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"5 Hot Tips for Improving Your Summer Photography" by John Barbiaux 

July 10, 2016

Tip #2 - Be Specific, Don't Spray and Pray.
Recently, I read an article online entitled "5 Hot Tips for Improving Your Summer Photography" by John Barbiaux. 
Tip #2 made me giggle thinking about a recent trip to Savannah.  While riding on the "not-so-slow" trolley through downtown, I used the spray and pray technique.  Praying my lens would auto focus on the right spot, that the person in front of me would move their hand or body out of the way, and praying for an out-of-the-blue snow storm to hit (it is so stinking hot in July). 
Barbiaux challenges you to be specific, consider each shot you take...think about whether or not the subject is remarkable enough to take the time to photograph.  So once my feet were firmly planted on the ground, it was game on with time to plan my shots. 

To read the full article of tips, go to http://digital-photography-school.com/5-hot-tips-improving-summer-photography/.

Wormsloe Historical Site, Savannah GA

Wormsloe Historical Site, Savannah GA


Motion Blur

July 24, 2016

"13 Places to Take Beautiful Motion Blur Shots
by Darren Rowse blog at digital-photography-school.com

Have you ever wanted to practice or experiment with motion blur shots?   From trains and bikes...to capturing the coastal waters and fairgrounds... to moving cars and spinning umbrellas, the sky is the limit... This easy-to-read article may give you more ideas on where to practice your skillset in motion blur. 

"Photography Tips that 96 Photographers Wish They Would Have Learned Sooner"

August 7, 2016

Improvephotography.com asked their Facebook community what photography tips they wish they would have learned sooner.  The result...98 responses with the top 15 lessons learned compiled into one short helpful article.    

 Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland

August 21, 2016 

The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey is open to the public.  

Their focus is on medical treatment and release of rescued birds of prey in Central Florida. Their website states the center provides an opportunity to view bald eagles, ospreys, kites, owls and falcons up close.  The center is open Tuesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm with an $8 adult admission fee.

For more information go to Audubon.org.

 Lectures on Digital Photography

September 11, 2016 

Marc Levoy taught digital photography at Stanford from 2009 to 2014. In 2016, he revised the course and taught it at Google. The entire revised course is available online for free.  The course covers digital photography basics to advanced. 

Under the Navigation Column there are his Lectures, Applets, and Photo Assignments.  

To view the course go to https://sites.google.com/site/marclevoylectures/home