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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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