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.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Shooting Close-Ups Close-up photography allows a photographer to enter a world within a world Ordinary subjects can be depicted with a fresh perspective in a way not commonly seen.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Flash In The Landscape There’s a magic quality to the light right before the sun crests the horizon at sunrise and just after it sinks below at sunset If the subject is front or side lit by this gorgeous glow of color, detail can be recorded.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Abstracts When I create abstracts, I view the surrounding area as if it’s a giant Rorschach test I look past the reality of the subject and think of ways I can portray it that get past the obvious.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Get Rid Of The Photo Blues Photographs made after a fresh snow can be quite appealing It covers clutter and hides distractions. The land takes on a pristine look.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Snow Moods Winter has firmly entrenched its grip on many parts of the country and abundant snow resides in many places This is a signal to charge up your batteries, dress warmly, grab the camera and head out into the cold to capture some great snow mood shots.
Monday, December 17, 2012
B&W Adjustment Layer – Explore Infrared Many photographers have explored the B&W Adjustment layer found in the more recent versions of Photoshop But how many have dug deeper to realize there’s an infrared option in the pull down menu?
Monday, December 10, 2012
Photographing Mountains There's a common expression that's a play on words: "Life's A Beach." I have a T Shirt that says, "Life's A Mountain, Not A Beach."
Monday, December 3, 2012
Winterize Your Tripod It's cold outside, the blowing wind makes it feel even chillier, there's eight inches of snow on the ground and more is predicted over the next few days "Cool," should be your response as you grab your tripod mounted camera and head out the door.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Where Water Meets the Land Where the water meets the land brings to mind picturesque beaches, sunsets over the sea, crashing surf, and other images synonymous with the ocean But the literal take of these words should not restrict your thinking to these locales.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Dodge and Burn on a Separate Layer Take Complete Control Over Darkening and Lightening Targeted Sections of Your Image Most photographs can be improved with global adjustments. But quite often, local darkening and lightening tweaks can make the photo better.
Monday, November 12, 2012
I.M.P.A.C.T. You may ask yourself why the title of the article has periods in between the letters of the word? The answer is simple. I created I.M.P.A.C.T. to get you to remember good photographic technique so you can make images that have it. I = Isolate; M = Manual; P = Polarizer; A = Act; C = Color; T = Telephoto.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Simplify Your Images One way to improve your images is to simplify them Reduce the compositional elements to the basics so the viewer clearly knows the reason why the image was made.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Action Shots The beauty of action is it can be captured in many ways It can be graceful and show lots of fluidity when slow shutter speeds are used or it can arrest the motion when fast ones are utilized.
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