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Accent lighting in outdoor photography

In one of my past blogs I mentioned that I was experimenting with an off camera flash in nature detail images. I used a radio remote trigger to fire the flash from different angles off camera axis. The results have been interesting and I find myself shooting a lot of detail images on my hiking trips to improve on the technique. To achieve the results I have been looking for, I set my tripod mounted camera on automatic (not program) and mount a radio slave trigger to the hot shoe mount. I... continue reading

"White Snake" - Kunqu Opera

Legend of the White Snake is one of the most famous tales spreading out amongfolks in ancient China.There is a very famous traditional Chinese story that has a close connection to theDragon Boat Festival.Thus, it can be seen that The Legend of White Serpent has been nurtured in thelong cultural tradition of our country.The Chinese story of "White Snake" is alive and well today.The white snake story originated from civilians, and is a beautiful and fairy folklore,which it is one of the... continue reading

Eliminating color can add drama and romance to your pictures.

Why shoot in black and white when there are so many wonderful colors in the world?Shooting in black and white or for conversion to black and white forces you to really zero in on the light and shadow in your image and can add a lot of drama.On a recent trip to the circus with my granddaughter, we shot a lot of great color pictures.They are fun to look at and full of energy.But there were some instances were I wanted to capture a bit of a different feeling.One example is a pair of acrobats... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part two: Pingju Opera

Pingju Opera is the second largest opera in China, next to Beijing(Peking) Opera. It was originated in Tangshang, an eastern city in Hebei province, in circa 1909. Now it is very popular in the North and Northeast of China. Combined the art "Bengbeng", "bangzi" and "Laozi", It has its final name Pingju Opera in 1935, Shanghai. The name of Pingju Opera is extensively accepted through the media in 1936, after the showing of the movie Red crabapple.Similar to Beijing Opera, it also has four main... continue reading

Chinese traditional drama, part one: Beijing(Peking) Opera

Beijing(Peking) Opera, also called Pihuang, originated of two basic tones of Xipi and Erhuang from Anhui province, and some other local tones from elsewhere in China. Peijing Opera appeared in circa 1790 in Beijing, it reached the summit in 1930s. As an eastern Opera, Peijing Opera contains singing, dancing, music, fine art and literature, by using mandarin language and Erhu musical instrument, is a mature art nowadays and generally became the national opera.There are four main roles in... continue reading

Impact and color

I decided recently that I needed some dramatic shots that catch the eye in my portfolio.I keep reading that bright colors and eye catching thumbnails are the way to go.So on a recent family holiday I shot some pictures with this purpose in mind.Here are some of the results:I'm happy to report that within days of uploading I'm seeing some sales of these!As well, making marginal light shots into silhouettes dramatically improved their appeal.Hope you like them... continue reading

Moody pictures, adding some drama

Anything can be made into a moody picture. Even a bright summer day. It's of course easier if your picture already has some natural moody elements such as stormy skies, windy landscape, or impressive light. There's tons of ways to both enhance and create a moody scene in photoshop and to even just add some drama. It doesn't even have to be a landscape picture, it can be a portrait as well. This article is not gonna take you step by step, but rather give you a few ideas and starting points. In the... continue reading

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