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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, 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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Clean Backgrounds For Wildlife

Don’t overlook an important facet of the image making—the background

Regardless of how perfect the subject is, if the background is busy or competes for attention, the photograph will fall short.

Monday, August 1, 2011

How to Control Perspective

Perspective can be significantly impacted via the use of lenses

Wide-angle lenses take in a lot of information and push back distant objects to make them small and insignificant.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Composition: Avoid Mergers

Prevent overlapping subjects to create good composition

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

Monday, July 18, 2011

Patterns In Nature

Learn how to portray patterns in nature that will do Mother Nature justice

Mother Nature works miracles in what she creates.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Birdography

Good bird photography begins with knowing the subject’s behavior

Birds are a favorite subject of many nature photographers.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Get Off The Program

Really think about what you want as an end result

When I run my photo tours, I often get asked what exposure reading I'm getting.

Monday, June 27, 2011

How To Capture Great Scenics

Focus on three key elements when taking scenic photographs

A great outdoor scenic hinges upon three key elements - the direction and quality of the LIGHT; the COMPOSITION must be dynamic and compelling; and the SUBJECT should have intrigue to hold the viewer’s attention.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Defocus The Background

Center attention on what's important in your photographs

When all elements in a photograph are sharp, it tells the viewer that everything is important and commands attention from the viewer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Creating Abstracts

Isolate, get close and make use of the right tools to make unique photos

Photographers have at their disposal many ways to create abstract images.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pick a Color: Get Out of the Doldrums

The majority of the macro shots I create are made in late morning and early afternoon.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Diffusers

The majority of the macro shots I create are made in late morning and early afternoon.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Slow-Sync Backgrounds

Flash is a great tool to use to control backgrounds when working with macro subjects.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Foreground Midground Background Interest

Rules of good composition date back to the masters of the Renaissance.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Creative Shutter Speeds

A carefully chosen shutter speed does a lot more than provide a correct exposure.

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