Photography Articles

Can a blurry photograph be considered artful?

Hello folks, Last week I posted up this image on my Foto Friday section. [caption id="attachment_176" align="aligncenter" width="516" caption="Dramatic Tone Art Filiter, IS0 200, 35mm @ f/5.2 1/250 sec"][/caption] As you notice, the image is quite blurry and although that was not my original intention, what occurred was a combination of me walking while shooting from the hip (motion blur) and poor auto-focus. Nonetheless,...

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How much of an image is created by the photographer?

Hello folks, I know that it has been awhile since I last posted. For the past few months I was volunteering as a reporter for the Bronx Free Press and doing so had prevented me from concentrating on the usual blog schedule, But since that brief yet enjoyable time is now over, I intend to resume posting as close to the regular schedule. First off, I got a new camera: the Olympus E-PL2. After using my E-520 for three years,...

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Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Years was last week, so in usual New York City Sunday style there was parade going through Chinatown. Before I get into the photography, I will like to mention that I particularly dislike these cultural parades. It's not because of the crowds, but more so the series of commercial floats that having nothing to do with the culture the parade is the displaying, history, or community. It disgusts me....

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Snow Shoot 1

[caption id="attachment_123" align="alignright" width="226" caption="Model: Jess Ruiz / Camera Settings: 1/40 F3.5 @ 44mm with flash through umbrella camera left. "][/caption] Hello all, I’ve been on hiatus from my blog for quite some time now mostly due to a combination of personal matters, opportunities, and a brief lack of. Nevertheless, I am hoping to make a new start with the arrival of this new year...

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New Lens: Vivitar 135mm F2.8

[caption id="attachment_102" align="alignright" width="300" caption="135mm Vivitar F2.8 OM"][/caption] A new lens came in the mail yesterday, a Vivitar 135mm F2.8 OM mount, that I picked up on ebay. I haven’t had much time to play with yet due to chores and that it didn’t come with a lens cap, so I didn’t want to chance damaging it in the field. Nevertheless, according to conversations on various Olympus photography...

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