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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.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Three If By Air

As a former teacher, I stressed to my students to always make connections.

Whether it was math, writing, reading, science, or social studies, I wanted them to take their thinking to higher levels and make connections between subject areas.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Use The MULTIPLY Blend Mode In Photoshop As An Alternative Way To Control Local Exposure

There are numerous ways to control local exposure and contrast in Photoshop

I offer you an alternative to the standard and most often used methods.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Understanding Shutter Priority

Don't just “take a picture,” “make a picture.”

Take charge of the settings on your camera so the image turns out the way you want.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Motifs

As a teacher of photography, I see many new pictures every day.

I'm also a devotee of the medium; I am constantly looking at photos old and new...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Understanding Aperture Priority

Don't just “take a picture,” “make a picture.”

Take charge of the settings on your camera so the image turns out the way you want.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Finding Compositional Balance

My doctor tells me to eat a balanced diet.

I do this to stay healthy - a good thing.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dawn And Dusk Photography

The light at dawn and dusk is magical...

yet the number of images taken at these times is surprisingly low.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Enhancing Local Detail

If you need precise masking (selecting exactly what parts of photo you want to adjust), you will need to take advantage of Photoshop’s more precise tools

Monday, February 11, 2013

Eye-Popping Color

Eye-popping color attracts a viewer into a photograph.

It can be used as a design element, a way to grab attention, a means to show comparison or contrast, and even as a main subject.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Show Some Support

Image stabilization has enabled many a photographer to get tack sharp images

Tripods, window mounts, bean bags and monopods are discussed.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Storm Light

"Give me five minutes of great light over three hours of ordinary light"

Just one of the many quotes I love to share when I teach.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Shooting Close-Ups

Close-up photography allows a photographer to enter a world within a world

Ordinary subjects can be depicted with a fresh perspective in a way not commonly seen.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Flash In The Landscape

There’s a magic quality to the light right before the sun crests the horizon at sunrise and just after it sinks below at sunset

If the subject is front or side lit by this gorgeous glow of color, detail can be recorded.

Monday, January 7, 2013


When I create abstracts, I view the surrounding area as if it’s a giant Rorschach test

I look past the reality of the subject and think of ways I can portray it that get past the obvious.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Get Rid Of The Photo Blues

Photographs made after a fresh snow can be quite appealing

It covers clutter and hides distractions. The land takes on a pristine look.

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