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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Step Away From The Vehicle For Better Images

Monday, January 18, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The other night I removed myself from working on RAW files and relaxed in front of the TV. Scrolling through…

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What’s The Proper Choice?

Monday, January 11, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

When I run my nature photo safari to Tanzania, I often get asked what’s the proper (fill in the blank)…

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A Baker’s Dozen: Tips For Better Wildlife Images, Part 2

Monday, January 4, 2021 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In the final part of this two-part series, I continue with a Baker’s Dozen of 13 key points to help…

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The Sum Of The Parts Is Greater Than The Whole

Monday, December 21, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Regardless of the subject matter you photograph, don’t overlook the small stuff. For instance, if you vacation in Paris, you’ll…

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Create Balance In Your Compositions

Monday, December 7, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Whether you primarily make landscape images or lean toward capturing wildlife, it’s important to create balance in your compositions. When…

Capturing Subjects With Distinct Shapes
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Capturing Subjects With Distinct Shapes

Monday, November 23, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

From repetitive hexagons woven into beehives, to the support systems of skyscrapers, shapes are found everywhere. They consist of lines,…

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Using A Monopod For Nature And Wildlife Photography

Monday, November 16, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Wait, a tripod has three legs, so how is it possible to have a single-legged version? It’s called a monopod!…

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Wildlife Photography: Steps For Success

Monday, November 9, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Wildlife photography is one of the most difficult areas of photography one can enter. There’s a myriad of factors that…

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Subject-Background Harmony

Monday, November 2, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Harmony: A consistent, orderly or pleasing arrangement of parts. The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords that…

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The Guiding Light, Part 4: Dramatic Light

Monday, October 26, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In part one of this series, I addressed front light and in part two, I wrote about backlight. In part…

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The Guiding Light, Part 3: Sidelight And Soft Light

Monday, October 19, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

In part one of this series, I addressed front light, and in part two, I wrote about backlight. Now, in…

Backlight
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The Guiding Light, Part 2: Backlight

Monday, October 12, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As I stated last week, there are three key ingredients to create a quality image: the quality of the subject,…

front light
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The Guiding Light, Part 1: Front Light

Monday, October 5, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

There are a number of factors that determine the success of a photograph, but for me, “It’s All About The…

Prevent Background Blunders
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Prevent Background Blunders

Monday, September 28, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Regardless of a subject’s impact, if the background is busy, has distractions, is too bright, etc., the photo falls short….

Let The Subject Compel You
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Let The Subject Compel You

Monday, September 21, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

C = Composition O = Open Up M = Macro P = Preview E = Exposure L = Light The…

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Shutter Speed Significance, Part 2: Emphasize The Action

Monday, September 14, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Learn how to use various shutter speed settings to create the look you desire so your pre-visualized concept becomes the…

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Shutter Speed Significance, Part 1: Stop The Action

Monday, September 7, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Today’s digital SLRs have multiple image capture mode options: Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Mode. Most camera manuals…

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Shooting In Tempestuous Weather

Monday, August 31, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

“Clear skies, temps in the low 70s, no wind and cloudless skies for the next two days,” states the weather…

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Using Flash In Wildlife Photography

Monday, August 24, 2020 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Want to bring home better images of animals? Practice these tips for using flash in wildlife photography and see your…

Apply these three motivational tips to your photography for better results
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Motivation: As Simple as ABC

Monday, November 5, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden
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