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Photo Contest Categories Explained

Confusing to many new, and sometimes experienced, photographers are the multitude of categories in photo contests.  We sit and scratch our heads trying to understand the meaning of "Fine Art Landscapes" versus "Nature Landscapes."  Apparently, an...

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Pictorem

I have to give a shout-out to Pictorem - a Canadian on-demand photo printing company.  Although located in Canada, their products are delivered for free in the USA and Canada.  In addition, photographers can establish an account and sell their art...

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Photo Series Review by Lensculture

As an amateur photographer have you wondered about photo contest reviews and their value?  Here is a sample ...  "You have some very strong work in your submission. There’s a luscious overall tonality in many of your pictures that I can only imagine...

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“Shades of Color” Magazine

Shades of Color is an online subscription magazine based in France and published 6 times a year.  Each issue has articles on: review and test of new software and equipment; photography tutorials; and portfolios and interviews with photographers from around the...

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COVID-19

I was down with COVID for about 14 days, but I am now out of quarantine.  My wife and I had mild cases, luckily, and can assure you it is no fun.  One of the biggest problems is a general malaise which can border on being debilitating.  Thankfully,...

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Preserve those old family photographs before they dissapear!

I just finished posting on Instagram a photography of my mother and her cousin Peter Vallortigara taken circa late-1912; the original photo was fading so I restored it.  My point is for you to ask your parents, grandparents or whomever is the keeper of the family...

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Musings — OEM vs ColorCone Ink

Originally all of my printing was done on an Epson Stylus Pro 4880 a really great printer for paper 17x22 inches.  However, through my own fault it suffered a catastrophic failure and rather than pay the hefty price for a new own I bought the Epson 3880. ...

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Musings

Often, I'm what you might call a roadside photographer.  As we get older it gets harder and harder to take the strenuous trails.  So, what is a photographer to do but take the easy/moderate trails or become a roadside photographer whether you are a novice or...

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Sony World Photography Awards

Open Competition Submission Deadline:  January 7, 2021 13:00 GMT Sony's World Photography Awards  is open for submissions. "Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion,...

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