call it, macro photography (taken with a macro lens or a micro lens as one manufacturer calls their macro lens) is NOT simply a close-up image. What’s the difference between "close-ups", "macros&... More...
War and Peace
posted by ellenboughn - 11th of june, 2008
Occasionally I have the opportunity to query buyers of images about their specific needs. This week I spoke to the head of an art buying team that spends over seven figures on image licenses annually. Naturally I asked about the kinds... More...
Staycation
posted by ellenboughn - 3rd of june, 2008
The hot buzzword in travel is ‘staycation’ meaning a vacation that takes place by staying in the neighborhood or city where one lives. The word and the concept seem to pepper every other article that I read and are also popping... More...
Is Your Photography Art?
posted by ellenboughn - 21st of may, 2008
There is a continuing dust up between those who claim that commercial photography isn’t art and that the photos in museums and galleries shouldn’t be sullied by appearing in promotions or ads. Not withstanding the fact that most... More...
Earth Day 2009
posted by ellenboughn - 13th of may, 2008
Earth Day ’08 is over. It’s time to get ready for next year. By all accounts 2009 will be “Earth Year” as all aspects of life are now increasingly examined for their impact on the environment. You will want to photograph iconic... More...
How I calm down
posted by tangie - 8th of may, 2008
I will not ask you to cook, follow a ten-steps routine, go to an anger management course, call your psychiatrist, drink until you fall under the table and sleep, take some medicines, drink herbal tea, eat chocolate. I have never followed... More...
Make the Invisible Visible
posted by ellenboughn - 6th of may, 2008
Short of shooting roofs flying off buildings and trees ripped from the ground in a hurricane, how can you photograph wind? And why would you? As wind increases to hurricane force, the wise take shelter and let the guys in the working... More...
Rites of Passage
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of may, 2008
Life is a series of events that mark our passage through time. Some events are as unremarkable as a Grandfather teaching his grandson how to swim or parents looking on as their child takes its first step. Other occasions such as traditional... More...
India Now
posted by ellenboughn - 22nd of april, 2008
Often photos of India show the poorer side of life. It is true that photojournalism has done much to alleviate the state of the poor by exposing their plight to the world. Too often though we fail to photograph evidences of positive... More...
Slow Food
posted by ellenboughn - 9th of april, 2008
Best sellers among food images are those of fast food dishes, especially hamburgers and fries that are used on menu boards and in the many articles about the joys AND dangers of fast food. But now there is a movement in the opposite... More...
Spectator Sports
posted by ellenboughn - 1st of april, 2008
As a photographer you need to be the most focused of all spectators at sporting events not only to make the best images but to keep from getting into the action yourself. To see what happens when a photographer forgets where he is,... More...
The Eyes Have It
posted by ellenboughn - 26th of march, 2008
Facial expressions and body language can either make or break a photo. Again and again we see images that would be successful if only there was emotion in the image instead of a subject with a bored look or a blank stare. How can you... More...
Very Crafty
posted by ellenboughn - 18th of march, 2008
The mention of a craft project no longer has to bring to mind clunky macrame window hangings or the dreaded and ugly scarf so lovingly knit by grandma. A change has come to the world of craft and with it, photo opportunities. As Rob... More...
The New China
posted by ellenboughn - 12th of march, 2008
The world prepares to visit China in great numbers for the 2008 Olympics. Many visitors may be surprised at the extent of China’s expansion. According to Businessweek, “China will soon be home to the world's largest airport, the... More...
Point of View
posted by ellenboughn - 5th of march, 2008
Fresh out of ideas? Your creative meter stuck on zero? Got the late winter idea blahs? I recommend reading this. It’s rather long but hey, if you are stuck in a morass of boredom with your creative brain flat lining, what else do... More...
Around the House
posted by ellenboughn - 27th of february, 2008
It’s nearly spring cleanup/fix up time. I’m limiting my spring action to probing the back of the refrigerator to dislodge jars of forgotten spaghetti sauce. But for those that will spend in excess of 150 million dollars on home... More...
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