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Photoshop Photomerge Made Easy

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

September 25, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden
Take your foliage, tree and forest photography to the next level
Five Favorite Fall Color Tips
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Five Favorite Fall Color Tips

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

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  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  

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…

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As Simple As ABC
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As Simple As ABC  

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…

Mastering Autofocus
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Mastering Autofocus  

July 3, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

It was 1985 when Minolta revolutionized the world of photography with the release of their first autofocus SLR—the Maxxum 7000….

Customize The Graduated Filter Tool in ACR or Lightroom
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Customize The Graduated Filter Tool In ACR Or Lightroom

June 26, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

The shape of the Graduated Filter tool in Adobe Camera Raw and Lightroom can be customized. Areas you don’t want…

Using window light
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Using Window Light  

June 19, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Equipping a studio with lights, reflectors, soft boxes, flash synch devices, etc. is expensive. But for the sake of consistent…

Come Home With Better Travel Photographs
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Come Home With Better Travel Photographs

June 12, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Will the answer ever be reconciled? Here’s another to ponder: When you…

Master What You Own
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Master What You Own

June 5, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

My photography started back in the days of film. I’d always have two cameras strapped over my shoulder. One contained…

Photo Quick Tips
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Photography Quick Tips: Action, Travel, Portrait

May 29, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Over the years that I’ve been writing the Outdoor Photographer Tip of the Week, I’ve covered myriad topics. I’ve banged…

Thank You, Nature Photography
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Thank You, Nature Photography    

May 22, 2017 | Text & Photography By Russ Burden

Not too long ago, somebody asked me how photography impacted my life. As the wheels in my head began to…

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