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Using Selective Focus


Using Selective Focus

Attempting to convey our three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional medium creates both challenges and opportunities for photographers.

Controlling Lens Flare


Controlling Lens Flare

As landscape photographers, we’re often entirely dependent upon available light from the sun.

Photographing The Milky Way


Photographing The Milky Way

Panoramas are one of the most fun and dramatic ways of capturing the Milky Way over a landscape, created by stitching multiple exposures together in software to capture a much wider field of view than you could capture in a single photo.

Modern Printmaking Part Three: Workflow


Modern Printmaking Part Three: Workflow

In the last installment of this four-part series, I talked about creating consistency through calibrating our devices and introduced you to concepts on how to practice ICC color management. The goal was to provide a foundation for printing with a...

Intro To DSLR Telephotos


Intro To DSLR Telephotos

I still remember the first time I tried a 500mm ƒ/4 super-telephoto lens a few years back, and it wasn’t pretty.

Camera Traps For Wildlife


Camera Traps For Wildlife

Wildlife photography is defined by a single overarching challenge: getting close to critters.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Modern Printmaking Part Two: Consistency


Modern Printmaking Part Two: Consistency

In case you missed it, we kicked off this four-part series on printmaking with modern tools.

Also labeled: Printing & Processing

Sharpen Your Vision


Sharpen Your Vision

You can make sharp, properly exposed photos—so what? ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Specialized AF For Action


Specialized AF For Action

There’s nothing like coming away from a shoot knowing you’ve captured a potential once-in-a-lifetime shot. There’s nothing like coming away from a shoot...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Postprocessing Pipeline


The Postprocessing Pipeline

Normally, when shooting surfing, you’re looking for a clean wave, without any whitewash contaminating the wave face itself.

Creative Landscape Photography


Creative Landscape Photography

Can a realistic landscape photograph be creative? ...

Processing Fall Color


Processing Fall Color

Be clear what your subject is and where you want the viewer to look. ...

Techniques For Fall Color


Techniques For Fall Color

As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

¡Hermoso Otoño!


¡Hermoso  Otoño!

Autumn is the photographer's season, not just a season of great natural beauty, but a season of constant change.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

A Look Inside Lightroom CC


A Look Inside Lightroom CC

Adobe released the long- anticipated Lightroom 6; or is it Lightroom CC, or is it both? Adobe released the long- anticipated Lightroom 6; or...

Working With Mixed Light


Working With Mixed Light

I started my professional photography career back in 1979. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Building Stories


Building Stories

A picture is worth a 1000 words. A truism if there ever was one. A picture is worth a 1000 words. A truism if there ever was one. While all...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Do More With Wide-Angle


Do More With Wide-Angle

Traditionally, anything wider than 35mm on a full-frame camera is considered a wide-angle lens; anything wider than 24mm is considered an ultra-wide-angle.

Think, Feel, Do


Think, Feel, Do

Shooting black-and-white photography can be a confusing style to navigate.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

My Move To Mirrorless


My Move To Mirrorless

If you're an active outdoor photographer, then you know that when you're trekking, skiing or scrambling in the mountains, cycling or traveling out of your pack, extra pounds slow you down.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

HDR The Easy Way


HDR The Easy Way

We've all heard the sales pitch: High-dynamic-range imaging has solved photography's last great problem, creating beautiful, realistic photographs of high-contrast scenes.

Watch The Weather


Watch The Weather

I've always been fascinated by the weather. Growing up in New Jersey, my parents introduced me to skiing when I was five years old.

Psych 101


Psych 101

One of the insights of modern psychology is how much our preferences and decisions are driven by unconscious processes.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Landscapes With Feeling


Landscapes With Feeling

From smooth and serene to rough and woolly, texture in a photograph can convey feeling and emotion that reflect the photographer's response to the subject and surroundings.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Get Perfect Exposure Every Time


Get Perfect Exposure Every Time

Having taught workshops for many years, I've come to find that the biggest problem students have, both novice and experienced alike, is how to meter and set exposure for ambient light.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Lighting Wildlife


Lighting Wildlife

As a nature photographer, too often you're at the mercy of existing natural light.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Look Of Spring


The Look Of Spring

Many current DSLRs have the capability of capturing multiple exposures on a single frame.

Also labeled: Tech Tips

7 Deadly Compositional Sins


7 Deadly Compositional Sins

Most of us have heard of the "rules" of composition, but how many of us have ever contemplated the "sins" of composition?

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Variations On A Theme


Variations On A Theme

The art of photography is about interpretation. What's right and what's wrong?

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

What’s The Best?


What’s The Best?

We all want the sharpest optics possible, but what do you need, and more importantly, what can you afford?

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

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