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Namibia – Shoot the Same Things Together

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One interesting exercise I recommend to my students is to shadow a partner. Walk in each other’s footsteps and make pictures like the other person. Shoot the same things. Shoot them the way you’d shoot them. Then shoot them the way you think your partner would shoot them. It’s best if you partner with someone who can expand your comfort zone. Compare the results as you go. What you’ll find is you won’t end up making the same images. You’ll end up making your own images in new ways.
These two images from Serra Cafema, Namibia came out of this exercise. The horizontal one is Paul Tornaquindici’s. The vertical one’s mine. We smiled while we were doing it and we’re still smiling. We realized that while the conditions were identical, we were so different and that resulted in different images. There are many more realizations about our personal styles we’re still making.
See more of Paul Tornaquindici’s images here.
Visit here tomorrow for more of my images from Namibia.
Find out about my 2010 Namibia workshop here.

Vincent Versace – Welcome to Oz 2.0 DVD

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Announcing all new training DVDs by Vincent Versace.
In these all new DVD releases, Vincent Versace invites us to join him on his journey of mastery, the art of perfect practice, in which he unites the precepts of Zen philosophy with the art and craft of photographic image making. Embodying what he teaches, these lessons reflect innovations in technology in Photoshop and workflow; you will see his evolution of technique, workflow and how he approaches tools and his visual sensibility. The DVDs are filled with tools and approaches that will expand your creative tool chest and your perfect practice . Be inspired to revitalize your mind as you learn to expose the hidden potential within your images. Whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced Photoshop user, you will find the lessons will accelerate your knowledge to match the quality of your vision. If you have release 1.0, you will find that the new content has expanded each lesson from one to two DVDs. These lessons have taken Vincent years to discover by practicing perfect practice. They are shared here for you to learn, integrate the knowledge and stimulate your creative process and perfect practice.
The Pre-order PRICE is 59.95 per title ($10.00 off).
Buy both bundled together for $109.90 and save an additional $10.00.
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Now Featuring on JohnPaulCaponigro-Antarctica.com

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A new online gallery at johnpaulcaponigro-antarctica.com features my comments on a recent image.
“I was on the Ocean Nova with four other teachers and about 75 students. We were coming up through the Neumayer Channel, a little more than halfway through our trip south of the Antarctic Circle. A whale moved past us …”
See them both here.