Diffusers
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Diffusers

May 9, 2011 | Russ Burden

The majority of the macro shots I create are made in late morning and early afternoon.

Slow-Sync Backgrounds
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Slow-Sync Backgrounds

May 2, 2011 | Russ Burden

Flash is a great tool to use to control backgrounds when working with macro subjects.

Foreground Midground Background Interest
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Foreground Midground Background Interest

April 25, 2011 | Russ Burden

Rules of good composition date back to the masters of the Renaissance.

Creative Shutter Speeds
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Creative Shutter Speeds

April 18, 2011 | Russ Burden

A carefully chosen shutter speed does a lot more than provide a correct exposure.

Near / Far Depth Of Field
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Near / Far Depth Of Field

April 11, 2011 | Russ Burden

In landscape photography, it’s essential to record all elements in focus.

The Polarizer – A Photographer’s Best Friend
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The Polarizer – A Photographer’s Best Friend

April 4, 2011 | Russ Burden

The polarizer shines because of its versatility.

Fill-Flash
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Fill-Flash

March 28, 2011 | Russ Burden

Flash is a very powerful tool that allows a photographer to extend his or her shooting time into midday hours.

Time of Day Impacts the Light
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Time of Day Impacts the Light

March 21, 2011 | Russ Burden

There are many events for which a person should not be late: a wedding, job, school, and a plane flight are a few that come to mind.

Background Check
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Background Check

March 14, 2011 | Russ Burden

Whenever I create a photograph, I place as much importance on the background as I do on my subject.

Clouds vs. Sun
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Clouds vs. Sun

March 7, 2011 | Russ Burden

The word “photography” is made up of two parts; “photo” meaning light and “graphy” meaning to write.

Patience and Persistence
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Patience and Persistence

February 28, 2011 | Russ Burden

Good photography necessitates learning about composition, lighting, exposure, cameras, lenses, flash, filters ……. the list goes on.

Required Shooting: Verticals and Horizontals
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Required Shooting: Verticals and Horizontals

February 22, 2011 | Russ Burden

I’m a firm believer in exhausting all my photographic possibilities before leaving any subject.

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Leading Line Logic
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Leading Line Logic

January 31, 2011 | Russ Burden

Lines are an integral part of the composition of many images.

Symmetry And Balance
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Symmetry And Balance

January 24, 2011 | Russ Burden

Good composition is something I liken to an old fashioned legal balance.

Black-And-White
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Black-And-White

January 17, 2011 | Russ Burden

Black-and-white is making a big comeback. Two of the biggest reasons that account for this are digital imaging and the desire for photographers to take their image-making to a new level.

More Than One
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More Than One

January 10, 2011 | Russ Burden

Shooting multiple exposures can provide you with unique and creative images.

Tips For Better Fog Photography
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Tips For Better Fog Photography

January 3, 2011 | Russ Burden

Some people associate fog with inclement weather and avoid the outdoors. Not me. I grab my camera to create some extremely exciting images. Foggy conditions elicit moody and ethereal feelings.

Action Shots
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Action Shots

December 20, 2010 | Russ Burden

Action can be portrayed by freezing the motion using a fast shutter speed or emphasizing it using a slow one.

Flower Photography
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Flower Photography

December 13, 2010 | Russ Burden

April showers have come and gone. Left in their wake are little islands of germinating seeds ready to erupt in a floral fantasy.

Framing
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Framing

December 6, 2010 | Russ Burden

Framing does exactly what the word implies. By strategically placing sections of manmade or natural shapes around a main subject, a frame is formed.

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