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Large Format Photography

I finally put some of the large format photography work I’ve been doing up online at http://photography.xavierllora.net/ Xavier on Google+

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Action in 4×5 bites

As I am getting more comfortable with film photography, it seems it helps me to write some experiences and thoughts down. I just wrote down the experience of taking a 4×5 view camera out for the first time. It is

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Reversing Course

I could not remember when was the last time I loaded a roll of film into a camera. As time moves forward, I walk backwards. That is what I thought when I enrolled in the photography course series where film

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Yet Another cGA Implementation, Now in Haskell.

A year ago, I mentioned that I always write a cGA implementation when I learn a new language. Then, I was trying to get back to fluent in Haskell. A couple of days ago, Martin Pelikan just did the same

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Assignment 8: New Looks of Noir Textures

Catching up with the list of assignments proposed by Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer. The eight assignment is all about new looks. Starting with a place you know very well, find a way to “slip through

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Assignment 7: Improving Mistakes

Another week, another assignment down the list extracted from Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer, seventh assignment, improving mistakes. Your assignment: The next time something goes wrong with a shoot, grab the problem, turn it into a

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Assignment 6: Making The Ordinary Visually Appealing

I had the assignment done last week, but I was a bit busy and I could not put it out. Enough excuses, the assignment from the list extracted from Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer, sixth assignment,

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Assignment 5: Taking Pictures without Your Camera

This week assignment from list extracted from Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer, is the fifth assignment, or taking pictures without your camera. Your assignment: Without a camera, observe a scene closely. What abstract pattern or patterns

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Assignment 4: Post-process It Like You Mean It

Going down the list of assignments extracted from Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer, the fourth assignment challenges you to post-process it like you mean it. Your assignment: Shoot a commonplace object with digital post-processing specifically in

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Assignment 3: Out of the Rut

Another week, another photography assignment extracted from Harold Davis article series Becoming a More Creative Photographer. The third assignment reads as follows: Your assignment: Wait until you are feeling no inspiration and stuck in a rut. Choose a single lens,

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