Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography
Blair Seitz Photography - Pennsylvania, South Jersey, photograpy, stock photography
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 scrape 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.

When I push the “menu” button on the Sony alpha 65 and page through it, I find a Pandora’s box of setting choices. I’ve counted over 100 different possible settings. So we’ve gone from six to more than 100 options.

Camera designers do not ask photographers if they can realistically use the vast number of options. However, with the computer chip the possibility to build into the camera an obscenely difficult number of settings is achievable, so they do it.

On my first trip with the alpha 65 abroad to southern France, suddenly, the camera began making the images three f-stops too bright. I compensated by setting the + and – exposure control three stops on the dark side and said, “Darn, I have to return the camera to Sony for correction or a replacement camera.” 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

New from Images of Our World

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