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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, June 27, 2011

How To Capture Great Scenics

Focus on three key elements when taking scenic photographs

A great outdoor scenic hinges upon three key elements - the direction and quality of the LIGHT; the COMPOSITION must be dynamic and compelling; and the SUBJECT should have intrigue to hold the viewer’s attention.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Rarest Light

Look for the gap and the glow, and you’ll find light that transforms a scene into something extraordinary

For 18 years now, I've been specializing in wilderness landscape photography.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Why Choose B&W

Creating a monochrome image lets you focus on form, texture, shape and composition

We see and live in a world of color. That's how we've evolved, and it's the world that we know.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Making Of Compelling Black-And-White-Images

Beyond just removing color, see how structure, tonal relationships, form, texture and contrast all play key roles

Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas were two of my heroes in nature photography, both superb practitioners of color photography with nature.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Defocus The Background

Center attention on what's important in your photographs

When all elements in a photograph are sharp, it tells the viewer that everything is important and commands attention from the viewer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Creating Abstracts

Isolate, get close and make use of the right tools to make unique photos

Photographers have at their disposal many ways to create abstract images.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

AF Fine-Tuning

Make micro adjustments to your focusing system to get your sharpest shots

Cameras and lenses are both precision instruments, and today's AF systems are the best we've ever seen.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Once More Into The Shot

How to use self-timers and triggers to add a person to your photos when you’re the only one available

Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Experimenting With Perspective

It’s time to get creative in the unique world of the tilt-shift lens

Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pick a Color: Get Out of the Doldrums

The majority of the macro shots I create are made in late morning and early afternoon.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fine-Art Camera Phone Photography

Using a bevy of sophisticated apps, Tony Sweet shows how to expand your creativity and make wall-worthy pictures from an iPhone

With the advent of new highly capable cameras in various smartphones combined with very cogent apps, we're now able to create images and optimize them almost exactly as we would in Photoshop.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Long Lens Techniques

How to use a big telephoto lens for wildlife and more!

How to use a big telephoto lens for wildlife and more!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Geotagging

Use your GPS as a comprehensive location scout and to share images with others

You don't need a camera with a built-in GPS to geotag your images although such devices make it simpler since they do it automatically as you shoot.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Diffusers

The majority of the macro shots I create are made in late morning and early afternoon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Slow-Sync Backgrounds

Flash is a great tool to use to control backgrounds when working with macro subjects.

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