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Worth The Effort


Worth The Effort

The potential for capturing a panorama is almost always present; for the most part, we see in panoramic mode.

Background Check: Spring Cleanup


Background Check: Spring Cleanup

It’s a reality that all photographers face: No single storage solution is immune to data loss.

Keeping The Wild In Wildlife


Keeping The Wild In Wildlife

The subject of humans and their fascination with wildlife has been a hot topic lately.

Pixel Wars And The High-Res DSLR: Pay To Play


Pixel Wars And The High-Res DSLR: Pay To Play

Lately, this question dominates every venue where serious photographers gather to learn about new techniques and equipment to advance their photography.

The Look Of Spring


The Look Of Spring

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

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?

Work Around The Weather


Work Around The Weather

Fierce winter weather may interrupt your outdoor photography adventures, but it doesn't mean you have to stop shooting.

Winter’s Sparkles


Winter’s Sparkles

As a longtime reader of your column and one who lives in a very cold environment, I'd like to know what kinds of subjects you look for during the winter months.

To Chimp, Or Not To Chimp


To Chimp, Or Not To Chimp

Do I claim ownership of the images I conceive and create, even if, or especially if, I've also put together some complicated contraption to help me capture them remotely?

The More Things Change


The More Things Change

But back in the film days of 1985, long exposures came with a host of problems to solve.

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Not So Sharp?


Not So Sharp?

An optical phenomenon known as diffraction is affecting your image quality.

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The Spectrum Of B&W


The Spectrum Of B&W

I love the look of infrared photography; it's such an interesting black-and-white interpretation of landscapes.

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In The Eye Of The Beholder


In The Eye Of The Beholder

Actually, the concept of art is very inclusive and invites participation by creator and viewer at every level of our experience.

Extended Vision


Extended Vision

I want to use more than one tele-extender on my Canon telephoto lens, but my tele-extenders won't mate.

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What’s In A Name?


What’s In A Name?

Digital images are piling up on my hard drives, and I'd like to be able to find them in the future.

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Stacks Of Blooms


Stacks Of Blooms

Focus-stacking is a technique that expands depth of field in an image. ...

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Stop, Thief!


Stop, Thief!

Have you noticed lately all those fine photographs floating around out there, seemingly unattached to any photographer?

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What’s In My Bag


What’s In My Bag

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive, for this column, at my seminars and workshops, and during chance encounters in the field.

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Talking Technique With Future Pros


Talking Technique With Future Pros

In my role as a Canon Explorer of Light, I recently presented a short, but intense seminar to the ASMP Student Chapter at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to...

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Look! Something Shiny!


Look! Something Shiny!

Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...

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Lepp On Fall Color


Lepp On Fall Color

Relax. It doesn't happen on just one day.

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Taking It Slow


Taking It Slow

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

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Triumph Over The Color Cast


Triumph Over The Color Cast

It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.

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10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment


10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.

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Hot Summer Tips


Hot Summer Tips

It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.

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High-Tech Landscapes


High-Tech Landscapes

Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...

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Best Lens For Macro


Best Lens For Macro

When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification. ...

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True Teamwork


True Teamwork

Each of us has different work to do with different cameras, we're gathering background for the written story, we know what the objective is, and we support each other as much as possible.

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A Rose By Any Other Name...


A Rose By Any Other Name...

I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.

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Extend Your Range


Extend Your Range

A tele-extender, when placed between the camera body and lens, multiplies the magnification of the lens to which it's attached.

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