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Photo Tip: Fill Flash Photography

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By Brandon Remler – TakeGreatPictures.com One of the most common thoughts in photography is that the flash is for indoor shooting. All professionals know that the flash – even on your point and shoot camera – is an essential part of your photography. A good example is of course when someone is backlit or perhaps…

Photo Tips: Light Paint

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By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com Some of the best light of the day awaits those who want to explore dusk light. The color and shape of the light is more subtle and it imparts a quality unobtainable at any other time of the day… Photographers love sunset light. The color is warm, the quality is…

Photo Tip: Nice Day for a Swim?

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By Brandon Remler – TakeGreatPictures.com This week while passing by the beach I stopped to take a look at the water and snow. As I turned to leave three guys were crossing the road towards me to surf. The temp outside was about 30 degrees with a 20mph wind. The water temp is about 35…

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: Longer Than 1 Second

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Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com by Professional Photographer, Russ Burden The other day I was listening to satellite radio and the song, Time, by the Chambers Brothers came on. In that I was driving home from leading one of my photo tours to New Mexico, I was in a photo state of mind. As I was…

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com: Tough Exposures & How to Deal with Them

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com by Professional Photographer, Russ Burden Over the decades, in camera light meters have improved by leaps and bounds. While they are light years ahead of what was inside an SLR 30 years ago, situations still exist that challenge their advancements. Knowing how to get a perfect exposure when these are encountered…

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…

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com: Look To The Ground for Groundscapes

Photo Tips from TakeGreatPictures.com by Professional Photographer, Russ Burden The art of “seeing” a good composition is critical. While this may sound elementary, I want to take the concept to the next level. I offer to you the following commonly heard warning expressions with food for thought:  “Look Out” – it implies you need to be…

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…