Digital Photography School- DPS

Posted August 20, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
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Digital Photography School- DPS

When I picked up my first DSLR a few short years ago, I didn’t really know where to start.  What did I need to know?  How does this thing work? And most importantly, how can I get really cool pictures too.  When I found the DPS website, I found a great resource for learning about all things photography related.

Digital Photography School (DPS) is a free site that gives you great tips and tutorials on photography techniques, equipment, and processing.  You can learn everything from lighting to creative photography projects.  Need inspiration?  They have a weekly photo assignment column as well as a critique section.

Take a stroll through their site and you might find some great stuff too!



Free eBook!

Posted August 15, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
Categories: Articles, General

Free eBook!

So I picked up some scrumptious looking cherries this weekend, with the intent of both eating and photographing them (of course).  Over the past day or so, I’ve been searching the web for images and information on how to shoot them in a unique way.  I stumbled across this article on that discussed some inexpensive eBooks on photography, and by inexpensive I mean free.  Just as well, the majority of the .pdf books here are $5- that’s a pretty good bargain, especially for free access.  They cover most aspects of photography- lighting, macro, styling, inspiration and improvement.

I’ll let you know if it turns out to be a good read!

For a full list of the eBooks they have available on the Craft & Vision website, use this link

Denver Photo Art Gallery

Posted August 13, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
Categories: General, Photography, What's New

Visit the Denver Photo Art Gallery Facebook page and vote for your favorite storm photo in their monthly contest.

Click on this link and “like” my image to help me get into the final voting ! …

Don’t forget to visit the gallery itself… Image

Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong

Posted August 13, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wrong.

Articles #001: “How to read a photograph like a book”

Posted August 3, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
Categories: Articles, Photography

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One of my purposes with this blog site is not only to expand my own knowledge and understanding; but to pass it along to others.

Today, I found and interesting article from that we can apply to all genres of photography.  The article covers seven different items to think about when looking at a photograph.  It reminds us that in order to learn the craft, it is important to study it.  I’ve often found myself asking the question- “but what am I supposed to be looking for?”  The article really broke it down by simply listing questions on what you ask yourself wen looking at a photo.  I really think this will definitely help me critique my own work! 

Experimental #001: Oil & Water

Posted August 1, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
Categories: Photography, Something Different, What's New

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I picked up this fun experiment on photographing bubbles after mixing cooking oil and water from photographer Mike Moats .  Through a pretty basic set-up with a clear glass dish and scrapbooking paper I got some really fun pics.  My pyrex baking dish had some texture to the glass, so the images aren’t quite as crisp as I would like; but it’s definitely worth a repeat on a rainy day.

Check out Mike’s fabulous tutorial here… 

Hello world!

Posted July 29, 2012 by elanegravesphotography
Categories: General, What's New

Welcome to my first blog!

 Today was spent processing images from a recent excursion in search of sunflowers near Denver.  I found some great wheat fields and a double rainbow along the way.

Big Lens Fast Shutter

Demystifying the world of sports photography

Gary Schollmeier

How do you see the world?

Adventures Behind the Camera

My experiences in the world of photography - Teri Virbickis

Mike Moats

Tiny Landscapes - Pro Macro Photographer


Art and Practice