Author Archives: Kevin

Oil Painting Effect on a Photograph

Toying around with some software filters, I arrived at a painterly effect that I really love … in just 5 minutes.  I’m not trying to put painters out of business – just having fun. I started with an image from … Continue reading

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Softening a Photo with Bokeh 2 (by AlienSkin)

Last winter, I did a bit of backyard bird photography. Attached here is one of those images, where the bird looks quite good, but the background is distracting. As this was shot from my kitchen window, there was nothing I … Continue reading

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New Domain Name For Your Website

Maybe you wanted a web domain name <YourName>.com, but it was taken by someone else. This conflict is being blown apart, beginning in 2014 and onward. There are more than 1600 applications to create new top level domain names. Think … Continue reading

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Epson Printer

A year ago, I almost bought an Epson 3880.  Last week, I did buy an Epson printer, but opted for the 3000 instead of the 3880. Here is are a few reasons: (1) the 3880 will print 17×22 paper, which … Continue reading

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Photograph Amusement Park Rides at Night

Bright colors.  That’s pretty much what it’s all about when photographing amusement park rides.  Daytime photographs pale in comparison to night photographs of the rides. This photo here is from the Washington County Fair (Rhode Island).  Although there was a … Continue reading

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Photo from your cell phone can reveal your child’s exact location

Recently, a friend shared a NBC news report stating that new technology allows criminals to locate your child from a photo you posted on the internet.  If you took the photo in your home, the exact location is available to … Continue reading

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Grizzly Bear … and Topaz Simplify

A follow-up to my previous post  Wildlife Photography Workshop Here is a before/after of Bruno the grizzly bear.  The first image is straight from camera, without any filters applied.   . And here is a modified version using a painterly filter by … Continue reading

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Wildlife Photography Workshop

When I heard about this photography opportunity, I could not ignore it.  Everyone loves baby animals!  A 3-day workshop with leader Jeff Wendorff, to photograph baby animals at a game ranch in Montana. Wolf cubs, Red Fox cubs, Bobcat kits, … Continue reading

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Inexpensive Ultra-Zoom Lens

For most of us, the need for an ultra-long lens is infrequent … but when you need it, you need it! I’ve written about this before … Ultimate Lens for Sports & Wildlife … and … Novoflex SuperTelephoto. One of those posts … Continue reading

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Bad Light

A beautiful morning Thursday in Beverly Massachusetts. I was there not to make photographs, but to get my car repaired.  By some accounts, Beverly is the birthplace of the U.S. Navy.  In recent news, it is the home of Angie Miller, … Continue reading

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