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As sharp as a…

A general rule of thumb is that a picture has to be in focus, but this, like all rules, can be broken. There were a couple of photos that I gave awards to in judging the San Joaquin County Adult Photography Show that were not only unsharp, but their lack of focus enhanced their appeal. […]

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Up and coming

After the fair judging, Mark Findlay related a story to me of one of the photographers in the show. He said that Makana Livermore of Stockton first entered a couple years ago and did just okay. Last year, her worked improved remarkably and she won several awards in the Amateur division. This year Findlay encouraged […]

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Judge not, lest ye be judged

San Joaquin County Fair Adult Photo Show coordinator Mark Findlay puts up photos in Building 4 of the fairgrounds in Stockton (Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: 17-55mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/40th sec. @ f2.8. ISO: 320). First place in the “other” category of the San Joaquin County Fair Adult Amateur photo competition titled: “Red Flower with […]

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