The neutral density filter was surgically removed.

So yesterday Sept. 7th I had my second cataract surgery. Wow so this is what everyone else sees. It’s like I just had a neutral density filter removed from both eyes. The surgeon congratulated herself on doing an excellent job and when the eyes stabilize in a couple of weeks I get new glasses. I wanted Nikon’s but they are on back order.

I’m working on a list of new photographic subjects to try out my new eyes.


Severe weather part 1

#Photographing Severe weather…

Living in Florida has exposed me to many facets of our changing weather patterns. We regularly experience, thunderstorms, tornados, water spouts and hurricanes. And of course I just have to grab my cameras and go out to play in the severe weather. So let me explain how I photograph each of these weather phenomena.


During our peak summer season I monitor online weather radar continually to evaluate the developing storm patterns Once the storms begin to develop I quickly organize a game plan. I try to move to an intersecting point several miles ahead of an approaching front, searching for higher ground with a vantage point. Our typical lightning pattern is for an approaching storm cell to throw lightning bolts into dry air in the path of the approa

Writing news

#Writing short stories for your artwork.…

As a group host/moderator on RedBubble I have the wonderful opportunity to view many great photographs and the duty to read the attached descriptions. Making a decision to accept or reject an artist’s submissions is often a heart wrenching task. Often the choice is obvious the photograph meets the group’s guidelines and is accepted, sometimes though I need to learn more about the photo. Eagerly I move to read the description only to find I can purchase a print and nothing more.

What a disappointment if only the artist had taken the time to provide some basic information they would certainly gain exposure and possibly many sales. Many groups require specific information in the caption or cut line for a photo. Some groups require the city, state, co

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#Larry Grayam
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Hello everyone, I have been a member of 1:1 With the News for one year now and recently noticed John Vandeven was running solo as a host. So I volunteered to help out. Solo hosting can be a daunting task.

For those of you that don’t know me, let me give you a little of my background. I began shooting news photos in 1967. My work has been published in numerous newspapers and magazine throughout the world and regularly transmitted via the wire services. Isa Rodriguez interviewed me for another group.

In January I had a one artist show in Solo Exhibition. The current On the street has an article “behind the image” about one of my news photos.

Currently I host 9 RedBubble groups.
1:1 With the News
Candid photography of family and friends
Elegant Rose Cards
Focus and Lighting

Writing photo captions

Wikipedia describes its rules for writing photo captions A caption, also known as a cut line, is text that appears below the image. Most captions draw attention to something in the image that is not obvious, such as its relevance to the text. Caption can consist of a few words of descriptions, or several sentences. Writing good captions is difficult, and the examples below may be helpful. Along with the title, the lead, and section headings, captions are the most commonly read words in an article, so they should be succinct and informative.

“School bus bully” by Larry Grayam
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This “School bus bully” seems to roll right over the little guys at this Groveland Florida USA racetrack.
A normally mild mannered yellow school bus becomes a monster truck when outfitted with tremendous
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Street Photography

Street Photography

Wikipedia describes street photography as a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions, and other settings.…

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Protester at a Tea Party rally, Vero Beach, Fla.-Larry Grayam

Using both traditional and often creative photography techniques Street photography captures a slice of daily life mirroring society, caught at a decisive moment . The images can be an interpretation of ones beliefs or a documentary of the human experience.Today’s street photographer provides a daily record of public modern day life.

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Late night subway rider New York City-Larry Grayam

The advent of compact cameras allowed for the development of techniques we use to this day. The surreptiti

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