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Squeezing out the color

September 12, 2009|By JULIE E. GREENE

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Color's nice, but sometimes a black-and-white photo has more impact. Sometimes one-color photos do a better job of showing pattern, texture or composition. Other monochromatic techniques, such as sepia tone or infrared, also make an image stand out.

We frequently feature readers' photos on a weekly photo page. So we're looking for the best recent photographs from the Tri-State area.

This is a chance for amateur photographers to share their best images.

Send us a variety of subjects. Avoid family portraits, posed scenes or news photos. And please help us avoid repetition. We get lots of photos of deer, flowers and sunsets, so offer something different.

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Quality is key. Sharp, large images look best.

Close-up photos show detail better. If the subject is small, get close or use a telephoto lens to make the subject large in the photo.

Digital photos must be sharp, at least 6 inches wide and have a resolution of at least 300 dots per inch (dpi). Files should be in JPEG or TIF formats and sent as e-mail attachments.

To submit a photo for the Gallery page, use one of these options:

o Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office at 100 Summit Ave. in Hagerstown.

o Mail it to The Herald-Mail Co., c/o Lifestyle, P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

o Send it via e-mail to julieg@herald-mail.com with "submitted photo" in the subject line.

With the photo, tell us your name, a daytime phone number and a brief description of the story behind the photo.

If you want your mailed photo returned, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

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