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Ten Ways to Discover Local Artists in Your Community

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If you want to see great art, you can search the internet or go to a museum. There you will find works from all the greats. You will see the Van Gogh’s, the Pollocks, the Warhol’s and the Kahlo’s. But what about the artists in your community? These are the people that are producing great work on a regular basis. But you may never get to see it because their pieces are not being shown at major galleries and museums. So, the question is, how can you find local artists that have their finger on the pulse of contemporary art?...

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    What Are Your Photos About?

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    What are your photos about?

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      Fun Photos Behind The Scenes

      Posted by Jacob Hawthorne on

      Making candid photos, while challenging, can be great fun. That’s true when traveling the world and also when making behind the scenes images as a stills photographer on TV and motion picture productions. One of my best experiences working as a stills photographer was on the set of the Richard Gray Australian motion picture film, Summer Coda. As well as making numerous photos during the production of the film I also made use of every opportunity to create behind the scenes photos featuring cast and crew. On one such occasion I photographed the then child actor, Finn McLeod-Ireland. The above...

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        How To Photograph The Spectacular

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        To successfully photograph the spectacular it's essential to think beyond the landscape, architectural site or event depicted. To photograph the spectacular your own, authentic response is what matters most. Great composition and the right lens focal length will emphasize visually appealing elements within the scene. Likewise controlling exposure, dynamic range, white balance and focus will ensure a great technical result. Spectacular Sunset Near Ushuaia A spectacular sunset must surely be one of the most beautiful sights there is. I was fortunate to photograph this incredible sunset while on a helicopter flight over the Beagle Channel near the city of Ushuaia...

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          The NFT Phenomenon

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          NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are the latest cryptocurrency phenomenon to go mainstream. The Christie’s auction house deal for the first-ever NFT artwork by digital artist Beeple sold in mid-March this year to the tune of 69.3 million dollars. NFTs have grabbed the world’s attention with some referring to the phenomenon as a massive collision at the intersection of art and cryptocurrency. Now both the art and tech world watch eagerly to see what will happen next. What are NFTs? Before understanding the whirlwind attention around the phenomenon, you need to understand what NFTs are. NFT stands for non-fungible token. Non-fungible...

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