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Episode #1 of Keep Shooting! Mondays is here! I'll be answering your photo questions, talking about some equipment and starting new photo assignments.

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The first photo assignment is on Foreground, Middleground & Background. The goal of this assignment is to help your composition skills. Here are the rules for the photo assignments

  • Photos must be taken during two weeks after assignment is given to be eligible to be featured in the YouTube video and blog post.
  • Only photos posted to the forum will be considered for the video.
  • One forum post will be used for each assignment.
  • The entire presentation of the photo counts, that includes post processing, ugly watermarks, etc.
  • Submit as many photos as you like, only one will be featured in the blog post and YouTube video

Keep shooting!

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0 # Lance J. Reha 2013-01-07 10:29
Great video Greg. As always, learned something new! I do have a question, I was out shooting some 'landscapes' of the NY harbor. I used a 12-24 f4 lens. My problem seems to be, what do I focus on, the city in the distance, the water closer to me or somewhere in the middle? I want everything in focus. Also, what setting in my d5100, single point etc? Thanks, keep the info coming my friend!
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0 # John 2013-01-07 12:07
Have you done any video's about flash photo's please?
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0 # Jon Lloyd 2013-01-09 02:38
Greg has done a couple of Flash photography videos (that I have watched):


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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2013-01-09 12:13
I have a huge series of flash videos planned!
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0 # DR.Albert 2013-01-07 12:49
The Hoover Dam B&W is fantastic. How much post work was done on it vs using a preset?. I am a Lightroom 3 user and my B&W conversions are not as shark and vivid as your dam.
Hopefully, you can talk more about B&W techniques in 2013?
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0 # Jon Lloyd 2013-01-09 02:39
Greg has a couple of Lightroom Presets for B&W although I think they are more for portrait shots.
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0 # Jon Lloyd 2013-01-09 02:45
Apologies.. hit enter too soon, I was also going to say that I would recommend Photoshop over Lightroom for Black & White as you can use adjustment layers ... CS6 now comes with a B&W Adjustment layer. I am guessing that this was what Greg did with the Hoover Dam shot - right Greg?
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2013-01-09 12:12
The Hoover Dam image was edited in Lightroom only.
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0 # Gregory Cazillo 2013-01-09 12:12
I think I edited that file in LR3 not LR4, I'll have to make a video on it.
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0 # Wayne Leary 2013-01-24 23:52
Nice Job
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