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POD Websites–Are they Worth the Effort?

By Matthew Bamberg / May 13, 2013

Fine Art America is a POD website All the rage in the art world these days are POD websites, websites that take your uploaded photos and sell them on your behalf online. POD means Print on Demand, which is a process whereby the staff at the website does everything for you in order to sell […]

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Education Reform Thrives in Ras Al Khaimah

By Matthew Bamberg / May 10, 2013

Creating an education system that encourages students to read is at the core of the education initiatives envisioned by His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Sheikh Saud believes that the UAE must recognize the important role education plays in the economic […]

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Atlantic City Boardwalk before Hurricane Sandy in HDR

By Matthew Bamberg / May 8, 2013

Sony DSC-HX200V 18.2MP Digital Camera with 30x Optical Zoom – Black – Long Zoom Cameras (Google Affiliate Ad) Atlantic City before Hurricane Sandy in HDR Last October Hurricane Sandy struck with vengeance, wiping out the much of the famed boardwalk. Here is Atlantic City as it stood in the September before the hurricane. Top winds […]

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10 Things to Maybe Expect from a Canon 70D

By Matthew Bamberg / May 8, 2013

Canon 70D Coming in June is the Canon 70D, which is to cost about $1200, a bit pricier than the XSi and similar cameras. These cameras are adding so many non-photography features that they’re sounding more and more like hand-held devices, with many of the same features, but instead of being options on a small […]

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What a Difference a Day Makes–Sleeping on Your Art Work

By Matthew Bamberg / May 4, 2013

Marilyn before with a red cast throughout the frame In art, what a difference a day makes. Sleeping on your art work enables you to get up the following day refreshed so that you can look at your work in an entirely different way than you had the day before. As a writing professor, I […]

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Colorization–Metro Sign in Paris

By Matthew Bamberg / Apr 29, 2013

Metro station in Paris The Metro signs in Paris are lovely to be sure. You can tweak a sign so that it stands out by making everything in the image black and white, leaving only the text in color. This process is known as colorization, even though in digital art is done subtractively. You’re not […]

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Ten Whispers about Canon’s T6i

By Matthew Bamberg / Apr 23, 2013

The fact that the T5ihas just come out in March 2013 and that it’s almost identical to the Canon T4iand the lightest, smallest Canon camera, the SL1 has also made it debut is causing heated speculation about what comes next with a Canon T6i, due out next year. All of these are in addition to […]

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Getty Villa in Malibu Modeled after Southern Italian Country House

By Matthew Bamberg / Apr 20, 2013

Getty Malibu in HDR During the 1950s John Paul Getty imagained a museum to provide an ideal context in which to recreate the Villa Papyri, a large country house that was built around 79 AD. It has been speculated that the father-in-law of Julius Caesar lived there. The Getty Villa, modeled after the Villa Papyri, […]

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Fine Art Photography by Matthew Bamberg–Organizing Your Images

By Matthew Bamberg / Apr 16, 2013

Paris circus–woman with Hula Hoops One of the most important tasks for you, the fine art photographer, is organizing images. If you’re like me, you probably have thousands. If you want to sell your photos at a POD (Print on Demand) website like Fine Art America, you need to have a set of images with […]

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Cropping Street Photography–Isolating Subjects

By Matthew Bamberg / Apr 12, 2013

Subject cropped according to Rule of Thirds. Two subjects standing close together, so image was cropped tighter around them. Two girls looking as if one is a mirror reflection; cropped girls tightly using Rule of Thirds. Three-shot portrait of two girls and a woman, leaving you questioning the young ones’ relationship to the older one, […]

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