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Topaz Adjust is a Photoshop filter plugin that allows you to create endless possibilities for your images with, very often, just one or two clicks.  The differences that the filter displays in the images are dramatic, in most cases.  Topaz Adjust, for me, is the quickest and easiest way to take...

This Is Huge!

I've been dancing around these characters on my computer keyboard for over a week now, trying to come up with a great topic for all of our members.  I was supposed to do a piece on the fantastic time we all had at the Atlantis Aquarium, but Mother Nature dumped...

Giving Photos Not Taking Them

Two members of LIPG spent a few hours volunteering their time, in coordination with thousands of photographers worldwide through the organization Help-Portrait,  to photograph individuals and give those individuals the resulting portraits.  Thank you Kim Pace & Joanne Henig for giving your time to give those in need something they...

Hello fellow photogs! What do you want for Christmas (or the holiday)?  My pat answer is usually, "I don't know." Wrong! Tis that season to blurt out a definitive answer to that age old question. Here are some ideas for photography buffs (like us) and an ideal response. Gary Fong...

No formula exists for making fine art. It is the elusive quality that makes the work of art rare and consequential. However, certain important elements can be explored. One is the idea of commitment. For the Fine Art photographer, there must first be the commitment to being an artist. Then...

Gallery Display Opportunity

WE ARE MOVING FORWARD with many initiatives that were announce with our first blog post. Here is one that is moving forward rapidly ...... We have hired a painter to come into our design office over Labor Day weekend.  The end result will be to have freshly painted walls so...

So, I was reading last months issue of one of my many photography magazine subscriptions and there was this whole review about the "latest and greatest" camera lenses that were new to the market.  This type of reading always catches my eye because I'm such a sucker for the "latest...

Kodachrome

"Kodachrome They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away" - Paul Simon Yesterday, Kodak announced...

Where Does The Time Go?

I know this has happened to you before.  You show up at work on Monday with a semi-ambitious 'To-Do' list for the week and before you know it it's Thursday and you've managed to increase rather than decrease the items on the list.  No problem!   This phenomenon is the...

Tuesday’s Tease

This week has been a busy one for Long Island Photo Gallery members. Some of our members were off to an all day Portrait Seminar at the Oyster Bay Planting Fields, while other members were out taking new photos and learning new software techniques.  All this while our own Jessica Hirschmann was updating...