Chapter 8. FROM CAMERA TO BLOG: MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN

FROM CAMERA TO BLOG: MAKING THE MAGIC HAPPEN
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Figure 8.1. 8-1

I'll bet you're excited!

I'll bet you have tons of ideas for great photographs milling around in your creative mind. I bet you're looking at everything you see now like it's a good subject for a photograph. The news is good: Everything is a good subject for a photograph.

In fact, Figure 8-1 is a collection of thumbnail photographs from my archives that are all well viewed and are all subjects that might be considered too mundane for a piece of artwork.

And make no mistake: You're creating art here. Photography is one of the visual arts, and your creations are every bit as much art as your neighbor's watercolors or Rodin's sculptures.

As shown in Chapter 7, photographs can be found everywhere you look, so it's not so much a matter of what you choose as a subject, but how you present that choice.

The process of taking a photograph from an idea in your head to a page on your blog follows these basic steps:

  1. Subject and Composition: Choose a subject and decide how to arrange it and its environment to the best advantage.

  2. Darkroom: Process the original photograph to be suitable for blogging.

  3. Saving: Create the uploadable photograph file for viewing on the Web.

Identifying The Subject or Area of Interest

The subject, of course, is ...

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