Make Simplicity Part Of Your Photography
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Make Simplicity Part Of Your Photography

November 8, 2010 | Russ Burden

Photography is a subtractive process. Upon looking through your viewfinder you must decide what elements to exclude before pressing the shutter.

Leave Space For Movement
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Leave Space For Movement

November 1, 2010 | Russ Burden

Leaving room for implied movement of your subject is important in creating a composition that doesn’t express tension.

Sky Backgrounds
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Sky Backgrounds

October 25, 2010 | Russ Burden

Having a clean or dramatic sky as a backdrop is an asset. Great sunsets, an alpenglow, an impending storm, or one full of puffy white clouds, all contribute to making better images.

Night Photography
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Night Photography

October 18, 2010 | Russ Burden

Images taken at night can be very dramatic. Mixed lighting can produce interesting color shifts.

Paint It Black
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Paint It Black

October 11, 2010 | Russ Burden

Flash is a great tool with which to control backgrounds especially when photographing small subjects.

Composition —Know What to Eliminate
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Composition —Know What to Eliminate

October 4, 2010 | Russ Burden

Photography is an art form, yet as photographers, we’re at a great disadvantage. A painter can approach a scene and build in dramatic light, an impending storm, a howling wolf set upon a rocky precipice, or a bald eagle swooping from the water with trout held firmly in talons.

Use Scale and Contrast to Your Advantage
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Use Scale and Contrast to Your Advantage

September 27, 2010 | Russ Burden

Subjects that portray a thematic contrast add interest and intrigue to a photograph. For instance, large subjects contrasted with small ones hold the viewer’s interest as it’s necessary to study the comparison of items within.

Shapes/Lines/Patterns/Textures
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Shapes/Lines/Patterns/Textures

September 20, 2010 | Russ Burden

A sure fire way to attract a viewer to your images is to emphasize shape, line, patterns and/or textures. When combined with strong side light, very powerful, yet simple images can be created.

10 Tips For Visionary Landscapes
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10 Tips For Visionary Landscapes

July 1, 2007 | Collin Prior
There's a random element in any landscape. Learning to bring some order to that chaos will enable you to make your best photos.
10 Tips For The Wildlife In Your Life
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10 Tips For The Wildlife In Your Life

July 1, 2007 | By Staff
Expert techniques make for exciting, dynamic photographs
10 Quick Tips For Better Close-Up Photography
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10 Quick Tips For Better Close-Up Photography

July 1, 2007 | Rob Sheppard
If you're not doing close-up work, why not? Here are your opportunities to explore new worlds without leaving home.
Wings Of Spring
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Wings Of Spring

April 1, 2007 | David Willis
Try these 10 tips from renowned professional Tom Vezo and get your best avian images this spring

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10 Creative Winter Jump Starts
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10 Creative Winter Jump Starts

January 1, 2007 | Text And Photography By Sparky Stensaas
Keep your photographic eye sharp by exploring the winter world
Common Digital Problems & Their Solutions
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Common Digital Problems & Their Solutions

January 1, 2007 | Rob Sheppard
Make digital work for you with these easy-to-use tips that solve typical challenges faced in the digital darkroom
20 Top Landscape Photography Tips
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20 Top Landscape Photography Tips

June 1, 2005 | By Staff
Learn to capture what moves you in the landscape with the insights of veteran scenic masters
20 Top Travel Tips
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20 Top Travel Tips

June 1, 2005 | By Staff
Make the most of your next photographic vacation
20 Top Action/Wildlife Tips
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20 Top Action/Wildlife Tips

June 1, 2005 | By Staff
Be ready to shoot the fast action of wildlife and adventure sports
7 Steps For Sharper Photography
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7 Steps For Sharper Photography

October 1, 2004 | Ibarionex R. Perello
Ensure crisp images using these powerful fundamental tips
Compose Like The Pros
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Compose Like The Pros

May 1, 2004 | The Editors
Practice these 10 tips for creating stronger and more dramatic photographs
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