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Ride that pony …

One of my Texas car show photos – just a little touch up work in the Smart Photo Editor program, with a border added. – Bude Lepsi (a.k.a. MVM Images)

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Hot Rod Baby

This is another in the latest of my graphic-compositions. I photographed the car at a show in South Texas. The model was added later. Using Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Photo Editor. – Bude Lepsi (a.k.a. MVM Images)

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Old meets the new …

This is one of my latest composite/graphics. I photographed the classic automobile at a car show in South-Central Texas. The female models were added later. I completely removed the back ground after the car was in place. The models and the sign were then added. I used a water color technique to finish it off – Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Photo Editor Programs were used in this creation. – Bude Lepsi (a.k.a. MVM Images)

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Simple tips for taking (making) a photo – Tip #1 – avoiding mergers

I intend to make these photo tips a regular feature on this blog. So first, let me give you a little background on my photography experience. I have been a photographer, both professionally and semi-professionally, for over 50 years, yes I am an old dude. I like to think that in all those years I have learned a little something – I am self taught for the most part. I have owned a studio and I have worked out of my home, I have photographed more weddings than I care to remember – I have shot graduations, proms, portraits, and chased kids with Easter bunnies. I have survived the ordeal of trying to photograph a screaming kid who was scared to death of Santa. Back in the day, I was even a rodeo photographer. And, I have also worked with female models doing glamour photography. OK now that I have given you my background, let’s dive into the aforementioned “tips.”

Tip #1 – Avoiding Mergers (Simple Rule of Composition)

Taking photos is something that many people do every day. They may do it with a still

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camera, a video camera, or simply use a cell phone but the same rules of composition should be adhered to in order to make a pleasing photo. You will notice that I use the word “make,” not “take,” because you should try your best to construct and “make” or create a pleasing image. So, what is a merger? The answer is simple enough and easy to avoid by simply changing the position of the camera to the subject. Have you ever taken or seen a picture of someone that looked as if they had a telephone pole growing out of their head? Well that my friends is what we call a merger and all the photographer would have to do to avoid it is to change his or her point of view or move the subject – it’s easy to correct, but you have to train yourself to “see” the entire scene. Look at what is behind and in front of the subject, soon it will become second nature to you. New photographers are fortunate that today’s cameras will allow them to take images with near perfect exposure and the like, but until a camera has legs and can change its location, it will still be up to the eye of the photographer to “make” a good photo. I hope this wasn’t too lengthy for you – I have included a photo from the Internet that will give you a simple example of a merger. Keep watching that background and keep shooting. Look for more tips on composition soon. – MVM Images

One of my latest creations

The original photograph was taken at a car show in South Texas. The model was added to the graphic later – I used Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Editor Programs to create the image. Hope you enjoy viewing it. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

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‘Rose’

I found this image in the public domain-it was simply titled, “Rose.” The original image was so dark that it was hard to even see the features of the model. I did some extensive graphic work on the image with these results. I thought it turned out fairly well considering its original condition. –Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

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‘A touch of color’

This is one of my older graphics. I sometimes think that although I’ve learned more about creating these images over the last few years, perhaps I’ve lost some of the creativity that I had in the beginning. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

Photo/Graphic ©MVM Images

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One of the first…

This is one of my very first graphics – I like to think that I have improved some over the past few years. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

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I love the old ‘Duke’ ….

This is one of the first graphics that I created using the Smart Photo Editor program. So I figured I’d use images of my favorite western actor John “The Duke” Wayne. Gone but not forgotten. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

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