Category Archives: Flora

Posted Pictures, So Far

. Here’s an overview of the pictures I’ve shown on Naturography, so far. There will be many more coming, of course – so I’ll update the slideshow, now and then. Like most of the pictures I show on Naturography, these pictures are available as fine art prints, and also available to license as rights managed...

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Finding Your Special Strengths

More than half my lifetime ago, I met a wonderful young lady, just as she was starting college. We fell in love. In order to be with her more, and in order to share the same knowledge and experiences as hers, I tagged along with her to all of her classes. She double-majored in biology...

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The Bowdlerization of Beauty: Anatomy of an April Fool’s Day Prank

A few days ago, I posted about an amazing new Photoshop action I’d created, which corrects every photo problem portrait photographers encounter, guaranteed. Hopefully, you all had a good laugh. Those familiar with my photography or writing won’t be surprised that I intended more to my April Fool’s Day prank than just silliness. So, now...

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The Golden Section Hypothesis: A Critical Look

. There’s a prevalent belief about composition among photographers and other visual artists. In academic circles, the belief is called “the golden section hypothesis” or “the golden section theory”, though most of it’s adherents don’t know the name. Today, I’m going to thoroughly scrutinize the golden section hypothesis, and – as a nonbeliever – I’m...

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How To Isolate Subjects, Part 2

[Editorial Note: This is the second part of a series which started here, showing methods of isolating photography subjects.] In the picture of the garlic mushrooms growing on a tanoak leaf, above, I isolated the subject from the background by photographing the subject lit up against a comparatively dark background. In this case, I did...

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