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September 2010

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On Location: Charleston, SC

Azaleas growing on a fence in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is an ideal place to explore the first blooms of spring. It's lush gardens are home to beautiful designed grounds, and pristine flowers - the azaleas are amazing in early April. The city of Charleston is rich in history and it shows photographically, as southern architecture meets cobblestone streets and beautiful private gardens. With so many fantastic locations in one area, Charleston is truly a magnificent place to visit in the spring.

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Making Difficult Selections

This article explores the new Refine Edge features within Photoshop. We will be making a difficult selection in an image. The area has both hard smooth edges and small jagged details that we'll need to select in order to remove the sky, and replace it with a more interesting one. This article is by request, and deals with several selection tools, and the replacing of an overcast sky with a sunrise image.

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Capturing Reality

Rock formations in The Needles district, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA

Photography was arguably born out of the desire to capture moments with more realism. While some try to faithfully represent reality with their images, there is a certain liberation gained by using your images to represent with world as you see it. It is by embracing the concept that you in fact are an artist that will take your images beyond the documentary. This article discusses the myth of an inherent truth in photographs and talks about what it means to capture images that represent both your subject, and your interpretations as an artist.

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