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  • When ever you look through magazines, do you wonder where the ad pictures are made?  Some, depending on the subject, could have been created inside or outside.  Only the photographer really would know the particulars. So when the weather does not allow us to take pictures outside, ...

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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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    You see a beautiful scene for a sunrise picture, so you set up your camera on a tripod with a foreground object.  As the sun comes up, you start taking pictures; but when you check the back of your camera, the picture does not look like what your eyes see. This is because your camera sensor ...

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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...

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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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    Just recently I purchased a new tripod.  It is an Oben CT-2491 carbon fiber tripod, and I have a short video to show it to you.  My previous tripod was a Manfrotto 3221 aluminum tripod that I purchased used when I bought my first DSLR. https://youtu.be/z9jz392dhEw Here are several ...

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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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    When most of us start out taking pictures, we typically set the camera to AUTO mode and start firing.  A while later, when we are not happy with some of the pictures exposures, we start to look for reasons why.  One reason usually is because of the use of AUTO function, which has the ...

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    You are out and set up to take a horizontal picture of a nature scene with your camera.  After getting that shot, you notice that the scene may have a vertical shot as well.  You loosen your ball-head on your tripod and swing your camera and lens down to a vertical position with the ...

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    Today, it seems that many photographers are too concerned about the name brand of their camera and equipment. When I first started creating digital images, I used a Minolta Z1 Point-N-Shoot SLR camera. I created several images that received first place in local contests and look great at 8"x10" ...

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