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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Use Live View For Sharper Shots

How to make the most of this innovative feature to get better pictures

Most new DSLRs have Live View, yet too many nature photographers don’t use it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Preparing For A Photo Workshop

A workshop is an excellent way to improve your photography. When you’re well prepared, you’ll get the most out of the experience.

When I teach my workshops, I find that there are some participants who come more prepared than others.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Video Quick Tips

8 simple techniques to get you started with adding motion and sound to your photography

Video is a wonderful visual medium that adds whole new dimensions of movement and sound to your photography.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Your Perfect B&W Print

Ansel Adams called the print “The Performance.” OP shows you, in-depth, how to use Photoshop to get your image ready for the best performance possible.

As the digital march continues onward, there’s one thing that will never change: the pure aesthetic quality of elegant black-and-white imagery.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Intuitive B&W Conversions

Try this simple step-by-step process for making beautiful monochrome images

Black-and-white photography seems to be more popular than ever in this digital era.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Fast Fixes

In his decades running a premier photo retailer in Southern California, Mark Comon has been a counselor, an advisor and chief troubleshooter for customers. He shares two of the most common problems he has heard and the fixes that take care of them.

When you work behind the counter in a camera store for 35 years like I have, you see and hear virtually everything.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Isolated Sharpness

Tips and techniques for using shallow depth of field to add impact to your macro shots

When shooting close-up and macro images, you quickly discover that depth of field is narrow regardless of what you do.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pro Tips For Making Multimedia

HD video in DSLRs is a hot topic, and more nature photographers see the potential for creating a new way to display and share images. OP went to a seasoned pro for the secrets to a first-rate production.

If there’s a single buzzword in the photo community that has emerged in the last year it would be multimedia.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Diversify Your Macro Portfolio

Tips and techniques from a master that will take your macro photography to the next level

For the last four hours, my mind was occupied with the thoughts of my weeklong photography trip to Yosemite National Park.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

White Balance

Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots

White balance is an adjustment that accounts for the color temperature of the light in a scene.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Decisive Moment

How to catch that instant when the whole photograph comes together with universal impact

The concept of the decisive moment applies to most photographic endeavors.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Minimize To Maximize

A National Geographic pro on how to lighten up on your gear and keep focused on getting the best photos

Oh, if only Antoine had been a photographer. Traveling as a photographer and the word “light” generally aren’t spoken in the same sentence.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shoot The Moon

When the sun sets and the rest of the photographers pack up for the night, you can get some of the most stunning and unique images

I started “shooting the moon” in a quest for unique photos, and while I’m certainly happy with my results, I’ve discovered that the actual experience of moon and moonlight photography is just as rewarding as the images I bring home.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Unguarded Moment

Steve McCurry’s personal approach has created a career of stunning photographs of people from around the world

It’s obvious at a glance that the cover of Steve McCurry’s new book, The Unguarded Moment (Phaidon), is a great photograph.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Percentages

Today, “high ISO” means values like 25,600 instead of 800. These dramatic advancements are giving nature photographers a whole new way to think about making images.

George Lepp recently returned from an expedition to Africa, where he was using the Canon EOS 7D and EOS-1D Mark IV, and one of his traveling companions was using the Nikon D3 and D3S.

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