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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.




Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Organization Will Set You Free!

Basic organization techniques to help you find, sort and catalog your images

Finding photos you've shot on your computer has long been a challenge.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Be Persistent

The art of persistence will help you capture decisive moments and scenes of unparalleled drama

To consistently produce great photographs, there are many concepts that need to be learned. I consider reading the light to be the most important.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Travel Photography Tips

Six tips to make the most of your vacation photography opportunities

Planning a photo trip is always enjoyable. The anticipation of what awaits is a good motivator to make sure a complete and thorough job gets done.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Depth Of Field Basics

Learn to use depth of field wisely and guide your viewer's focus to a particular aspect of your photo

When it comes down to it, depth of field is synonymous with range of focus. It only seems natural that a photographer would want to produce a picture with a wide range of focus, but this is not always the case.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Backlit Landscapes

Judicious use of backlighting can add a great dramatic flair to your landscape photos

Backlight can impart many different looks to a landscape. It can emphasize a strong silhouette, it can rim light a subject with a strong outer glow, it can enhance the look of fog or mist.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Atmospherics

The very air through which we shoot has a profound impact on the look and mood of an image. Position the camera in the same spot at the same time of day with identical focal-length settings, and you can get two entirely different photographs.

Misty atmospherics are much less common than landscape shots taken on a clear day because most photographers refrain from venturing too far out into the fog.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Use the Radial Zoom Filter to Imply Movement

Five Steps to creating eye-catching movement in Photoshop

I use the radial zoom filter found in Photoshop for two purposes: to imply movement and to focus the viewer’s eye on a specific part of a photo.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Uncliché The Cliché

Change-up your technique to capture unique photographs of iconic locations

As a leader of photo tours to many classic natural destinations in the United States, it's my obligation to bring participants to the photographic icons of each location.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shooting Blind

How to shoot from a floating blind

Blessed with nearly 10 million acres of wetlands and a major migration route along the Mississippi flyway, my home state of Minnesota attracts innumerable species of waterfowl and wading birds, especially during the fall and spring migrations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Long Lens Tips And Techniques

Big-glass guru Arthur Morris shows you how to use long telephotos to get your best up-close wildlife shots ever!

My first long lens, purchased back in 1983, was the Canon 400mm ƒ/4.5 FD.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

How the changes in Lr4 are important for nature photographers

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Textures—Rule Breakers And Rule Followers

How to capture more texture in your images using light and direction

Textures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be soft like the feathers of a bird, fragile as peeling paint, delicate as ripples of sand, patterned like a plowed farm field and more.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Pieces of The Whole

Focus on the smaller aspects of a larger subject to take unique, and sometimes better, photos.

The whole is the sum of its parts. If a single addend is eliminated, it prevents a proper total from being obtained.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A View From The Top

Think about the sun to plan your time in the mountains, and you’ll get your most inspiring shots from the summits

Summits are magical places. Reaching the summit of a high peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Flower Close-Ups

Great flower photos can be made any time of the day. These tips will help when light is at a minimum.

Flower photography can mean different things to different photographers. Whether it's a sprawling field of orange poppies, a pattern in a field of tulips...

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