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, August 27, 2012
Extend The Canvas To Create A Better Composition
Here's a tip for improving your shot when the composition of your photo isn't quite right If I wind up with a crop that's too tight or if I need to provide a bit of ‘breathing room’ for a subject, I sometimes extend the canvas so the composition feels better.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Helpful hints to bring your sky-scapes to the next level Sky photography conjures thoughts of vividly colored clouds and electric hues. Ever changing conditions provide great windows of opportunity as cloud colors intensify.
Monday, August 13, 2012
So You Want To Be A Nature Photographer
What it really means to be a professional nature photographer I've heard it said that if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life. As photography has been a long time profession in addition to being a passion, to some extent, the above holds true.
Monday, August 6, 2012
Inclement Weather Photography
Bad weather can make for good photography, but there are things you should know before braving the elements The sound of the alarm signals the coming of a new day. As its annoyance persists, the simultaneous pitter patter of raindrops paints a frown on your face.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Long Lens Tips and Techniques
Get the most out of your long lens when shooting wildlife A long lens is essential for photographing wildlife for a number of reasons. The most obvious is it allows the subject to appear larger in the picture. Unless you're creating an environmental portrait, bigger is usually better.
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
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
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.
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