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I brake for red!

I was driving down a country road when I caught a glimpse of this beauty out of the corner of my eye. Slamming on the brakes and backing the car up at warp speed elicited a groan/moan from my husband while I shouted, “do you see that red barn!?” The title of this post was […]

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F- stop, The Movie

This video illustrates what was covered in the previous post covering F-stops and should help crystallize the concept.   It also discusses depth of field or that which is in focus.  There’s a direct relationship between F-stops and depth of field in that DOF is determined by the size of the aperture opening and the […]

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Apertures and F stops, Oy vey!

I know of no other way to more accurately make correct exposures than to learn how to shoot a fully manual exposure. Once you’ve learned how to shoot manually, you’ll better understand the outcome of your exposures when you choose to shoot in semi- or fully automatic exposure mode. It’s really not so hard so […]

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iPhone app addiction… Hi, my name is Cindi..

Hi, my name is Cindi and I am an addict..   an iPhone apps addict!!!!!!  With just a couple of simple adjustments using the Iris Photo Suite for texture and Snapseed to custom make a frame, I’ve transformed a static, uninteresting image into a sweet little work of art. Why do I LOVE the iPhone […]

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Photo Expedition Participant falls in love! (and learns how to hold a camera!)

What a wonderful morning this has been!  I watched a young woman fall in love with photography.  Her camera was brand new, had never been shot.  In no time at all, she was holding the camera correctly, was trying different settings and getting great results. This is what it’s all about… I see it on […]

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SCOUT Photo Expeditions head to the zoo!

I’ve decided to demystify my Droid X cellphone camera.  I wanted the iPhone but it wasn’t available on Verizon at the time so I’m going to find the love and I’d have to say I’m off to a good start.  Obviously, the orangutang makes any image better, they’re fascinating, expressive and charming.  I had the […]

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Creative Photo Tip- How to Smooth Water Out

Settings: ISO 800, 35 mm lens, f/22, 30 seconds, 8:46 PM Scenario: It’s getting dark but sunset was only 10 minutes prior, I wanted a nice long shutter speed so I added a neutral density filter to darken up the  scene.  You can’t see it but multiple waves are crashing thru the pier towards the camera […]

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Welcome to SCOUT Photo Expeditions, a DC photo tour!

Welcome to SCOUT Photo Expeditions!  My new photo tour business is a long time coming, and I’m happy to begin. The SCOUT Blog will include photo tips, announce photography events, cell phone camera info, and discuss a little about photography equipment and a lot about the creative process.  My main message  is to be fearless […]

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