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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: Fill the camera screen with as much flower as possible to see the detail. Photograph the flower in ...

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    Have you ever seen advertisements for new cameras and wondered if you need to spend the money to upgrade?  Since camera companies change their models almost as often as cell phone companies, this idea can be expensive. Recently Lace Andersen shared a great article about this very subject and...

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    You see some pretty flowers while taking a walk and decide to get your camera to capture a picture.  Taking the time to return, you focus up the lens and snap away.  Later at home, you look closely at the flower images to see nothing special that does not look like everyone else’s flower ...

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    Every year towards the end of winter, but before spring begins, there are little flowers that pop up in our flower bed.  These early blooming flowers are the crocus. Because their blooms are small, I use my 100mm macro lens to get a close picture. Our crocuses are growing in a mulched flower...

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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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