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Sepia Saturday

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This week’s image inspired me to scour the Library of Congress’ collections for photos of photographers. Here are more photos of photographers.

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Source: Library of Congress, 1909

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Source: Library of Congress, 1905

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Traveling Photographer, 1934, Library of Congress

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Sepia Saturday

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Ghost images

Ghost images

This week’s prompt urges bloggers to delveinto the eerie realm of ghost images. In the Victorian and Edwardian eras people believed these ghosts that appeared in photos were spirits. Even though most were double exposures or such errors, they still give me the willies.

Travel Theme: Orange

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok, Thailand

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Kaifeng, China

This week Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack? challenges bloggers to post photos emphasizing orange, that bright, bold, happy color. Here’s what you do:

  1. Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Orange
  2. Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  3. Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fresh

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2013″ or “postaweek2013″ tag.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

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Taken on April 20, 2013 and yes, that’s snow.

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Yes, that’s snow on the ground on April 20th, 2013

One of many kite shops in Weifang

One of many kite shops in Weifang

Here’s how it works:

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use a “postaday2013″ or “postaweek2013″ tag.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange

Taking a rest

In honor of Halloween

How It Works?

Most weeks I will come up with a topic and along with a tip on how to take a better photo. Feel free to write me with things you want to learn about.
Go through you photo archives and see what photos you have that fits the current week’s challenge, or better yet grab you camera and take a new photo!
Please keep your photos to only three or less per week.
ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge post

Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge” tag.
Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

Great insights for photographers. Read on.

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You’ve heard it before – “Life is short.” Too short for some. Tomorrow is promised to no person. We all owe a death. But it’s not the death we live for, it’s the life in between. When you’re in your 20s, you think you’re untouchable – you’ll live forever. When you’re in your 30s, you live as if you still have most…

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Vivian Maier – A Great News Story

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Maier in one of several self-portraits she took on the streets of Chicago (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Chicago Tonight has run a terrific story on Vivian Maier this week. Maier was a nanny all her life and lived a quiet life. It wasn’t till a man bought a large box of her photo negatives at a garage sale did anyone realize that Maier was probably the best street photographer of her era in Chicago.

Her black and white photos show drama, emotion, and beauty. I love that she lived her life in anonymity. Most of the 100,000 photos she took were never printed.

Photo Workshop

Reflection and Distortion

Under Cloud Gate

Exerciser

Prairie & City

Spitting Fountain?

I used a Groupon from Digital Photo Academy. Our instructor, a Chicago Tribune street photographer, was pretty good offering simple tips like suggesting we shoot from the hip, shoot from very low or very high, forget the rule of three, overexpose now and then for cool effect. Composition was the focus (excuse the pun) though we got some technical tips too.

The photos I took where I broke the usual rules weren’t that good. I will try them more though. The beauty of digital is that it costs nothing to goof around.

We started at The Cloud Gate, a.k.a “The Bean” and then went to the law by the Pritzger Pavilion where the city offers free yoga, pilates and zoomba lessons on Saturdays in the summer from 9 to noon.

We explored parts of the park I don’t frequent like the zig zagging bridge and the Lurie Garden with its wild prairie flora. We took some photos by the bridge by the Art Institute and continued to the very cool Crown Fountain.

The instructor did lose some of us three times so I’d say that part of his teaching needs work. It did get rather hot towards the end. If they offer this class in the fall, that’s the time to take it.

Millenium Park is fabulous in the summer though. It’s everything a modern park should be – a place to play, eat, drink, unwind, cool off, relax, renew and of course, people watch.

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