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OP Expert George Lepp tackles your technical photography questions in Tech Tips.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Triumph Over The Color Cast

B&W Saves The Day • Composition And Content • Assembling Gigascapes • Keeping Track

It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

Take the journey from disappointment to delight

I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hot Summer Tips

Shooting Local • Botanical And Commercial Gardens • Falling Water • High-Basin Wildflowers • Up, Up And... • Time-Lapsing • Lightning In The Daytime • On The Water

It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

High-Tech Landscapes

Improved Dynamic Range • Expanded ISO • Extended Depth Of Field • High-Resolution Panoramas Digital Ground Glass

Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options.

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.

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.

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, October 23, 2012

Extend Your Range

Ordering Close Focus • Sign Here • JPEG Vs. JPEG • The Coolscan Dustup

A tele-extender, when placed between the camera body and lens, multiplies the magnification of the lens to which it's attached.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Look Into My Iris

Understanding Apertures • An Eagle-Eyed Reader • Calibrating The Color Of An iPad • Speed Up Your Laptop

The aperture setting is critical to three different aspects of image capture.

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