Category: Tips

From Big Landscapes to Visual Escapes

As someone who started photography with birds, I initially thought landscape photography would be easy. It is quite the contrary. Taking a photograph of a scene is straightforward. Capturing a landscape image that gives the viewer a brief, visual escape may be easy during one shoot. The next shoot may be a different story. Some landscape compositions are obvious, some are not.

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Bird Photography: How to “Get the Shot”

Migration season is here in the Northern Hemisphere. For bird photographers, one could argue that the song “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year” could apply to birding migration season. Breeding plumage is in full color. Birds strut their stuff for a breeding mate. Various species can be seen on the migratory flyway passing through to their nesting site. Photographers experience amazing moments with these diverse little and large subjects.

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Tips for Macro Flower Photography

Macro photography is the best way to capture minuscule details, allowing you to explore a tiny, hidden world that would otherwise go unnoticed. Taking macro images of flowers is a rewarding type of photography. Flowers are excellent subjects, and they naturally look great. Photographing them is a pure joy and often results in some exceptional images.

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Three Shooting Situations Where You Should Be Using Manual Focus

When I first started in photography, I used an old film camera–autofocus wasn’t even an option. Then, like the rest of the world, I switched to a DSLR and it became much more common to use autofocus. At first, I was hesitant to give up manual focus even though, in many instances, autofocus could easily outperform my manual focusing abilities. (I’m a little stubborn, what can I say?)

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10 Tips for Stunning Flower Photos

Flowers are an extremely popular, and much loved photography subject. Photographing flowers is fun –and even though it’s extremely popular, there are plenty of unique photo opportunities available. From close-up macros to the softly blurred “shoot-through effect,” there are plenty of dynamic and fascinating photos just waiting to be captured.

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Underwater Nature Photography Tips For Beginners

Enjoying a nice afternoon snorkeling in crystal clear water may sound like a fun, relaxing activity to do and, in fact, it is. That is until you decide to introduce your camera into the equation. Then, all of the sudden, your easy breezy day paddling around in the ocean becomes more of a technical task that requires an entirely different set of specialized skills. Luckily, we’re photographers–the challenge is all part of the fun!

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7 Ideas for Spring Photography Projects

The experience and end result of nature and landscape photography varies greatly throughout the year as weather and seasons change. Most of us in the northern hemisphere are happy to see the cold weather of winter coming to an end, knowing that spring and summer are just around the corner.

Spring is a great season for getting outside and working on your craft. If you are looking for a specific project to get your creative juices flowing, there are many different things that you can do. In this article I’ll list 7 possible subjects that will allow you to enjoy spring while photographing the nature around you.

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