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Carl Finkbeiner News and Views

Uncover the latest news and views with Philadelphia instructor Carl Finkbeiner!

Carl Finkbeiner News and Views


April 2024, Portraiture Lighting

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new Art Deco photo; get enlarged view; buying options. VIEWS: practical everyday recommendations for lighting portraits


March 2024, Frames and Framers

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new flower photo; enlarged view; buying options. VIEWS: use of frames in composing photos to emphasize and to draw the eye; frames to mount pictures in - choices and history


February 2024, Great Food Photographers

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new spring flower photo; enlarged view; buying options. VIEWS: great food photographers: Mowie Kay and Julia Sent


January 2024, Shooting While Aging

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new flower photo; enlarged view; buying options. VIEWS: ideas for photographing while aging: compensate with technology and technique; embrace it by taking your time, deliberate instead of incidental blurring, consider black-and-white.


December 2023, The Joy of Singing with Candles

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new autumn trees photo; enlarged view; buying options. VIEWS: Some soothing photos from the past few years of tree lighting celebrations at the Rose Valley Museum, with candles and singing.


November 2023, Great Self-Portrait Photographers

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new sunrise clouds photo; enlarged view. VIEWS: four great self-portrait photographers, definitely not the usual selfies: Cindy Sherman, Francesca Woodman, Zanele Muholi, Kelli Connell.


October 2023, Rule of Thirds

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new landscape photo. VIEWS: Rule of Thirds - what it is and when to take it seriously.


September 2023, Pictures of Pictures

NEWS: Upcoming workshops; new sculpture photo; enlarged view. VIEWS: tips for getting a good picture of anything flat under glass with setup for shooting and editing in post.


August 2023, Great Portrait Photographers

NEWS: upcoming workshops, new photo of Upper Antelope Canyon. VIEWS: great portrait photographers Richard Avedon, Nadav Kander, Annie Leibovitz, Steve McCurry


July 2023, Studying Portrait Painting

NEWS: A new photo: Niagara Falls. VIEWS: what photographers can learn from a great portrait painting - Juan de Pareja by Diego Velázquez


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