A Look at Ansel Adams Darkroom

Learning photography in the early 80’s I heard a lot about Ansel Adams and his photography.  Doing my own film developing and darkroom printing, I always wondered what Ansel’s darkroom … Continue Reading >


Camera, Lens, Comparison for Flowers

  • By Brian Snyder
  • July 19, 2016
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I can understand that not everyone wants to invest in a DSLR system or at least a macro lens. But, how often do you see flower pictures on a card … Continue Reading >


It’s All About the Character

What sets one photograph apart from another of the same subject?  Character!  Especially if you are talking about flower photography.  Today I am sharing an article by close-up/macro photographer Mike … Continue Reading >


Understanding Exposure Compensation

  • By Brian Snyder
  • July 12, 2016
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When most of us start out taking pictures, we typically set the camera to AUTO mode and start firing.  A while later, when we are not happy with some of … Continue Reading >


Capturing the Essence of a Location

  • By Brian Snyder
  • July 7, 2016
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How often do we all go to a location and start immediately clicking off pictures, not realizing we may not be showing our passion for the place in the images.  … Continue Reading >


Why You Need an L-Bracket

You are out and set up to take a horizontal picture of a nature scene with your camera.  After getting that shot, you notice that the scene may have a … Continue Reading >


Macro Success Rate

As a photographer, I would often see pictures on other photographers websites and figured that most every shot they took were keepers.  But I was wrong, they just shoot a … Continue Reading >


Artistic Expression, What is Your Opinion

  • By Brian Snyder
  • June 28, 2016
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As most of you, I attended art classes in school through my freshman year of high school.  Teaching us about lines, shapes, and colors, the teachers always encouraged us to … Continue Reading >


Lightroom and Photoshop: 3 Tips To Help Avoid Over-Processing Photos

  • By Brian Snyder
  • June 23, 2016
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Processing of our pictures can be a daunting task and knowing where to stop the process can be even harder.  Often we start with a few little tweek and an … Continue Reading >


Compositions Tips for a Wide-Angle Lens

  • By Brian Snyder
  • June 21, 2016
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When first using a wide angle lens, we get excited being able to see so much in one picture.  Sometimes wide is good to show everything needed, but sometimes we … Continue Reading >