Tip Of The Week Mastered the art of the wide angle lens? Know how to get stunning close-ups of wildlife? Our quick tips for photographers offer up landscape and wildlife photo techniques that produce immediate results. Choose a subject and see how your images improve.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Flower Close-Ups Great flower photos can be made any time of the day. These tips will help when light is at a minimum. Flower photography can mean different things to different photographers. Whether it's a sprawling field of orange poppies, a pattern in a field of tulips...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Environmental Wildlife Portraits Good environmental wildlife portraits are a blend of two subjects - the animal and the landscape My first encounter with the definition of a portrait came from personal experiences via school photos: a portrait is a chest to head shot of a person smiling at the camera.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Work The Scenic Getting the most out of a photo opportunity means learning to fully work the shoot Scenic photography can be very rewarding. To return home from a photo trip with a number of winners is a feel good.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Small Shift = Big Difference Backgrounds have impact, and a small shift in camera position can equal a big difference in the success of the photograph For those who are regular readers of the Outdoor Photographer Photo Tip Of The Week, you know I'm a big proponent of a clean background.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Capturing Waterfalls Waterfall photos can present unique challenges to photographers Capturing great waterfall shots is not as difficult as it may seem.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Photographing Small Subjects in Mid Day Sunlight To create a successful image in mid day sun, you need to compress the contrast range in the scene. Bright mid day sun is very contrasty which makes it difficult to obtain a good picture. Highlights are very bright and shadows are very dark.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Side Light For Scenics Give your scenic images stronger highlights and shadows The direction of light is very important in determining the success of an image. Whether the subject is lit by flash, room light, or illuminated by the sun, if the angle is wrong, the photo will fall short.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tips For Sharper Images Refine your picture making methods and techniques to take sharper images Let’s face it, we spend a lot of money on equipment. We purchase sharp lenses and we want our pictures to impart their maximum capabilities.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Got Water? Have you ever considered water to be a great photographic resource? Without water, life as we know it wouldn’t exist. Humans are dependent upon it, plants must have it, aquatic life needs it.
Monday, March 5, 2012
Dealing With Distractions There's something about a pure capture that's extremely gratifying Even a small distraction, whether in the foreground or background, can reduce a prize winning picture into a mediocre image.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Same Subject, Different Background The goal of a great image is to have your subject stand out from what’s behind it. Before I press the shutter, there are four conditions I evaluate. In no set order, I determine if the light is right, if the subject is compelling, if the composition has interest, and if the background complements the subject.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Reflections In Nature Still water provides the nature photographer with great opportunities to make gorgeous images Reflections can be found on many different surfaces. Glass buildings, mirrors, mylar, chrome bumpers, and puddles to name a few. All provide the opportunity to produce creative images.
Monday, February 13, 2012
Perform Local Control Use Adjustment Layers and their Masks to have more control Many digital files can be improved if an exposure adjustment is restricted to a specific area. A problem arises in that most software programs target global exposure adjustments.
Monday, February 6, 2012
Snow In The Landscape Snow provides great opportunities to capture majestic photographs I love to exploit the beauty of a freshly fallen snow. Blankets of white transform landscapes into pristine wonderlands with little clutter. The world takes on an entirely fresh look. Everywhere you look, there’s something different to shoot.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Double Process Your RAW Files Bring out your shadows and highlights by using two versions of the same image Many photographers double process RAW files to create images with detail in both the shadows and highlights where otherwise, a single capture would sacrifice one or the other.
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