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Action in low light

May 12, 2024 - Shooting action in low light is particularly challenging. Firstly, to freeze the action requires a fast shutter speed. B...
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Light direction for bird photography

April 07, 2024 - Yay, it is Prairie Chicken time in Nebraska! I have been out to photograph them twice so far this season. Since I have w...
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Shoot while waiting

September 05, 2021 - So last week we looked at positioning the sun at an exact point in time. That image started about two hours before sunse...
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Light and plants

July 04, 2021 - Generally speaking, a photographer wants overcast light when photographing flowers and plants. The cloud cover acts as a...
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Light and Darkness

June 13, 2021 - The slot canyons around Page, Arizona is a mesmerizing place to visit. These slot canyons abound in photographic potenti...
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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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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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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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Using light and dark areas compositionally

October 13, 2019 - We have already mentioned in previous blogs that various things can be used compositionally. Elements - the placement o...
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Light

July 15, 2018 - If you have read my blogs from the beginning you may remember that the word "photography" means drawing or writing with...
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Light, mood and white balance

July 01, 2018 - On a recent workshop at Big Sur, California we visited the same location on two different days. We encountered very diff...
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Using light to invite

April 01, 2018 - In landscape photography we always want to invite the viewer to come into our images. That is why I write so much about...
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A few minutes can make a big difference

March 11, 2018 - A few minutes can make a big difference. When shooting wildlife a few minutes make the difference between seeing the leo...
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What you need to make day-time lightning images

June 25, 2017 - Let's look at our example image first today: This was taken late one afternoon. This was a fairly fast moving storm....
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Good light

June 11, 2017 - Have you ever stood before a wonderful scene in poor light? How did the images turn out? That bad, uh? Yeah, I have cert...
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Using brightness compositionally

May 08, 2016 - I have mentioned before that the eye will always go to the brightest parts on an image first. Black and white images whe...
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Anticipating great light

January 24, 2016 - You have read regularly that I love shooting on the edges of storms. The light is often crips and fresh. The clouds are...
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Playing with light and shadow

December 27, 2015 - Light and shadow can be used compositionally to direct the viewer's eyes and to create interest. At times it can even cr...
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The Difference Light Makes

July 12, 2015 - So I have written a few times before that I often go back to the same place, over and over. Why do I do that? Is that no...
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Light Painting

April 26, 2015 - Light painting can create awesome images. When your camera is set on a long shutter speed, with a small F.Stop, and low...
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Blending Images

April 19, 2015 - Before you crucify me for daring to even talk about blending images together let me just say that I do not add anything...
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Harsh(ish) Light - Soft Light

March 15, 2015 - We cannot overemphasize the difference light makes to photography. Photographers have to learn to read light and know wh...
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Get Multiple Shots

December 21, 2014 - Last week we talked about Alpen Glow in the image below: While I really like this image I never want to walk away fro...
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It is all about the light

January 04, 2014 - It is all about the light Many people think that creating great images is about shooting in exotic locations. Photograp...
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