Photography by GreatLook: Blog https://www.greatlook.com/blog en-us (C) 2012-18 Photography by GreatLook photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:42:00 GMT https://www.greatlook.com/img/s/v-12/u409227266-o304822048-50.jpg Photography by GreatLook: Blog https://www.greatlook.com/blog 120 96 Need Help Deciding On What Size Print? Try Our Sizing Guide! https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/12/need-help-deciding-on-what-size-print-try-our-sizing-guide 20x30 Landscape20x30 LandscapeSizing Guide

Having trouble deciding what size print will fit in your wallspace? Try our new sizing guide. A variety of different size photos are shown in a typical home arrangement to make your decision easier.

More arrangements coming soon.

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) couch photos size sizing space walls https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/12/need-help-deciding-on-what-size-print-try-our-sizing-guide Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:25:03 GMT
New Site https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/12/new-site new sitenew site

 

Photography by GreatLook has a new exciting look!

The website has been completely redesigned with a new minimalist approach. New categories and many new photos have been added for purchase.

While there, please check out the new category "Photojournalism". This gallery will feature photos and stories that have brought us recognition from publications. Here you will also find an area that "tells a story" with photos.

I hope you enjoy the new look and please let me know if there is something I may have missed.

Thanks!

Phil Pantano

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) greatlook newsite https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/12/new-site Wed, 03 Dec 2014 13:40:15 GMT
Photo Contest - Help Me Out Please https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/6/photo-contest---help-me-out-please I don't normally enter contests like this but I did. I need votes for this photo:

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This is an original print that I photographed. This photograph was taken in the fishing village of Mahahual, Mexico.

The ideal size for this print with no cropping would be 8x12 or 16x24.

All 8x10, 16x20, 20x30 prints are produced using use a traditional photographic process. Printing is on real photographic paper which is exposed with light and then run through a chemical process, on Kodak Endura Professional Paper. (Read description on other items)

All prints will be ready for framing. There will be minor cropping on the 20″ x 30″ print.

Item #: 5DM31670-1-Hi-Res

Just click here: http://offerpop.com//campaign/599769/entry/3869832 and vote if you like it. It's The Weather Channel "It's Amazing Out There" contest. Thanks

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2014 Allentown Art Festival - Buffalo, NY https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/6/2014-allentown-art-festival---buffalo-ny Stop by and see us this weekend June 14th and 15th at The Allentown Art Festival. We will be setup on Allen St. between Delaware and Elmwood.

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) allentown allentown art festival buffalo https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/6/2014-allentown-art-festival---buffalo-ny Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:19:51 GMT
2014 UPDATED SUMMER SHOW SCHEDULE https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/5/updated-summer-show-schedule Allentown Art Festival 2013Allentown Art Festival 2013Allentown Art Festival 2013
Updated Show Schedule for Summer 2014:
 
Lilac Festival - Rochester, NY - May 17 & 18
Allentown Art Festival - Buffalo, NY - June 14 & 15 (On Allen Street near Delaware Ave. - same place as last year)
Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival - Niagara Falls, NY - June 20, 21 & 22
Corn Hill Arts Festival - Rochester, NY - July 12 & 13
Niagara Tattoo Expo - Niagara Falls, NY - August 1, 2 & 3
Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, NY - August 9 & 10
 
More to come as we get accepted to others.
 
Stop by and see us at any of these shows. Always look for our banner. We now have an easier way for you to find us. I'm adding some new banners that will show in the aisle:
 
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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Allentown Art Festival 2014 show Schedule Corn Hill Arts Festival Lewiston Art Festival Niagara Falls Music & Art Festival Steampunk industrial photography https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/5/updated-summer-show-schedule Fri, 23 May 2014 20:05:17 GMT
Steampunk Notecard Set Now available https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/5/steampunk-notecard-set-now-available I now offer a nice notecard set featuring some of my more popular steampunk inspired art. This is a set of 6 blank notecards featuring a different photo on each card. It includes envelopes. 

I have a limited number available right now and the cost is $25.00 + 5.00 shipping. This offer is only for US residents.

Steampunk Notecard CollectionSteampunk Notecard Collection(6) 4.25 x 5.5 notecards and envelopes. 6 different designs as featured in photo.
Limited number available in this first batch.

Purchase here.

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) steampunk https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2014/5/steampunk-notecard-set-now-available Tue, 06 May 2014 00:11:35 GMT
Photographer expands talents of capturing working class American spirit by... https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/12/photographer-expands-talents-of-capturing-working-class-american-spirit-by FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/13/2013

Photographer expands talents of capturing working class American spirit by teaming with emerging fashion line.

Hollywood, CA: 12/13/2013 Phil Pantano of Photography by GreatLook has joined with designers David Garret, former head designer of Christian Audigier, Ed Hardy and Von Dutch apparel, and Freddie Rojas of Rojas clothing. In efforts to unify the world of art and fashion, Phil is collaborating with their emerging LA based fashion line Hard Wear Intl.  with their works embodying the working class American spirit they hope to advocate a lifestyle where fashion, art, and people unite.

In reference to Phil Pantano's union, David Garret of Hard Wear Intl. said, "We are excited to be working with a man of such great integrity. His investment into the American working man is clearly reflected in his art as well as his support of us young entrepreneurs. We have high hopes that this spirit will inspire people to invest into a lifestyle that redefines what we are and who we aspire to be."

Making strides towards these goals Hard Wear Intl. and Phil Pantano planned and executed the following benchmarks:

-Orchestrated cross promotional marketing material

-Promote Art and Fashion collaboration on social networking and at promotional events and conventions

About Phil Pantano: Phil Pantano is a Buffalo, NY.  photographer who captures unique and dramatic photography of abandoned industrial locations and portraits of the spirit of the American working class. His photographic technique produces prints with a contemporary bold edge that have sold worldwide. (www.greatlook.com)

About Hard Wear Intl.: Hard Wear Intl. is a clothing company based out of West Hollywood, CA founded in 2013. Hard Wear Intl. is Made in America and sold coast to coast. It can be found in stores such as Kitson and Patrica Fields, and seen on celebrities such as TI, Alessandra Ambrosio and David Arquette. (www.hardwearintl.com)

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Christian Audigier David Garret Ed Hardy Freddie Rojas GreatLook Hard Wear Intl. Von Dutch clothing fashion https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/12/photographer-expands-talents-of-capturing-working-class-american-spirit-by Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:30:16 GMT
The Clement House Holiday Gift Show https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/12/the-clement-house-holiday-gift-show
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Come see Photography by GreatLook this weekend for a unique framed gift for the holidays.  We will have a large selection of framed and unframed prints available. Some that have never been seen before. Pick up that unique art print for that special person this holiday. 20% of all sales will be donated to the Red Cross.
 
Come out and support local artists at the Clement House. This is your chance to see the inside of this historic mansion on "Millionaire's Row" in Buffalo, NY.
 
Find that perfect holiday gift, support the Red Cross and check out the Clement Mansion decorated for the holidays, all at the same time.
 
Shop jewelry, clothing, artwork and more created by local artisans; 20% of all sales will be donated to the American Red Cross.
 
Free and open to the public 6-9pm Friday, Dec. 6th, and 11am - 6pm Saturday, Dec. 7th and Sunday, Dec. 8th.
 
Buffalo Red Cross
786 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14209

 

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/12/the-clement-house-holiday-gift-show Wed, 04 Dec 2013 22:33:48 GMT
Our Annual Black Friday Sale! https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/11/our-annual-black-friday-sale Our annual Black Friday Sale is coming up. 
Starts Thursday November 27th @ 12:01AM until November 29th @ 11:59PM.
 
Use the code: gobble-gobble13 for 30% off prints.
 
Unique artwork makes great Holiday Gifts!
 
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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Steampunk black friday photography steampunk https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/11/our-annual-black-friday-sale Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:34:49 GMT
2013 Canal Fest Arts & Crafts Show https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/7/2013-canal-fest-arts-crafts-show Photography by GreatLook will be setup on Saturday July 20 and Sunday July 21 for the 2013 Canal Fest Arts & Crafts Show!

We will be in a different spot than last year. Our space is #347 which is on Tremont St. near Main St. in North Tonawanda. Tremont is the street near the Riviera Theater.

Look for our tent and banner and me in a tie-dye. 

Stop by and say Hi!

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) art festival canalfest north Tonawanda steampunk https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/7/2013-canal-fest-arts-crafts-show Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:41:18 GMT
The American Worker Photo Series Lives On! https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/7/the-american-worker-photo-series-lives-on The American Worker Photo Series, already a hit in Western New York, will be getting more exposure. Our gallery opening night on June 14th, 2013 had hundreds of people viewing the series on the walls of Main (St)udios at 515 Main St. Buffalo, NY

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I am meeting today with successful documentary film producer/writer/director John R. Dorchester of Rocketman Films from Philadelphia, Pa. to shoot the trailer for a possible upcoming collaborative documentary project "The American Worker Film Project".

The story of The American Worker has really hit many people emotionally. The story behind the people involved is quite profound and needs to be told to as many people as possible.

If you haven't seen the series yet, please turn up your speakers and view the slideshow

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Updates coming after tonight's meeting.

Thanks you for all the support,

Phil Pantano

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) american buffalo jobs labor the american worker worker https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/7/the-american-worker-photo-series-lives-on Mon, 01 Jul 2013 13:02:26 GMT
The American Worker Featured In June Issue Of Adore Noir https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/6/the-american-worker-featured-in-july-issue-of-adore-noir The American Worker is featured in this month's edition of Adore Noir the Black & White Fine Art Photography Magazine. On the cover is "The Steelworker" Jay Borzielleri. A full interview and background on the series and covering 13 pages.

The magazine can be purchased here: http://www.adorenoir.com/Issue14.html.

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Adore Noir The American Worker Worker https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/6/the-american-worker-featured-in-july-issue-of-adore-noir Sun, 02 Jun 2013 12:24:33 GMT
Buffalo Rising talks about The American Worker https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/5/buffalo-rising-talks-about-the-american-worker  

 

Buffalo Rising wrote a nice story about The American Worker, my new photo series.

The story can be found here: http://www.buffalorising.com/2013/05/the-american-dream.html

 

 

 

 

 

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05/05/2013
The posters are now ordered and will be available for order later this week or early next week for $15.00 + shipping on my website. If anyone is interested, contact me please. Own a piece of History* 
 
*Dictionary.com defines History as: acts, ideas, or events that will or can shape the course of the future; immediate but significant happenings
 
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The American Worker Series to be featured in a e-magazine https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/5/the-american-worker-series-to-be-featured-in-a-e-magazine  

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The American Worker Series will be featured in the June edition of Adore Noir, the Black & White Fine Art Photography magazine. About  12-15 of the photos from the series will be shown. Also in the magazine will be an interview with me.
 
The most exciting part of this is that my worker "The Steelworker" (Jay Borzillieri) will be featured on the cover. Adore Noir features 6 photographers from around the world in each issue.
 
The magazine can best be described as “An amalgamation of classic and modern styles with everything in between.”
 
Adore Noir is the world's first all black & white, fine art photography, downloadable e-magazine. The edition will sell for $2.95 and will be available in June from http://www.adorenoir.com/ .
 

 

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/5/the-american-worker-series-to-be-featured-in-a-e-magazine Fri, 03 May 2013 22:54:23 GMT
Upcoming Schedule for Summer 2013 https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/4/upcoming-schedule-for-summer-2013 The American Worker Seriesindiegogo-cover-2

My upcoming show schedule is filling in:

  • June 08-09 Allentown Art Festival - Buffalo, New York
  • June 14-19 The American Worker Solo Show @ Main (St)udios 515 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14203. Reception June 14th from 7-10 Free to the public
  • June 29-30 The Niagara Music and Art Festival - Niagara Falls, New York
  • July 20-21 CanalFest Arts & Crafts Show - City of Tonawanda, New York
  • August 02-04 Niagara Tattoo Expo - Niagara Falls, New York
  • August 10-11 Lewiston Art Festival - Lewiston, New York
  • August 24-25 Elmwood Avenue Festival of The Arts - Buffalo, New York
  • August 31 Steampunk Festival - Medina, New York
  • September 21-22 Quaker Arts Festival - Orchard Park, New York

Stay tuned for more shows being added.

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The American Worker Series Update https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/4/the-american-worker-series-update I haven't had a Blog post in some time now because I have been very busy putting together my series "The American Worker".

15.10_YPT_Hanna_6548 The series is about people from all walks of life and how we give so much to our jobs and what it takes to achieve "The American Dream". That can mean anything to us. It can mean earning a lot of money, helping others, or something on a more spiritual level. The series follows about 18 different workers through portraits of them. The portraits are taken at the end of a long hard day, after we have given everything to our job. Some of these workers put in 8-10-12 hours a day, some work more than 1 job and still some give their entire day to their jobs. This is my tribute to them.

Many of these workers also have a story to tell. The story of what they have done to get to where they are today. Some of the stories are harsh, some are not, but their story needs to be told.

If you have a chance to see the series in public, when I have my gallery show on June 14th - 19th, look at each of the workers. Look in their eyes and at their faces. Look at the exhaustion, the frustration, the pain, the contemplation - it's all there for you to see. Although not every worker does a physically labor intensive job, their job may still drain their mental state.

When looking at some of the workers, you may wonder if the job is actually hard at all. Take "The Priest" for example. Some may say "that's not a hard job". Isn't it? A Priest works 24/7. He answers calls day and night not knowing what new tragedy will be on the other end of the call. Think about it.

What I would like to see from this series is when people walk away from it, they look at others in a different way. They now look at that older gentleman working at Walmart or that single mother working at the grocery store and think what they are going through to achieve their version of "The American Dream".

So, if you are in the Western New York area, please make it a point to stop in and see the series. The opening reception is on June 14th at 7PM. 

Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

Thanks, Phil

 

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All Art Prints And Merchandise Available Worldwide https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/all-art-prints-and-merchandise-available-worldwide worldwide

All Art Prints and Merchandise Now Available Worldwide:

Did you know that I can ship anything off my website Worldwide and in a number of different currencies? If you find something you like and select "Buy" from the upper right corner of each page, you will be given a choice of Shipping Destinations and Currencies. Add to that, the convenience of using PayPal and it makes for an effortless and fast purchase!

And remember, there are more than just Art Prints available on the site. Mousepads, I-Phone cases, Coasters, Ornaments, Cards, and much more can be purchased imprinted with any photo on the site.

Tell your friends and also like my Facebook page to keep current on any sales or discounts coming up!

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/all-art-prints-and-merchandise-available-worldwide Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:00:20 GMT
Photography Tip: Understanding MANUAL EXPOSURE MODE (Part 4 of Manual Mode De-Mystified) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/photography-tip-understanding-manual-exposure-part-4-of-manual-mode-de-mystified This series will be in parts. The overall goal will be to show you how to use your camera in manual mode to get the most control out of your camera. This is Part 4.  Please be sure to read Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 to get a full understanding of this part.

 
Understanding Manual Exposure Mode in Digital SLR Photography:
This quick photo tip will help you understand how to set your camera up to shoot in Manual mode. 
 
What Is Manual Exposure Mode? 
Your camera has many modes. These are usually accessed by a dial on the top of the camera or by a menu on the rear screen: 
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Other modes on the dial could be for Aperture Priority Value Mode ("A" on a Nikon), Time Value Mode ("S" for Shutter Priority on a Nikon), Program Mode "P", and Auto Mode among some others you may have on your dial.
 
Obviously the purpose of these tips is to get you away from using any of the "Auto" settings on that dial.
 
After you have learned what to set your ISO and APERTURE at, we can now use the camera's built in meter to get a good basis to set the camera up for a completely Manual photo shoot.
 
How?
So let's say we have set up a shot for a nice landscape photo in the Golden Hour just before sunset (you may need to use a tripod). Let's set the camera to Manual with ISO 200 (I usually use 200 as my starting point).  And let's use f/11 or f/16 for our Aperture. Next, you may need to check your camera's manual, but on the Canon if you press the shutter half way down and look in the viewfinder or if your camera has Live View (on the LCD display at the back of the camera), you will see the meter. In your camera it will appear in the viewfinder below the frame as a scale going from -3 to +3. When the indicator is exactly in the middle (at zero), the exposure you set matches exactly the camera's metered value. You will now change the shutter speed up or down to balance that meter to center. On my Canon cameras there is a wheel behind the shutter release that I turn that will do that for me. There are many other factors involved (such as what you are actually metering on, lighting and more) but this is covering just a basic function of metering.
 
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The closest to center is the proper exposure for the shot.
 
You may need to make a minor adjustment up or down to fine tune your photo to your taste, but this will give you a rough idea of how to take a shot in full Manual mode, where you control all aspects of your shot.
 
Everything learned in the first 3 lessons all figure into this final step. You need to know your starting ISO and your Aperture (f/stop) and you need to know about Shutter Speed before you can properly use this step.
 
Once you master these steps you are on your way to getting the most out of your DSLR camera.
 
Feel free to share this on your Facebook page.
 
Any questions so far? I encourage you to ask questions and comment here please. If you can add to the conversation, please do.

Feel free to comment and ask questions. I am giving this information which I hope you will find useful. This is not the end-all of photography information and I am not going into any real technical detail for advanced photographers. I'm trying to present this in a "plain-English" format for the beginner that wants to understand and improve their photographic skills. I am not a teacher. I am just trying to help. The steps here are how I learned and what opened the door to the world of photography for me. The more you know how your camera works, the better photographer you will become.

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) ISO aperture camera exposure f-stop manual modes photography shutter speed tips https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/photography-tip-understanding-manual-exposure-part-4-of-manual-mode-de-mystified Fri, 22 Feb 2013 13:20:12 GMT
Free Steampunk Wallpaper https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/free-steampunk-wallpaper  

I created a wallpaper for your computer while i was bored. This is a Steampunk inspired piece. I found the clock part online but found no name associated with it to credit. The rest is all mine. Please share the link on Facebook, Twiiter and Pinterest and download. This first one is for widescreen monitors and has a few resolutions. To download for your computer go here. Comments welcome, suggestions even more!

 

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2 February 2013: I added another Steampunk inspired wallpaper today.

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Photography Tip: Understanding APERTURE (Part 3 of Manual Mode De-Mystified) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/2/photography-tip-understanding-aperture-part-3-of-manual-mode-de-mystified  

This series will be in parts. The overall goal will be to show you how to use your camera in manual mode to get the most control out of your camera. This is Part 3.
 
Understanding Aperture in Digital SLR Photography:
Aperture is the third part of the "Exposure Triangle". I've saved this for last because the first 2 parts play an important role in getting to this step. Please be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 to get a full understanding of this part.
 
What Is Aperture? 
A properly exposed photo - one that isn't too bright or too dark, is a product of three variables: ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture. As we learned in the first two parts these are how long the the camera's sensitivity to light (ISO), how long the image sensor is exposed to light (Shutter Speed), and amount of light the lens lets in (Aperture), in that order. In plain English, Aperture is like an adjustable "hole" (diaphragm) in the lens that allows light to reach the sensor. The larger the diaphragm opening the more light, the smaller the diaphragm opening the least amount of light.
  • SMALLER apertures allow LESS light to reach your camera's sensor
  • LARGER apertures allow MORE light to reach your camera's sensor
 
Aperture directly affects "Depth-of-Field". I don't want this to get too complicated but depth-of-field is the area of the image that appears sharp. I will explain more throughout this article.
 
 
How Is Aperture Measured?
Aperture is measured in F-Stops and the confusing part of this is that the lower number, say f/2.8, actually allows more light to come into the camera and reach the sensor. The typical aperture range of your lens may be f/2.8, f/4, f/5.6, f8, f/11, f/16, f/22 and on.
 
One thing to remember is that the smaller number means the diaphragm is open more. This can be confusing but it is something you need to understand to get a grip on exposure. So, in aperture, f2.8 on your lens lets more light reach the sensor than f/22. This example may help you understand:
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All lenses have a limit on how large or how small the aperture can get. The maximum aperture of the lens is much more important than the minimum, because it shows the speed of the lens. A lens that has an aperture of f/1.2 or f/1.4 as the maximum aperture is considered to be a fast lens, because it can pass through more light than, for example, a lens with a maximum aperture of f/4.0. Lenses with large apertures are better suited for low light photography and also cost a lot more. 
 
This is also where depth-of-field comes into play. The larger the aperture (f/2.8), less of the surrounding area is in focus.The smaller the aperture (f/16), more of the surrounding area is in focus. An example would be in a portrait, where you would want to concentrate on the subject and have the background blurry. For that you could use f/2.8 or so. For a landscape, where you would want more to be in focus, you could use f/16.
 
Here is an example of a shot I took for a client that used an aperture of f/4 to produce a nice dreamy background effect:
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In this example you can clearly see the effect of aperture on depth-of-field. With the setting of f/4, I wanted just the face of the dog to be in focus. A focused background would have distracted the viewer. With this setting the dog's face is very focused and clear and the blurry background helps frame the subject. A blurry background effect like this is called "Bokeh" and people will buy specific lenses that have an excellent bokeh.
 
If you look through my galleries at the photos I sell, you will notice that most of my photos have a very sharp and detailed look. I use a higher f/stop in most of my photos to achieve this detail. To get that detail, I use a tripod almost all the time. This gives me the most control over the subject.
 
In this next example, I wanted all the detail I could get in the shot. I wanted the rocks to have as much definition as possible. In the version that I sell on this site, you could see and count every shingle on the roof and every rock on the beach: 
 
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The day I took this photo was overcast and gloomy. I used that to my advantage and what I got was a dramatic photo of one of the most photographed lighthouses in the world. This photo then became more of a "Hitchcock" type photo and I have received many compliments on it. The settings for this one were: ISO 200, SHUTTER SPEED 1/80, and APERTURE f/13.0
 
So, one of the most important and confusing parts of aperture is that the smaller the number the bigger the opening and the larger the number, the smaller the opening. This is the most confusing parts of aperture for new users.
 
In plain English: Aperture is the size of the lens opening (diaphragm inside the lens).
 
 
I found this cheat sheet on the web. It explains all the facets I will try to explain in this series (Not my image and I couldn't find anyone to credit for it):
 
 
Photography Cheat Sheetcheat

Any questions so far? I encourage you to ask questions and comment here please. If you can add to the conversation, please do.

Feel free to comment and ask questions. I am giving this information which I hope you will find useful. This is not the end-all of photography information and I am not going into any real technical detail for advanced photographers. I'm trying to present this in a "plain-English" format for the beginner that wants to understand and improve their photographic skills. I am not a teacher. I am just trying to help. The steps here are how I learned and what opened the door to the world of photography for me. The more you know how your camera works, the better photographer you will become.

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FAN APPRECIATION SALE! 50% OFF ART PRINTS https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/fan-appreciation-sale-50-off-art-prints FAN APPRECIATION 50% OFF SALEAD 50_PERCENT OFF

 

 

The month's of December and January have been the best we’ve had so far. This month (January) alone greatlook.com has enjoyed over 1100 visitors. In recognition of the support from our Facebook, Twitter and Web followers, Photography at GreatLook is having a 50% OFF SALE on Art Prints. Use the CODE: FEB50OFF at checkout to receive 50% your art print orders.  Remember shipping is just $6.00 flat rate for your entire order. The sale ends on February 15, 2013 and is good on any of the photographs, as many as you want - there is no limit on how many times you use the code or on how many art prints you purchase. Offer good for U.S. ONLY.  For clients not in the United States, please contact us by using the "Contact" link on the website.

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Photography Tip: Understanding SHUTTER SPEED (Part 2 of Manual Mode De-Mystified) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/photography-tip-understanding-shutter-speed-part-2-of-manual-mode-de-mystified  

This series will be in parts. The overall goal will be to show you how to use your camera in manual mode to get the most control out of your camera. This is Part 2.
Part 1 "Understanding ISO" can be found here. Part 3 "Understanding APERTURE" can be found here.
 
Understanding Shutter Speed in Digital SLR Photography:
"My photo is blurry, why". Well, it can be from a number of things. The way you hold your camera, shaking when taking the photo. It can even be that you forgot to focus. But, let's say you prepared yourself and covered those things. So now what could it be? More than likely it's your shutter speed.
 
What Is Shutter Speed? 
Think of the shutter as a curtain. The curtain affects how much light reaches the sensor (the sensor is like the film on a digital camera).
  • *NOTE: This is known as EXPOSURE. Exposure is the amount of light that reaches the camera's sensor (or film). If we don't get enough light we end up with a photo which is dark (underexposed). Too much light and our photo comes out bright (overexposed).
  • We learned in Lesson 1 how ISO affects EXPOSURE also.
The longer the shutter (curtain) is open (i.e: the lower the shutter speed), the more movement and light (Exposure) you capture. The faster the shutter opens and closes (i.e. the higher the shutter speed), the less movement or motion is captured. So blur happens if your shutter speed is too slow (Curtain open too long).
 
Some examples:
  • When the shutter speed is set to 125, light comes in for 1/125th of a second.
  • When the shutter speed is set to 8, light comes in for 1/8th of a second.
 
I found this diagram on the web. It explains shutter speed. DON'T be to concerned right now with the "Darker Picture/Brighter Picture" part right now. That will be explained in the next Part of this series "Aperture". (Not my image and I couldn't find anyone to credit for it):
Shutter Speed Explainedshutter-speed-explanation
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How Is Shutter Speed Measured?
Shutter speeds are typically measured in fractions of seconds. The range of shutter speeds can be expressed as: 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, with each one being a fraction of a second. Each speed in this series is roughly half that of the one on the left.
 
Fast shutter speed is typically whatever it takes to freeze action or capture a fast moving subject (sports, birds, vehicles). A fast shutter speed would be used mostly during daylight. The average shutter speed for daylight is 1/500 and 1/250, depending on your other exposure settings. This will freeze most everyday motion without causing blur.
 
Use a slow shutter speed if you want to show some motion blur in the photo to display speed in the subject or a stationary subject. A shutter speed of 1/60 or lower will give this effect. This speed or lower will also create a milky effect on moving water, streams or rivers. When using low speeds, the use of a tripod is recommended.
 
Use of a remote and the "Bulb Setting" or "Time Setting" on your camera will allow you to leave the shutter open for even longer periods of time. This will allow you to record star trails and light trails from moving vehicles. This photo: http://bit.ly/TRna6F (will open in new window or tab)  I took at our local county fair shows this motion effect was shot at 1/25, ISO 1600.
 
 
So What Speed Should I use And When Should I Use It? 
1/2 to 4 Seconds Fireworks
4 or More Seconds To Capture Motion On Waterfall (Milky Look)
8-10 Seconds Moving Cars at Night
1/30 Landscape Photography
1/60 - 1/125 Street Scene, Holiday Photos
1/125 - 1/250 Person Walking
1/250 - 1/1000 Sports, Children
1/500 - 1/1000 Person Running
1/1000 Freeze Action On Waterfall, Birds in Flight
 
So...In plain English what does all this mean? Well,  
 
In most cases, the lower the Shutter Speed, the more chance you have of a blurry photo: Lower number (ie: 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60) = Slower Shutter Speed = greater chance for blur in photos
 
In most cases, the higher the Shutter Speed, the more chance you have of a sharper photo: Higher number (ie: 1/125 and up) = Faster Shutter Speed = greater chance of a sharper photo.
 
A fast moving object needs a faster shutter speed to capture it without blur.
 
Shutter Speed along with ISO and Aperture, also known as the "Exposure Triangle", are key steps in using your camera in manual mode (which is where this series of tips is headed).
 
I found this cheat sheet on the web. It explains all the facets I will try to explain in this series (Not my image and I couldn't find anyone to credit for it):
 
 
Photography Cheat Sheetcheat

Any questions so far? I encourage you to ask questions and comment here please. If you can add to the conversation, please do.

Feel free to comment and ask questions. I am giving this information which I hope you will find useful. This is not the end-all of photography information and I am not going into any real technical detail for advanced photographers. I'm trying to present this in a "plain-English" format for the beginner that wants to understand and improve their photographic skills. I am not a teacher. I am just trying to help. The steps here are how I learned and what opened the door to the world of photography for me. The more you know how your camera works, the better photographer you will become.

Register here: Login to be notified when the next Photography Tip comes out.

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Steampunk? Huh? What is it???? https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/steampunk-huh Steampunk. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will be hearing it more and more. Time recently had a story "Will Steampunk Really Be the Next Big Fashion Trend?" read here: http://style.time.com/2013/01/17/will-steampunk-really-be-the-next-big-fashion-trend/#ixzz2J8k2mCVL (will open in new window or tab). The story tells about how IBM predicts "that steampunk would be the next big trend to take hold of the retail industry".

 

Massive coal fed steam pump.IMG_6886 But what is Steampunk exactly? Steampunk combines elements of Neo-Victorian style, retro-futuristic components and science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery. Science fiction dominates this genre. Gears, cogs, goggles, airships, lace, corsets, top hats, analog devices, dirigibles and time machines are key. Think Jules Verne or H.G. Wells on acid. Steampunk is a world where steam is king, not electricity. But yet advanced fictional technologies are still being developed. Picture Victorian Britain or during the "Wild West" in the early United States. The genre really doesn't have boundaries and can incorporate elements of science fiction, fantasy and futuristic contraptions.

 

Followers of Steampunk travel back to the 1800's. A simpler time but with great imagination of what the future will be. Much of the culture revolves around the clothing and accessories, including highly imaginative weapons and devices. At Steampunk gatherings and events true followers will even speak in a fashion comparable to Victorian days. Followers of the genre are of the literary type, well mannered and intelligent.

Steampunk festival 2012 at Leonard Oakes Winerysteampunk1

 

To the left is me and my friend Emilie Zagon at the Steampunk Festival in 2012 at The Leonard Oakes Estate Winery. This is an annual event with vendors, artists, music and featuring the winery's famous Steampunk Cider.

 

 

Emilie is decked out in her full Steampunk outfit including Top Hat, corset and goggles. Her friend is sporting a military outfit with finely detailed accessories.

 

Steampunk subculture has it's own music, books, clothing and more. There are Steampunk games and even movies (e.g. Sherlock Holmes). The possibilities of Steampunk inspired products is endless. On the web,  I've seen conversions of computers, tvs, lamps, clocks, cars, motorcycles and even homes to Steampunk.

 

My own Steampunk inspired artwork can be found here: http://bit.ly/UtGR7N , http://bit.ly/VOCULK and here http://bit.ly/ThXN2H (these links will open in a new tab or browser window). 

 

There are many more Steampunk resources on the web. Just do a Google search and you will be overwhelmed with choices. I've only touched on the subject here, but mark my words, you will be hearing more and more about Steampunk as it's popularity rises.

 

So, what is your take on Steampunk?

 

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Steampunk Photography Steampunk Photos abandoned buffalo buffalo steampunk dirigible history industrial industrial revolution lake erie pipes pump rustic sci-fi scifi steam steam punk steampunk victorian ward pump https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/steampunk-huh Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:36:38 GMT
Photography Tip: Understanding ISO (Part 1 of Manual Mode De-Mystified) https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/photography-tip-understanding-iso-part-1-of-manual-mode-de-mystified  

This series will be in parts. The overall goal will be to show you how to use your camera in manual mode to get the most control out of your camera. This is Part 1.
 
Understanding ISO in Digital SLR Photography:
ISO, shutter speed and aperture determine the exposure of a photo. This photo tip will eventually lead up to using your camera in full manual mode, so it is essential that you understand how all 3 apply to your photo.
 
What Is ISO? 
The ISO (international Standards Organization) determines the sensitivity of the sensor in your camera, which affects the exposure of your photos. The ISO scale typically starts at 100, and continues to double from this point to the boundary of your camera’s capabilities: 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600… The starting and ending points of this range and how well the camera handles the ISO depends solely on the camera that you’re using. Many of today's modern cameras will have more than the points I've mentioned here.
 
How Does ISO Affect Exposure? 
The ISO determines how well exposed a photo will be by changing the sensitivity.
---ISO is the setting that sets the image sensor’s sensitivity to light and thus the amount of light needed for a “good” exposure.
---The lower the ISO, the less sensitive is the image sensor to light entering through the lens thus requiring MORE light to enter the camera in order to achieve a “good” exposure.
---The higher the ISO, the more sensitive is the image sensor to light entering through the lens thus requiring LESS light to enter the camera in order to achieve a “good” exposure.
 
What ISO And When? 
ISO 100-200: This will give you the most detail and best quality. Best for shooting in daylight. Shooting at a higher ISO in bright conditions would be unnecessary.
ISO 200-400: For slightly darker conditions, such as in the shade or indoors where it is brightly lit.
ISO 400-800: A good range to use when shooting indoors with a flash. This will produce a detailed background and more even exposure.
ISO 800-1600: A good range to use for indoor events where lighting is difficult and flash may not be allowed.
ISO 1600-3200: Use this again for indoor events, concerts and extreme low light conditions (unless using a tripod).
 
So...In plain English what does all this mean? Well, when I'm out shooting during the daylight hours, I usually shoot at ISO 100 or 200. As it gets closer to nightime or indoors, I may go as high as 800 or 1200 or higher. Depending on your camera and how well the sensor handles light, a higher ISO may cause "noise" in your photo. Noise being more grain in the photo. 
 
In most cases, the lower the ISO, the better quality the photo: Lower number = Lover sensitivity = Finer quality photos
 
ISO is a key step in using your camera in manual mode (which is where this series of tips is headed).
 
I found this cheat sheet on the web. It explains all the facets I will try to explain in this series (Not my image and I couldn't find anyone to credit for it):
 
 
Photography Cheat Sheetcheat

Don't forget to follow Part 2: Understanding SHUTTER SPEED

Feel free to comment and ask questions. I am giving this information which I hope you will find useful. This is not the end-all of photography information and I am not going into any real technical detail for advanced photographers. I'm trying to present this in a "plain-English" format for the beginner that wants to understand and improve their photographic skills. I am not a teacher. I am just trying to help. The steps here are how I learned and what opened the door to the world of photography for me. The more you know how your camera works, the better photographer you will become.

Register here: Login to be notified when the next Photography Tip comes out.

Comments below or at the top of the page. 

 
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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) ISO canon exposure focus fundamentals manual modes nikon photography tip training https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/photography-tip-understanding-iso-part-1-of-manual-mode-de-mystified Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:25:39 GMT
Photography Tip: Raw vs. JPG https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/photography-tip-raw-vs-jpg As does the writer of the following article, I too am asked what I shoot in, Raw of Jpg. I do both. Most likely I will work strictly with the RAW file from Adobe Bridge and exported to Adobe Camera Raw. This allows me to make adjustments to the file. The first thing I always do is set the lens profile correction to match the lens that I used for the photo. After that, there are many adjustments you can make to enhance your photo without losing any of the quality as you would if editing with the Jpg only. 

Here is an article that may give you more info (it will pop-up in a different window or tab):

http://digitalphotographytricksandtips.com/index.php/show/framed/1428/RAWvJPEGFILES

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) adobe adobe bridge edit editing help jpg photography photoshop raw tips https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/photography-tip-raw-vs-jpg Tue, 22 Jan 2013 18:30:12 GMT
New series coming - Photography Tips https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/new-series-coming---photography-tips A lot of people ask me photography questions. How do I do this, how do i do that? I am going to start a new series of instructional photo help. This will most likely be links to other sites mixed in with some of my own tips. If you have any questions, feel free to comment and ask.

Phil.

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Update on the explore of 1/12/2013 https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/update-on-the-explore-of-1/12/2013 Had a good time exploring 2 nice old sites. The one site was an old sugar beet refinery from 1900. Huge place, locked up real tight so no vandalism or graffiti at all. The place was very clean and really didn't have much in. The lighting coming in from the windows was fantastic in here though. I got a lot of nice black and whites from this site. It had a unique feature...an elevator that had a mechanical system to open the doors between floors:

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After that we went to another site. This had been a Trolley Line system power plant. This also was a large massive building, but this building had seen better days. For the past 50 years or so it was used as another facility. The owner asked that I not reveal any of the locations. The brickwork inside was beautiful. Here's a shot of the "Explorers" of that day (note the brickwork for the circular window and the arches):

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This is the first shot that is available for purchase from that shoot: http://bit.ly/10xHJgD

That's all for now!

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) explore history rustic shadow trolley urbex https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/update-on-the-explore-of-1/12/2013 Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:52:49 GMT
Old sites wanted for photographing https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/old-sites-wanted-for-photographing >>>>>Looking for older/historic sites to photograph in the upcoming months for a special project. Old buildings, houses, businesses, manufacturing facilities, etc. If you know a building owner or owner of properties that fit this description, please send me a message. Do not answer here, send message using my "Contact" page. This would be non-destructive, I would be only looking to photograph existing sites and not alter them in any way. Travelling not a problem. Looking to shoot interiors especially. Would prefer legal access to sites that have not been vandalized or have been altered with graffiti. Thanks.<<<<<

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photography@greatlook.com (Photography by GreatLook) Steampunk abandoned decay explore industrial steam steampunk urbex https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/old-sites-wanted-for-photographing Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:51:47 GMT
Weekend Explore/Adventure 01/12/12 https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/weekend-explore/adventure-01/12/12 I will be going East this weekend to explore a couple sites. One is a building dating back to 1900 that looked pretty clean and virgin. It was locked up tight and had no graffiti on the walls that I could see. This was something that I noticed a few weeks back when I took my Erie Canal explore of old abandoned locks and aqueducts.  The second site is an old Power House for the Trolley system of a small town in Central New York that dates back to the late 1800's. This site has been converted and added on to and is barely recognizable to photos of what it looked like back in the day, but I'm hoping for some good shots here.

Photos from these sites will be on the website in the days following my return, but here is one that dates back to the early days of the power house:

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Win a $25 Gift Certificate https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2013/1/win-a-25-gift-certificate  

One random user that registers (Login-Create an Account) on my website from 1/6/2013 to 1/12/2013 will receive a $25 gift certificate toward the purchase any 8x10, 16x20, or 20x30 print from my website. You must register on the site (www.greatlook.com) to be eligible. US/Canada ONLY.
 
$25.00 Gift Certificate

 

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Holiday Happening https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/11/holiday-happening Niagara Wine Trail Holiday Event - I have about 25 pieces of my photography on the walls at the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery tasting room. They are all either framed or canvas prints ready to be presented as Christmas gifts. Come out and see some of my new work, or if you have purchased a print in the past, bring it in if you would like it signed. Also, sample some of Western New York's finest award winning wines.

 

10609 Ridge Rd., Medina, New York 14103

 

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On Vacation https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/10/on-vacation We will be on vacation out of the country for most of the time 11/3 to 11/11. We will have sporadic internet in some areas and will try and visit internet cafes to check emails and orders. If you place an order during this time period, delivery may be delayed a bit until we can process the order. We promise to try and get all orders out as soon as we access the internet in whatever port we will be at.

Thanks for your understanding.

Phil Pantano

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Steampunk Festival 2012 https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/8/steampunk-festival-2012 Photography by GreatLook will be at the Steampunk Festival 2012 at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery 10609 Ridge Rd., Medina, New York 14103. Starts at 5PM

http://www.facebook.com/events/357425417669113/

I will have a variety of Steampunk related photography available in all sizes and prices.


This promises to be a great event so come out if you like Steampunk or even if you are curious to see what Steampunk is all about.
There will be food trucks, vendors, competitions, and music.

Free Admission
 
Stop by and say Hi!
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Quaker Arts Festival https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/8/quaker-arts-festival Photography by GreatLook will be at the Quaker Arts Festival on September 15th and 16th. 

The Orchard Park Junior Chamber (Jaycees) presents the 51st Annual Quaker Arts Festival! The Festival is the largest suburban Arts Festival in Western New York. 300 vendors and up to 50,000 people attend this event yearly.

The event runs Saturday from 10AM to 5PM and Sunday 10AM to 4PM.

I will be updating this with some special deals I will have lined up for the event if you come out and see me.

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Photo of The Week 30% OFF https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/8/photo-of-the-week-30-off Each week I will offer a print that will be 30% off with a code. This week the code is XL2UQ7P. Valid through August 24th 2012. Just go to www.greatlook.com and click the "Photo of The Week" link and enter the code on checkout.

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New Website Up And Running https://www.greatlook.com/blog/2012/8/new-website-up-and-running Hello

The new website is now live. A lot of changes have been made and I feel it's a lot easier to move around and less "clunky".

One thing that is new is the "Photo of The Week" page. This gives anyone with a code the chance to purchase the photo for 30% off. The photo's will change weekly and they are only on sale with a code on the specific "Photo of The Week" page. The code will be given out on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/GreatLookPhotos or, if you have registered, you will receive it in an email.

I am now able to offer many new products such as mousepads, coasters, cards, metal prints, canvas wraps and more through an affiliation program. Soon I can offer worldwide shipping.

There are advantages to becoming a member, so please set up an account here by hitting the "Login" link at the top of the pages.

That's all I have for now, so please feel free to tell me what you think and if you have any problems with the new site.

Thanks!

Phil

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