Bio

Photography is what motivates me to move through life in a positive way. Photography is ͞All About The Light͟ and it’s the first thing I seek out before I press the shutter. Optimally, I pursue great subjects in great light, but if there’s an ordinary subject in great light, I still press the shutter. I love to share the photographic knowledge I’ve accumulated and I hope my enthusiasm is contagious so I can motivate others to feel the same way I do about my photography.

Articles by Russ Burden

Five Favorite Fall Color Tips
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Five Favorite Fall Color Tips

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Fall foliage season is upon us, so I’m going to share some tips for you to try when you head…

Carry Your Camera Into Canyon Country
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Carry Your Camera Into Canyon Country

Monday, September 11, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’ve never spent time in the canyon country of the Southwest and you love to photograph landscapes, put it…

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Finicky Focus  

Monday, September 4, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Finicky means, “Showing or requiring great attention to detail.” With regards to focus, a photographer needs to show great attention…

Composition Conventions, Part 2
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Composition Conventions, Part 2

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Last week, in part one of this two-part tip on composition, I covered three ways to arrange the elements in…

Composition Conventions, Part 1
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Composition Conventions, Part 1

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

While on a camera club field trip a few years back, I conducted an experiment. There were 10 other photographers,…

Shoot Outside The Box
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Shoot Outside The Box

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you don’t know what “to think outside the box” means, simply translated it’s to think in unconventional ways and…

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Better Coastal Images

Monday, August 7, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Photography along the coast is a multisensory experience. It’s more than just a visual journey. I visit Oregon and Northern…

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Often Overlooked Basics For Better Pictures

Monday, July 31, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’re reading this, it’s hopefully because you want to improve your photography. It’s good to crave new information and…

Maximize Flash Use
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Maximize Flash Use

Monday, July 24, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If I could control any one aspect of every picture-making session, it would be the light. To bring your photography…

It’s The Reason For The End
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It’s The Reason For The End  

Monday, July 17, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Many famous photographers are known for iconic quotes: “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the…

As Simple As ABC
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As Simple As ABC  

Monday, July 10, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Regardless of subject matter, the rules of good photography don’t change. Whether you photograph wildlife, make portraits, shoot landscapes, create…

Mastering Autofocus
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Mastering Autofocus  

Monday, July 3, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It was 1985 when Minolta revolutionized the world of photography with the release of their first autofocus SLR—the Maxxum 7000….

Customize The Graduated Filter Tool in ACR or Lightroom
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Customize The Graduated Filter Tool In ACR Or Lightroom

Monday, June 26, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The shape of the Graduated Filter tool in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom can be customized. Areas you don’t want…

Using window light
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Using Window Light  

Monday, June 19, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Equipping a studio with lights, reflectors, soft boxes, flash synch devices, etc. is expensive. But for the sake of consistent…

Come Home With Better Travel Photographs
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Come Home With Better Travel Photographs

Monday, June 12, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Will the answer ever be reconciled? Here’s another to ponder: When you…

Master What You Own
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Master What You Own

Monday, June 5, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

My photography started back in the days of film. I’d always have two cameras strapped over my shoulder. One contained…

Photo Quick Tips
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Photography Quick Tips: Action, Travel, Portrait

Monday, May 29, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Over the years that I’ve been writing the Outdoor Photographer Tip of the Week, I’ve covered myriad topics. I’ve banged…

Thank You, Nature Photography
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Thank You, Nature Photography    

Monday, May 22, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Not too long ago, somebody asked me how photography impacted my life. As the wheels in my head began to…

The Not Still Picture
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The Not Still Picture

Monday, May 15, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Grace and fluidity connote tranquility and peacefulness. These qualities conjure up serene feelings that alleviate stress and produce relaxed thoughts….

Lifelong Learning
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Lifelong Learning

Monday, May 8, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

One of the greatest aspects of photography is that there’s always something new to learn. The journey is lifelong and…

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