Photography 101: Understanding the histogram, Levels and Curves (part 1)

This two-parter is an accompaniment to the Photography 101 posts on the basic concepts of photography. It’s not a post that will help you take better pictures; rather, it will help you understand the pictures that you have taken, and make more meaningful edits. It’s fun and easy to mess with different filters in apps, but if you ever wanted to understand the mechanics of a photo and cut down on the ‘I wonder what will happen if I use this filter’ time you spend editing photos, this is a good place to start. This is the theory; part two is the practical. Continue reading Photography 101: Understanding the histogram, Levels and Curves (part 1)

Photography 101: Low key photography

This is the sixth in my ‘Photography 101’ series, aimed at helping people feel more confident with their camera. Ideally you’ll have read all of the others before now. For best results, follow the ‘Homework assignments’ and try the exercises. You’ll get to know your camera a lot quicker if you do. Yesterday we started breaking the rules (always the fun part) so let’s carry on! Continue reading Photography 101: Low key photography

On how I choose to celebrate my nonbinaryness

I wrote this for May 17th. I wrote it to talk about how I feel about my gender identity, and how I feel about the people who try to interact with it. I didn’t post it because frankly it makes me sound like a sentimental old hippy. And then I made a dark discovery… I am a sentimental old hippy! So, sorry that I didn’t quite get this out to you for #IDAHOTB2020 and let’s hope next year that I don’t doubt myself quite as much. Here is it is in all its ‘better late than never’ sentimentality… Continue reading On how I choose to celebrate my nonbinaryness