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It does not always take much

September 25, 2022 - It does not always take much to make a pleasing image. We may want to give up on photography because we do not have acce...
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Bird Photography: Show a bit more

July 03, 2022 - We always tend to want to fill the frame with the bird. It is exciting to see the fine detail of the feathers. We use lo...
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Patience with Birds

June 26, 2022 - If you read last week's blog you will know that I scout the area where I plan to be when I can photograph clouds and lig...
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Lightning and Storm Safety

June 19, 2022 - Since living in the Mid-west now, severe weather becomes part of life. Thus we get to photograph storms, lightning, and...
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Photography Gear: Part IV

June 12, 2022 - In the digital age we also use digital tools to help us. Section one of this blog will cover iPhone apps which I have fo...
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Seascapes

August 15, 2021 - Seascapes offer great photographic opportunities. Those opportunities include nice beaches, rocks, wave action (splashin...
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Tree-lined roads

July 18, 2021 - Tree-lined roads make for a nice photographic subject. They frame the road. The road leads the viewer's eyes into the im...
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Nothing to photograph?

June 27, 2021 - Before moving to the current city I live in, I lived in a picturesque area. Within ten to fifteen minutes' drive from my...
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Be out there

June 20, 2021 - For some, photography is just about getting that award-winning image. For others, it is all about the experience. Neithe...
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Balancing the foreground and the background

June 06, 2021 - Having a well-balanced image is a vital part of good compositions. When thinking about balance we often think only of ba...
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Breaking the rules

May 16, 2021 - Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. The rule of thirds, in photography, is a powerful rule and has been proven over...
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Draw the viewer in with light

May 09, 2021 - If you follow my blog you will know that I often state that the viewer's eyes are not just controlled by composition but...
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Focus stacking

May 02, 2021 - Focus stacking is like exposure bracketing. You take multiple images of the same scene. The only setting you change thou...
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Painting with light

April 25, 2021 - Photography is after all painting with light. It is more about the light than about the scene. Combining great light wit...
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Clearance space

April 18, 2021 - Humans have two eyes. That gives us the ability to see and to measure depth and distance. We can see when something is c...
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Atmosphere

April 11, 2021 - At times nature just does not play along. Instead of getting upset rather ask what kind of image suits the prevailing co...
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Show a bit more

March 21, 2021 - My wife and I were driving around in an area we had not yet explored. I love doing this to find possible locations to co...
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Shrink your world

March 07, 2021 - A friend invited me to go on a business trip with him. To sweeten the deal he told me that a friend of his informed him...
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Wave action part II

February 28, 2021 - Last week we talked about capturing splashing wave action and freezing the action in mid-air. If you read my blogs regul...
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Wave Action

February 21, 2021 - Don't you just love waves crashing into rocks and causing a big splash? There is something about the power, the sound, a...
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The joys of weather

February 14, 2021 - You may recall that I love to go back to the same locations over and over again. This is important because great images...
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Learn body language

November 15, 2020 - This Leopard walked around looking for something. It was evident in its body language. It seemed as if it had given up o...
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Focus and Motion

September 13, 2020 - Should all images always be totally in focus? We all know that blurred backgrounds are very nice when shooting flowers,...
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Intimate Wildlife

June 13, 2020 - From time to time we have the good fortune to get really close to wildlife. Firstly, always stay safe. Wild animals are...
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Do wildlife photography from a low angle

June 07, 2020 - Drone photography has really taken off and for good reason. Some drone taken images are just wonderful. If you look at r...
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Quick takes

May 31, 2020 - Sometimes the unexpected happens, even in landscape photography. So we were on Safari, which means that we are all looki...
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The landscape as backdrop

May 24, 2020 - Usually, the landscape is our image but have you thought of using the landscape as the background? By now we have our wi...
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The intimate landscape

May 17, 2020 - Many experts will tell you that the best views for landscape photography are wide views, therefore we should use wide-an...
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Atmosphere and mood

May 10, 2020 - The atmosphere and mood of an image can play an important part in photography. Some of the best atmospheric and moody im...
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Animal Portraits

May 03, 2020 - We take portraits of people so why can't we also take portraits of animals? I guess we can. What can we learn from takin...
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Show life

April 26, 2020 - In wildlife photography it is important to showcase life, show life living, doing what wildlife does. This means that we...
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Animal interaction

April 19, 2020 - Animals also have emotions. Dogs, for example, are happy to see you when you come home. They like interacting with you....
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Size and Proportions

April 12, 2020 - When different sizes and proportions are juxtaposed it creates contrast. This is when we see how large something really...
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Life and Death

April 05, 2020 - Nature is nature, a place where life and death battle each other every day. Capture it. Chronicle life. At times these s...
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Capturing birds in flight

March 29, 2020 - Getting good pictures of birds in flight can be some of the most difficult types of photography you can do. The smaller...
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Intimacy in wildlife photography

March 22, 2020 - We often show animals in their environment and take landscape images of animals in the landscape. These images can be wo...
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Focus creates interest

March 15, 2020 - Firstly, I am not talking about focus, as in focusing the lens, here. I am talking about when animals focus in a special...
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Life is harsh, show it

March 08, 2020 - Life is harsh. Life happens and it is not always kind. In the animal world, it is often eat or be eaten. When you witnes...
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Wildlife Moments 2

March 01, 2020 - Continuing on with last week's topic, always try to add something special to wildlife photography. Capture special littl...
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Wildlife Moments

February 23, 2020 - Photography is all about capturing a moment in time that can have someone look at it for a long time. Wildlife photograp...
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Wildlife and patience

February 16, 2020 - Wildlife photography is really difficult! Yes, anybody can take a nice-looking image of a static animal just looking at...
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Wait

February 09, 2020 - Everyone left. Why would they stay? After all the sky is dreary. It is cold. Whatever poor light there was is gone and i...
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Featuring iconic elements as secondary interest

February 02, 2020 - We have all seen great photography featuring iconic elements. The iconic elements are often the main subject of the imag...
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Telephoto Lens Landscapes

January 26, 2020 - Whenever people think of landscape photography they almost always tend to think about using wide to super wide-angle len...
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Mirror elements

January 19, 2020 - Nature seems rather random in terms of where what grows, flows, or is placed from a compositional perspective. So when w...
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Natural Frames

January 05, 2020 - Yes, I have written about using frames compositionally before. Today I am going to be looking at a large frame (not just...
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Neutral Density Filters

December 29, 2019 - I have heard many digital photographers say that they do not use filter because they do everything in post processing. E...
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Mystery

May 26, 2019 - Ghost towns are often filled with mystery. It is our job to find the most mysterious scene and make it even more mysteri...
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Contrasting Objects

May 19, 2019 - From time to time you come across contrasting object that just evoke questions. At other times this juxtaposition can be...
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The Orton Effect

May 12, 2019 - The Orton effect introduces blur and glow. It can add some mystery and even mood. It can soften the scene. While I am no...
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Indoor Sunstars

May 05, 2019 - I entered a room at Kolmanskop and liked the scene, but something was mission. I need to add some drama, some color, som...
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Indoor direct light

April 28, 2019 - Mixing direct sunlight with indoor shadows can be difficult. The direct sunlight can be very bright while the shadows ca...
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Repeating patterns

April 21, 2019 - Repeating patterns can make for interesting photographic material. We are still at the ghost town of Kolmanskop today. B...
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Kolmanskop, Namibia

April 14, 2019 - Ghost towns can be very interesting to photograph and to explore. Kolmanskop is a ghost town near Luderitz in Namibia. W...
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