The going-ons at Visions Photographic Workshops.

21st December 2012

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Kevin’s Photo Facts and History
The world’s first digital image was created by Russel Kirsch in 1957 using a drum scanner attached to the Standards Electronic Automatic Computer.  It is a scan of a photograph of his three month old son, Walden.  The scan consisted of a of a total of 30,976 pixels.  That is roughly equivalent to .03 megapixels.

Kevin’s Photo Facts and History

The world’s first digital image was created by Russel Kirsch in 1957 using a drum scanner attached to the Standards Electronic Automatic Computer.  It is a scan of a photograph of his three month old son, Walden.  The scan consisted of a of a total of 30,976 pixels.  That is roughly equivalent to .03 megapixels.

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14th December 2012

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Emily’s Photo Tips

Changing your perspective when shooting can yield surprising and fulfilling results. Try moving around your subject matter for new points of view.

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16th November 2012

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Kevin’s Photo Facts and History
One the most expensive pictures sold at auction was a tintype portrait of Billy the Kid taken by an unknown photographer sometime between 1879-1880.  It sold for $2.3 million dollars.

Kevin’s Photo Facts and History

One the most expensive pictures sold at auction was a tintype portrait of Billy the Kid taken by an unknown photographer sometime between 1879-1880.  It sold for $2.3 million dollars.

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19th October 2012

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Kevin’s Photo Facts and History

Bokeh refers to the aesthetic quality of the out of focus area in a photograph.  It is derived from the Japanese boke which means blur or haze.  The related Japanese term bokashi can mean an intentional blurring or gradation.

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5th October 2012

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Emily’s Photo Tips
The best times to take photographs are sunrise and sunset. Morning and evening light creates dimension and drama.

Emily’s Photo Tips

The best times to take photographs are sunrise and sunset. Morning and evening light creates dimension and drama.

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14th September 2012

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Visions of Acadia National Park
The ocean rolls in and explodes on the steep granite headlands in a powerful display of thunder and foam.

Visions of Acadia National Park

The ocean rolls in and explodes on the steep granite headlands in a powerful display of thunder and foam.

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7th September 2012

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Emily’s Photo Tips
Turn on your camera’s viewfinder grid to follow the Rule of Thirds for an aesthetically pleasing photo.
More on the Rule of Thirds

Emily’s Photo Tips

Turn on your camera’s viewfinder grid to follow the Rule of Thirds for an aesthetically pleasing photo.

More on the Rule of Thirds

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28th February 2012

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Earth laughs in flowers. ~ Henry David Thoreau

Flowers give inspiration to people from all walks of life, whether you are a florist, a gardener, a painter, a photographer  or a writer, one can draw inspirations from flowers. 

Enjoy…

Longwood Gardens 2/14/12

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20th February 2012

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Happy Birthday Ansel Adams

Below is a newsletter from The Ansel Adams Gallery

Remembering Ansel Adams a s a Champion of the National Parks 

Happy Birthday Ansel Adams
February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984

Ansel Adams is remembered not only as one of the world’s gifted photographers, but also as an ardent environmentalist. We celebrate his life, artwork and tireless effort to raise our awareness and appreciation for the U.S. National Park and Wilderness Areas.
Yosemite Valley, Thunderstorm

…We must take ALL resources under consideration; all resources, because they related fatefully to our life on earth, reflect certain grandeurs, and deserve not only our attention, but our reverence.


Hence, while it is as essential as ever to protect the National Parks and the Wilderness Areas, it is also essential that we protect the forests, the crops, the minerals and the oceans, and it is essential that we preserve the purity of the air we breathe and the water we drink. Certainly with the technology now available, air and water pollution could be severely reduced if not arrested completely and fully controlled. It is ridiculous to quibble about costs in this regard; the ultimate cost of pollution can be the destruction and death of plants, animals and people…
 
Give Nature Time  - Ansel Adams Commencement Address - Occidental College 1961

Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Canyon

…There is a constant erosion of the concept and reality of wilderness. The luxuries of modern life - motorboats, proliferating automobiles, portable radios and television sets - all the comforts of urban shelter transported to the wild places on roads built primarily for this purpose - such as these have served to make mass recreation a very profitable enterprise.

There is certainly nothing amiss with camping, fishing, boating, swimming, skiing and all the other participation and non-participation sports; people do not have enough of these healthful and refreshing experiences. But you do not play Ping-Pong in a cathedral, rustle popcorn at a string quartet concert or hang billboards on the face of Half Dome in Yosemite (not all of us would, anyway!)…
Give Nature Time  - Ansel Adams Commencement Address - Occidental College 1961
The Atlantic, Schoodic Point
…You much have certain noble areas of the world left in as close-to-primal condition as possible. You must have quietness and a certain amount of solitude. You must be able to touch the living rock, drink the pure waters, scan the great vistas, sleep under the stars and awaken to the cool dawn wind. Such experiences are the heritage of all people…
Give Nature Time  - Ansel Adams Commencement Address - Occidental College 1961
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3rd February 2012

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Another successful trip to the Bronx Zoo, as you can see. Michael S. Miller brought a group to the zoo in January, which seems to be a great time to go. With active animals and passionate photographers, outstanding shots were captured. This breathtaking photo of a tiger was take by Christine Lanigan. Here’s what she had to say about the workshop:

 ”The zoo in January? Well it just happened to be a beautiful cool (not freezing) sunny day, and the zoo was nice and quite. We got to walk right up to the exhibits and get right to the glass with ease. Michael had us working on focus and lighting. I got to understand my camera a little more that day, and enjoyed every minute. For me that day was all about the majestic tigers, because the last time I was there all my tiger shots came out blurry. Not this time! Michael helped me understand the technic I needed for the fast moving cats. I am looking forward to my next photo workshop with Michael and the Visions Photographic workshops group. See you at Winter light on the beach.
Yours truly,
Christine Lanigan”


It goes without saying that much knowledge is gained from the workshops as well as great photographs. Keep your eye out for more workshops to the zoo, beach, and Eastern State Penitentiary! 
Another successful trip to the Bronx Zoo, as you can see. Michael S. Miller brought a group to the zoo in January, which seems to be a great time to go. With active animals and passionate photographers, outstanding shots were captured. This breathtaking photo of a tiger was take by Christine Lanigan. Here’s what she had to say about the workshop:

 ”The zoo in January? Well it just happened to be a beautiful cool (not freezing) sunny day, and the zoo was nice and quite. We got to walk right up to the exhibits and get right to the glass with ease. Michael had us working on focus and lighting. I got to understand my camera a little more that day, and enjoyed every minute. For me that day was all about the majestic tigers, because the last time I was there all my tiger shots came out blurry. Not this time! Michael helped me understand the technic I needed for the fast moving cats. I am looking forward to my next photo workshop with Michael and the Visions Photographic workshops group. See you at Winter light on the beach.

Yours truly,
Christine Lanigan”
It goes without saying that much knowledge is gained from the workshops as well as great photographs. Keep your eye out for more workshops to the zoo, beach, and Eastern State Penitentiary! 

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