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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, November 7, 2011

Add People For Impact

Great images can be made where the person takes up less than five percent of the photo yet is an integral component

When it comes to photographing people, portraiture is often the first word that comes to mind. This brings thoughts of face shots, head and shoulder images, and even full length body photos.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Send In The Clouds

Clouds can often be as important as the key element in the landscape

As nice as clear sunrises and sunsets can be, there's nothing like the drama of colorfully painted skies or carefully placed cumulus or lenticular clouds.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Close-Up Wide-Angle

Get stunning results with this technique for creating powerful, graphic scenic images

The conventional wisdom was that you shouldn't use a wide-angle lens up close because it would distort the subject or make it unflattering.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Solutions: Beat The Blur

Choose the best shutter speeds for sharp sho­­ts

The most frustrating occurrence in nature photography is returning home with a card full of images and finding that your prized shots are soft.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let It Evolve

As your skills grow you become more selective before you make an exposure

As your ability to create better photographs evolves, you shoot fewer frames, as you don't recreate mistakes you made in the past.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Use Flash In Manual Mode To Control The Background

Most people associate flash with taking pictures at night or indoors, but that's the tip of the iceburg.

Flash has to be the most under rated piece of photo equipment on the market. Flash has evolved into a complete system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Start Selling Your Prints

A good way to start producing income is by selling prints of your best work.

Part of the natural progression of becoming a better photographer comes the thought of how to make money with it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Workshop Diary

A global photographer gives us a feel for the agenda and flow of a high-end workshop when he treks to China with Art Wolfe

The opportunity to study with a master photographer in the field, to see what he or she is seeing, and to travel with someone with a knowledge of the best locations and the ideal times to photograph them, are all great reasons for taking an "on-the-road" photography workshop.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Solutions: Rolling Shutter

Discover this little-known artifact that’s generated from some digital cameras when the conditions are exactly right

We recently received an email from a contributor who had taken a photograph out of the window of a small airplane.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Color Tips

Here are some ways to optimize your fall color shooting excusions

Like moths to a flame, photographers flock to autumn foliage. Many want to know what the one special trick is to capture spectacular saturated fall colors.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Decisive Moment

Learn how to anticipate and capture the "decisive moment"

Any time you photograph people or animals in action or motion, the moment at which the image is made is crucial.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Land And Sky

Tips for getting dramatic photos in the wide-open expanse of the American prairie

When the beauty of nature and chaos collided, it created the prairie.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

RAW vs. JPEG

Should you be using one, the other or both?

Is there still a reason to discuss RAW versus JPEG?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography

How the dark side of your photos can be limiting your prints

Digital photography vastly expands our opportunities for better pictures. We can now shoot in lower light with higher quality results, instantly see our images as we capture them and easily process those images for the best results.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Create Depth in Your Images

Tips for how to achieve the illusion of depth

A photograph captures a three-dimensional scene but is displayed as a two-dimensional object.

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