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Time Travel

There are a few things in this world that can take you out of the space around you and bring you to another time and place. What’s our favorite way to time travel?

Books! Spend some quality time with your favorite book and your couch. Escape the summer heat and go somewhere cool.

Hitchhike to Alaska with Christopher McCandless. Or travel to the magical Narnia with the Pevensies. And not to mention you’ll still be home for dinner tonight.

(Reading is this Afghan, Usa’s favorite way to time travel, too!)

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Gecko Portrait Photography Tips

We’ve all seen the Geico Gecko commercials. However, in real life Gecko’s are not quite so charismatic. They take some work to get their portrait! This gecko seen in Bermuda was a great model, (who has likely had some freelance experience modeling for tourists).
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Don’t fret! You can get a great Gecko portrait too! Here’s how:
  1. Don’t worry about a gecko blinking while taking the photo. Most geckos don’t have eyelids and therefore never blink!
  2. Don’t pose your Gecko subject on anything made of Teflon. It’s the only known surface a gecko’s feet can’t stick to so your model will be sliding all over.
  3. Gecko’s are the only lizards that can vocalize! So don’t be afraid to talk to them while they strut their stuff, they can talk back!
  4. Try to choose a sunny location for your Gecko supermodel. They are coldblooded and need the sun to stay warm!

Happy Shooting!

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Depth of field

Choosing the depth of field of a photograph is a crucial part of creating an effective photograph. Selective focus on a certain part of the image directs the viewer’s eye to what you want them to focus on. As you can see in this example, the viewer’s attention is directed to the center of the artichoke, putting the emphasis on the texture of the vegetable.

Try this at home! Work on taking photographs of an object using varying points of focus and amounts of depth of field. See how this affects the image.

Happy shooting. 🙂

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