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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, 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

Monday, September 8, 2014


Patience is a virtue

Waiting for the moment...

Monday, September 1, 2014

Send In The Clouds

Landscapes are one of the most popular subjects of every level of photographer

What determines a good landscape?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Unusual Angles For Impact

What constitutes a successful image?

First and foremost is the quality of light

Monday, August 18, 2014

Time To Reflect

Reflections are found in many places

The first step in capturing great shots of them simply requires one to open his or her eyes to the environment to see them

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

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