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

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.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fade In

Filters On Filters • How Big Can I Go? • Focus On Flowers

To lengthen the exposures, I used a Fader filter and a polarizer on my 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 lens. All the photographs from the shoot were unsharp!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Convert A DSLR To Infrared

Seeing Color In Infrared • Making Sense Of Print Size Ratios • Big ’Scapes Need More Space • Kolor Autopano Giga 2.5 For Difficult Panoramas

I’ve seen a lot of digital infrared landscapes lately. Some have different colors in the image that add an element of drama that I don’t see in pure black-and-white infrared.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Buyer Beware?

Please! Release Me! • Portable Printmaking • Finding The Lightning And The Trigger • Rendering Time-Lapse Movies

I’ve started to look for a photo stock agency to promote and sell my work, and I have grave concerns about how one in particular operates.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Keeping Your Images On Track

AF And AI Servo Settings • Noise Abatement • Selling My Pictures

I’m curious about whether using the AI Servo mode when you’re not tracking a moving subject would have a tendency to work against you.

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