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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Best Lens For Macro

Lenses That Get You Close • Stabilizing On Monopods And Tripods • Remote Camera Control • The Wildflower Photographer’s Toolbox

When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Think Globally, Shoot Locally

To become a better travel photographer, try staying home and shooting alone

Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Print And Share Your Photos

Liberate your best images from their digital prison by making prints that you can show and share

Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

True Teamwork

Advice To The PhotoLorn • Going Beyond 1X • Power To The Time-Lapse • Going Really Long

Each of us has different work to do with different cameras, we're gathering background for the written story, we know what the objective is, and we support each other as much as possible.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Dance On The Beach

Focus on the fundamentals to make great strides in your photography

It's such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Land Art

Few places on earth match the scenic wonders of the American Southwest.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Rose By Any Other Name...

Many Images, One Frame • Panoramas • Silent All The Time • Camera Dynamic Range • Two Great Winter Breaks

I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Keeping It Real, Or Calling It Art

What are your personal guidelines on HDR use in your photos?

Every photographer will have grappled with the question of how much to edit photos in the camera or later with tools like HDR software, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Embrace The Fog

Use nature’s mood-enhancing filter

I love the way winter fog and mist can simplify the landscape and lend a tranquil mood to a scene.

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