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Can You Turn a Bad Photograph Into Art?

Yes, and I’ll tell you how

A photograph of Acorn Street in Boston, made to look like a painting on canvas.
“Acorn Street on Canvas” — image by the author (© Mark Ali)

I suppose the title of this article gives away my entire point. So, let’s get right to it, shall we?

We all take bad photos sometimes. More often than we’d like to admit.

The fact is that the ratio of “bad” photos to good ones is, well, let’s just say there’s a LOT of bad photos out there filling up…




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Mark Ali

Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at:

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