The Dutch Angle

In filmmaking, a “Dutch Angle” occurs when the camera is slightly tilted, giving an appearance of a filmed scene being off-kilter. If you’ve ever watched the 1960’s Batman TV series, you’ve seen plenty of Dutch angles – they’re usually involving the hideouts or lairs of the criminal masterminds. I’m currently working on a photo project…

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I’m not letting Louis DeJoy ruin my Competition Season 2021.

Background. Whenever I need to make a lenticular “magic motion” print for Competition Season, my go-to source is Peter Sinclair of Snap3D.com. I send him the images, he crafts me a spectacular lenticular print, and it arrives safe and well in my mailbox. In fact, Snap3D was the company that made my print The Long,…

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Welcome to the List of Champions

I won’t lie.  I hold onto slights like a bear trap holds onto a hiker. Many, many years ago, when I first started entering my photos in competitions, I tried submitting my shots into the Capital District Photo Regionals.  The Photo Regionals are the preeminent show for local photographers, and I had hoped that something…

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Results from the 42nd Annual Photo Regionals

It’s Saturday afternoon, and I just received an e-mail from Albany Center Gallery. I can feel my heart pounding right now.  It’s been three years since my neon dancing artwork Step and Pivot made the cut for the then-39th edition of the prestigious Capital District Photo Regionals.  And through all the craziness that’s gone on…

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And off go my entries to the 2020 3D Photography Competition…

Deadline came up quickly.  But between all my various setbacks this year, I’m still harboring a desire to compete in Competition Season 2020, no matter what or where that “competition season” might entail. And right off the bat, I’ve finally decided on my entries for the 2020 International 3D Stereo Photo Contest in Vienna, Austria. …

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A sharper focus with a set of bellows

I’m currently working on sharpening my skills with macro photography.  I’ve invested in high-power macro lenses, I’ve bought a macro focusing rail to move the camera into sharp, tight focus, and I’ve improved my focus stacking capabilities. But I have a feeling that the one new item I’ve acquired may help me really claim a…

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Chuck’s Best Photos of 2019

So I do this every year around this time … I go through all my photos from the past year, some that have won awards, some that didn’t but I still think they’re awesome, and I recap them in this year-end blog special.  Hopefully I’ve captured your favorites from the past year as well.  That…

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