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

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Max Depth Of Field

Stacking Ghosts • Film Scanners And The Year Of The Lion • Choosing B&W Print Media

I've tried macro image-stacking software repeatedly, but have had terrible luck with it. When I change focus points, the image size changes slightly.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Landscapes Are Alive!

Landscapes Don’t Move? • B&W Printers • Specialty Cameras For Unique Results • RAW Or JPEG, Once More

But the mood changed immediately when he realized I focus on landscapes. "Landscapes are dead," he said. "They don't move."

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Make Your Panos Match Up

Wide-Angle Panoramas • See The Sharpness Get • The Most From A Lens And Camera • ND Filters • Sensor Cleaning • Missing Arches

I'm having trouble getting my wide-angle panoramas to stitch together.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Colors Of Snow

Antarctica And Other Snowy Venues • Lost Pixels • Taking The Long Road • Presentation Programs • Photos On The Level

What setting would you recommend to shoot in Antarctica?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Speed Up To Slow Down

Slo-Mo Video • What You Get Isn’t What You Got • False Magnification?

Are these photographers using special cameras and software, or can I do this with my DSLR's HD video?

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Our Favorite Photo Tools

Double Bubble Level • Wet Protection • Projected Flash LCD Viewers • Lightning Triggers • GPS • Apps

If you read this column regularly, you know I love tech "tools." Sometimes my wife Kathy calls them "toys," but maybe she's just kidding.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Luck Favors The Prepared

When you’re ready for anything, good photographs tend to come together

We've just returned from a three-week digital photo safari in Botswana and Zambia with a wonderful group of advanced nature photographers.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Technical Side Of B&W

Shoot Monochrome Or Convert Later? • Filters For Digital B&W • Best Choices For IR Conversions IR: Fake Or Real? • Printing Digital B&W

When I want the final results from my DSLR to be black-and-white, should I set the camera to shoot in black-and-white or continue to shoot in color (RGB) and convert later?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination

A compendium of resources to inspire and teach, and get you on the path of making better pictures

This column is dedicated to all of you who have asked me where you can access the information you need to improve your outdoor photography.

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