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

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…

Travel Photography: Architecture—Three Quick Tips
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Travel Photography: Architecture—Three Quick Tips

Monday, May 1, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Books have been written on how to capture a great architectural image. There are myriad aspects to take into consideration….

Back-Button Autofocus
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Back-Button Autofocus  

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

Back-button autofocus—a large number of photographers love it, others have no idea what it is. Most photographers use the shutter…

Therapeutic Photography
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Therapeutic Photography

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

Photography can be therapeutic. Sometimes you just need a “photo fix” when you “just gotta get out and make some…

Achieving Depth Of Field In Macro Photography  
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Depth Of Field In Macro Photography  

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

In macro photography, depth of field is especially important to ensure the details of your subject are sharp. Use these 5 tips to get the best results.

Five Must-Know Photoshop Quick TIps
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Five Must-Know Photoshop Quick Tips

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

“Photoshoppers” are very particular in the way they use the program. Many utilize a workflow that includes tricks, keyboard short…

The Wonder Of Water
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Discover The Wonder Of Water Photography

Monday, March 27, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Without water, life as we know it couldn’t exist. With this in mind, it’s time to give some attention to…

Photography By The Alphabet, Part 5—U To Z
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Photography By The Alphabet, Part 5—U To Z

Monday, March 20, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Today’s Photo Tip Of The Week is the final installment in a five-tip series. The series has been spread out…

Photography By The Alphabet, Part 4—P To T
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Photography By The Alphabet, Part 4—P To T

Monday, March 13, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Today’s Photo Tip Of The Week is part of a five-tip series. The series is spread out over a five-week…

Photography By The Alphabet, Part 3—K To O
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Photography By The Alphabet, Part 3—K To O

Monday, March 6, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Today’s Photo Tip Of The Week is part three of a five tip series. The series is spread out over…

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