The Quiet Picture Blog

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The Why

I went out right after sunrise. This the first time since the new snow that I got to see the scenery in daylight and I must say that I love it to bits. This...

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Christmas Holiday

Some random impressions from the last few days of 2005: Planes. Trains. Automobiles. Snow. Food. Cakes. Rutabaga casserole. Chocolate. Family. Pointless discussions. Relatives. Patience. Neighbours. Children. Temper tantrums. Babies. Birth canals. Birthdays. Platitudes. Barbie...

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Photo tips #4: Angle

When you start photographing, your normal approach is to stand up and take the picture. It doesn’t matter what the subject is – you always stand up. If the subject is very low (say,...

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Photo tips #3: Depth of field

There are some aspects of photography that are almost pure science. Luckily you don’t have to be able to do the math in order to take the picture – you just have to learn...

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Photo tips #2: Rule of thirds

Often when people talk about composition, sooner or later the phrase “rule of thirds” will enter the discussion. This is the golden mean of art – everything of importance in your image should be...

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Photo tips #1: Straight horizons

Here’s the gist of it: Trees grow straight up, and horizons are always level. All you have to do is to match your photo with this reality. But, it is amazingly difficult at first....