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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, 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...

Monday, June 10, 2013

“Odd” Photos

There are a lot of numbers that come into play with photography

Shutter speeds, f-stops, focal lengths of lenses, digital sensor multiplying factors, and fill flash ratios are some of the more obvious ones.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Selective Focus

Lens manufacturers pour large chunks of money into research and development of faster and sharper lenses

Zooms are now the standard where at one time, if you wanted a sharp image, they were considered amateurish at best

Monday, May 27, 2013

How To Shoot Rainbows

There’s nothing like dramatic light to take a scenic that’s been shot thousands of times to a new level

Impending storms, shafts of sun that spotlight key compositional elements, fire engine-red clouds, all qualify, but...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Step Away From The Car

Over the years I’ve been photographing nature, I’ve accumulated my fair share of images made close to the car

The problem is they look like many other's photos who have done the same.

Monday, May 13, 2013


A huge benefit of my being a photographer is I get asked to judge at local camera clubs

This is a benefit in that I love to view gorgeous photos.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bird Portraits

As with good photography of any subject, it begins with researching what you want to photograph

Knowing the behavior of the particular species is important.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: The Imagination of the Viewer

When presented with a stunning scene, it is tempting to show too much.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Leave A Touch Of Color

It’s great to see the resurgence of B&W photography

But color still reigns supreme in many photographer’s hearts.

Monday, April 22, 2013

H.O.T. Shots

The expression, “That’s hot,” has been around a long time

Meant as a compliment, it can be applied to a broad list of subjects.

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