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Reflection Time

By Mary Lou Johnson / January 1, 2019 / Comments Off on Reflection Time

All photos in this article ©  Mary Lou Johnson Happy New Year! January is a great month to reflect on the past year and count all your blessings and the many lessons learned. While reflecting, now look around at all the different reflections in front of you and capture them with your camera! They are…

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Holiday Photos

By Mary Lou Johnson / December 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Holiday Photos

Holiday tablescapes are often festive and even over the top! Pictures from different perspectives, angles, lighting, create special memories to enjoy for years to come. They may also help you to remember certain parts you wish to create again. Shoot close up for details and shoot from a distance to capture the ambiance of the…

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iPhone Tips

By Mary Lou Johnson / November 1, 2018 / Comments Off on iPhone Tips

Mixed Bag of Techniques for Portraiture Part 3 – Create Light! Reflectors can make a big difference in getting some light on your subject. If you don’t have a photographer’s reflector there are several items that will work such as a silver cake board, silver car windshield sun blocker, insulation reflector board, white poster board…

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iPhone Tips | Portraiture II

By Mary Lou Johnson / October 1, 2018 / Comments Off on iPhone Tips | Portraiture II

In Part 1 last month, we touched on lighting ideas, the importance of the background, and composition. Let’s take a look at varying shooting angles and using the Portrait Mode. Angles Expanding on these three aspects, you can try a variety of different angles to completely change the perspective. Stepping further away from your model…

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iPhone Tips | Capturing Color in the Garden

By Mary Lou Johnson / September 1, 2018 / Comments Off on iPhone Tips | Capturing Color in the Garden

Maybe you have a garden or perhaps you don’t have a garden now. The fact that you don’t have one doesn’t need to stop you in your tracks from creating your next beautiful iPhone photo. So take a walk around your neighborhood and discover new blooms. Right on Longboat Key, you could make an easy…

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iPhone Tips | Try Portraiture with your Iphone Part 1

By Mary Lou Johnson / August 16, 2018 / 5 Comments

Harsh sunlight for masculine effect. Rule of thirds, musical interest, street photography. Foliage background, eyes at top third of image, Clothing solids or textured, Shady area, no harsh shadow contrasts. Many of the tips we have discussed in my previous columns can be applied to taking portraits. Choose a family member or friend or even…

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