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Photography is what motivates me to move through life in a positive way. Photography is ͞All About The Light͟ and it’s the first thing I seek out before I press the shutter. Optimally, I pursue great subjects in great light, but if there’s an ordinary subject in great light, I still press the shutter. I love to share the photographic knowledge I’ve accumulated and I hope my enthusiasm is contagious so I can motivate others to feel the same way I do about my photography.

Articles by Russ Burden

Photography By The Alphabet, Part 2—F To J
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Photography By The Alphabet, Part 2—F To J

Monday, February 27, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Today’s Photo Tip Of The Week is part two of a five-tip series. The series is spread out over a…

Photography By The Alphabet: Part 1—A to E  
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Photography By The Alphabet, Part 1—A To E  

Monday, February 20, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Over the course of the next five Outdoor Photographer Tips of the Week, I take you on an alphabetical journey…

Give Your Point And Shoot Some Love
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Give Your Point And Shoot Some Love

Monday, February 13, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I sometimes get asked, “What’s the best camera?” While I do have preferences, the most truthful answer is, “The one…

The Psychology of Color
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The Psychology Of Color

Monday, February 6, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Color shouldn’t be taken for granted. The more you understand the psychology of color, how colors fall on the color…

Long Exposure Tips And Tricks
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Long Exposure Tips And Tricks    

Monday, January 30, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Many circumstances necessitate long exposures, but they’re most commonly reserved for low-light photography. Cityscapes at night, dawn and dusk landscapes,…

Animal Portrait Tips
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Animal Portrait Tips

Monday, January 23, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Animal portrait photography is a challenge. Whether you photograph a pet, a wildlife subject or make grab shots, numerous factors…

Get the Flash Off the Camera
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Using An Off Camera Flash

Monday, January 16, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Using an off camera flash can do so much to improve the quality of a photo, yet it’s underutilized. The…

New To A DSLR? Check Out These Features, Part 2
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New To A DSLR? Check Out These Features, Part 2  

Monday, January 9, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In last week’s Tip, I covered autofocus modes, choosing the proper active autofocus point and the depth of field preview…

New To A DSLR? Things You Should Know, Part 1
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Received A New DSLR? Things You Should Know, Part 1

Monday, January 2, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you never exceed 25 mph, purchasing a Corvette doesn’t make sense. A $2,000 set of gold clubs isn’t practical…

Cold Weather Photo Tips
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Cold Weather Photography Tips  

Monday, December 26, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It’s winter, and baby it’s cold outside. If you live where it’s warm, go with the flow. When it’s cold,…

Get Familiar With The OUTPUT Module in Bridge In Photoshop CC
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Get Familiar With The Output Module in Bridge In Photoshop CC

Monday, December 19, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Although the Output Module is no longer bundled with Bridge CC, it can be downloaded from Adobe. It’s an easy…

Turn Down The Lights: Low-Light Landscapes 
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Turn Down The Lights: Low Light Landscapes

Monday, December 12, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Dawn and dusk have become two of my favorite times to photograph the landscape. There’s a short window of time…

wide angle close ups
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Wide-Angle Close-Ups  

Monday, December 5, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

“Before you break a rule, know how to apply it.” Let me repeat this: “Before you break a rule, know…

The Grand Landscape, Part 2  
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The Grand Landscape, Part 2  

Monday, November 28, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Since this is a two-part series on grand landscape photography, be sure to visit last week’s Tip Of The Week…

The Grand Landscape, Part 1
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The Grand Landscape, Part 1

Monday, November 21, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As if it were yesterday, I strongly recall my first “out west” grand landscape photography trip. As my excursion went…

Here, I’ll share some lens fundamentals to clear up any confusion given the many possible choices.
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Lens Fundamentals: So Many Choices

Monday, November 14, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

From fish-eye to super telephoto, every category of focal length has its own characteristics and possesses specific qualities.

RTM—Read The Manual
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RTM: Read The Manual      

Monday, November 7, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Three insignificant letters: RTM. They make up 11 percent of the alphabet. RTM—on their own they have no meaning. RTM—grouped…

Stay sharp for better photographs
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Consistently Capture Sharp Images

Monday, October 31, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Two over-arching qualities separate a good image from a bad one—the technical and the aesthetic. Aesthetic qualities include things like…

Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 2
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Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 2

Monday, October 24, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In last week’s tip (Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1), I explained how dramatic light, good subjects and…

Common Traits That Make A Photo Great, Part 1
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Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1

Monday, October 17, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Take a moment to think about the most famous photo you know. What made you choose that picture? Think of…

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