Extending Your Dynamic Range Pt. 3

  • By Brian Snyder
  • September 22, 2016
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For part three of ways to extend your dynamic range, I want to describe a technique called “Luminosity Masks.”  When using these masks you choose which parts of the picture to … Continue Reading >


Photographing Wild

Have you ever thought, “I wish I could learn from a National Geographic photographer.”  Well now you can and it is not that expensive.  Photographer Paul Nicklen is a National … Continue Reading >


Exposing for Highlights

When most photographers are wanting to capture all the dynamic range and detail in their images, David deChemin likes to be different.  In this article that I want to share … Continue Reading >


Extending Your Dynamic Range Pt. 2

  • By Brian Snyder
  • September 13, 2016
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As I discussed in part one, there are often scenes we want to take a picture of but the contrast between the lightest parts and the darkest parts are too … Continue Reading >


45 Things I Learned From Photography

  • By Brian Snyder
  • September 8, 2016
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Today I want to share with you, my readers an interesting article by Adrian Klein he wrote called, “45 Things I Learned From Photography.”  Adrian says “Over the last couple … Continue Reading >


Extending Your Dynamic Range Pt. 1

  • By Brian Snyder
  • September 6, 2016
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You see a beautiful scene for a sunrise picture, so you set up your camera on a tripod with a foreground object.  As the sun comes up, you start taking … Continue Reading >


Mark Metternich – Photographing dramatic light – Part 1

  • By Brian Snyder
  • August 25, 2016
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When i go out, I always appreciate dramatic light for my landscape pictures.  This image above was not planned for the clouds.  I went out hoping to get a sunset picture … Continue Reading >


The Free Way to Getting Better!

  • By Brian Snyder
  • August 23, 2016
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One principle idea that seems to always be true is that the more you do something, the better you will become.  Take an Olympian athlete; they spend as much time … Continue Reading >


Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

  • By Brian Snyder
  • August 18, 2016
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  As nature photographers, we often go hiking to find subjects to photograph.  When I return I feel refreshed and more creative from the walk out in nature on the … Continue Reading >


9 Tips for Better Close-up Pictures of Flowers

  • By Brian Snyder
  • August 16, 2016
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From Spring through Summer, there are always flowers to photograph.  Often they are wild but some are domestic, planted in gardens. Here are nine tips for getting better flower pictures: … Continue Reading >