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Art Show Season

Every year around April things start to get a little stressful. Multiple National, State, and District level art shows all happen with the next few months. How do you choose which artworks to enter into these shows? Which ones are the best? Which students deserve to be represented? Are they good enough to compete with everyone else? These are always hard questions to answer, but every year these students produce such amazing works that it doesn't matter. All of these photos w

The difference between a Cell Phone Camera and a DSLR Camera

Everyone is a Photographer, with a capital P, now and days. It has become so easy to have access to a good camera, that anyone can do it. Even cell phones now have cameras that can be better quality then some point and shoots. The specs of cameras on cell phones have recently become quite impressive. The new iPhone X offers duel lens, 12 megapixels, optical image stabilization, and an aperture as low as 1.8. The Google Pixel 2 also offers duel lens, 12.2 megapixels, and a 1.8

Photography Cheat Sheet

Every semester I give my Photo 1 classes an assignment to create a Photography Cheat Sheet to better understand what all of the camera settings mean. I think this is one of the most important assignments they get all year, once you understand the basics you can begin to understand everything. I wanted to share this example one that I created. If you are at all interested in understanding photography, this is where to start. "Your first 10,000 photographs are you worst." - Hen

HOLGA and Medium Format Film

Remember Film? It's that really cool photographic technique where you take photos and then you can't immediately see them without first having to do a lot of work and waiting patently for the results. It's real photography. "Mechanically the Holga is simplicity itself. The nature of the Holga places emphasis on seeing, thinking, and interacting with the environment at hand." - Joe Ostraff, Professor, BYU The Holga Camera originated in China in the 1980's. It was introduced as


A couple of years ago, a student of mine showed me this amazing photography website called GuruShots. "GuruShots is a platform for people who love taking photos. It’s fun, social and helps improve photo-taking skills." Basically what you do is look at the variety of challenges that they have open at any given time and enter photos into the challenge of your choosing. People then view all of the photos submitted to each challenge and vote for the photos they think are the best

Kristin Johnson Photography - The NEW Blog

It's time for a new blog. Welcome to the new and improved Kristin Johnson Photography Blog. I hope to use this blog to not only post images from new photo shots that I am doing, but also to include some personal projects, some artist inspiration, and cool ideas and articles I read about. Check back for new and exciting updates to come! If you are interested to see my old blog, you can find the link here: #blog, #photography

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