Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography, landscapes, wall art
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography, landscapes, wall art
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography, landscapes, wall art
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography, landscapes, wall art
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography, landscapes, wall art
Pennsylvania farm designs
Bridges at sunset on Susquehanna River
Nomads in Kenya by campfire
Harrisburg Capitol skyline at dusk
Pennsylvania College of Art in Lancaster

New from Pennsylvania Scenics, Forests & Parks

Choose backlight for landscapes

Backlit landscapes, Hickory Run State Park, Carbon Co., NE PA, Mud Run, mountain stream ((c) Blair Seitz) Do you want your landscape photos to appear 3-D? Do you want the greens of your grasslands to be richer?

The way to go is to scrap the conventional “from over the shoulder” lighting and find landscapes which have the sunlight coming from behind the vista. Read more

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New cameras with 100 choices

Digital camera modes and optionsI have just updated my Sony alpha 9 to alpha 65. The alpha 65 is not the top of the line. The body is $500 as compared to $2800 for the mirrorless RX1R. Nonetheless, this upgrade has a staggering number of new possible settings and is 24MP compared to 12MP on the alpha 9.

Does anyone remember the days only 15-20 years ago when a new camera had six setting options: aperture, speed, program or manual priorities, the ISO and a + or – for adjusting the exposure for backlighting or to achieve high key or darker photographs? Read more

New from Pennsylvania Scenics, Forests & Parks

Aerial photography technique

Making Photographs from fixed wing planeConventional wisdom would require that a pro photographer would use a gyroscope to stabilize the camera for aerial photography. However, I have made photographs from Cessna aircraft over the last several decades without a gyroscope. I am now exhibiting forty of the most graphic of these with enlargements up to six foot murals. Geisinger Hospital, Danville, Pennsylvania, has enlarged eight of my aerial photographs to twelve foot murals with stunning results. Read more

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Outstanding close-up photography


Costa Rican butterfly garden
Our aim is to make close-up photos so that the subjects are not confused with a busy background.  We want the floral, butterfly or bird to stand out from the background. The delineation from the background will help make the photograph artistically pleasing.  For our purposes, the science of the flower’s stem and leaves, for example, are not as important as the visual impact of the photograph. Read more

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Keep your copyrights

Black and White International PhotographyWhen a photographer clicks the shutter to make a picture, the image is already owned by the creator behind the camera. The copyright is yours and to lose it you need to sign it away. If a copyright owner wants to be sure to receive damages if the copyright is infringed, the copyright needs to be registered with the US copyright office. But registration is not required to own the copyright. That is automatic with the push of the shutter button.

There is the exception called “work for hire” which occurs when the photographer is in the employ of an entity such as a newspaper. Even then the photographer should make sure there is a mutual understanding that pictures would be available for his or her exhibits or books. Read more

New from South Jersey Land & Seascapes

Tips for photographing night parades

Night photography, Antique fire engine in Cape May Christmas parade decorated with holiday lights (Blair Seitz)I have a simple though effective means of photographing night parades and low-light indoor events, which are both represented in this holiday gallery.

Both combine the use of flash (preferably a flash you can hold off camera though also with on-camera and in-camera flash.  For the photos in this holiday party celebration I used an off-camera Sony flash and for the Christmas parade pictures I used the flash built-into my camera. Read more