Get the Flash Off the Camera
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Using An Off Camera Flash

January 16, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Using an off camera flash can do so much to improve the quality of a photo, yet it’s underutilized. The…

New To A DSLR? Check Out These Features, Part 2
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New To A DSLR? Check Out These Features, Part 2  

January 9, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In last week’s Tip, I covered autofocus modes, choosing the proper active autofocus point and the depth of field preview…

New To A DSLR? Things You Should Know, Part 1
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Received A New DSLR? Things You Should Know, Part 1

January 2, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you never exceed 25 mph, purchasing a Corvette doesn’t make sense. A $2,000 set of gold clubs isn’t practical…

Cold Weather Photo Tips
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Cold Weather Photography Tips  

December 26, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It’s winter, and baby it’s cold outside. If you live where it’s warm, go with the flow. When it’s cold,…

Get Familiar With The OUTPUT Module in Bridge In Photoshop CC
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Get Familiar With The Output Module in Bridge In Photoshop CC

December 19, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Although the Output Module is no longer bundled with Bridge CC, it can be downloaded from Adobe. It’s an easy…

Turn Down The Lights: Low-Light Landscapes 
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Turn Down The Lights: Low Light Landscapes

December 12, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Dawn and dusk have become two of my favorite times to photograph the landscape. There’s a short window of time…

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Wide-Angle Close-Ups  

December 5, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

“Before you break a rule, know how to apply it.” Let me repeat this: “Before you break a rule, know…

The Grand Landscape, Part 2  
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The Grand Landscape, Part 2  

November 28, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Since this is a two-part series on grand landscape photography, be sure to visit last week’s Tip Of The Week…

The Grand Landscape, Part 1
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The Grand Landscape, Part 1

November 21, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As if it were yesterday, I strongly recall my first “out west” grand landscape photography trip. As my excursion went…

Here, I’ll share some lens fundamentals to clear up any confusion given the many possible choices.
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Lens Fundamentals: So Many Choices

November 14, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

From fish-eye to super telephoto, every category of focal length has its own characteristics and possesses specific qualities.

RTM—Read The Manual
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RTM: Read The Manual      

November 7, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Three insignificant letters: RTM. They make up 11 percent of the alphabet. RTM—on their own they have no meaning. RTM—grouped…

Stay sharp for better photographs
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Consistently Capture Sharp Images

October 31, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Two over-arching qualities separate a good image from a bad one—the technical and the aesthetic. Aesthetic qualities include things like…

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Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 2
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Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 2

October 24, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In last week’s tip (Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1), I explained how dramatic light, good subjects and…

Common Traits That Make A Photo Great, Part 1
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Common Traits That Make Great Photos, Part 1

October 17, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Take a moment to think about the most famous photo you know. What made you choose that picture? Think of…

Polarizer Pitfalls And Quick Tips
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Polarizer Pitfalls And Quick Tips

October 10, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The polarizer is one of the most relied-upon photo filters. Its capabilities surpass what can be replicated in the digital…

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Black And White Adjustment Layer In Photoshop  

October 3, 2016 | By Russ Burden

There are a number of methods that can be used to produce a black-and-white photo in Photoshop. Hands down, the…

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Aperture 101 Primer And Overview

September 26, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Everything in today’s world is auto this, auto that, immediate feedback, connectivity based, etc. We expect everything to be fast…

Fall Color Tips
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Photographing The Colors Of Fall

September 19, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Autumn has arrived. The days grow shorter, a morning chill permeates the air, many large mammals begin their rut, deciduous…

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Get Your Head Into The Fog

September 12, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When moisture is suspended in the air near the earth’s surface, fog is the result. Fog is essentially a low-lying…

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Tack-Sharp Macro Photography

September 5, 2016 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Macro photography opens the door to a new world of photography. The closer you get, the more you’ll see things…

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