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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, June 10, 2013

“Odd” Photos

There are a lot of numbers that come into play with photography

Shutter speeds, f-stops, focal lengths of lenses, digital sensor multiplying factors, and fill flash ratios are some of the more obvious ones.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Selective Focus

Lens manufacturers pour large chunks of money into research and development of faster and sharper lenses

Zooms are now the standard where at one time, if you wanted a sharp image, they were considered amateurish at best

Monday, May 27, 2013

How To Shoot Rainbows

There’s nothing like dramatic light to take a scenic that’s been shot thousands of times to a new level

Impending storms, shafts of sun that spotlight key compositional elements, fire engine-red clouds, all qualify, but...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Step Away From The Car

Over the years I’ve been photographing nature, I’ve accumulated my fair share of images made close to the car

The problem is they look like many other's photos who have done the same.

Monday, May 13, 2013


A huge benefit of my being a photographer is I get asked to judge at local camera clubs

This is a benefit in that I love to view gorgeous photos.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Bird Portraits

As with good photography of any subject, it begins with researching what you want to photograph

Knowing the behavior of the particular species is important.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: The Imagination of the Viewer

When presented with a stunning scene, it is tempting to show too much.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Leave A Touch Of Color

It’s great to see the resurgence of B&W photography

But color still reigns supreme in many photographer’s hearts.

Monday, April 22, 2013

H.O.T. Shots

The expression, “That’s hot,” has been around a long time

Meant as a compliment, it can be applied to a broad list of subjects.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Quick Tips For Flash

The single most important accessory that allows me to expand my time in the field is my flash

Flash is discussed in this week's tip.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Extreme Wide Angle

Ultra wide-angle lenses have unique characteristics

Extreme Wide Angles are discussed.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Sponsored Tip: Developing A Personal Style: Delay

I'm going to talk about one of the most important elements to creating enduring images...

delayed perception.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Break The Rut

When you hit rock bottom, there’s only one direction in which to go and that’s up.

So, when you reach that down point in your photography, it’s time to celebrate, as things can only get better!

Monday, March 25, 2013

One If By Land, Two If By Sea, Three If By Air

As a former teacher, I stressed to my students to always make connections.

Whether it was math, writing, reading, science, or social studies, I wanted them to take their thinking to higher levels and make connections between subject areas.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Use The MULTIPLY Blend Mode In Photoshop As An Alternative Way To Control Local Exposure

There are numerous ways to control local exposure and contrast in Photoshop

I offer you an alternative to the standard and most often used methods.

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