• Photography

    Trying on for Size

    Dear Bubbles: In the depth of field calculator app, “distance-to-subject” is required. What’s the best way to take that measurement?” ~Karen Dear Karen: Of the various variables any depth of field (DOF) calculator app asks for, “distance-to-subject” is the hardest…

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    Movin’ and Shakin’

    Dear Bubbles: In one of your earlier posts, you suggested you “switched into Intentional Camera Movement mode.” What is that? Is that an option on my camera? If so, where would I find it? ~Ashley Dear Ashley: I’m sorry. I’ve…

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    Mind Those Corners

    Dear Bubbles: I’m sorting and beginning to edit my Grand Canyon rafting pictures. On some of my pictures, I’m seeing edge tunneling. It could have been the neutral density/polarizing filter. Is there a simple explanation for this? ~Hank Dear Hank:…

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    A Slice of Color

    Dear Bubbles: You noted that for web use [of your photographs], you change the color space to sRGB.  What color space are using for your TIF files?  And why? ~Shirley Dear Shirley, Correct, the photos I share online, all JPEGs, in are…

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    Choose Wisely

    Dear Bubbles: I’ve been told to never shoot at f/16 or f/22. I noticed that you seem to do it all the time. What am I missing? Should I or shouldn’t I shoot at those apertures? ~Audrey Dear Audrey: As…

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    Becoming an AIR

    Dear Bubbles: I understand that you’ve been an artist-in-residence at Acadia multiple times. I am a photographer and an avid fan of the national parks. I am interested in applying to the AIR program. Could you tell me what the…

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    Lust of the Mind

    Dear Bubbles: Freeman Patterson said, “There’s only one rule in photography—never develop color film in chicken noodle soup.” Discuss. ~Guy Dear Guy, Freeman Patterson, who lives in New Brunswick, Canada, is one of my favorite modern-day nature photographers. I received…

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    Expand Your View

    Dear Bubbles: In one of your webinars, you mentioned photographing a panorama. I’ve never tried to do a panorama photograph but want to. I think you said to turn the camera vertically, but I’m not sure I heard you right.…

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    Take vs. Create

    Dear Bubbles: Why do you create photos? ~Ramen Dear Ramen: I’ve offered insights into my motivations for why I photograph previously in an earlier Dear Bubbles column (“If No One Saw Your Photos”). Given your emphasis on the word “create,”…

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    Restoring Balance

    Dear Bubbles: Can you settle this once and for all: does setting the white balance affect a RAW image? ~Jeff Dear Jeff: It’s complicated. No and yes, which is why we’re easily confused… Let’s start with what RAW is. It’s…

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    Help-U Haiku

    Dear Bubbles, Rumor has it you have your workshop participants write haiku’s. Is this true? If so, could you tell me how doing this would help my photography? ~Intrigued Dear Intrigued: A haiku in response: My cover is blown! Words…

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    Get a Move On

    Dear Bubbles: I’m a little embarrassed to ask, but here goes anyway: how do you get the water to look so soft in your pictures? ~Inquiring Minds Want to Know Dear Inquiring Minds Want to Know: First off, under no…

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    Taking Control

    Dear Bubbles: I shoot all of my landscape photos on Av mode. I saw a meme on Facebook recently that said, “Everyone’s a photographer until Manual.” How do you feel about this? I’m not sure I’m ready to go to…

  • Life

    Something Different

    Dear Bubbles: I love Dear Bubbles. It’s always so thoughtful and thorough. But I have to ask (in jest): are you capable of writing anything short? ~Can’t Keep Up Dear Can’t Keep Up, Yes. Be well, be wild, ~Bubbles Have…