Middle of Nowhere: 3/21. Storm chasing in Eastern Colorado.

Following Storms

Watching a storm build from tiny popcorn clouds to an enormous rain maker is an amazing sight that can take hours and cover hundreds of miles.  During the journey, you are likely to encounter small communities and other interesting stuff that would have remained a mystery to you, had the storm not . . . → Read More: Middle of Nowhere: 3/21. Storm chasing in Eastern Colorado.

Photography Quick Tips: Five ways to immediately improve your photos

Here are a few things you can do to make expressing yourself with photos easier.: Must you stand so close? It doesn’t matter if you are taking a photo of a person or a landscape, it is important that you get as close to the subject as you can. Our brain interprets distance and . . . → Read More: Photography Quick Tips: Five ways to immediately improve your photos

Photography Quick Tips: The rule of thirds

Composition and exposure are the two major elements in creating a pleasing photo. Getting a good exposure is a technical skill. After all, there are only so many combinations of shutter and aperture that you can use on a specific shot. Composition is a different matter entirely. Composition cannot be defined, there are no . . . → Read More: Photography Quick Tips: The rule of thirds

Aperture 2 Tutorials #1 – Importing and Organizing Photos

Aperture 2 can be a daunting program without any guidance. The following video is the first tutorial in a series designed to make using Aperture 2 easier to use. This video covers workflow from beginning to end, importing photos and getting organized. Excerpt from the video:

  1. Create a folder called “dump folder” on your desktop. This is a permanent folder, you will use it to temporarily hold all new pictures until they are uploaded into an Aperture 2 Library.
  2. Create a folder with a name you would like to have for the project. We will call this folder “House Plant Photos.”
  3. Set Image Capture to import into the “dump folder.” Download Images.
  4. Drag the images from the “dump folder” into the project folder.
  5. Watch the video below to learn the rest!

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