Monday, December 30, 2013

Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style)

It's year end, and we are all looking back to what occurred in 2013.  Here, at Dakota Visions Photography, LLC we are reminiscing about what went well, and what we can do better for 2014.  One of the items we are looking at is what posts from the See You Behind the Lens... blog did well with our readership so we can continue to build on those types of articles for 2014.

We hope you enjoy this look back at the best stories from See You Behind the Lens...

Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 #DakotaVisionsStyle #Goodbye2013


And the Top 9 Amazing Stories List from Dakota Visions Photography, LLC go to.....

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9.  Sleek, Sexy, Shiny Lines: Counts Car Show 2013


What else do you look for when a car show like this comes to town?

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Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - Sleek, Sexy, Shiny Lines: Counts Car Show 2013


8.  Angel's Snow


It was like the angels were placing each snowflake into place...  


Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - Angel's Snow


7.  2013 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Images


For this post, we are just going to cut it short on talking, and we'll just let the drool begin...  


Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - 2013 Kool Deadwood Nites Car Show Images


6.  Images from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2013: Part I


The best way to sum up the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is to quote the infamous "Gunny" R Lee Ermey in the Victory Motorcycle TV commercial. 
"When we brought the Victory Challenge to the streets, we were not going to do it at some freaking poser parade. No way! This, is Sturgis! Let's ride."
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Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - Images from Sturgis Motorcycle Rally 2013: Part I


5.  In My Own Words: Baby Tatanka, Part II


There is a lot of activity on the prairie, and we tried to capture some of the essence of what it is like to be in Custer State Park during this wonderful time of spring, rejuvenation, and new life.


Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - In My Own Words: Baby Tatanka, Part II


4.  Top 10 Amazing Photography Apps To Buy With That Holiday iTunes Gift Card


We all know those iTunes gift cards are going to start flowing.  But you are wondering what amazing photography apps you should purchase for your iPad or iPhone from the App Store?  Well look no further, here is the ultimate list of photography apps to download! 




3.  In My Own Words:  Baby Tatanka, Part I


"Hey there everyone, my name is Baby Tatanka!  I am an American Bison born in Custer State Park in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, but most people just call me a buffalo.  I was just born maybe a day or two ago.  This is all new to me, so I think I'm saying that right.  Well, here - this is me."
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Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - In My Own Words: Baby Tatanka, Part I



Abstract art can be one of the many uses of the 'Distort' filter in Photoshop.  Creating and making graphics with swirls to add to image backgrounds or to use as stand-alone works of art can be accomplished in just about any version of the program.  We will be using Adobe Photoshop CS6 for this beginner's tutorial.

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Top 9 Amazing Stories List from 2013 (Dakota Visions Style) - Abstract Art in Photoshop Tutorial: Swirls with Distort



And the #1 Amazing Story from 2013 on See You Behind the Lens... 

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Exposure is one of the primary building blocks of photography, but seldom is it so clearly explained as in this infographic.  Each portion of this infographic explains the three basic components of exposure: shutter speed, ISO, and aperture.

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We are excited to begin our journey into 2014 to begin creating a new list of favorite stories and tutorials from 2014!  Happy New Year!

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