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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, February 29, 2016

Learn To Read The Light

Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image and a mediocre one

If you want to improve your photography, it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Nature’s Abstracts

Try your hand at making abstracts to instill new life into your photography

Are you stuck in a rut? Do you lack motivation to go out and make images?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Macros: Importance Of A Good Background

The background is equally as important as the subject

If the background has bright highlights that draw the eye, the selective focus effect falls short. If the background is busy and the eye isn’t drawn to the selected petal, the effect falls short.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Ask Before Firing: Create A Pre Shoot Checklist

Get ready mentally before you take a picture

Athletes do it before a big game, CEO’s do it before giving important presentations, stunt men pre-visualize their actions, and surgeons do it before making an incision.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Birds In Flight

Bird flight photography is a challenge

Birds that are commonly found and have tolerance around people are great to get you started.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Necessary Filters, Even In The Digital Age

Four filters I consider indispensable

Photoshop and other software programs enable a photographer to achieve the same results of glass or resin filters.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Gotta Love It

If you fall in love with your treasured photo hot spots you’ll never run out of photographic subjects

Having a love relationship with more than one location is welcomed and even beneficial as subject matter changes throughout the seasons as does the practicality of visiting certain places easily and cost effectively.

Monday, January 11, 2016

5 Photoshop Quick Tips

Incorporate these tips into your workflow and be one step closer to mastering Photoshop

With all its power, it’s almost impossible to learn it 100% inside out.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Better Focus Results

Three tips for sharper photos

When I think back to some of the great sports and actions shots made before it was introduced, I appreciate and respect the photographer’s talent.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Connect With Your Subject

Connect with your subject, exhaust all possibilities and you’ll come back with great shots

There are many reasons why Photographer A may produce better pictures than Photographer B, who turns out more dramatic images than Photographers C, D, E.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Exposures Longer Than One Second

Time is critical in action photography

The other day I was listening to satellite radio and the song, Time, by the Chambers Brothers came on.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Animals In the Snow, Ice And Cold

When there’s snow on the ground, opportunities abound

Too many photographers let their cameras act like bears in the winter - they hibernate.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Tough Exposures And How To Deal With Them

Knowing how to get a perfect exposure when tricky lighting situations are encountered will make you a better photographer

In camera light meters are deadly accurate.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Two For The Price Of One

The equipment you own may have multiple uses

A telephoto lens makes far away subjects appear a lot closer, but did you know it exaggerates compression so subjects that are far apart from each other have the look of being much closer?

Monday, November 23, 2015

Exploit Inclement Weather

Stormy conditions can yield opportunities to capture unique photos

The aftermath of a good rain leaves everything wet, reflective, puddle filled and fresh.

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