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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 11, 2014

Ten Quick Landscape Composition Guidelines

A quick tip, a short reminder or a checklist is good to carry around

10 reminders to use while out in the field

Monday, August 4, 2014

How Color Impacts the Mind

Color temperature plays a role to determine the look of a photograph

Not only does it dictate its feel, it has a psychological factor in how the viewer internalizes it

Monday, July 28, 2014

It’s All About The Light

If you’ve followed my Tip of the Week on the OP website for a while, you’ve read the following words multiple times

It’s All About The Light

Monday, July 21, 2014

H 2 OHHHHH-Capture The Water

Scientifically, water exists in three states

It can be solid in the form of ice, liquid, as it’s most commonly associated, and gas in the form of steam

Monday, July 14, 2014

Use Camera RAW White Balance to Create Moods

Most serious photographers capture in RAW

It provides options that jpg captures can’t

Monday, July 7, 2014

Beautiful Backlight

Backlight can provide beautiful results

but it also introduces a number of problems

Monday, June 30, 2014

Landscape Depth

A photograph is a two-dimensional object

To create depth, a photographer must portray an illusion that the viewer can walk into the image

Monday, June 23, 2014

Capture The Moment

The word MOMENT, relative to a given circumstance, connotes different durations

A moment during someone’s lifetime may last for hours

Monday, June 16, 2014

Birds In Flight

Bird flight photography is a challenge

Advancements in digital capture provide an improved chance of coming home with great images, but by no means does it guarantee you’ll get the shot

Monday, December 30, 2013

Straighten That Horizon and Keep Those Pixels

Using Photoshop To Fix Crooked Horizons

Every once in awhile a grab shot comes along where everything works but the horizon is askew

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wildlife Portraits

Photography in the wild is discussed

Wildlife portraiture requires patience, persistence, research, experience and sometimes a bit of luck

Monday, December 16, 2013

Silhouettes In Nature

I love to photograph at dawn and dusk

I also love the light when the sun hovers near the horizon

Monday, December 9, 2013

Telephoto Vistas

Most people think of shooting a scenic as a grand landscape

Many photographers from urban areas escape the city to photograph the huge areas of the west

Monday, December 2, 2013

Macro Portraits

A portrait by any other name or modifier is still a portrait

If I simply add the modifier of MACRO, it doesn’t change rules of composition, light, creativity, depth of field, etc

Monday, November 25, 2013

Look Beyond the Obvious

What exactly does this mean?

The other day I heard an old Fleetwood Mac song, “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” and decided to apply a photographic twist

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