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Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography

Common Mistakes in Wildlife and Nature Photography

Wildlife photography is both rewarding and frustrating, even for experienced photographers. While a great photo is something to treasure, the challenges of wildlife photography can leave beginners feeling a little lost. “It was wonderful to be there, but this photo doesn’t really do it justice.” Does this sound familiar? Too often we have a great […]

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When and Why to Use a Tripod

When and Why to Use a Tripod

Digital cameras offer a level of technology that was unimagined only a few short years ago. The funny thing is, the old techniques are still as important as ever. A tripod is still an essential piece of equipment for good photography. For beginners, the purchase of a tripod is usually a sign that one is […]

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Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great control over the impact of your photos. For new photographers, depth of field can also be one of the most difficult elements to master. Even when you break it down […]

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Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Going the Extra Mile For a Great Photo

Nature photography classes have taught me a lot as a teacher. They have helped me to evaluate how much emphasis in nature photography should be on technology—and how much on creativity. Half my time spent teaching is concentrated on the essential mechanics of good photography: aperture, shutter speed, ISO, lenses, and so on. The rest […]

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Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

Good Cameras Can Take Bad Photos

“I would love to be a better photographer… if only I had a better camera.” This is a comment I hear every day in my gallery. What many people don’t understand is that the type of camera you use is not the key to improving your photography. Pride makes it hard to admit that we […]

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Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Ways to Improve Your Wildlife Photography Composition

Composition in nature photography comes easy to some, but many new photographers struggle to find their balance. This is especially true where wildlife is concerned. There is a bit of false wisdom that says: “You should never put your animal right in the middle of the photo–only to the left or the right.” This is […]

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Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photo Editing is No Substitute for Photography Technique

Photography has entered a whole new world, with remarkable changes in technology in just a few short years. One thing has not changed, however; the camera—not the computer—is still a good photographer’s most important tool. In recent times I have spoken to a few very disgruntled beginners, who had signed up and paid good money […]

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Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Wide-Angle Photography: Broaden Your Horizons

Digital cameras and zoom lenses go hand in hand. When shopping for your new camera, chances are one of the first features the salesperson mentioned was the power of the zoom lens. You know how it goes: “This camera has a five times optical zoom, but this one has ten times optical and the digital […]

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Living With (and Without) the Rule of Thirds

Living With (and Without) the Rule of Thirds

For beginners in photography, composition can be a real obstacle. Even when you have all the technical skills, it can be difficult to compose a photo that is pleasing to the eye. I have news for you: it is just as tough to teach to others. That’s because composition can be so personal. What appeals […]

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Leading Lines in Landscape Photography

Leading Lines in Landscape Photography

Composition and good photography go hand in hand. Anyone can (with practice) perfect the technical skills to take a well exposed photo. It’s your flair for composition that will set your photos apart from the crowd. The difficulty is, while technical photography can be taught using concrete rules and numbers, composition is a little more […]

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