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  • Have you ever visited a beach at an ocean or lake and saw white birds taking flight?  More than likely those were gulls of some variety looking for an easy meal. While visiting Clearwater Beach Florida, I had the opportunity to take some portraits of Laughing Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls on ...

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    Above is a picture of the Walborn Reservoir concession building in winter.  I went out early one morning to wander around Walborn Reservoir looking for different images to create. This is at sunrise before the sun came up over the hill and trees behind the building.  I ended up bracketing ...

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    In winter, snow can produce layers/dimensions of a picture that cannot be seen without the snow.  In the image below the heavy, newly-fallen snow contrasts with the dark, wet tree trunks. This leads your eye down the path looking toward the end wondering where the trail leads. Also in ...

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    Winter is a time when many photographers tend to not take many pictures because of leafless trees, poor weather, and short daylight hours; but one thing that can be photographed in bad weather is flowers. By purchasing some flowers and setting up a small indoor studio you can create images ...

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    One winter evening I went out to Walborn Reservoir after work with my camera to create pictures.  As I was walking on a trail near sunset, I looked across the reservoir noticing beautiful color in the sky. Setting up my camera on the tripod, I decided to use my telephoto lens to zoom in on ...

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    Often times when the winter skies are overcast, I am looking for intimate/close-up pictures.  This day, at Quail Hollow State Park, was that sort of day.  I had dressed for the wet snow and cold and was wondering through about 6" of snow when I came upon these pine cones hanging. My first ...

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    Several years ago we had a snow storm come blowing through the NE Ohio area when I had a day off.  So I bundled myself up, packed my photo gear, and headed to Silver Park in my hometown of Alliance. Walking around the park I decided to use the covered pond as my subject.  I did take several...

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    Bokeh, a word used by photographers, but maybe not truly understood.  Today's article by Kathy Adams Clark gives a simple, excellent definition and examples to explain what bokeh is and how to use it, especially for the holidays.  Kathy's article is very short so take a couple ...

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    Anytime I read articles of tips to help improve my photography, there is usually a mention of stop using an auto mode and start using manual mode.  Today I want to share an article by Notes by Joana that I came across recently. In this article she explains in simple terms about using the ...

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    Today's guest article is from Scott Bourne.  He has been experimenting with using negative space in terms of photographic design.  His article is very short and gives us all something to consider when we are out creating new images.  Take a couple minutes and read "Negative Space ...

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