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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, 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

Sponsored Tip: Global Vs. Local Contrast

While the term "contrast" is familiar to anyone who has adjusted their television, it's also commonly misunderstood in terms of how it affects photographs


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 19, 2012

Sponsored Tip: Digital Night Photography

In order to feel like night, your image must be dominated by dark tones. But how dark?

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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