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Monday, December 28, 2015

Connect With Your Subject

Connect with your subject, exhaust all possibilities and you’ll come back with great shots

There are many reasons why Photographer A may produce better pictures than Photographer B, who turns out more dramatic images than Photographers C, D, E.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Exposures Longer Than One Second

Time is critical in action photography

The other day I was listening to satellite radio and the song, Time, by the Chambers Brothers came on.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Animals In the Snow, Ice And Cold

When there’s snow on the ground, opportunities abound

Too many photographers let their cameras act like bears in the winter - they hibernate.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Steve McCurry: The Most Important Part Of My Archive

A legendary National Geographic photographer and the power of the print

McCurry talks about the importance of the photographic print as the ultimate way to archive images in your portfolio

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tough Exposures And How To Deal With Them

Knowing how to get a perfect exposure when tricky lighting situations are encountered will make you a better photographer

In camera light meters are deadly accurate.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Two For The Price Of One

The equipment you own may have multiple uses

A telephoto lens makes far away subjects appear a lot closer, but did you know it exaggerates compression so subjects that are far apart from each other have the look of being much closer?

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The Postprocessing Pipeline

From raw image to radical results with Lightroom and Photoshop

Normally, when shooting surfing, you’re looking for a clean wave, without any whitewash contaminating the wave face itself.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Specialized AF For Action

Use custom function settings to fine-tune autofocus performance for your subject

There’s nothing like coming away from a shoot knowing you’ve captured a potential once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Exploit Inclement Weather

Stormy conditions can yield opportunities to capture unique photos

The aftermath of a good rain leaves everything wet, reflective, puddle filled and fresh.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Be Prepared

Inevitably, if you don't bring it, you'll need it.

I never joined the boy scouts but I believe in their "Be Prepared" motto.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Adobe Bridge And ACR Quick Tips

Bridge is still a great organizer

Undoubtedly, Lightroom's power as a data base has made it GO TO software.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Creative Landscape Photography

Knowledge is only the first step toward inspired images

Can a realistic landscape photograph be creative?

Monday, November 2, 2015

In Praise Of Geology

Mother Nature's wonders that beckon photographers worldwide

Regardless of how they were created, these natural etchings challenge every budding and seasoned photographer to capture them from their unique perspective.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Falling For These Filters

Autumn filters I'd never leave home without

Autumn is prime time to make images of vibrant foliage offset against crisp autumn blue skies.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mastering Low Light For Outdoor Scenics

When it comes to capturing outdoor landscapes, most photographers shoot from sunrise to an hour or so after

From the time the sun crests the horizon to the last visible rays dip below, the quality of light is in constant flux.

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