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

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Clearing And Impending Storm Photography

Monday, June 21, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I love it when the sky is filled with drama as ominous clouds boil in fury and thunder. This frequently…

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10 Quick Tips To Improve Your Images

Monday, June 14, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

No matter how long you’ve been practicing photography, there are always ways to keep things fresh and improve your images….

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So You’re Going On A Photo Safari?

Monday, June 7, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Going on a photo safari to one of the many great countries that teem with wildlife in Africa is a…

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Merge Into The Background

Monday, May 31, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

An important guideline to follow is to prevent mergers when you construct a composition. Mergers appear when photographers ignore subject…

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Utilize Your Photo Eyes

Monday, May 24, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When I first got bit by the photography bug, I was hooked for life. Although it was a long time…

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Time Off For Good Behavior

Monday, May 17, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Everyone loves to be rewarded. Be it emotionally or monetarily, smiles appear, egos are lifted and a good feeling consumes…

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Freaky Photo Fallacies Revisited

Monday, May 10, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

A while back, I wrote a Tip of the Week with the same title that appears above. “Installment 1” of…

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Mind Your Ps And Qs For Better Images

Monday, May 3, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Sometimes, being in the field can be overwhelming. An incredible sunset with quickly changing colors can cause you to fumble…

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Steady That Long Lens For Sharper Images

Monday, April 26, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When you go out to make images of wildlife, magnification is essential for a number of reasons. Most obviously is…

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Dawn And Dusk Photography

Monday, April 19, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It feels good when onlookers of your images say, “Wow, I wish I’d have thought of that.” It complements your…

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P.H.O.T.O.S.

Monday, April 12, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Nature photographers love to be outdoors. The fresh air along the Pacific, cool autumn breezes in New England, the crisp…

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Telephoto Vs. Wide-Angle Lenses

Monday, April 5, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Many photographers have a preferred way to capture what they see in the world. Some possess telephoto eyes and bring…

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Tighten Up Your Compositions

Monday, March 22, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

While growing up, there was a very popular dance song called “Tighten Up.” A line from it is, “Everything will…

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What’s Your Point Of View?

Monday, March 15, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The point from where a photo is created, determined by a high or low shooting angle, is instrumental to determine…

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How To Create Mood In Your Photography

Monday, March 8, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

For numerous years, I’ve been writing the Tip of the Week for outdoorphotographer.com. Each session starts with me in front…

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The Elegant And Rhythmic S Curve

Monday, March 1, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Lines are integral components of a composition. Their strategic inclusion can determine the success of an image. This is substantiated…

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King Me In Nature’s Castle

Monday, February 22, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Fear not—this isn’t an instructional on how to capture better photos of pawns, castles, bishops, rooks or queens. While talking…

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Stay Composed, Part 2

Monday, February 15, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In part 1, we covered some techniques to consider when composing your shots. Review those tips before continuing on with…

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Stay Composed, Part 1

Monday, February 8, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I begin this week’s tip with a definition: Composure – The state or feeling of being calm and in control…

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It’s Not As Simple As Black And White

Monday, February 1, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Certain debate topics will always be discussed: Ford vs. Chevy, Nikon vs. Canon vs. Sony, Favre vs. Elway, Coke vs….

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