Bio

Photography is what motivates me to move through life in a positive way. Photography is All About The Light 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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How To Take Sharp Photos

Monday, June 27, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

There are numerous factors that impact the sharpness of an image. There are also numerous strategies you can utilize to…

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Storm Light In Landscape Photography

Monday, June 20, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As my photography evolved, it became more and more obvious that the most critical piece that dictates the success of…

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How To Photograph Birds In Flight

Monday, June 13, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As my photography evolved, so did the desire to capture more than a basic image of a given songbird, raptor,…

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Carpe Diem And Photography

Monday, June 6, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Gather your rosebuds while ye may, Old time is still a-flying; And this same flower that smiles today Tomorrow will…

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Silhouettes In Nature Photography

Monday, May 30, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I love to photograph at dawn and dusk. I also love the light when the sun hovers near the horizon….

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Shoot Low Or Shoot High? It Depends.

Monday, May 23, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

A favorite angle from which I love to make photographs is above my subject looking down. A favorite angle from…

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Beyond The Portrait: Capture Behavior In Wildlife Photography

Monday, May 16, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Making a good wildlife portrait is a challenge. Many factors must fall into place to create a successful image. The…

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Endurance And Fortitude In Photography

Monday, May 9, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a serious condition that impacts different photographers on different levels. It’s a malady that can…

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Exhaust All Possibilities With These Four Camera Shots

Monday, May 2, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If the letters, V. H. W. and T. are running through your head right now, that’s a good thing. It…

Tree Photography In Every Season
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Tree Photography In Every Season

Monday, April 25, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Although the theme of this week’s tip is trees, it can be applied to many subjects. Press on and apply…

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Macro Portraits And Macro Flash

Monday, April 18, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

A portrait is a portrait. To simply add the modifier of macro doesn’t change the rules of good composition, light,…

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See The Light

Monday, April 11, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When you gain an understanding of a concept, it’s referred to as “seeing the light.” For photographers, this expression has…

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Flower Power, Part 3

Monday, April 4, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Part one of this three-part flower photography series focused on the importance of light and part two on the importance…

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Flower Power, Part 2

Monday, March 28, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Be sure to read last week’s Tip of the Week to thoroughly digest Part 1 of Flower Power to learn…

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Flower Power, Part 1

Monday, March 21, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Wouldn’t it be nice to conjure up majestic light on immaculate subjects any time of day? 5 a.m. wake-up calls…

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Shooting Patterns, Shapes And Lines

Monday, March 14, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Mother Nature bestows the human eye with spectacular beauty. As I drive along the Oregon coast, I can’t help but…

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Every Version Under The Sun

Monday, March 7, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The sun is the center of the universe and an amazing celestial body. It provides energy for plants, heat for…

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Environmental Vs. Portrait Photography

Monday, February 28, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Your departure day has finally arrived. You’re packed, all your gear is ready, all batteries are charged and your adrenalin…

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Up Close and Personal, Part 2: The Intimate Landscape

Monday, February 21, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Last week, in part one of this two-part tip, we learned about the grand landscape and how to include foreground,…

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Up Close and Personal, Part 1: The Grand Landscape

Monday, February 14, 2022 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’re a regular reader of my tips, you know I highly revere light. I’ve written a number of tips…

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