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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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Black & White Photography Techniques

Black & White Photography Techniques

Black and white photography is a rewarding and challenging field of artistic photography.¬†Even people who don’t care about photography can find themselves drawn to a great black and white image. As a photographer, black and white can allow you to discover a whole new character in a familiar subject. For many digital photographers, black and […]

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How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

How to Use ISO Settings in Digital Photography

ISO should be one of the easiest aspects of digital photography to master, but many beginners in photography still have a hard time understanding this fundamental camera setting. I suspect this is because of the way it is being taught. You see, ISO started out as a property of film, and it was much easier […]

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Tips For Better Waterfall Photos

Tips For Better Waterfall Photos

Waterfall photography is a favourite subject for many a nature photographer. In fact, a good waterfall can be a magnet for almost anyone with a camera. Like any subject in nature photography, waterfall photos also come with their own set of challenges. A beginner can be disappointed with their results time and time again, simply […]

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