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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, December 22, 2014

A Frame Up

A frame draws a viewer’s attention to the main subject

Framing does exactly what the word implies

Monday, December 15, 2014

Capture The Light

Regular readers of the Outdoor Photographer Tip of the Week have seen my photographic mantra a number of times

If you’ve attended any of my workshops you repeatedly heard the words

Monday, December 8, 2014

Edit As If There’s No Tomorrow

Digital photography has created a new phenomenon that I call “lead finger syndrome.”

Once reserved for fast drivers and known as “driving with a lead foot” has now migrated into the world of digital photography

Monday, December 1, 2014

How Low Can You Go?

So many cameras, so many photographers, so many pictures, yet so many images all look the same

With all the competition out there, what can be done to put a new spin on your images to make them stand out

Monday, November 24, 2014

Top Ten Ways To Become A Better Photographer

Helpful tips to enhance your skills

Top ten lists have been created for a myriad of topics. In wanting to show some love for photography, I created my own Top Ten List.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Scenics

Winter is a fantastic time to shoot scenics

Yeah, you’re going to be cold, but that’s why they sell fleece

Monday, November 10, 2014

Camera RAW: HSL Tab To The Rescue

Whether you use Camera RAW in Photoshop or the latest version of Lightroom, the RAW file processor is identical on the inside

I strongly encourage you to use the HSL tab to bring your images to the next level

Monday, November 3, 2014

Wide Angle Wow

One way to take your image making to the next level is to attach a wide-angle lens to your camera

The world of wide angle to which I refer is 24mm and shorter based on a full-frame sensor

Monday, October 27, 2014

Macro Flash

I’ve seen many gorgeous images of macro subjects taken with available light

But as with many other subjects, a lot of factors must fall into place to create a successful natural-light photo

Monday, October 20, 2014

Wide Or Tight - Make the Choice

Every wildlife shooter faces this dilemma

Take advantage of each and every opportunity rather than concentrate on one or the other

Monday, October 13, 2014

Action Quick Tips: Part 2 - Create Implied Motion

Action and digital photography go hand in hand

Be sure to check the OP Tip of the Week on Action Quick Tips Part 1

Monday, October 6, 2014

Action Quick Tips: Part 1 - Freeze the Action

Action and digital photography go hand in hand

It expedites the learning process with instant feedback

Monday, September 29, 2014

Patterns In Nature

Mother nature bestows the human eye with spectacular beauty

Crashing surf along a coast at sunset, majestic mountain ranges of rugged splendor...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Camera RAW: The Easy To Use Parametric Curve

Both Camera RAW and Lightroom have lots of horsepower to optimize RAW files

Although different in looks on the outside, the engines that drive exposure, color, sharpening, noise reduction, and other enhancements are identical

Monday, September 15, 2014

Light The Night

Digital photography makes it easy and inexpensive to try new techniques

Back in the film days, every press of the shutter cost money

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