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


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Stacks Of Blooms

Images In Bloom • Pictures By Number • Going Long And Light • Cloudy With A Chance Of Storage

Focus-stacking is a technique that expands depth of field in an image.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stop, Thief!

Strategies and methods for protecting your work and maintaining proper attribution

Have you noticed lately all those fine photographs floating around out there, seemingly unattached to any photographer?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What’s In My Bag

In response to the many questions from readers, Tech Tips details the contents of George Lepp’s camera bag

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive, for this column, at my seminars and workshops, and during chance encounters in the field.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Talking Technique With Future Pros

Unlimited Depth Of Field • Panorama Techniques • Extending Long Lenses • Back To The Future

In my role as a Canon Explorer of Light, I recently presented a short, but intense seminar to the ASMP Student Chapter at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to us that she has a way of framing subjects within the rectangular frame.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Look! Something Shiny!

Starring The Sparkles • It’s All In The Cards • Cover-Ups

Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Lepp On Fall Color

As the days shorten and the leaves turn, Tech Tips offers up some advice for getting your best shots of the season

Relax. It doesn't happen on just one day.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Taking It Slow

Water Done Softly • Time-Lapse Drama • Getting More MMs • Traveling With The Big Glass

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

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.

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