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How to Display The Art of Nature Using Photography

I believe there are only two times of the year that nature can show its splendor, i.e, Spring and Fall.

What Season Displays The Most Vivid Colors? Silly Question.

Certainly, Fall is the season of color remembrance. It is a great gain to be in the right place to capture an event that can only return but once a year. In order to catch the most colorful scenes one must be willing to move from place to place even if it’s in the same general area. Sometimes a scene is optimized for only a few days in mid-October and is difficult to observe again for another year, especially in certain parts of new England. Waterfalls in the White mountain range of New Hampshire are a perfect example. I have provided a link to some local nature photos taken in southern New Hampshire in the Fall:

How Does One Prepare In Order To Guarantee Capturing Top Photos?

The first rule of thumb that I try to impress on anyone who asks is: Make sure you carry an extra set of batteries. I believe this is probably one of the prime reasons that even a dedicated photographer misses a unique once in a lifetime photo. Make sure you either have a fresh set of batteries or newly charged that have been checked with a reliable meter for the day you plan a photo session. It will probably happen only once after you have missed what you considered to be a prize photo.

Just A Couple Of Simple Points

Your camera has standard built-in settings, but it is wise to set the pixels per frame to the number that is comfortable for you. I usually set the “image quality” between 2 mega pixels and 4 mega pixels though lately I have been setting my frame resolution on maximum since the purchase of my 10 mega pixels camera. The ISO speed I usually set my camera to is 100. This gives me a nice all around range for shooting normal daylight scenes. Setting it higher to 200+ would help prevent blur when shooting an automobile moving at a slow rate of speed because the shutter speed will be faster. By the same token setting this number lower will limit your ability to shoot night scenes without the use of a tripod to steady the scene under the longer exposure. Since using a flash would surely stop most motion it is really not effective when the subject is more than a dozen feet away. I try to avoid using it unless absolutely necessary. A flash virtually destroys the natural color rendition of a scene.

Many freelance photographers are seldom able to capture the true art of nature. True, it does display the best of creation. Sometimes, a photographer is able to capture a true rarity. I believe there are only two times of the year that nature can show its splendor, i.e, Spring and Fall.

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Digital picture frames will likely completely change the way we display photos in our homes, offices, and public places in a matter of years.  This LCD technology is on the path of similar recent ones like flat screen TVs, laptops, and cell phones.  As the technology advances, prices become more affordable, and people realize the obvious benefits over the long-standing previous technology, digital photo frames will become ubiquitous.

Displaying photos in frames is virtually as old as the camera and photography itself.  In fact the business and art associated with picture frames has become a huge market itself.  Photo frames come in all shapes, sizes, costs, and décor.  But until these new digital frames came along, traditional photo frames had one distinct limitation:  they are static.

Digital picture frames build on the concepts of traditional frames and albums but use 21st century LCD technology to move them from static to dynamic.  Now by simply transferring pictures in their digital state from your camera or computer to a digital frame, pictures can be displayed in a slide show format in what looks like a traditional frame.

Digital photo frames have become possible through improvements in display technology, storage and memory, and transfer methods.  LCD technology has become better and cheaper, so 5-inch, 7-inch, 8-inch, 10-inch, 11-inch, and 12-inch size frames that are crystal clear are possible and affordable.  Digital pictures can be stored and transferred via affordable SD memory cards, SmartMedia Cards, Memory Sticks, and USB flash drives.  Changing pictures on your frame easily via one of these devices, sometimes wirelessly with select digital frames, is the magic of dynamically changing frames.

Major consumer electronics manufacturers are capitalizing on the market for these digital photo viewers, including such players as Kodak, Smartparts, and Portable USA, and highly performing frames with many features.  Digital frames also come in many décor and colors such from black, brown, white, cherry, espresso, and all kinds of wood.  Soon endless new features such as variable frame decors and auto on/off features will become standard.

It was only a matter of time before the world of picture frames moved into the digital age.

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If you’re a dog lover like me, you’ve probably taken dozens of photos of your beloved dogs or puppies.

And where are those cute dog pictures now? Are they stashed away in a drawer or shoebox, gathering dust?

Don’t let those adorable dog pictures stay hidden away and be forgotten! There are so many decorative ways that you can display your dog or puppy pictures.

Here are five unique ideas to get you started:

1. Display your precious dog pictures as a collage under glass!

A coffee table with a glass top is a terrific spot to display your cherished dog pictures! Remove the glass and layout the pictures on the tabletop, in whatever theme you like. Think about the location of the table and how guests will approach the table. Place the doggie pics in varying directions for a unique look! When you’re satisfied with the layout of the pictures, place the glass top back over the photos.

2. Display your best-loved dog pictures using CD cases!

You can purchase CD cases at your local office supply store. Be sure to use the standard size cases and not the slim variety. Throw away the plastic insert that’s included in the case. Cut the dog pictures to the size of the CD case. Attach a piece of cardboard to the back of each photo. Place the dog photo inside the case and snap it securely shut. Now attach the CD case to the wall with a strip of Velcro. Arrange the cases in a 4 x 4 square pattern or place diagonally at different angles. What’s neat about this type of display is that you can easily change the pictures inside the case as often as you like!

3. Display several of your favorite dog pictures in a shadow box!

A shadow box is a great way to display larger dog-related items that won’t fit in a standard frame. Arrange the pictures inside the shadow box, then add some of your favorite dog mementos such as his first ID tag, collar, or lock of hair. You could even add one of his favorite dog biscuits or treats. Be creative and display whatever treasured dog items would add the most meaning to the shadow box!

4. Display your favorite dog pictures on a velvet, satin or grosgrain ribbon!

Cut a length of ribbon – the size of the ribbon will depend upon the number of photos that you choose to display. Arrange your favorite dog photos on the ribbon. Attach the pictures with one of those self-adhesive Velcro circles or squares. Now fill in the open spaces of the ribbon with colorful beads, sparkly glitter or some unusual buttons. Then, add a pretty bow at the top of the ribbon for a finishing touch!

5. Display your most cherished dog picture in a mirror frame!

Take a piece of mirrored glass and cut it to fit a frame of your choice. You can find mirrored glass at most stores that sell window glass. Now, take a single-edge razor blade and scrape away the mirror’s black backing to create a ‘window’ of clear glass for the picture of your dog to show through. The ‘window’ can be large or small, oval, heart-shaped, smooth or rough around the edges. Tape the photo of your dog or puppy to the back of the glass and place it in the frame.

These are just a few creative ways to display and share your favorite dog or puppy pictures. Don’t limit yourself to the methods listed above. With a little thought and ingenuity, you’ll be able to think of some more exciting and distinctive ways to show off those wonderful doggie photos!

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