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Mike Olivella
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My new home page.
My new home page which is now a gallery of 20-some images with a little bit of everything included I'm not quite sure what's up with Squarespace but it doesn't seem to be the same old reliable website design/creation website that I have been using for sever...

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Shooting Basketball From The Catwalks
A view of the catwalks and rafters at the Leon County Civic Center in Tallahassee, FL Normally, when one talks about being in the nosebleed section of a stadium or an arena it's usually not with a happy face. I love being in the nosebleed section when I sho...

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Grunge It, Part Deux
In Part I of my Blog post on processing images with some grunge I tried to show how using this technique can be one of the weapons you should have in your arsenal of image processing. In this segment, I'll walk you through how I create some of my grungy ima...

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In the too-cool-for-words category, I just found out that Scott Kelby published his list of Top Guest Blog posts for 2016. In his Top 2016 Guest Blogs, he included one that I wrote for him in February of last year along with posts by world class photographers like Glyn Dewis, Jeremy Cowart, and Alan Hess. I know I am not in the same class as photographers like those but it sure is flattering to think that I have been included with names like that....
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My Love-Hate Relationship With Catwalks
The view of the Tucker Center's basketball court in Tallahassee, Florida from the catwalks above the arena in 2014 Normally, when people talk about being in the nosebleed section of a stadium or an arena it's usually a sarcastic reference to being relegated...

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I Am A Moron
Hi, I'm Mike and I'm a moron. See the guy in the image below? That was how I felt last month when one of my hard drives began to act up and was making funny noises. No problem, thought I. I'll eject it, unplug it, plug it back in, and go from there. Bad mov...

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Tried out Adobe's new Spark software.

https://spark.adobe.com/page/LgvS0RoqW52Qz/

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Grunge It
grunge grənj/ noun noun: grunge; noun: grunge rock; plural noun: grunge rocks 1. grime; dirt. One of my favorite effects for images is what's commonly known as "grunge". It has a desaturated, grainy, textured look that adds mood, mystery, or drama to an oth...

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Speed Light Soft Box Diffusers - Portrait Lighting And More
Last week, I had to do a head shot photo shoot of all the personal trainers for a Gold's Gym location and it took place inside the facility as the trainers took their breaks in between sessions with clients. In finalizing the details for the shoot, I was to...

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Photo Gear I am Packing For Trips Abroad
Deciding what photo gear to take with me when we travel abroad is always a dilemma for me. As I try to pick among camera bodies and lenses I have to keep reminding myself that I will never be able to take everything that might conceivably come in handy at s...
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