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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.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Necessary Filters, Even In The Digital Age

Four filters I consider indispensable

Photoshop and other software programs enable a photographer to achieve the same results of glass or resin filters.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gotta Love It

If you fall in love with your treasured photo hot spots you’ll never run out of photographic subjects

Having a love relationship with more than one location is welcomed and even beneficial as subject matter changes throughout the seasons as does the practicality of visiting certain places easily and cost effectively.

Monday, January 11, 2016

5 Photoshop Quick Tips

Incorporate these tips into your workflow and be one step closer to mastering Photoshop

With all its power, it’s almost impossible to learn it 100% inside out.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tips For Winter Photography

Essential considerations for safe and successful photo shoots in cold and wet conditions

Winter can be an exciting time to get outside and expand your photographic portfolio.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Better Focus Results

Three tips for sharper photos

When I think back to some of the great sports and actions shots made before it was introduced, I appreciate and respect the photographer’s talent.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Modern Printmaking Part One

In this first of a series on the fine art of photo printing, we consider the value of prints in the digital age

Like many who make their living with photography, my income is generated in several ways.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Connect With Your Subject

Connect with your subject, exhaust all possibilities and you’ll come back with great shots

There are many reasons why Photographer A may produce better pictures than Photographer B, who turns out more dramatic images than Photographers C, D, E.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Exposures Longer Than One Second

Time is critical in action photography

The other day I was listening to satellite radio and the song, Time, by the Chambers Brothers came on.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Animals In the Snow, Ice And Cold

When there’s snow on the ground, opportunities abound

Too many photographers let their cameras act like bears in the winter - they hibernate.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Steve McCurry: The Most Important Part Of My Archive

A legendary National Geographic photographer and the power of the print

McCurry talks about the importance of the photographic print as the ultimate way to archive images in your portfolio

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