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.

Sun/Cloud Interaction
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Sun/Cloud Interaction

November 29, 2010 | Russ Burden

Without the sun, life wouldn’t exist. Without its light, landscapes and seascapes, as we know them, couldn’t be made.

Local Duck Pond Opportunities
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Local Duck Pond Opportunities

November 22, 2010 | Russ Burden

Every time I had to test a new piece of photographic equipment, I found myself heading to the local duck pond. Thankfully, this made me realize the subject matter found there deserved much greater attention than simply being a testing ground.

Camera Angles: Shoot High, Shoot Low
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Camera Angles: Shoot High, Shoot Low

November 15, 2010 | Russ Burden

The camera position from where you choose to photograph your subject can mean the difference between an ordinary, run-of-the-mill image or an eye-grabbing one with impact and intrigue.

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.

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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.
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