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Monday, March 21, 2011

Time of Day Impacts the Light

There are many events for which a person should not be late: a wedding, job, school, and a plane flight are a few that come to mind.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Background Check

Whenever I create a photograph, I place as much importance on the background as I do on my subject.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get Low For Big Impact

Change your camera angle to free your wildlife shots from cluttered, distracting backgrounds

It was a stifling late August morning. I lay in wet mud on the South Flats of the East Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. A thousand no-see-ums chewed on the exposed skin on the back of my hands.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Clouds vs. Sun

The word "photography” is made up of two parts; “photo" meaning light and “graphy” meaning to write.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Patience and Persistence

Good photography necessitates learning about composition, lighting, exposure, cameras, lenses, flash, filters ....... the list goes on.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Art Of Small

When, where and how to shoot better macro images

Mastering the art of macro photography in nature takes time and patience, but knowing when, where and how will make the journey a lot easier.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Required Shooting: Verticals and Horizontals

I’m a firm believer in exhausting all my photographic possibilities before leaving any subject.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Supersized Panorama Stitching

Brandon Riza’s panoramas are crafted in the spirit of an Ansel Adams landscape. In each one, the mountains are larger than life, and the overall image is richly detailed and built from a series of high-resolution frames.

His work, above all, is meticulous and precise.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Leading Line Logic

Lines are an integral part of the composition of many images.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alpine Action

Apply your scenic vision to capture unforgettable skiing and snowboarding shots

It’s the middle of winter, and majestic mountain peaks are dressed head to toe in light, fluffy powder.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Symmetry And Balance

Good composition is something I liken to an old fashioned legal balance.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Black-And-White

Black-and-white is making a big comeback. Two of the biggest reasons that account for this are digital imaging and the desire for photographers to take their image-making to a new level.

Monday, January 10, 2011

More Than One

Shooting multiple exposures can provide you with unique and creative images.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A “Mist-Shot"—Better Fog Photography

Some people associate fog with inclement weather and avoid the outdoors. Not me. I grab my camera to create some extremely exciting images. Foggy conditions elicit moody and ethereal feelings.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Prepare For A Photo Expedition

Tom Bol offers his insight on how to get ready when you’re going to be out for more than just a day hike

"ONE MORE STEP." This mantra is bouncing around in my brain as my body tries to follow suit.

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