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He never knew ….

My grandson never knew that he was included in the photo-graphic of a fishing pier on Galveston Island several days ago. The original photo was taken with an iphone 7 – the sky was completely clear in the original and didn’t have the character of a sunset that I took years ago, so I added that one to the composite. My grandson was included in the original. As always, I used Smart Photo Editor and Photoshop Elements programs to create the final image. – MVM Images (a.k.a. Bude Lepsi)

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Vacation to Galveston Island (TX)

Well, I haven’t been on the blog in a few weeks because I took a few days off for a long-overdue vacation. It was a beautiful couple of days on Galveston Island for my wife and me – we were surrounded by our children and grandchildren. We are indeed fortunate to live only several hours away from the Gulf of Mexico where I spent 40 years of my life living very near the island. If you’ve never been to Galveston, I highly recommend the place to spend your vacation and if you love seafood, you won’t be disappointed in what the place has to offer. The photo of me, below, was taken by my grandson – behind me is the tall sailing ship “Elissa” which is docked at the Port of Galveston. Below the photo of me, is a photo-graphic that I made of the ship. Click here to read more about “Elissa.” – Bude Lepsi

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Tips for taking photos with your iphone

The young man who has this iphone photography blog is providing a neat service for beginners in photography who only use an iphone for their camera. He has a photography course on using the iphone where he provides useful information and tips for using an iphone camera (see one of his tips below). He has made some stunning photos using iphones and I highly recommend his course. – MVM Images (Bude Lepsi Blog)

 

Reflection photography is one of my all-time favorite iPhone photography techniques. While beautiful reflections are found practically everywhere, photographers rarely use them to their full potential. That’s why I created this free video explaining how to take stunning reflection photos with your iPhone! The post Secrets For Taking Stunning Reflection Photos With Your iPhone [VIDEO] appeared first on…

via Secrets For Taking Stunning Reflection Photos With Your iPhone [VIDEO] — iPhone Photography School

Car Show Beauty

One of my newest graphic-photo-composites. The photo of the car was taken at a car show in South-Central Texas. The model was added later. I used Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Photo Editor programs to create this image. – 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

‘Beautiful Venita’

The female model in this composite is beautiful Venita. She is a friend on Flickr and the image of her was taken by her husband and was used in this composite/graphic with their permission. I photographed the car at a show in Texas – the graphic was created using Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Photo Editor. Enjoy. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

Photo/Graphic: ©MVM Images
Model: Venita

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Another composite of mine – I call it ‘Simply Texas’

I haven’t posted one of these in a while – a beautiful Internet model combined with an image I took at a car show in Texas. Composite was made using Photoshop Elements 11 and Smart Photo Editor. – Bude Lepsi

Photo ©MVM Images

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‘Texas Girl’

I haven’t made any graphic/composites recently – “Texas Girl” is the latest creation – I photographed the pickup at a car show in Texas, the model is an Internet find. – Bude Lepsi (aka MVM Images)

Graphic/Composite ©MVM Images

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Pin-up graphic

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I photographed this young lady at a car show in Texas. She was in a pin-up contest during the show. The photo (inset) is one of her with a hot rod. The inset photo is intentionally washed out so the viewer will concentrate on the graphic. I thought she would make a good subject for this graphic. What do you think? – ©MVM Images (aka Bude Lepsi)

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