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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, September 16, 2013

Fall Color Part 2

Autumn—the hazy days of summer give way to crisp fall mornings

Be sure to read last week’s Tip Of The Week to catch up on the first three. It’s a six-tip journey to get you better autumn photos

Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Color Part 1

Autumn—the hazy days of summer give way to crisp fall mornings

The landscape is painted with a mosaic of warm-toned leaves

Monday, September 2, 2013

Use Color For Impact

Color triggers psychological responses, emotions, feelings of calm, anger and serenity

It also draws the eye to specific locations within an image

Monday, August 26, 2013

Take The Horizon Off-Center

Placement of the horizon is important to the success of every photograph

A poorly placed one or one that isn’t level certainly detracts from the impact of the picture

Monday, August 19, 2013

Quick Tips for Great Photos

A while ago, one of the tips I wrote was called “Top Ten Ways To Become A Better Photographer.”

What reminded me of this was a recent trip to a local bagel store

Monday, August 12, 2013

Aerial Perspective

A favorite angle from which I love to make photographs is from very high above my subject

The higher up I get, the more unique the view

Monday, August 5, 2013

Great Coastal Shots

Having lived on the east coast for many years, I developed a strong love for the ocean

I made many excursions to capture coastal light at both sunrise and sunset

Monday, July 29, 2013

Successful Low Light Photography

What defines low light photography?

Is it dictated by how bright the sun appears?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Graduated Neutral Density Filters

I often give presentations at many of the camera clubs in my area

During a recent one, a photographer asked how I control the contrast range in my images

Monday, July 15, 2013

Use the SCREEN Blend Mode in Photoshop as an Alternative Way to Control Local Exposure

There are numerous ways to control local exposure in Photoshop

Especially when it comes to lightening parts of an image

Monday, July 8, 2013

Point-And-Shoot Spotlight

If you regularly read the Outdoor Photographer Tip of the Week, you know I gear them for DSLR users.

As a DSLR owner, you probably also own a point-and-shoot, but do you get the most out if it?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Show Scale In Landscapes

A majestic capture of a grand landscape is high on most nature photographer's lists

Western landscapes, Pacific seascapes, the rolling hills of New England, and the red rock country of the Colorado Plateau come to mind

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Graceful S Curve

The strategic use of lines can greatly enhance a composition

Proving their importance, many classifications of lines have been established in the art world with each type having unique qualities and strategic uses

Monday, June 17, 2013

Shadow Shooters

A shadow is the result of the direct relationship between the location of a subject and its relative position to the light

Most landscape photographers associate shadows with strong sidelight

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Time

Photography and time are intrinsically connected

Photography has the curious property of breaking our continuous, unbroken experience of time into discrete chunks...

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