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I can answer questions about the artistic aspects of photography, and tricks for shooting landscape, scenic, macro, and animal photography. I am familiar with Pentax SLR cameras, both film and digital. I have also done work in urban photography and creative photography, and I am familiar with creative uses of filters and lenses. I am familiar with composition and color theory, and know how to make use of light. I can answer questions about things like lightning photography and moon photography. I spend time studying the techniques of the well known photographers. I work exclusively in color. Although I travel anywhere and everywhere in pursuit of landscape and scenic photography, my main area of expertise is the American southwest, and I am familiar with many scenic areas. I also have familiarity with the plants of the Sonoran Desert, having studied not only their appearance but also their uses, including ethnobotany. See my educational credentials for other art that I do.

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I have spent the last ten years as a semi-professional photographer, selling my work on the internet, and having won international honors. The gallery of my most recent work, where I usually post frequently is I will take questions about how I did various photographs.


The first prize I won for my art was when I was in third grade. I have a bachelor's degree in art from Ohio Dominican University, where I learned mainly ceramics and glaze calculation. I have also done various kinds of fiber arts. In addition, I do digital landscapes, abstracts, and fractal art.

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2016-07-14 Glow in the dark photo:

Hello, Tina,    Your picture is underexposed. Try a longer exposure and see if the lettering is sharp. In order for it to be effective, you would need to be able to see the ball as well, and it is unlikely

2016-07-14 Glow in the dark photo:

Hello, Tina,    Interesting question, and for me, difficult. I don't quite have enough information, and it's not the type of photography I routinely do. Does it glow when it is in the presence of, say

2016-03-08 dslr camera:

Hello, tony,    You are welcome!    As for lenses, I don't consider that particularly difficult, though obviously I have been involved with them for awhile. There are a couple of terms you have to be familiar

2016-03-07 dslr camera:

Hello, tony,    My experience is only with Pentax. We started out with Pentax film cameras, acquired some lenses, and then waited until they came out with a decent digital camera. All the lenses work on

2015-09-13 New Camera:

Hello, Kelli,    I only have experience with one digital camera: Pentax. However, I can still express an opinion. We started with a Pentax film camera. That was my husband's choice. However, when I went


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