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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, July 7, 2014

Beautiful Backlight

Backlight can provide beautiful results

but it also introduces a number of problems

Monday, June 30, 2014

Landscape Depth

A photograph is a two-dimensional object

To create depth, a photographer must portray an illusion that the viewer can walk into the image

Monday, June 23, 2014

Capture The Moment

The word MOMENT, relative to a given circumstance, connotes different durations

A moment during someone’s lifetime may last for hours

Monday, December 30, 2013

Straighten That Horizon and Keep Those Pixels

Using Photoshop To Fix Crooked Horizons

Every once in awhile a grab shot comes along where everything works but the horizon is askew

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wildlife Portraits

Photography in the wild is discussed

Wildlife portraiture requires patience, persistence, research, experience and sometimes a bit of luck

Monday, December 16, 2013

Silhouettes In Nature

I love to photograph at dawn and dusk

I also love the light when the sun hovers near the horizon

Monday, December 9, 2013

Telephoto Vistas

Most people think of shooting a scenic as a grand landscape

Many photographers from urban areas escape the city to photograph the huge areas of the west

Monday, December 2, 2013

Macro Portraits

A portrait by any other name or modifier is still a portrait

If I simply add the modifier of MACRO, it doesn’t change rules of composition, light, creativity, depth of field, etc

Monday, November 25, 2013

Look Beyond the Obvious

What exactly does this mean?

The other day I heard an old Fleetwood Mac song, “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow” and decided to apply a photographic twist

Monday, November 18, 2013

Use Lines To Create Dynamic Compositions

It’s strange how the mind works

For me, an example is whenever I hear the word “lines,” it summons two vivid memories

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sun On The Horizon

As a nature photographer, sunrise and sunset are my primary times to shoot

If you’re a regular reader of my weekly Tips, you know I love the “sweet light” of these two times of day

Monday, November 4, 2013

Photographic Portals

The dictionary defines portal as “a grand and imposing entrance.”

Used metaphorically, it can mean "the portals of heaven" or "the portals of success."

Monday, October 28, 2013

Landscape Portraits

“It’s all about the light...”

I say it all the time

Monday, October 21, 2013

No Merging Allowed

While out on the road, I often see yellow caution signs

"Lanes Merge—Drive with Care.”

Monday, October 14, 2013

Simply Squat

There are many factors that contribute to the success of an image

If you’re a regular reader of the “Tip of the Week” on the Outdoor Photographer website, you know about my passion to capture subjects in great light.

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