Matthew D Spradlin

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Contact: Direct Reflections of Landscape - Interview with Klea McKenna | LensCulture

<i>For the past few years, California Bay Area artist Klea McKenna has focused her attention on photograms—an image created directly on a light-sensitive surface, without the aid of a camera. By responding deeply and personally to particular locations, McKenna produces large, immersive works that,</i> …

Brittany Wright's Images Make Food Photography Come Alive

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Food Photography

How to Make a Panorama - A Simple Tutorial

Imagine those occasions where you need a wider lens but you don’t have one on you at the right moment. The only thing you can do in that scenario is …

"Nature in Black and White" Story and Pictures

Story ?<p>Nature in Black and White<p>Published <b>May 6, 2014</b> | View the Assignment | Features Photos From <b>24 Contributors</b><p><b>24 photos</b> selected by<p><i>National Geographic Photographer</i><p>View Slideshow<p>With a final tally of over 21,000 submissions, I think it's safe to say that nature photography in black and white is …

How to Use Depth Of Field For Better Compositions

Depth of field is one of those aspects of photography which is present in every single picture. Whether there is very little depth or almost …

How to Improve Your Long Exposure Photography with Photo Stacking

Recently long exposure photography has been quite popular, mainly in the landscape photography arena. One of the reasons (among the others) is that …

7 Quick Tips for Better Photos

<i>Editor’s Note: Photographer and digital artist Mohammed Sattar doesn’t capture reality, he creates dreams. In this article he shares 7 quick tips he</i> …

4 Ways the Time of Day Affects Your Photographs

You have probably heard the saying, “The early bird gets the worm,” and in some ways that phrase can be repurposed to apply to photographers as well. …

Avoid These Common Mistakes with Polarisers

Polarising filters are an important addition to anyone’s kit bag. They can reduce reflections, increase saturation and add punch to bright sunlit …

One Camera, One Lens Challenge

Most of us are happy to continue along the path of least resistance. Easy is good, right? But easy can lead to stuck.<p>Even with photography, it’s easy …

Nature Photography

Book Giveaway: Refuge After the Collapse

I have word from the publisher that copies of <i>Refuge</i> have shipped from the printer to the warehouse, so the book should be showing up for sale soon, …

EDC Lights and Knife from James Williams and CRKT

I received some fantastic products in the mail today from James Williams, of System of Strategy. Those of you who are familiar with CRKT Knives have …

Tips for Creating Large Format Prints

Aaron Reed is a professional landscape and nature photographer. He makes his living selling fine art prints. If you view <b>his gallery</b>, you’ll see that …

How to Officially Register Your Photographs with the US Copyright Office

When your finger presses down on a camera’s shutter button and captures a photograph, that photo is instantly copyrighted with you as the rightful …

Queen Nefertiti dazzles the modern imagination – but why?

Author Michelle Moran brought the famous Egyptian queen to life in her popular book Nefertiti – and is thrilled by what the possible discovery of Nefertit’s tomb could teach us about her life<p>In the windswept, hot, sandy Egyptian desert in 1912, a German archaeological team headed by Ludwig …

We Finally Have Clues to How the Lost Roanoke Colony Vanished

Artifacts suggest some members of ill-fated English settlement survived and assimilated with Native Americans.<p>The search began when an anxious Englishman named John White waded ashore on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island 425 years ago this month. Appointed governor of the fledgling Roanoke colony by …

How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

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Texas Law Shield: Top Five Reasons Legal Gun Owners End-Up In Jail

Republished with permission from Texas Law Shield:<p>As a law-abiding gun owner, you might ask yourself: “Why would I end up in jail when I carry my …

How Not To Handle the 2AM Knock At Your Door

By Brandon at concealednation.org<p>A former Marine successfully stopped an attempted invasion of his Hewitt, Texas home. But the execution was a little …

New From Walther Arms: Walther PPQ in .45ACP

The Walther PPQ has developed quite a following thanks to its great ergonomics and superior trigger. Our own Joe Grine was certainly impressed. The …

New Zealand Silencers: Cheap and Unregulated

Silencers are often referred to as suppressors. The best descriptive term is gun muffler. In New Zealand, which has a strong tradition of gun …

Iowa Deputy Violates Permit Holder's Rights

On August 4th Plymouth County Sheriff’s department Sgt. Rick Singer stopped a man legally openly carrying a holstered pistol while walking. The Iowa …

Guns for Beginners: Don't Be A Victim!

A resident in North Carolina successfully used a handgun to defend his home against two intruders. One of the intruders was found in a vehicle with …

5 Photoshop Tricks You (Probably) Don’t Know

The Photoshop Training Channel published this great 9-minute video with 5 useful Photoshop tricks that the majority of casual Photoshop users …

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Learn From the Masters: Lesson #6 Provoke Your Subjects

“Rather than catching people unaware, they show the face they want to show. Unposed, caught unaware, they might reveal ambiguous expressions, brows …

Learn From the Masters: Lesson #3 Don’t Shoot From the Hip

“I never shoot without using the viewfinder.” – Garry Winogrand<p>Another common mistake that aspiring street photographers make is that they try to …

Learn From the Masters: Lesson #4 Don’t Crop

“If you start cutting or cropping a good photograph, it means death to the geometrically correct interplay of proportions. Besides, it very rarely …