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Photo Tips: Animals In the Snow

© Russ Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com When there’s snow on the ground, opportunities to get dramatic wildlife images abound. The sun is lower in the sky so good light lingers for a longer period of time and sunrise and sunset times are convenient… Many photographers let their cameras do what many animals do…

Photo Tip from TakeGreatPictures.com: Get Your Head Into The Fog

By Russ Burden – Professional Photographer – TakeGreatPictures.com When water droplets or ice crystals are suspended in the air near the Earth’s surface, fog is the result. Fog is essentially a low lying cloud. The way a cloud and fog differ is based on elevation. Clouds are found at higher levels and are more broad…

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com: Move Beyond the Hobby

  Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com by Professional Photographer, Russ Burden From the first time I picked up a camera when I was 12 years old, photography has been a big part of my life. Over the years it evolved and I turned professional. The point at which this occurred is tough to define so it’s hard…

TakeGreatPictures.com: Seeing Shadows

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com  by Professional Photographer Russ Burden Shadows can add intrigue, dimension, and drama to a photo. Their strength is dependent on the intensity and direction of light. The stronger and more pinpoint the light, the more pronounced the shadow. Soft light found on overcast days provides almost shadowless conditions. While this type…

Shutterbug.net: Helping Those With Special Needs: Rehabilitation Through Photography

Industry Perspective Helping Those With Special Needs: Rehabilitation Through Photography by Ron Leach We’ve often spoken of photography as a beacon for social change and a powerful vehicle for improving the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves. And these days there is perhaps no better example than Rehabilitation Through Photography (RTP)-an organization founded almost…

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com: Travel Photography

By Professional Photographer, Russ Burden The main goal of the travel photographer is to convey a sense of place. This means capturing the mood of the location and doing so in all types of conditions. Be it dealing with crowds of people, poor weather conditions, photographing at night, or harsh light, it’s important to come…

PMDA Portraits of Love Project sent over 1,000 Photos to Soldiers

PMDA Portraits of Love Inspires Holiday Cheer for
Military Families l ©Nathan Johns The holidays can be a particularly difficult time of the year for military families who have loved ones deployed overseas. During a season when families gather together to share festive meals or excitedly exchange presents, military families find one seat empty at the…