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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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        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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    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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    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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    Learning photography in the early 80's I heard a lot about Ansel Adams and his photography.  Doing my own film developing and darkroom printing, I always wondered what Ansel's darkroom was like.  In the video below, Ansel's son is interviewed while giving a tour his father's darkroom and shows how...

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    Typically on Thursdays I am sharing articles by other photographers that I feel can be of interest to you, my readers, in your learning process.  Today is no different but instead of reading, Marc Silber shares 2 video interviews with  great photographer talking about "12 Tips For How To Compose...

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    When working on pictures in Photoshop, there can be several ways to do different tasks and end up with similar results. My favorite way to dodge and burn (lighten and darken) certain parts of a picture is by creating a layer where I can paint with a brush where I want to darken or lighten. ...

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    How many of us, as we have gotten older, are now being told by our doctor that we need to take a daily dose of a certain type of medicine?  Many times when my wife and I watch TV ads there seems to be a medicine for almost any problem today; but maybe what is truly needed is a good dose of Mother...

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