"Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied." Ansel Adams

Monday, January 23, 2017

STUDIO STEPPING

                                ©Andy deBruyn

For the past several days I've been in my "studio"-
really just an office crammed with so much grip gear I have to watch where I'm stepping.

        ©Andy deBruyn

  Should have something worked out in a day or two.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

STANFORD MEMORIAL

©Andy deBruyn

Beautiful pool of light inside the Stanford Memorial Church on the grounds of Stanford University.
This was taken last year, I plan to go back to Stanford soon, hopefully spend a little more time making images of the church.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

EYE PLACEMENT IN PORTRAITS

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Last night I was lecturing at the local library on photographic composition. It was an hour long class so I had to take notes from a previous four hour class and reduce it to just nuggets of information.

I certainly wasn't feeling my best as I was dealing with a bad case of allergies. I was doing all I could to keep from coughing. Apologies to my class surrendered.

So at one point I wanted to talk about eye placement in portraiture but for the life of me I couldn't remember the man's name that studied this phenomenon. My head felt it was full of cotton.

Anyway, Christopher W. Tyler was the gentleman and if you are interested in portraiture you might give his white paper a look see. Just google his name with Eye Placement Principles.

Also you can google "left eye placement in portraiture" - it's actually a very interesting subject and has a number of conflicting opinions but check it out so you know it's there and perhaps can utilize these principles in your portrait work.

Thanks for stopping by...now where was the box of tissues??

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TESTING ONE TWO DONE

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OK, testing is over. Talked with the tech at the provider and there was a hiccup but now all is well.
Thanks to those who spotted the problem and shot me an email.

Thanks for stopping by.

TESTING ORCHID

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Bear with me here - just testing to see that all my providers servers are good...at least the ones that hold my images.

Thanks.

...testing one two three testing....

CITY GARAGE AND TEXACO

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If you were trying to view my other site this evening, andysphotos.photos, it's back up and running. One of the provider's third party servers was down.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 13, 2017