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Five Favorite Fall Photography Color Tips

©Russ Burden by Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com See what you can do to make your autumn fall photography as spectacular as the displays of color you’ll encounter. Fall foliage season is upon us. It’s time to share some tips so you can head to your favorite grove of deciduous trees and capture them in all…

Fall Color Photo Tips

©Russ Burden From TakeGreatPictures.com By Russ Burden AUTUMN – chills permeate the morning air, days grow shorter, animals become more active, people wear welcomed cool weather smiles, and the landscape is ablaze in leafy fireworks. It’s the time of year snap shooters and serious landscape photographers take to the road to leaf peep, photograph, and…

Ice-Scapes: How to Photograph Winter Ice

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©Russ Burden By Russ Burden – Take Great Pictures.com Lots of great images can be made during the winter months but we wanted to focus on the topic of ice for this article…  This winter it’s my strong hope that everyone who reads this article catches a cold. “That’s not very nice,” I hear you…

Photoshop Tip Of The Month: Move It On Over

By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com Learn how to move objects using Photoshop in this month’s tutorial. Nature and people are my primary photographic subjects. While I love to make images of many others, it’s these two that prompted me to adopt the focus of this month’s tutorial. When I photograph people, communication allows me to…

Panorama Primer: How to Make Panorama Pictures

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©Russ Burden By Russ Burden Many image editing programs have stitching programs built in and if not, those solely dedicated to making panoramas are inexpensive and easy to use. We’ll get you started with our Panorama Photo Tips…   Are you tired of being limited by the constraints of the standard aspect ratio your camera…

Photoshop Tip Of The Month: Digital Noise? Nik Dfine To the Rescue

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   By Russ Burden – TakeGreatPictures.com   All digital cameras introduce noise into a capture. Factors that contribute to the amount are ISO, length of exposure, underexposure, size of the sensor, and how much cropping is done to the file.  The higher the ISO, the more noise. Exposures of two seconds and longer introduce noise.…

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…

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…

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…