Landscape Light, Part 1
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Landscape Light, Part 1

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

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

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Capture Chromatic Compositions

March 5, 2018 | By Russ Burden

The colors that are included in a given composition are important to the emotional response an image receives. While it’s…

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Flash: Slow-Speed Sync

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

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

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  

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…

Backtrack For Success
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Backtrack For Success

January 29, 2018 | By Staff

The word “backtrack” has two definitions: retrace one’s steps and also to pursue. Both are perfect for photography if it’s…

Photographic Portals
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Photographic Portals

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

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

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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