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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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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
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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
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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
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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
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