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

Backyard Bird Photography
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Backyard Bird Photography

Monday, July 23, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Songbird photography is difficult on many levels. Songbirds fly fast, they often move without providing signals, they’re small so they…

Put Experimentation To The Test
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Put Experimentation To The Test

Monday, July 16, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Every time you bring the camera to your eye, apply the many compositional rules that apply to art. But the…

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The Highs And Lows Of A Horizon

Monday, July 9, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Horizon placement is important to the success of a photograph. One that’s poorly placed, isn’t level or is awkward relative…

Aim for the sun
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Aim For The Sun

Monday, July 2, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When one thinks about what constitutes great light to photograph wildlife, early morning and late afternoon comes to mind. The…

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Attain Success Through Failure

Monday, June 25, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Success: An achievement that’s marked by prosperity, by the attainment of honors, recognition and the anticipated goal. Failure: Lack of…

Three Action Quick Tips
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Three Action Quick Tips

Monday, June 18, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Many photographers equate the word action with sports photography. It obviously applies, but it’s not the only aspect that’s applicable….

Sense Of Place Travel Photography
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Sense Of Place Travel Photography

Monday, June 11, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The word “travel” evokes thoughts of airports, overseas sights, passports, inoculations, power converters and other aspects of a major journey….

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B.E.T.T.E.R. P.I.C.S.

Monday, June 4, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

We all strive to improve our image-making techniques. Even the most seasoned veteran thinks about the many facets that determine…

Landscape Light, Part 2
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Landscape Light, Part 2

Monday, May 28, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Last week, in part 1, I covered three important qualities of landscape light: side light, alpenglow light and front light….

Landscape Light, Part 1
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Landscape Light, Part 1

Monday, May 21, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

My photo tour company’s tagline is, “It’s All About The Light.” Light is the ingredient that carves, shapes and adds dimension….

Give It Some Time
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Give It Some Time

Monday, May 14, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I’ve often heard people say that life passes by in the blink of an eye and the years go by…

Mess With Mother Nature
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Mess With Mother Nature

Monday, May 7, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Have you ever made a “Slide Sandwich?” It contains no cold cuts or fancy dressings. There are no exotic veggies…

Wildlife Family Portraits
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Wildlife Family Portraits

Monday, April 30, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Regardless of the subject, there are basic photographic guidelines that govern the success of an image. Applying these guidelines to…

From My Perspective
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From My Perspective  

Monday, April 23, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The word “perspective” has two definitions. In regard to art, it relates to two-dimensional surfaces where their depth, height and…

Three Quick Nature Photography Tips
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Three Quick Nature Photography Tips

Monday, April 16, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Over the many years I’ve been writing the OP Photo Tip of the Week, I’ve covered diverse topics, targeted tips…

The Edge Of Light
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The Edge Of Light

Monday, April 9, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’re a regular reader of my Tips of the Week or have been on one of my nature photo…

Year-Round Photo Thoughts
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Year-Round Photo Thoughts

Monday, April 2, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It’s spring, but summer will be here before you know it. Once it arrives, you’ll be so immersed in making…

Pan Like A Pro
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Pan Like A Pro

Monday, March 26, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Time for word association: TOP / bottom HARD / soft CAR / drive CAMERA / digital APERTURE / shutter speed…

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Color Be Gone

Monday, March 19, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The very first enlargement I ever made was in black and white. I’ll never forget that moment as I watched…

Alliterative Photo Tips
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Alliterative Photo Tips

Monday, March 12, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

For those of you who are regular readers of my Tip of the Week, you’ve become used to a specific…

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