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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Boost Your AF Performance

How to set up your camera and lens to get quick response when you’re shooting fast-moving subjects like wildlife

Today’s DSLRs are amazingly quick in their AF performance and firing rates, but you can make them even quicker by setting them appropriately.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stoking The Flame

In her “Ghosts of the West” project, Cheyenne Rouse reignited her love of photography by embracing HDR

If you would have told me three years ago when I was living in Park City, Utah, that I’d be creating HDR images, running my own gallery, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loving my DSLR, I would have told you that you were crazy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quick Tips For Using A Polarizer

Get more from the single most useful accessory in your bag

The one accessory you’re likely to find in any professional nature photographer’s camera bag is a polarizer.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Foreground Midground Background Interest

Rules of good composition date back to the masters of the Renaissance.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Creative Shutter Speeds

A carefully chosen shutter speed does a lot more than provide a correct exposure.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Near / Far Depth Of Field

In landscape photography, it’s essential to record all elements in focus.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes

To get your best shots, follow the light

“Chase the light.” For years, landscape photographers have lived by this motto. It’s not really a technique—it’s a philosophy, a way of life, an existential state of being.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sweep Panorama

Go wide, young man

The Fuji 617G was a favorite camera for a relatively small group of photographers who wanted to make panorama images with maximum possible quality.

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Polarizer - A Photographer’s Best Friend

The polarizer shines because of its versatility.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fill-Flash

Flash is a very powerful tool that allows a photographer to extend his or her shooting time into midday hours.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Find Your Focus

Use the essentials of strong design for better landscape compositions

Have you ever stood on a high point, soaking in the view, exhilarated by the vast space in front of you?

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.

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