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Master Your Flash: Shadows Can Be Your Friend

Rick Sammon’s Digital Imaging Diaries Here are some thoughts on shadows:Shadows can be your friend. Shadows are the soul of the photograph. Shadows add a sense of depth and dimension to a photograph. Here are some thoughts on lighting: The larger the light, the softer the light.   Read more:   http://www.ricksammon.info/

Pop Photo: America’s 15 Best National Parks For Photography

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 Photo: Tim Fitzharris Rocky Mountain National Park (CO) By Tim Fitzharris on August 9, 2011 – PopPhoto.com A shooting guide to some of country’s most incredible landscapes   For nature photographers, America’s national parks are the most exciting venues in the world. Nowhere else can you find such dramatic combinations of wildlife and breath- taking…

Learn to Read the Light – Part 2: General Photogtaphy

©Russ Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com To become a better photographer it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light. Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image or a mediocre one. The word, photography, literally means “to write with light.” Light is…

Shoot the Hell Out of It

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© Bill Durrence By Bill Durrence – TakeGreatPictures.com Anyone who has worked in the photo industry for very long (and many who haven’t) has heard some variation on the phrase, “The reason pros get good shots is that they take so many pictures of the subject/scene.” It’s a half-truth.  The implication that the good shots…

Learn to Read The Light – Part 1: Portraits

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©Russel Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com To become a better photographer it’s imperative you learn how to interpret the amount, angle, direction, intensity, color, and contrast of the light. Subtle changes can make the difference between a magnificent image and a mediocre one. The word, photography, literally means “to write with light.” Light is…

Seven Tips For Better Beach Photos

  By Roy Furchgott – NY Times   Ah summer, the time for sun, sand, and harshly lit photos of the family grimacing into the sun. Photographer Joey Wright, who spends most of his working days photographing things like surfside weddings, kiteboarders and bikini models, turns out images with nary a squint, grimace, or gnarly…

Shutter Speeds for Waterfall Photography by David FitzSimmons

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A slower shutter speed makes the water flowing through Watkins Glen State Park, New York, appear a smooth as silk. Combined with the horizontal framing, the image is calm and relaxing. Sigma 18-125mm F3.8-5.6 DC OS HSM lens, f/11, 4 seconds, ISO 100. Photo copyright David FitzSimmons 2011. All rights reserved. By David FitzSimmons –…

Photoshop Tip Of The Month: Same Portrait… Different Looks

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By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com A great portrait captures a special moment. It could be a fleeting expression, a captivating glance, expressive eyes, or other factor that makes the image rise above snapshots of the same person where a photographer simply documents the looks.  Yet sometimes the satisfaction of catching that special moment is not…

A Story In A Still: Capturing a Moment in Your Photographs

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©Russell Burden By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words.” This being the case, does one that conveys the full essence of a story mean it’s worth a million? It’s true that every photo has a story. It’s true that text can be created to detail every image ever made. It’s…

Beach Photo Tips: simple photo tips for beach goers

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By Tracy Greene – TakeGreatPictures.com You’ve been working out and tanning up for sun worshiping at the beach, make sure your summer beach memories are as hot as you remember with these simple photo tips for beach goers.   Photographing at the beach can be a lot of fun, but taking your camera to the beach…