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  • Several weeks ago my wife Tina and I made a trip to Clearwater Beach Florida.  As a nature photographer we walked along Pier 60 first to see what there was to take pictures of before sunset.  Right off the bat we noticed all the birds on the pier and the beach.  After leaving the pier, we got...

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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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    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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    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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      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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    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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    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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    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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