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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, November 21, 2011

Wet The Wood

You can use water to get more vibrant color when shooting wood

Some photographers add a bit of Vibrance or Saturation to their photographs in Photoshop, Lightroom or other RAW converter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Capture Better Wildlife Photos

Here are five tips for getting the best wildlife shots possible.

Wildlife photography is rewarding and a challenge. The reward is gratification knowing a special moment occurred with a wild animal.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Add People For Impact

Great images can be made where the person takes up less than five percent of the photo yet is an integral component

When it comes to photographing people, portraiture is often the first word that comes to mind. This brings thoughts of face shots, head and shoulder images, and even full length body photos.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Send In The Clouds

Clouds can often be as important as the key element in the landscape

As nice as clear sunrises and sunsets can be, there's nothing like the drama of colorfully painted skies or carefully placed cumulus or lenticular clouds.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let It Evolve

As your skills grow you become more selective before you make an exposure

As your ability to create better photographs evolves, you shoot fewer frames, as you don't recreate mistakes you made in the past.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Use Flash In Manual Mode To Control The Background

Most people associate flash with taking pictures at night or indoors, but that's the tip of the iceburg.

Flash has to be the most under rated piece of photo equipment on the market. Flash has evolved into a complete system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Start Selling Your Prints

A good way to start producing income is by selling prints of your best work.

Part of the natural progression of becoming a better photographer comes the thought of how to make money with it.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Fall Color Tips

Here are some ways to optimize your fall color shooting excusions

Like moths to a flame, photographers flock to autumn foliage. Many want to know what the one special trick is to capture spectacular saturated fall colors.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Decisive Moment

Learn how to anticipate and capture the "decisive moment"

Any time you photograph people or animals in action or motion, the moment at which the image is made is crucial.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Create Depth in Your Images

Tips for how to achieve the illusion of depth

A photograph captures a three-dimensional scene but is displayed as a two-dimensional object.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fill Flash on Animals

Flash is a great lighting tool when shooting animals

Working in direct sunlight creates contrast problems of deep shadows and bright highlights.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Go Out On A Limb

Tree Photography Tips

Many nature photographers love to photograph trees. Whether grouped in a forest, standing solitary in an open field, or ablaze in autumn tones, they often make an attractive subject.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Head Swap

Wildlife photography is a challenge

One of the aspects that makes wildlife photography such a challenge is getting a good head angle of an animal.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Backlit Macros

Backlighting adds intrigue and impact to macro photographs

Every photographer wants their pictures to stand out from others. One way to accomplish this is with backlighting.

Monday, August 15, 2011

How to Capture Great Travel Portraits

Create interesting and memorable travel portraits

Mergers are created when key parts of the main subjects overlap each other, touch another key element, or touch the sides of the frame.

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