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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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        Image from FM Photography website   Have you ever been out taking pictures and the weather turned against you?  Rain started coming down and you were concerned about getting your camera wet?   I use a rain cover for my camera and lens at these times...

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    Today I would like to share an interesting article written by Scott Bourne about a common sense subject, photographing at eye level.  How many times do you see people taking pictures of children or their pets while standing up?  Well Scott discusses this and how he learned many of his ...

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    Typically at this time of year a lot of men, and some women, are getting ready for hunting season.  In Ohio, that means deer!  People start preparing their guns, bows, tree stands, and camouflage clothing for the big day. As photographers, we also are on the hunt for those colorful ...

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    The other evening my wife and I were at a beach on Lake Erie at Presque Isle State Park.  We went over there from our campsite across the street to take pictures of the sunset. As I was setting up my camera and tripod, we noticed a huge cloud coming into view from the south (left ...

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    Every Autumn in northern states first, then gradually working south, the deciduous tree leaves slowly began to radiate with bright colors. Photographers plan trips to photograph the colors and Fall color driving tours bring people out to the rural areas to experience a once a year event. But, why ...

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    Years ago when I began learning about the digital darkroom, I saw a Photoshop instructor named Dave Cross.  Immediately I found his teaching to be practical and down to earth for learning a new program. Today I want to share a recent article by Dave that has five tips to help us use Photoshop. ...

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