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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, October 5, 2015

Rim Light

The single most important element that determines the success of a photo is the light

The quality of the light is determined by its color, angle, direction and intensity.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Seeing Shadows

Shadows can add intrigue, dimension, and drama to a photo

Soft light found on overcast days provides almost shadowless conditions.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Capture The Fall Colors

It's the time of year when landscape photographers feel their adrenaline pump and await the arrival of reds, yellows, oranges and a morning chill in the air

Autumn color is near. Use the following tips to get some keepers about which you'll feel proud.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Use the New “Focus Area” Tool In Photoshop CC In Conjunction With “Lens Blur” To Help Defocus A Background

When elements in a photograph are sharp, they command attention

Conversely, areas that are defocused tell the viewer to look elsewhere as they imply a lack of importance.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Move Beyond The Hobby

Acquiring a few good shots does not make you a professional

From the first time I picked up a camera when I was 12 years old, photography has been a big part of my life.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Travel Photography

Travel photography is no different than other types

The main goal of the travel photographer is to convey a sense of place.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Two Exposure Quick Tips For Local Control

Use color range to make complex selections in seconds

Use a Levels Adjustment Layer and Its Mask for Easy Local Exposure Control.

Monday, August 17, 2015


Why do nature photographers like to photograph mountains?

Sir Edmund Hillary, along with Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay, the first known people to summit Mount Everest, was once asked why he decided to make the ascent.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Make It A Priority

Get off Auto or Program and learn how to use Aperture or Shutter priority modes

If you buy a Ferrari but never drive it over 60 mph, I question the purchase.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Landscape Series Part 2: Deja View - It’s Good To Return To The Same Location

Each time I go back I take more images than in the previous year

The first exposure I ever had to the French phrase, deja vu, was when Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young released their 1970 smash hit album entitled Deja Vu.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Landscape Series Part 1: Color / Exposure / Depth

Landscape photography is extremely popular

Scenic photographers head out to capture the perfect moment when all comes together - the clearing or impending storm, the rainbow, the perfect wildflower season, the quintessential autumn, the classic country road S curve in perfect light, in addition to many other classic situations.

Monday, July 6, 2015

In The Mood: The Psychology of Color

I recently came across an intriguing word I never encountered - chromotherapy

It dates back to ancient European and Asian culture and uses color to heal

Monday, June 29, 2015

Some Macro Quick Tips

It’s flower season

Buds open, insects help in the pollination process, and in the same way bees are attracted to pollen, macro equipped photographers flock to flowers and insects

Monday, June 22, 2015

Know Your Viewfinder

In relation to this week’s Tip of the Week, I stand accused and admit my guilt

Because I repeated the “crime” a number of times, unfortunately, I qualify as an authority

Monday, June 15, 2015

Getting Great Exposure

RAW capture provides the most potential to bring out the best in a digital file

I want you to understand the importance of obtaining the best exposure for the majority of your photographic encounters

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