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, July 23, 2012
Hyper Focal Setting For More Depth of Field Use this technique to create depth in your images, while maintaining the sharpness of your foreground to background elements Depth in a photograph is conveyed by a spatial relationship between foreground, midground and background elements whereas those nearest the lens are emphasized while the rest of the composition recedes into the distance.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Shutter Speed Importance How to use the right shutter speed to make every shot count Many a potential great shot has found its way into the trash due to the use of an incorrect shutter speed. Shutter speed times are measured in fractions of a second.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Create Intentional Blurs Intentional blurs have a number of uses and require some essential photographic ingredients Freezing a dramatic moment in time results in a photo with impact. Many award winning sports images come to mind.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Be Persistent The art of persistence will help you capture decisive moments and scenes of unparalleled drama To consistently produce great photographs, there are many concepts that need to be learned. I consider reading the light to be the most important.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Travel Photography Tips Six tips to make the most of your vacation photography opportunities Planning a photo trip is always enjoyable. The anticipation of what awaits is a good motivator to make sure a complete and thorough job gets done.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Depth Of Field Basics Learn to use depth of field wisely and guide your viewer's focus to a particular aspect of your photo When it comes down to it, depth of field is synonymous with range of focus. It only seems natural that a photographer would want to produce a picture with a wide range of focus, but this is not always the case.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Backlit Landscapes Judicious use of backlighting can add a great dramatic flair to your landscape photos Backlight can impart many different looks to a landscape. It can emphasize a strong silhouette, it can rim light a subject with a strong outer glow, it can enhance the look of fog or mist.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Uncliché The Cliché Change-up your technique to capture unique photographs of iconic locations As a leader of photo tours to many classic natural destinations in the United States, it's my obligation to bring participants to the photographic icons of each location.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Textures—Rule Breakers And Rule Followers How to capture more texture in your images using light and direction Textures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be soft like the feathers of a bird, fragile as peeling paint, delicate as ripples of sand, patterned like a plowed farm field and more.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pieces of The Whole Focus on the smaller aspects of a larger subject to take unique, and sometimes better, photos. The whole is the sum of its parts. If a single addend is eliminated, it prevents a proper total from being obtained.
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.
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