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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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    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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    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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    Once again we come to the close of another year and it is time to review my best pictures of 2016.  The picture above was taken in Autumn at Dundee Falls in Beach City Ohio.  I love the contrast of the colored leaves with the colors of the water. In the Spring, I started seeing Osprey ...

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      Today, many experts agree that patients who have art in their environment heal faster.  Scientific evidence shows certain types of art, such as nature images, can actually reduce pain, anxiety, and stress. Whether restaurants, medical facilities, or our homes, having nature artwork...

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    Growing up as a child on my grandparent’s farm, I would often come across bees.  I remember a time that I was actually chased by some bees across the yard.  Eventually they caught me and I ended up with a few stings.  When I ran into the house to grandma, she made a paste of ...

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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 or in a magazine and wonder why you cannot get yours looking like them?  The problem may be your equipment. I decided to take my wife’s Canon ...

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    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 Moats.  In his article he discusses this very topic and gives us examples of his work ...

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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 use our imagination and create something that our parents would put on their refrigerator.  Then I took a ...

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