What is white balance setting used on cameras?

White balance is an important part of your photography. It factors in the quality of your pictures.
What think you see in the camera and what the camera are often are very different.in lowlight conditioNs they are the moist obvious when your eyes compensate for the darkness but the camera does not, and white balance, when you intend to become inured to the color cast

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Michelle Reese
How to create stacked graphics with this Mac app

Following along with my previous post I decided to share with an easy way to make layered graphics. I saw a video tutorial on photoshop that seemed very complex and this one is totally free and easy as can be. Photoscape is the best free mac app to use for graphic designers or photographers who can’t afford to buy Photoshop. The video down below gives you the basic steps and features it has to make them.

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Black and White Coastal Collection

What is black and white photography

A black and white photograph is an image where all the color has been removed. It consists of shades of gray tone that generally go from dark (black) to light (white). A monochrome image also has the colour removed.

I love black and white photography. There is an indescribable magic to taking black and white photos that is impossible to explain. It is the composition with highlights and shadows in the details. I asked myself, Why an I eliminating color from a particular photo? What makes it so important to shoot or change the photo into black and white that way?

Black and white photos makes me feel like they are “timeless” and are more artistic then others with only some making the photo stand out. It has a surreal and almost dreamlike quality too. These are the pictures I saw that emotions and feelings into each one of my collection.

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Free flower abstract background downloadable

I made this from the best free Macbook app. If you sign up to receive free access to my media library you will be able to get free artwork prints, crafting templates and design digital paper for anything from backgrounds to card making and most importantly the video library. It will have tutorials on how to use this app and show all the features that are endless. I’m going to share one this week in hopes you will want to sign up for more tutorials

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Gold Hill Oregon Bridges

The Rock Point Bridge (wikipendia) is an early major arch bridge completed under the design auspices of Conde B. McCullough, Oregon’s noted bridge engineer. McCullough designed the Rock Point Bridge, originally on the old Pacific Highway, to conform with and complement the local landscape. The structure is 505 feet in length, and the main span is a single 113 foot open-spandrel, rib-type reinforced concrete deck arch.

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7 tips for taking amazing scenic photographs

An obsessive pursuit of the perfect photo can become a kind of calling. I have grown my skills in photography since I was in high school. My passion grew as I started to realize the beauty that I am surrounded by living in Oregon. I'm a little bias since I was born and raised here. Over the past year, I have been traveling around taking pictures and writing a journal to share my experience and the history behind each place. Here are 7 tips I have learned throughout my life about taking photographs that show the beauty in many different settings. 

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Historical Jacksonville Cemetery, Oregon

There are people who believe in some places that are ghost towns by blogs of sightings from all over Oregon. Jacksonville, Oregon is one that has trolley rides on Halloween to see if you have a sighting of ghosts during the tour of the history of sightings people have said to have seen and the town's history. There's a great story to tell you about the history behind one of the supposedly haunted ghost towns where I live near here in Oregon. According to some members of the historical society that I met when I was there, they provided me with facts and the history of some more important parts of the  Jacksonville Cemetery, whereas it's a National Historic Landmark town in Oregon. I thought this would be a great Halloween story!

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Project working with filters and effects

Are you interested in learning something new? Therefore read about my new creative ideas and the concepts that made my new project a clever and fascinating way to use a free photo editing app on MacBooks that are capable in creating and apply tools that are found using the most popular and very expensive Adobe products among others as well. Finding new ways to use the endless tools and apps that can turn an image you capture, into something dramatically different iI happen to stumble upon usually because I search through the entire list of apps in apple's store. It seems that I feel that the next one is better so I keep searching.

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Driftwood Coastal Inspirations

Since I started my crafting business on Easy in 2011 I have been revealing more of my creative and artistic ability every year. My unique and one of a kind sea kelp baskets was huge hit and still have admirers online and my local community. Behind my business you must read first to understand why I had to expand beyond only making sea kelp baskets. I have made a few beach crafts that sold a few days after listed them and were for very special occasions. Here’s a tutorial on my creative process for you to try if you want.

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Hidden Beaches Samual H. Broardman Scenic Bypass Brookings, Oregon

Well of course there’s the coast. The stretch of US 101 between Port Oxford to Brookings to the south is considered one of the most “oooooh” and “WOW!” scenic drives in the state, and one that’s usually less trafficke than up north.

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Why you need to add metadata to your pictures

What is metadata and other factors that you need to know

An important part of image files are the metadata. Its information about the image, rather than the image data itself. To label on the back of a photographic print, which is where you would put essential information. The same needs to to be embedded in the image. What do you put into the metadata?  

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Michelle Reese
How to use filter effects on digital photography

To beginners, in digital photography, the sheer variety of filter special effects sounds excited ting and intriguing but this can be confusing while others are afraid to use them. While many effects are just garnish and some produce completely pointless results as I've learned from trying almost each one. However, it is useful to know what are the effects available on most photography editing software or apps.

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How to manage your images in photography

In the process of digital photography, photographers have found there is abundant of your image you take. How do you organize them? They come for many sources, many come from digital camera, internet, scanning, and DVDs. To find them easily and quickly you need to organize them and keep track of them without having to rummage through your DVDs or CDs.

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Michelle Reese
Announcing New Project Ready To Showcase

The reason why it's been hard for me to publish regularly is because "Behind the Scenes" on one knows that I work more then ever. If you haven't read it yet click here. My mom actual came up with it or she said why don't you do this. And it has been great. I can use some of my photos that are my extra ones that I didn't know which way I should decide on how or even what to do if I can't use them for my shop. It's nothing to do with the image but it doesn't yet feel right in my new gallery I'm working on. Here is the big secret that I haven't shared unless you already looked at them in my shop.

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Copyright FAQ in Photography

This section provides a brief and general answers to frequently asked questions about copyright. The law is always changing rapidly and it varies in detail between countries. You should always check for new changes. These are the newest ones I found to help out for now.

What is copyright

 Copyright is a form of protection grounded in the U.S. Constitution and granted by law for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Copyright covers both published and unpublished works. (Source). Copyright Is a property right. Under the federal Copyright Act of 1976, photographers are protected by copyright  from the moment of creation. According to the U.S. Copyright Office, the owner of the “work” is generally the photographer or, in some situations the employee of a photographer. (source sited)

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