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Master the skills you need with photography techniques from the experts. Whether you're a novice seeking advice on landscape, wildlife or nature photography or a pro looking for more advanced techniques, you'll find all the information you need, here.




Monday, April 4, 2016

Long Lens Techniques

Wanna get serious about your wildlife photography and create great shots of skittish animals?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Intro To DSLR Telephotos

Insights into long-lens technique for wildlife photography

I still remember the first time I tried a 500mm ƒ/4 super-telephoto lens a few years back, and it wasn’t pretty.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Camera Traps For Wildlife

To increase your creative options for photographing wildlife, take yourself out of the equation

Wildlife photography is defined by a single overarching challenge: getting close to critters.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Big Mammals

The stars of Yellowstone, Alaska, Africa, and India are the big mammals.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Three Tips For Better Landscapes

I learned a lot about landscape photography the hard way.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Three Tips For Better Nature Shots

Regardless of the subject matter you photograph, it’s good to have lots of tricks in your hip pocket.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Beyond The Obvious

When packing your camera bag, here are some not-so-obvious items to include

These items are considered "givens" and every camera bag should have a reserved place for each. Below are a few ideas of what else to bring along with thoughts as to why they are important. I

Monday, February 29, 2016

Learn To Read The Light

Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image and a mediocre one

If you want to improve your photography, it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Nature’s Abstracts

Try your hand at making abstracts to instill new life into your photography

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you lack motivation to go out and make images?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Modern Printmaking Part Two: Consistency

Understanding color spaces, profiles and device calibration

In case you missed it, we kicked off this four-part series on printmaking with modern tools.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Macros: Importance Of A Good Background

The background is equally as important as the subject

If the background has bright highlights that draw the eye, the selective focus effect falls short. If the background is busy and the eye isn’t drawn to the selected petal, the effect falls short.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sharpen Your Vision

5 ways to make more meaningful images of nature

You can make sharp, properly exposed photos—so what?

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Making An Image “Real”

Advertising and sports photographer Tim Tadder talks about his creative process and the integral role that printing plays in it

Tadder emphasizes the importance of prints in his work.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ask Before Firing: Create A Pre Shoot Checklist

Get ready mentally before you take a picture

Athletes do it before a big game, CEO’s do it before giving important presentations, stunt men pre-visualize their actions, and surgeons do it before making an incision.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birds In Flight

Bird flight photography is a challenge

Birds that are commonly found and have tolerance around people are great to get you started.

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