• Photography

    Seeing the Light

    Dear Bubbles, How do you see contrast? ~Muhammad Dear Muhammad, Verrrrrry carrrrrrrefully! The very word “photography” derives from the Greek words “phos” (light) and “graphis” (paint) which together means “to paint with light.” Without light, a photograph does not exist.…

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    Photography

    Bracketing: When One isn’t Enough

    Dear Bubbles: Do you bracket your exposures? Should I be bracketing? ~Confused  Dear Confused: The answer to both questions—as with most questions related to photography—is, it depends. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “bracket” as “to take photographs of at more than…

  • Photography

    Getting it White

    Dear Bubbles: I tried to photograph snow for the first time last week but all my pictures came back too dark. I was able to lighten them in Lightroom, but I’m wondering if something is wrong with my camera? Do…

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    Histogram is Out of Shape

    Dear Bubbles: I shoot in JPEG format. I’ve heard that my histogram should look like a bell curve. I can never get it to look like that. What am I doing wrong? ~Feeling Exposed Dear Feeling Exposed: I’m glad you’re…