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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Blurring The Line

Depart from the confined realm of the literal and create abstract motion-blur images that convey the feel of autumn color

Soon after acquiring my first SLR, I befriended a group of local artists and spoke with them about the way they responded to visual experience.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Unusual Angles For Impact

What constitutes a successful image?

First and foremost is the quality of light

Monday, August 18, 2014

Time To Reflect

Reflections are found in many places

The first step in capturing great shots of them simply requires one to open his or her eyes to the environment to see them

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Lighting Nature

Use a little flash, an LED or even a flashlight to add dimension and interest to a nature photograph

Flash is a powerful tool. It can soften the look of harsh lighting or it can simulate the sun on a cloudy day.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Shooting From Above

In this installment of our occasional series on aerial drone photography, Jon Cornforth discusses taking larger and more sophisticated cameras into the air with larger and more sophisticated drones

In the last year, the popularity of flying a small remote-controlled drone that's capable of lifting a GoPro camera has literally taken off.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Ten Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines

A quick tip, a short reminder or a checklist is good to carry around

10 reminders to use while out in the field

Monday, August 4, 2014

How Color Impacts the Mind

Color temperature plays a role to determine the look of a photograph

Not only does it dictate its feel, it has a psychological factor in how the viewer internalizes it

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Photographing The Milky Way

How to shoot the nighttime summer skies with dramatic, sharp, awe-inspiring results

Of all the wonders of the night sky, the most spectacular subject for photographers who lack a telescope is surely the Milky Way.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Shooting The Curl

How Stan Moniz creates supersharp, hyper-colorful wave photographs

Like many aspiring wave photographers, Moniz started shooting with a GoPro camera.

Monday, July 28, 2014

It’s All About The Light

If you’ve followed my Tip of the Week on the OP website for a while, you’ve read the following words multiple times

It’s All About The Light

Monday, July 21, 2014

H 2 OHHHHH-Capture The Water

Scientifically, water exists in three states

It can be solid in the form of ice, liquid, as it’s most commonly associated, and gas in the form of steam

Monday, July 14, 2014

Use Camera RAW White Balance to Create Moods

Most serious photographers capture in RAW

It provides options that jpg captures can’t

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Traveling The World In B&W

Eliminate color to create richer images and more evocative stories of people, places and cultures

When we think of travel photography, the first images that flash in our minds are likely in color.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

See In B&W

How to train your eyes to predict how a scene will look before you take the picture

Although there are many aspects of photography that digital technology changed, the art of seeing in black-and-white remains the same.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Beautiful Backlight

Backlight can provide beautiful results

but it also introduces a number of problems

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