Vader Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

10.30.2014 by Mark Forman

Flowers are beautiful living things. Very delicate with intricate structures and distinctive shapes. It is hard for me not to mess around with the appearance some since they are one of the most common and therefore over shared subjects up there with puppies and cats. That being said I can understand why so many photographers are […]


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The Color Thing

10.26.2014 by Mark Forman

The longest struggle I've had in my personal photography journey is with color. Finding the right ones together, not too many, not too over-saturated, balanced, etc. I was also struggling within how I processed them and my related software/camera settings to achieve color that appealed to and satisfied my eye. I'm finally getting much closer […]


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Spy Vs. Spy

10.23.2014 by Mark Forman

When I was a kid one of my favorite things to read was Mad Magazine. One of the best parts of Mad was the Spy Vs. Spy comics.  So my image above of the 2 monks seeking offerings at the busy market made me flashback on the comic due to the monochrome duality nature of the […]


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Buggy

10.21.2014 by Mark Forman

Recently I've made some adjustments to the settings on my DSLR. I discovered on a recent night shoot that I was getting a lot of noise and not clear definition as I expected. After doing some research on a photography forum I found that using ISO noise reduction offers softer images while offering some noise […]


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Making Friends…

10.19.2014 by Mark Forman

I've had my IPhone 5 for over a year and I've taken the occasional shot with it. The biggest challenge I have is processing the images on the tiny screen-hard for me to see as clearly as I'm used too on my big desktop monitor. Well actually there are a bunch of other challenges-not the […]


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Be Kind to Ghosts

10.13.2014 by Mark Forman

  More from my self-imposed poetry workshop. In this case I wrote the poem first so I selected the photo because I felt it fit with mood of poem.   Be kind to ghosts A blur in bushes and shadows flickering Bic lighters Crowding together they are sandwiched between channels  Zenith TV' dials turned hard skew their contrast They bleed like  Cherry […]


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Stretching Out With Words

10.11.2014 by Mark Forman

In the early pioneering days of podcasts when it was mostly just a bunch of underground indie guys(the early ham radio guys of the internet if you will) before the mainstream media started dumping their content into the podcast sphere-I had a podcast where I shared music some commentary and some poetry. Well since this is […]


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Thinking Out Loud

10.01.2014 by Mark Forman

I can't tell you how many times I've been surprised by the excessively enthusiastic response (meaning much more than I anticipated) along with the underwhelming response(less than what I expected due to personal love) for an image posted online. The reason I mention that is because this image while it did get a reasonable response […]


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2 Worlds

09.14.2014 by Mark Forman

This week my wife and I took a day trip up to Taipei. We needed to take care of some licensing stuff with the government but also planned on having some fun both individually and together. My wife Anne is a panda lover and particularly YuanZai the first panda born in captivity here in Taiwan. […]


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Of Wetlands…

07.31.2014 by Mark Forman

We got the crazy idea for a family 1/2 day trip out to the Gao Mei Wetlands on a hot July Sunday afternoon. Why crazy-well it was a hot July afternoon and Taiwan places of interest are always super-crowded on holidays and weekends. I thought the sticky July heat would probably help thin the numbers […]


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