Tag Archives: photography

Photography or art? Now it’s YOUR turn.

The responses to today’s earlier post “Is it photography or is it art?” were pretty unanimous. I think Kara S. summed it up by concluding her comment with: “So the answer to your question, “Is it photography or is it … Continue reading

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Is it photography or is it art?

If you’re a reader of this blog , then you already know that photography is accomplished with a device (a camera), with an opening (a lens), through which light passes, and is recorded, along with it’s respective shadows and colors, … Continue reading

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A Neutral Density Filter Surprise

Recently I headed out to a local state park with my usual gear, plus two items I don’t normally take on a photo walk: my tripod and a new .9 Neutral Density filter. I had been so impressed with the … Continue reading

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Weekend inspiration from Scott Strazzante

A few days ago, I came upon the work of photojournalist Scott Strazzante of the Chicago Tribune, which I thought I’d share with you, perhaps to enjoy with your morning coffee. Scott hosts a photography blog within the Tribune’s website … Continue reading

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According to Wikipedia, “A shadow is an area where direct light from a light source cannot reach due to obstruction by an object.”  I would add that, sometimes, the shadow is more interesting than the object that cast it.  Here … Continue reading

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Traveling through time: appreciating black & white photography

The Atlantic Magazine published a photo piece earlier this week entitled: “50 Years Ago: The World in 1962”. It’s a collection of mostly black and white photos taken in 1962, that captures the essence of life in that long gone … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix featuring LaRee Brownell

Last week we introduced you to LaRee Brownell, whose abstract and very creative shot of the skyline on San Diego Bay taken from Coronado Island took first place in our Night Falls contest.  2 Guys Photo is pleased to share … 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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Daily Photo Phix: Ominicity

Omin-i-city: (noun) A heavily populated urban area experiencing severe or dire conditions. Ok, I made the word and the definition up entirely, (although oddly, I did learn that “Ominicity” is the name of a hotel in Montreal!). Well, that’s the … 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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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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The incredible shrinking machine (aka: your iPhone)

I’ve been having some fun with my iPhone 4 and a few apps. TiltShift Gen is a photo-taking app that allows you to make and then convert a photo to one that has the characteristics of an image taken with … 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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Ian Soliva, Concert Photographer: “Shoot what you love”

Ian Soliva’s photography first came to my attention as a result of some comments he left on a few of our posts.    I visited his blog and was impressed with his concert photography: his perspective and mastery of the light … 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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A Street photographer discovery for your Saturday morning coffee

I just came upon this while having my Saturday AM java fix.  By now you’ve most likely heard of the discovery of Vivian Maier, a nanny who also had a passion and talent for street photography, and whose work wasn’t … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a child

This post is a little different from our usual 2 Guys Photo fare.  In recognition of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share this story of Kyle and his Mom, Penny. Kyle is a pretty typical ten year old boy.  He … Continue reading

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Panning for Gold

Back in February I wrote a post entitled Slow it down for Maximum Impact which discussed using a slow shutter speed to convey motion in a moving subject.  Today, I’ll cover another technique that also conveys motion, namely Panning.  With … Continue reading

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