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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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    As I discussed in part one, there are often scenes we want to take a picture of but the contrast between the lightest parts and the darkest parts are too much for the camera to capture in one shot unless we manipulate something.  The first way I mentioned was to use graduated neutral density ...

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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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    As landscape and nature photographers, we tend to travel to places not near us for capturing beautiful pictures.  But do we plan ahead before we go?  We should and today i am sharing an article by Clint Burkinshaw where he gives some examples why planning ahead is good and he lists ways that ...

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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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    Landscape photography! Often times all we talk about is equipment and composition, but there is so much more.  Just the experience of being out in nature is also a thrill.  In this video, Thomas Heaton does an excellent job of discussing this topic.  The video is only a little over 2 minutes,...

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    At this time of year in the Midwest of the United States we have the wheat harvest.  After the wheat grain is taken off, the farmers bale up the stubble left behind.  This year's harvest was a few weeks early in Ohio, and I drove past a large field with a lot of large round bales. For ...

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    How often do we all go to a location and start immediately clicking off pictures, not realizing we may not be showing our passion for the place in the images.  Photographer Lace Anderson shares an article that can help us all with this.  She says, "You can stumble upon a well-photographed object...

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