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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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    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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    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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    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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    This past holiday season I heard about a video series that Art Wolfe was in through a podcast interview.  That series is called “Tales By Light,” and it is full of inspiration. Canon and National Geographic of Australia made the series of five videos going to fifteen countries with ...

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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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        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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