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Fun Photo Shoot

Yeah, this is that sweet innocent look! Should we do this photo shoot together? Yeah right . . . I’m getting the feeling this isn’t gonna be a professional shoot . . . Having too much fun to stop laughing . . . Uh huh . . . Hey I can do this shoot without you! (grin) Are they leaving …

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Find a Photography Friend

Have you ever found yourself in a total slump with your photography? Times when no matter how many pictures you take, they all seem to start looking the same? You just can’t quite find shots that stand out above the rest? Nothing seems to tell the story of what you’re seeing? Find a photography friend to shoot with for a …

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Black and White Photos Again

As most of you already know, I am a major fan of black and white photos. I have a habit of checking just about every picture I really like, to see how it would look as a black and white. Sometimes the results are stunning, and other times the results are just okay. This time I was pretty pleased with …

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Another Blending Layers Example

 Another example of blending layers in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Small Business Marketing Consultant and Scenic Photographer Copyright © 2008 J. Cricket Walker of Online Photography Magazine All Rights Reserved

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Blending Layers in Paint Shop Pro

One of my favorite photo effects is editing an image to give it the look of a black and white image with just a hint of color. There are probably hundreds of different ways that you can accomplish this, but one of the easiest is by blending layers using an image editor. The original of the photo above had quite …

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Glamour Photo Effects

I promised a few folks that I would start sharing basic steps that I use to edit my photos using Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. The photograph above is a good example of a quick and easy edit you can add to spruce up your images using the glamour photo effect. This was the original image (shadow added for …

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Cropping and Editing Snapshots

Occasionally I find some good shots hiding in everyday type snapshots that I have taken just for the fun of it. Most of the time I discover them by playing with the photographs in an image editor, just experimenting until I find something that really jumps off the page for me. This is an original (sized for displaying on the …

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Displaying Photos on the Internet

Displaying photos on the internet is similar to how you might display them when decorating in your own home. Usually, we don’t just tack photographs up on the wall. We like to frame them and make them stand out from the wall a bit. When we are displaying photographs on our websites though, the frames we find in image editing …

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Salvaging Bad Photographs

Sometimes no matter what I do, I just don’t end up with the shot that I saw in my mind when I was taking the picture. Today, I was standing on the side of the road trying to get a quick photo of an old barn. There was an icy cold wind, the natural light was just about gone, and I …

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Quality Portrait Style Shots

Several people have asked me recently how to shoot quality portrait style shots. Since I am not a professional studio photographer, most of the time for me, it is a matter of pure luck and a lot of trial and error. Copyright © 2007 Mississippi Photo Gallery The odds of ending up with a great picture greatly increase in direct …

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