Monthly Archives: August 2016

How To Photograph Small Animals ~ Anne Mckinnell

Welcome to my new blog series I am calling “Great Subjects”! The idea behind this series is to give you specific themes to focus your attention on, a quest if you will, for your photography outings. Expand your horizons! Get outside your … Continue reading

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Photography Locations: Revisit and Reshoot ~ Anne McKinnell

As a devoted wanderer, the joy of visiting a new photography location is like food for my soul. Fresh sights, sounds, smells, and experiences await with every unknown place I go, and the whirlwind of excitement is all-encompassing as I … Continue reading

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Where Time Stopped ~ Michael Frye

Although I primarily photograph natural landscapes, I find the ghost town of Bodie compelling. Over the last few years I’ve had opportunities to photograph Bodie at night, and we’ve also obtained permits for our workshop participants to photograph the normally-locked … Continue reading

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Photographing the ‘Ugly,’ the History and Photography of William Eggleston ~ James Maher

William Eggleston may be one of the most celebrated and misunderstood photographers in history. Born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1939 and raised in Mississippi, Eggleston was an introverted man born into a wealthy aristocratic family of former plantation owners. Eggleston … Continue reading

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Don’t Delete Your Failed Images – Instead Learn from Your Mistakes with These Tips ~ Erin Fitzgibbon

I know you’ve done it. It’s okay to admit it. I’ve done it too! We all have! You’ve shot some terrible photographs. Perhaps you shot the whole time in the wrong white balance, or you didn’t pay attention to shutter … Continue reading

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How to Plan, Shoot and Edit the Milky Way ~ Video Tutorial ~ The Finer Photo

This is a great basic tutorial on what you need to know. Watch…

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DSLR vs. Mirrorless Cameras (Video Tutorial) ~ Rajib Mukherjee

Time and again there have been debates about the effectiveness of mirrorless camera systems over DSLRs (or is it the other way around?). With arguments placed on both sides, the matter is beyond a concrete resolution in the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Capturing Rainy Day Portraits (Video Tutorial) ~ Chelsea O’Neill

More often than not, the word ‘rain’ can put a photographer into a panic. Fortunately, it can also bring a smile to your face, because while rain may wreak havoc on a wedding or other event, it can also help … Continue reading

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Street Photography Tips and Techniques ~ Dave Beckerman

When you’re getting started the challenge is overcoming the fear of taking pictures of strangers. Since telephoto lenses are not normally used in street photography, how can you stand a few feet from your subject, put the camera to your … Continue reading

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Heads will roll: Japanese artist plays with guts and gore ~ Kate Springer

As an only child growing up in Japan, photographer Izumi Miyazaki often let her imagination roam free. Armed with her mother’s silver Pentax, the young teen developed a peculiar approach to capturing the world around her. Surreal, grotesque and often … Continue reading

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