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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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    Every Autumn the deciduous trees in mid to late October turn bright colors in the Ohio. Sometimes it can make a photographer's head spin trying to decide what to photograph. But first we need to slow down and look for an interesting subject and composition. After finding the perfect subject,...

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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 effect based on the luminosity tones, brightness and darkness. I came across Tony Kuyper around 2006 and he...

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    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 Geographic photographer that has come out with  a new book called "Photographing Wild" in which he shares 16 techniques...

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    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 with you today David discusses creating images that have mood.  Take a couple minutes to read, Exposing for Highlights

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