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

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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Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

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

Slow-speed sync allows a photographer to use flash at shutter speeds slower than the native sync speed of the camera….

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Flash: High-Speed Sync

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

High-speed sync allows the photographer to use flash at shutter speeds faster than the native sync speed of the camera….

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Create Captivating Creature Captures

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

I love wildlife photography because there are so many factors that challenge the photographer to create a great image. The…

Stuck In A Rut? Get Color Coordinated
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Stuck In A Rut? Get Color Coordinated  

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

Have you ever experienced a stretch of time where your creative juices don’t flow? Your camera gathers dust on your…

Photographic Portals
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Photographic Portals

Monday, January 22, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The definition of a portal is a doorway or entrance into something else. It can be grand and imposing or…

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Alert The Border Guard

Monday, January 15, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

A person on border patrol protects the boundaries of a given area. The guard’s job is to keep items found…

No longer use the cold as an excuse to not go out and make pictures.
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Catch A Cold

Monday, January 8, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Summer has passed, the occasional warm days of a late fall are gone and you’re lounging on the sofa watching…

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Macro Studio Close-Ups

Monday, January 1, 2018 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

As the cold weather approaches, flowers are no longer abundant. Don’t let this impede you from making great flower images….

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Batch Resize Photos With Photoshop’s Image Processor

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

Have you ever needed to resize a number of images and you painfully go through the process one photo at…

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Frosty Foto Fun

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

It’s winter, and baby, it’s cold outside. Appropriate for the season, I’ll provide some cold weather tips to make your…

Random Bits Of Photo Education
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Random Bits Of Photo Education    

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

In regard to learning, repetition is key. The more you perform an action, the less you have to think about…

Knee Deep In Motion  
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Knee Deep In Motion  

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

Motion occurs at many speeds, in many directions and with many variables. It can be constant, intermittent, fluid, repetitive, blindingly…

Use Your Eyes To Listen
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Use Your Eyes To Listen

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

The Vince Lombardi Trophy is awarded to the winner of the Super Bowl. The Stanley Cup is bestowed to the…

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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…

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