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Want to know one of the secrets to perfect exposure?
One word: Histograms
Sure, it sounds a little intimidating at first, like something your high school math teacher would force on your tired brain first thing Monday morning, but I promise, it’s way easier than it sounds. Plus, once you learn how to read a histogram, you’ll be able to tell at a glance if you have a …
It’s 5:00AM and my obnoxious alarm shatters the silence, bringing an abrupt end to my slumber and jarring me out of bed. As my synapses reluctantly begin to fire, I notice the pitter-patter of raindrops as they dance upon the top of my camper.
A grin starts to draw across my face, but not because I think I’m going back to bed. See, I’m out for waterfalls and conditions are about …
(Note, this was published a few years back, but I decided to update it for the upcoming fall season)
So, ready to photograph some fall color are ya? Not so sure where to start? Well, take a gander at the 10 tips below and you’ll be well on your way to snagging yourself some wall hangers!
1. Timing is EVERYTHING!
I’ve said it before, but it’s even more important …
“Don’t Do Scary Stuff”
People often wonder how I get so close to the wildlife I photograph and my #1 response is simply:
“I don’t do scary stuff!”
I know, you were probably hoping for some covert, “super secret” stalking technique or perhaps a revolutionary piece of gear that masks your approach, but really, just don’t do scary stuff.
So, what’s scary stuff? Here’s a list that should help. Note …
It can be a real source of frustration.
You get this fancy new telephoto lens, hang it off the front of your camera and are more than a little disappointed with the not-so-sharp results. So, you do a little digging and discover that maybe a tripod is what you need to sharpen up those photos.
So, with dreams of spectacularly sharp images dancing in your head, you plop down the …
I know, I know, you’re ready to go photograph some wildlife. However, before you march out into the field check out the ten tips below! In this rapid, quick-fire video, I’ll go quickly go over ten tips that can help every wildlife photographer. Sure, you probably already do some of these, but there might be one or two critical ideas or tips that you’re missing. Hey, why take a …
OK, I know what you’re thinking, but no, this isn’s some article about heroically bushwhacking your way to a remote location for a once-in-a-lifetime photograph. (One of those will probably be coming in the future!)
So, how can a compass help you snare better images? Simple – by helping you to precisely predetermine sun and moon position. It may seem a little basic, but you’d be amazed at how easy …
Thanks for stopping by! This tip is all about lens diffraction in photography – as you probably guessed from the title 🙂
The video discusses not only what diffraction is, but also how it can affect your photography. In addition, I’ve put a TON of examples in plus I answer five of the most common questions that come up when the subject turns to diffraction. The video is below – …
Did you know your Nikon camera has a “hidden” exposure mode?
Sure, we’re all familiar with Program, Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual – but there’s one that’s left off of the list – and that’s Manual Mode with Auto ISO.
Basically, this setup allows you to adjust your F/stop and shutter speed to exactly what you want and it floats the ISO in order to generate a proper exposure.…
Want to get rid of and eliminate lens flare? Well, in this video I’ll show you a technique you can use to easily eliminate flare, even if you’re pointing directly at the sun. If you’re ready to banish lens flare from your photos, you’ll love this odd little trick.
The video covers everything you need to know from the field to the computer. Go on, press the play button, you …
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