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Identifying and developing a sensitivity for the artifacts digital sharpening produces will help you choose a sharpening method and what settings to use during any stage of your sharpening workflow. You can easily see the artifacts digital sharpening produces by overdoing it. Apply a filter like Unsharp Mask at maximum strength and look closely at what happens.

Following are the seven most common digital sharpening artifacts.

1. Noise

2. Exaggerated Texture

3. Visible Light Halos

4. Visible Dark Lines

5. Loss of Highlight Detail

6. Loss of Shadow Detail

7. Increased Saturation

These artifacts can be reduced in one or more ways.

Read more on Digital Photo Pro.

If you know what to look for, you’ll know what path to choose and how far down it to go. Training your eye for what to look for and understanding the upper limits of what other people find to be naturalistic, or at least not distracting, is the first step to developing your unique sharpening style. The second step is learning how to produce certain effects and avoid others with the tools at your disposal. Once you’ve taken these steps, you can take the third and final step, knowledgeably putting craft in the service of your vision to make compelling visual statements. Enhancing detail is one area of expertise that’s well worth mastering for all photographers.

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Open-Mindedness.

“We all operate in two contrasting modes, which might be called open and closed. The open mode is more relaxed, more receptive, more exploratory, more democratic, more playful and more humorous. The closed mode is the tighter, more rigid, more hierarchical, more tunnel-visioned. Most people, unfortunately spend most of their time in the closed mode.” — John Cleese

“Minds are like parachutes — they only function when open.” — Thomas Dewar

“Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.” — Charles F. Kettering

“One change always leaves the door open for the establishment of others.” — Niccolo Machiavelli

“When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don’t see the one which has opened for us.” — Alexander Graham Bell

“Creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.” — Steven Covey

“One never goes so far as when one doesn’t know where one is going.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“It’s amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.” — Charles F. Kettering

“Without an open-minded mind, you can never be a great success.” – Martha Stewart

“I’m looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” — Henry Ford

“I consider it my job to nurture the creativity of the people I work with because at Sony we know that a terrific idea is more likely to happen in an open, free and trusting atmosphere than when everything is calculated, every action analyzed and every responsibility assigned by an organization chart.” — Akio Morita

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle

“I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem in as much as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.” — Henry Bessemer

“Science at its best is an open-minded method of inquiry, not a belief system.” – Rupert Sheldrake

“At the heart of science is an essential tension between two seemingly contradictory attitudes–an openness to new ideas, no matter how bizarre or counterintuitive they may be, and the most ruthless skeptical scrutiny of all ideas, old and new.” – Carl Sagan

“Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess.” — Margaret Mead

“Sit down before facts like a child, and be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.” — Thomas Huxley

“I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem in as much as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right.” — Henry Bessemer

“The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.” – Niels Bohr

“If your everyday practice is open to all your emotions, to all the people you meet, to all the situations you encounter, without closing down, trusting that you can do that – then that will take you are far as you can go. And then you’ll understand all the teachings that anyone has ever taught.” – Pema Chodron

“If we open our hearts, we will also find open hearts – it is always mutual.” – Abbot Leo von Rudloff

“Life is your art. An open, aware heart is your camera. A oneness with your world is your film.” – Ansel Adams

“An artist’s duty is rather to stay open-minded and in a state where he can receive information and inspiration. You always have to be ready for that little artistic Epiphany.” – Nick Cave

“The spirit of jazz is the spirit of openness.” – Herbie Hancock

“I’m someone who is open-minded to new experiences because they teach you new things.” – Marilyn Manson

“The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.” — Terry Pratchett

“Now there’s a man with an open mind — you can feel the breeze from here!” — Groucho Marx

“By all means let’s be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.” – Richard Dawkins

Read more in The Essential Collection Of Creativity Quotes

Bobby McFerrin sings Ave Maria by Bach / Gounod three ways.
First with a full chorus.
Second with the audience.
Third with cellist Yo Yo Ma.

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View The Essential Collection Of Creativity Videos here.

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Looking for books on great haiku poetry?

Here’s a list of books on haiku that I recommend.

Six on writing and enjoying haiku.

1   Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide by Jane Reichhold

2   Haiku: A Poet’s Guide by Lee Gurga

3   The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku by William J. Higginson

4   The Haiku Seasons by William J. Higginson

5   How to Haiku: A Writer’s Guide to Haiku and Related Forms by Bruce Ross

6   The Heart of Haiku by Jane Hirshfield

Three outstanding collections of haiku; two historic and one contemporary.

7   The Sound of Water: Haiku by Basho, Buson, Issa, and Other Poets translated by Sam Hamill

8   The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology by Faubion Bowers

9   The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor van den Heuvel

Find the books I recommend on haiku here.

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Enjoy this collection of quotes on Poetry.

“Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement.” – Christopher Fry

“Poetry is a search for syllables to shoot at the barriers of the unknown and the unknowable.” – Carl Sandburg

“Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.” – Samuel Johnson

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.” – Plato

“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.” – John F. Kennedy

“The distinction between historian and poet is not in the one writing prose and the other verse… the one describes the thing that has been, and the other a kind of thing that might be. Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.” – Aristotle

“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” – Aristotle

“Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of Nature.” – Augustus William Hare

“Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.” – Georges Brague

“The sources of poetry are in the spirit seeking completeness.” – Muriel Rukeyser

“Poetry is man’s rebellion against being what he is.” – James Branch Cabell

“I don’t create poetry, I create myself, for me my poems are a way to me.” – Edith Södergran

“Poetry is the revelation of a feeling that the poet believes to be interior and personal which the reader recognizes as his own.” – Salvatore Quasimodo

“Poetry is the art of substantiating shadows.” – Edmund Burke

“Poetry is life distilled.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.” – Thomas Gray

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” – Robert Frost

“Poetry is not a civilizer, rather the reverse, for great poetry appeals to the most primitive instincts.” – Robinson Jeffers

“A poet looks at the world the way a man looks at a woman.” – Wallace Stevens

“Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.” – Novalis

“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” – Emily Dickinson

“Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.” – Khalil Gibran

“If my poetry aims to achieve anything, it’s to deliver people from the limited ways in which they see and feel.” – Jim Morrison

“A poet’s work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.” – Salman Rushdie

“I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled poets to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.” – Socrates

“The poet is the priest of the invisible.” — Wallace Stevens

“Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.” – Percy Shelley

“Poetry is an act of peace.” – Pablo Neruda

“Poetry is eternal graffiti written in the heart of everyone.” – Lawrence Ferlinghetti

“There is often as much poetry between the lines of a poem as in those lines.” – Alexandre Vinet

“It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.” – Stephen Mallarme

“The poet doesn’t invent. He listens.” – Jean Cocteau

“If you know what you are going to write when you’re writing a poem, it’s going to be average.” – Derek Walcott

“Poetry is what gets lost in translation.” – Robert Frost

“I’ve written some poetry I don’t understand myself.” – Carl Sandburg

“A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.” – Randall Jarrell

“The poet illuminates us by the flames in which his being passes away.” – Alexandre Vinet

“Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.” – Leonard Cohen

“The poem… is a little myth of man’s capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see — it is, rather, a light by which we may see — and what we see is life.” – Robert Penn Warren

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” – Robert Frost

“In poetry and in eloquence the beautiful and grand must spring from the commonplace…. All that remains for us is to be new while repeating the old, and to be ourselves in becoming the echo of the whole world.” – Alexandre Vinet

“The poetry of the earth is never dead.” – John Keats

“Poetry is everywhere; it just needs editing.” – James Tate

“I write poetry in order to live more fully.” – Judith Rodriguez

“If you’ve got a poem within you today, I can guarantee you a tomorrow.” – Terri Guillemets

“Always be a poet, even in prose.” – Charles Baudelaire

“If you can’t be a poet, be the poem.” – David Carradine

“Every single soul is a poem.” – Michael Franti

“Breathe-in experience, breathe-out poetry.” – Muriel Rukeyser

“I am looking for a poem that says Everything so I don’t have to write anymore.” – Tukaram

“God is the perfect poet.” – Robert Browning

“A poem is never finished, only abandoned.” – Paul Valéry

“Poetry is not always words.” – Terri Guillemets

Read more in The Essential Collection Of Quotes On Creativity.


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