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D.H. Verlander
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
Canada
I am a amateur Photographer in beautiful British Columbia.

My current activities involve Night photography, Night HDRI photography, HDRI in general, Black and white photography, Experimental photography, Light painting and Landscape Astrophotography. The other half is mostly post processing techniques with photoshop, photomatix, lightroom, and deep sky stacker.

And of course the experimental side is always ongoing. Always fun to try something new with a concept or idea and the camera.

Happy shooting to all! Cheers!


Books of significant importance to me;

Photographic Composition: A Visual Guide by Richard D. Zakia and David A. Page
Chasing The Light: Improving Your Photography With Available Light by Ibarionex Perello
Night Photography: Finding your way in the dark by Lance Keimig
Rick Sammon's HDR Photography secrets for digital photographers
Trick Photography and Special Effects by Evan Sharboneau

Give them a read if you get the chance. Great books
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: News
  • Reading: DA
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: on my computer...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee
I might be a little late to the conversation but and article I read last week has been rolling around in my cerebral cortex ever since. Is photography...... art? 

I read an article about a photographer who sold a photography print for 6+ Million dollars. Persons quoted in the article, who are in the fine art photography scene never even heard of the particular photographer. And they were shocked. Not only that, one of the  most recognized "Art" critics said that photography is not art because it is a function of technology......

So, right off the bat you have two schools of thought on the matter that are deeply divided. And the trenches are dug in deep.  

I can see both sides....... but I also get the feeling that traditional artist are threatened by photography too.

And if art photography is not "art" then where does that leave the "digital art" crowd? Is that not art either?

Or should we just ignore top art critics as snivelling snobs who are stuck in the old school way of thinking? Or are they arguing the point in hopes of keeping themselves relevant? 

I can't imagine a world that doesn't open it's arms to new advances that lead to new forms of expression. I sometimes even wonder if some of the worlds best painters of the past would still prefer to paint... or opt for other forms of expression, if the technology that we have today, was available to them. 

I know, photography has come a long way as being accepted as an art form to some extent, but apparently there is still a ways to go...

What do you think?
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: News
  • Reading: DA
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: on my computer...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee
All of my spare time goes into educating myself on Photoshop/Lightroom. Every spare minute, I pour over Photoshop tutorials, endlessly. Like I'm cramming for an exam or something. (I'm OCD like that sometimes. Lol) There is just so much to learn. And then it happens.... You realize that there's more than one way to skin a cat and you realize you've been doing it the hard way for so long. I've had a couple of face palm's this week. I'm glad that I found new and better ways of finessing images in Photoshop but at the same time, I realize how much time i've wasted in the past AND it makes me want to rework every single image I've ever posted too. But I'm resisting at the moment. I realize my older images are a road map of my learning experience, both with camera and post processing, that I hesitate to do so and just leave it. But the temptation is there. Some so called experts say you should only post your best work and nothing else. But what happens when your best work now, over shadows your best work from a few years ago? I don't know. Maybe someone here can give me an opinion on the subject?

All I know is that.......

It's agonizing. 

Anyways. I hope everyone had an awesome Christmas and Holidays and I look forward to everyones new work. Here comes 2015!!! It's gonna be a blast!!!
The Creek of Unknown Origin by DHVerlander
The Creek of Unknown Origin
While scouting for locations I stumbled upon this little creek. Most don't even know where it is, including the locals. As far as I know, it's never been photographed. And if it has, it has probably never been shared. One of the many reasons for my love of photography. 
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: movie
  • Reading: DA
  • Watching: Blade Runner
  • Playing: on my computer...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Liquid Barley
What can I say, I've been itching to get back out in the brush and shooting more Landscape Astrophotography but the weather on Vancouver Island has been really rainy. Like monsoon kinda rainy. A few weeks ago it flooded everywhere. Apparently it hasn't rained this much in 60 years. But it hasn't kept me from mapping new locations on the fire/logging trails and finding some new vantage points though, but the rain just won't let up enough to pull the camera out of the bag. Next weekend is looking good, so far. And the idea of getting some time-lapse into the mix has me biting at the bit. So, as long as the forecast holds, I'm looking forward to the next outing and getting in some good shots. Until next time....
Sacrifice by DHVerlander
Sacrifice
A dying plant, topped with a beautiful flower. Everything the plant had left, it put into it's last creation before succumbing to the cold of winter.
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: News
  • Reading: DA
  • Watching: News
  • Playing: on my computer...
  • Eating: Nothing
  • Drinking: Coffee
I might be a little late to the conversation but and article I read last week has been rolling around in my cerebral cortex ever since. Is photography...... art? 

I read an article about a photographer who sold a photography print for 6+ Million dollars. Persons quoted in the article, who are in the fine art photography scene never even heard of the particular photographer. And they were shocked. Not only that, one of the  most recognized "Art" critics said that photography is not art because it is a function of technology......

So, right off the bat you have two schools of thought on the matter that are deeply divided. And the trenches are dug in deep.  

I can see both sides....... but I also get the feeling that traditional artist are threatened by photography too.

And if art photography is not "art" then where does that leave the "digital art" crowd? Is that not art either?

Or should we just ignore top art critics as snivelling snobs who are stuck in the old school way of thinking? Or are they arguing the point in hopes of keeping themselves relevant? 

I can't imagine a world that doesn't open it's arms to new advances that lead to new forms of expression. I sometimes even wonder if some of the worlds best painters of the past would still prefer to paint... or opt for other forms of expression, if the technology that we have today, was available to them. 

I know, photography has come a long way as being accepted as an art form to some extent, but apparently there is still a ways to go...

What do you think?

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pretaanluxis Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic gallery!

Keep up the good work! :)
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H3ad0n Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Thank you for the :+devwatch: :hug:
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mamork Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the watch :) !
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Hantari Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Hallo!
Thank you very much for the Watch ^^
You have a very great photos)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+devwatch: Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for watching me! Your photos are awesome!
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad you fell for the appeal of the lion king cat in "Fatal attraction..."  Mufasa 
...and obviously thanks for the fave D.H. :fav: Please do keep on watching???
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure thing and YW! :) :) :)
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
    :thumbsup:
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MonkMingus Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Thank you for faving.  It is much appreciated.  ~M.M.
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Thanks kindly, DH:iconwineplz:
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very Welcome! :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch! :D
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Ps. what is D.V.? Your photo ID is lovely
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My first two initials. lol Thanks! :)
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for adding me to your watch list, i am utterly flattered :heart: ~Theresa
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Your Very Welcome!!! :)
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awjay Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
:testdriving: many thanks for faving and the watch
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
YW :) !!!!!
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awjay Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
Eddsworld Tom 
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Bela01 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
thank you :)
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DHVerlander Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
YW! :)
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E-DigitalFantasy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Thank you for the watch! Your portfolio is amazing! Best wishes!
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