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Shaped by Light

News, views, stories, opinions and tips from Dennis Minty, Photographer, Environmentalist

Spring Sea Ice

April 14, 2013  •  3 Comments
It’s beautiful, glowing stuff. The light bends around its edges and in places appears to be coming from within. On the underside it is a gorgeous aquamarine. Many people curse it because it makes a long winter feel even longer. But if you choose your moment when the light is soft, or low in the sky, it is nature at its most radiant. This is sea...
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Bringing Depth to Your Images

February 13, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Chinstrap Penguin Colony, Deception Island, Antarctica We see a world with depth because our two, forward-looking eyes each perceive a slightly different picture. Our brains merge them together to form a three-dimensional interpretation. It is the amount of overlapping information that each eye perceives that is the secret to our depth perceptio...
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Photography in Winter

January 24, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Winter Opportunities and Challenges In photography, winter is the great simplifier. Details, like grass and leaves, are hidden, contours and edges are rounded, and the landscape is rendered to its most fundamental elements: line, shape, texture and colour. Even colour is more subdued and reduced in range from the vibrant green of summer, or the red...
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What Malcolm Gladwell Taught Me About Photography

January 05, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Baobab Tree, Tanzania, shot from the back of a moving pickup truck. A couple of years ago I read Malcolm Gladwell's wonderful book "Blink". It makes the case that we should put greater faith in our instincts, especially our initial, intuitive responses to a person, object, or event. Even though these assessments might happen in a few millisecond...
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Two Kinds of Shooters (at least)

January 02, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Perry's Cove, Conception Bay, Newfoundland, Canada, Dec. 28, 2010 In your reading about photography have you come across the idea of pre-visioning or imagining your shot in advance and then going after it? Sometimes it is treated as a prerequisite for good image-making. Certainly it is a valid method and one practiced by many excellent photograp...
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