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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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Techniques For Fall Color

10 ways to create stunning autumn images

As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Rim Light

The single most important element that determines the success of a photo is the light

The quality of the light is determined by its color, angle, direction and intensity.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Seeing Shadows

Shadows can add intrigue, dimension, and drama to a photo

Soft light found on overcast days provides almost shadowless conditions.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Processing Fall Color

Tips and techniques for adding impact to autumn images in Photoshop

Be clear what your subject is and where you want the viewer to look.

Monday, September 28, 2015

¡Hermoso Otoño!

Tips for capturing fall color in Patagonia, Chile—or your favorite places

Autumn is the photographer's season, not just a season of great natural beauty, but a season of constant change.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Capture The Fall Colors

It's the time of year when landscape photographers feel their adrenaline pump and await the arrival of reds, yellows, oranges and a morning chill in the air

Autumn color is near. Use the following tips to get some keepers about which you'll feel proud.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Use the New “Focus Area” Tool In Photoshop CC In Conjunction With “Lens Blur” To Help Defocus A Background

When elements in a photograph are sharp, they command attention

Conversely, areas that are defocused tell the viewer to look elsewhere as they imply a lack of importance.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Featured Format Portfolio: Michael George

We caught up with Michael to find out how he curates his Format portfolio, his essential gear for an outdoor shoot and the secret to making your work stand out.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Move Beyond The Hobby

Acquiring a few good shots does not make you a professional

From the first time I picked up a camera when I was 12 years old, photography has been a big part of my life.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Building Stories

How to think past pretty pictures to make images that engage the viewer and tell a story

A picture is worth a 1000 words. A truism if there ever was one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Working With Mixed Light

Professional photographer David Wells shows how to create a polished look to your photo essays and video projects by knowing how to work with the quality of light as it changes during the day

I started my professional photography career back in 1979.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Travel Photography

Travel photography is no different than other types

The main goal of the travel photographer is to convey a sense of place.

Monday, August 31, 2015

A Look Inside Lightroom CC

The top 5 new features in Lightroom CC for nature photographers

Adobe released the long- anticipated Lightroom 6; or is it Lightroom CC, or is it both?

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two Exposure Quick Tips For Local Control

Use color range to make complex selections in seconds

Use a Levels Adjustment Layer and Its Mask for Easy Local Exposure Control.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Why do nature photographers like to photograph mountains?

Sir Edmund Hillary, along with Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, the first known people to summit Mount Everest, was once asked why he decided to make the ascent.

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