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Photo Tutorial Christmas Decorations E-mail

Either you hate it or you love it, but with December comes Christmas, and with Christmas comes the need to be warm, cozy, inviting, merry, enchanting, extravagant and so on and so forth.  Among the many challenges Christmas poses, one of them is to create the perfect atmosphere for the always dreaded (for those responsible) Christmas Dinner.  This grand event is where the whole family comes together, often for the first and only time during the whole year, to evaluate each others successes and failures, or just to enjoy a nice evening together.  No matter what the situation in your particular family, the challenge of decorating the table can only be matched by the challenge of depicting it for posterity so that everyone can envy your grand design.  If you find yourself at a loss when it comes to depicting your work, here are a couple of tips that may just save Christmas....

 
Looking for the summer E-mail

Looking for the summerAs you may or may not know I live in Norway.  If you are not familiar with the place I guess "Alaska" is the most famous comparable place on earth.  Therefore, I'm looking for the summer...

 

 
Photo Analysis Love Padlocks E-mail

All over the world people express their love for each other in a variety of ways.  As a photographer you may find it challenging to capture this love Picture of Love Padlockin a way that others willl recognize.  All-time favourites are the fond kiss, two hands interlocking and the classic above all: a couple looking into the sunset from a beach of a hill.  While these are all great manifestations I tend to prefer dead stuff, somehow it seems more permanent, so here are a couple of love padlocks for you to chew on...

 
Dead people come to life E-mail

Dead CyclistA couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of visiting Gunther Von Haagens exhibition "Body Worlds" in Berlin.  You might thing looking at real dead people stripped of their skin to reveal their innards and set up in a series of macabre configurations might be scary or disgusting, but the truth is that the exhibition is simply fascinating.

 
Photo Analysis Bug on Paper E-mail

Summertime is a great time for bugs of all sorts, whether big or small, and one way of making them slightly more interesting than just the ordinary macro-closeup is to put them in a larger context.  In this case a page of The Economist serves well as that larger context.

 

 
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