Category Archives: Learning

Seeing in Black and White

Ever since I downloaded Topaz B&W Effects, I’ve had a renewed interest in making black and white images.  I’ve been reading a lot about, and experimenting with “seeing” in B&W. Most of us as photographers see in color: tones, saturation, … Continue reading

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Prentis Drew’s vintage film camera collection

Long-time friend and Featured Photog, Prentis Drew, recently contacted 2 Guys Photo to share his photos and research on a number of vintage film cameras that he owns.    Prentis writes: Dear 2 Guys, A rainy day indoor photography project of … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Near, middle, far

Last week, stopping by one of my favorite, on-the-way-to-work spots, Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, I was struck by the stillness and serenity of this early morning scene. Wanting to capture as much of the scene as possible, I composed … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Outside looking in

During a recent visit to the quaint downtown of Mystic CT, we passed by the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Café.  It was only 1pm, and the early autumn sun was coming through the plate glass window at enough of an … Continue reading

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Ask 2 Guys on making sharper photos

Hello Ed and Rey, So, I am wondering about how I can get clearer, crisper photos. It seems if I put my ISO up, I can shoot at faster shutter speeds, but then it gets gritty. If I set the … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Chiaroscuro

Chiaroscuro, “in art is characterized by strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense … Continue reading

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Perfect Picture School of Photography by Janet McQueen

Janet McQueen first introduced us to this valuable learning resource for photographers in her interview as our most recent Featured Photographer.  Janet is back today as a guest contributor to 2 Guys Photo to tell us more… * * * … Continue reading

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Featured Photographer Janet McQueen: “Know your bone.”

Here’s another in our ongoing series of Featured Photographers, Janet McQueen. I’ve admired Janet’s work for quite some time now, and am pleased to bring Janet, her photography and her experiences to you. (Hover over Janet’s photos for more info … Continue reading

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Readers respond: Street photography

Since we began this blog, we’ve written many posts on or about street photography.  Just enter “street photography” into the search box on the right side of this page and you’ll see what I mean.  And it’s been a popular … Continue reading

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Free ebook on street photography

Free is good, right?  As street photography has emerged as a recurring theme here on 2 Guys Photo, I thought I’d post this link to a free ebook on the topic.  The author is Thomas Leuthard, a Swiss photographer who … Continue reading

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Street Photography – another approach

Last month I echoed the question first posed by Popular Photography: “How do you photograph strangers in the street”?  In that post, I shared an article from the magazine that featured two photographers whose street shooting style was pretty much … Continue reading

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Popping an Orange Lily (After and before)

If you have the opportunity to wander some of the back roads of Cape Cod during the spring and summer months, you’ll be treated to a wide variety of beautiful flowers, some growing wild and even more in the front … Continue reading

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How Do You Photograph Strangers on the Street?

PopPhoto.com asked that question in an article on their site just recently, and it got me to thinking… how do I photograph strangers on the street? The PopPhoto article includes two videos taken of street photographers who both share a … Continue reading

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Daily Photos: Mark James’ underwater journey

Mark is a friend of 2 Guys and sent us these images and story of how he got started in underwater photography.  As someone who thinks an excellent scuba experience is watching “Jaws” with a large bag of popcorn, I … Continue reading

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Why I don’t own a photo printer

If you’ve followed my posts here or viewed my photo galleries, than you know that my bride and I took a trip to the American Southwest last fall. Although it was a vacation to celebrate our anniversary, I did manage … Continue reading

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The good vs. the great

In response to a post and then a follow-up post (see here and here) regarding what makes for a good vs. great photo, we received some interesting emails from our readers.  In short, some thanked us for offering such an insightful … Continue reading

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The Amazing Water Balloon Shot

I was browsing the galleries of photographer Judy Horton (aka fotoeffects) and I came upon this fascinating image.  I wrote to Judy and asked how she made the shot and if she would let us share it with 2 Guys … Continue reading

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Photography, Fonts and YOU!

This post was contributed by our friend and Featured Photographer, Maryann Goldman (AKA Fotomom).  Anyone asked to describe Maryann’s work would not get too far without using terms like “creative”, “resourceful” and “fun”.  Today, Maryann is going to explain how … Continue reading

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Making the cut: selecting photos to share

One of the benefits that digital photography has over film is the ability to take many photos of the same subject or scene, quickly and without added cost. If you are still learning photography (and really, aren’t we all?), you … Continue reading

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Ask 2 Guys Photo: “I’m ready for my close up!”

We received this question from “Just Shoot Me”, a 2 Guys Photo fan who previously asked us about composition.  She’s back with another question, this one’s about getting in close. Dear 2 Guys Photo, Greetings once again! This time I … Continue reading

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