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2013 Fall Foliage Forecast

The harvest moon made its appearance last week ushering in the autumnal equinox and the official first day of autumn on September 22. This is the time of year where the landscape explodes with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange. … Continue reading

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Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a … Continue reading

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More Photo Tips/Suggestion: Filters

A filter is a seemingly simple piece of glass that screws onto your lens in a rotating mount, and has an effect on your image. Filters come in various sizes according to the needs of your specific lens. Polarizing Filter … Continue reading

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More Photo Tips/Suggestion: Tripod, Cable Release & Camera Case

In today’s post I discuss the merits of using a quality tripod, use of a cable release, and camera cases. Use a Tripod A quality tripod is a basic part of any photographer’s kit. The tripod is the single most … Continue reading

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More Photo Tips/Suggestion: Manual Modes, Shoot Steady & Raw vs. JPEG

In today’s post I discuss the merits of shooting in a manual mode, the importance of holding your camera steady, and weigh in on the Raw vs. JPEG debate. Manual Modes It’s often said that auto exposure is faster than … Continue reading

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Additional Photo Tips/Suggestion: Camera Manual & Mode Dial

You buy the latest digital camera available, come home, rip open the box, and then proceed to play with your new toy. You turn on the camera and try to figure things out. You briefly flick through the hundred or … Continue reading

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Exposure Triangle: Shutter Speed & ISO

While aperture is responsible for controlling the amount of light that passes through the lens, shutter speed is responsible for controlling the length of time that light is allowed to hit the digital camera’s sensor. Shutter Speed The shutter determines … Continue reading

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Exposure Triangle: Aperture & Depth of Field

The concept of Exposure Triangle was introduced as a means of explaining how individual aspects of exposure—aperture, shutter speed, and ISO—relate to light and how it affects the final exposure of the photo. Aperture Lighting and composition aside, the thing … Continue reading

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Basic Elements of Photography: Exposure

To quickly summarize how we arrived at this point: The combination of good lighting, a suitable composition, and the right exposure either make an image outstanding or destroy it altogether. Having discussed lighting and the rules of composition, we’re ready … Continue reading

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Photo Composition Rules: Breaking the rules

We’ve looked at ten rules or guidelines to follow in order to compose a better photo. These rules have come about through learning what the human eye likes to see the best. If we know what pleases the eyes of … Continue reading

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