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, December 17, 2012
B&W Adjustment Layer – Explore Infrared Many photographers have explored the B&W Adjustment layer found in the more recent versions of Photoshop But how many have dug deeper to realize there’s an infrared option in the pull down menu?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Photographing Mountains There's a common expression that's a play on words: "Life's A Beach." I have a T Shirt that says, "Life's A Mountain, Not A Beach."
Monday, December 3, 2012
Winterize Your Tripod It's cold outside, the blowing wind makes it feel even chillier, there's eight inches of snow on the ground and more is predicted over the next few days "Cool," should be your response as you grab your tripod mounted camera and head out the door.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Where Water Meets the Land Where the water meets the land brings to mind picturesque beaches, sunsets over the sea, crashing surf, and other images synonymous with the ocean But the literal take of these words should not restrict your thinking to these locales.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dodge and Burn on a Separate Layer Take Complete Control Over Darkening and Lightening Targeted Sections of Your Image Most photographs can be improved with global adjustments. But quite often, local darkening and lightening tweaks can make the photo better.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I.M.P.A.C.T. You may ask yourself why the title of the article has periods in between the letters of the word? The answer is simple. I created I.M.P.A.C.T. to get you to remember good photographic technique so you can make images that have it. I = Isolate; M = Manual; P = Polarizer; A = Act; C = Color; T = Telephoto.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Simplify Your Images One way to improve your images is to simplify them Reduce the compositional elements to the basics so the viewer clearly knows the reason why the image was made.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Action Shots The beauty of action is it can be captured in many ways It can be graceful and show lots of fluidity when slow shutter speeds are used or it can arrest the motion when fast ones are utilized.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Fall Foliage Photo Tips: Part 2 It’s autumn - gone are the mornings of hazy white skies. Sunrise now greets us with a crisp blue and a chill in the air. The air is fresh and clean, a sense of change permeates the environment, and all living forms seem to sense the transformation that’s about to take place.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Fall Foliage Photo Tips: Part 1 Autumn is my favorite time of year for both photography and life in general The hazy days of summer give way to crisp fall mornings, the landscape is painted with a mosaic of warm toned leaves, the morning air has a fresh clean fragrance, and a rejuvenation of the environment takes place.
Monday, October 1, 2012
"Chess" Photography This is not a primer on how to take pictures of pawns, castles, bishops, knights and rooks. The second word in the title is the true focus, photography. So what's the "chess" connection you ask? The tie in between photography and chess is actually quite logical.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Gifts From Nature No matter how many times I revisit my favorite national parks or natural areas, they never fail to bring out the same reaction - WOW! No matter how many times I revisit my favorite national parks or natural areas, they never fail to bring out the same reaction - WOW!
Monday, September 17, 2012
Get Motivated Every photographer I know has experienced a period when he or she hits the wall and needs to create distance from the camera. Call it a lull, rejuvenation period, or simply time off, it's necessary to maintain creativity.
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