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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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Off-Camera Flash

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

Bad light produces bad photos. If your subject matter is a grand landscape, a huge building, a towering bridge or…

Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere—Part 3
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Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere—Part 3

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

With tips such as checking your settings, simplifying your composition and modifying the light from part one, and choosing filters,…

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Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere—Part 2

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

In this three-part series, I offer tips to help you learn to shoot like a pro. The information on the…

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Pro Results Anytime, Anywhere—Part 1  

Monday, October 30, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Over the past nine years, I’ve written numerous Tips Of The Week for the Outdoor Photographer website. I’ve covered topics…

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No More Excuses

Monday, October 23, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As the years go on, I’ve experienced and witnessed something very disturbing. While not always true, I’ve seen the work…

POV: Point of View Photography
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POV: Point of View Photography

Monday, October 16, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you want the viewer to feel that he or she’s part of the action, there’s no better way to…

We’re Not Gonna TAKE  It!
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We’re Not Gonna TAKE It!

Monday, October 9, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

I’d be rich if I had a nickel every time someone asked, “Could you TAKE my picture?” The reason TAKE…

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Photoshop Photomerge Made Easy

Monday, October 2, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’ve never stitched a panorama in Photoshop because you thought it was too complex or you were reluctant to…

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Into The Woods

Monday, September 25, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The cool, crisp fall air beckons us to get outside and explore with our cameras this time of the year….

Five Favorite Fall Color Tips
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Five Favorite Fall Color Tips

Monday, September 18, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Fall foliage season is upon us, so I’m going to share some tips for you to try when you head…

Carry Your Camera Into Canyon Country
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Carry Your Camera Into Canyon Country

Monday, September 11, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’ve never spent time in the canyon country of the Southwest and you love to photograph landscapes, put it…

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Finicky Focus  

Monday, September 4, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Finicky means, “Showing or requiring great attention to detail.” With regards to focus, a photographer needs to show great attention…

Composition Conventions, Part 2
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Composition Conventions, Part 2

Monday, August 28, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Last week, in part one of this two-part tip on composition, I covered three ways to arrange the elements in…

Composition Conventions, Part 1
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Composition Conventions, Part 1

Monday, August 21, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

While on a camera club field trip a few years back, I conducted an experiment. There were 10 other photographers,…

Shoot Outside The Box
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Shoot Outside The Box

Monday, August 14, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you don’t know what “to think outside the box” means, simply translated it’s to think in unconventional ways and…

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Better Coastal Images

Monday, August 7, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Photography along the coast is a multisensory experience. It’s more than just a visual journey. I visit Oregon and Northern…

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Often Overlooked Basics For Better Pictures

Monday, July 31, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

If you’re reading this, it’s hopefully because you want to improve your photography. It’s good to crave new information and…

Maximize Flash Use
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Maximize Flash Use

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

If I could control any one aspect of every picture-making session, it would be the light. To bring your photography…

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…

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