Dark Side Of The DomeDark Side Of The DomeA wide shot of Half Dome on a early spring day.

     Welcome to HINESightPhoto, the blog dedicated to the art of photography and the passion of lead photographer Randy Hines. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, Randy has honed his skills and perfected his craft. He is eager to share his knowledge and expertise with the next generation of photographers.
At HINESightPhoto, photography is not just about taking pictures but about capturing moments, emotions, and memories that will last a lifetime. Anyone can become a better photographer with the proper techniques and an eye for detail. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced professional, we have something for everyone.
In this blog, you will find a wealth of information on the history of photography, the latest technology, and tips and tricks that will help you take your photography skills to the next level. We have covered everything from camera settings and lighting to more advanced techniques such as post-processing and perfect composition.
Randy has a passion for photography that is unmatched, and his dedication to the art shines through in every image he captures. In addition, he has a wealth of knowledge to share and is eager to pass it on to the next generation of photographers. So whether you are looking to improve your skills, learn new techniques, or appreciate the beauty of the art, we invite you to join us on this journey of discovery.
So, sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and let's make you a better photographer. Thank you for joining us at HINESightPhoto, and we look forward to helping you on your photography journey.




Use the Camera You Already Have.

You are already a photographer: As a proud member of the 91.40% of people worldwide who own cell phones, you already possess a powerful tool for capturing memories and moments through photography. Whether you realize it or not, your smartphone's camera is an incredible resource for honing your photography skills. Cell To Smart, A Short History:...
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In "Crestfallen," Randy captures the essence of a March afternoon at Little Corona Beach in Del Mar, California, where the salt air hangs heavy, and the relentless waves embrace the ageless rocks. Through the lens of a slowed shutter, the surf appears to dance like a specter over the stones, blurring the line between solid and fluid, reality and dr...
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Peak to Beach

"Peak to Beach" "Behold, the stunning majesty of Long Beach! This city truly has everything from the snow-capped peaks of the San Gabriel Mountains to the sparkling waves of the Pacific Ocean. And at its heart, the Villa Riviera building is a testament to the city's rich history and enduring beauty. Just look at how it towers above the landscape, i...
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Elevate your photography game with time-tested composition methods.

A HISTORY OF COMPOSITION: As a beginner in photography, it's essential to understand that creating the perfect shot goes beyond just pressing a button. Composition is a fundamental principle of art and photography that plays a crucial role in telling the image's story. By carefully arranging visual elements such as line, shape, color, texture, and...
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7 Shades of Moon Phase

The moon has always held a special place in human history, a constant presence in the night sky that has inspired awe and wonder since the dawn of time. From the ancient Greeks and their tales of Selene, the moon goddess, to the modern era of space exploration and lunar landings, the moon has captured our imagination and fueled our curiosity. And...
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