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Chaco Culture National Historical Park

Chaco Canyon was a center of Ancesteral Puebloan culture between 850 and 1250. Because of its historical significance, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site called Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Here is a view entering the park in the late afternoon.

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Making a Photographic Folio to Showcase your Photos

We have been looking for a way to make our fine-art photographs more affordable and easier to sell from our Website. After reading an article by Brooks Jensen, we realized that one way to showcase our photos was to make a photographic folio for several of our collections of fine art photos. Continue reading Making a Photographic Folio to Showcase your Photos

Trite but True Bonus: Don’t blindly follow any rule more than 85% of the time

Perhaps it goes without saying, but all the rules in this series need to be applied with intelligence and sensitivity. Use them where they fit. Adapt them to your purposes and situations. Creatively interpret them. If in doubt, test them and find alternative approaches. Here’s a quick recap of our trite-but-true advice: Continue reading Trite but True Bonus: Don’t blindly follow any rule more than 85% of the time

Trite but True #12: Get closer

For years I heard portrait photographers recommend getting closer to the subject. I read Robert Capa’s advice: “If your picture isn’t good, get closer.” I noticed that great outdoor photographers like John Shaw and Bruce Dale applied this principle in many of their best works. Filling the frame with the subject helps it dominate competing objects, reveals intimate textures and details, and simplifies the composition. Continue reading Trite but True #12: Get closer