Photography Tips

In photography, like so many other technical pursuits, we learn about the rules as we hone our skills. But it is important to remember that the best practitioners of any profession/hobby/trade know when to break the rules to create note-worthy works. Sometimes breaking the rules just gets you into trouble, but just as often, taking […]

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Summer is concert season in my world, and it got me thinking about all the awful concert photos that I see posted on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and all the other sites I find in my web travels. So, since taking great concert photos really only takes a couple of setting adjustments on your camera, I […]

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Depending on the season and the location, rainbows can be a rather regular sight. I once heard that Hawaiians boasted that their tropical state had at least one per day. Here on eastern Long Island they are not quite that common, but this summer and fall, there have been more sightings, and photos, than usual […]

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Regular readers will know that when I find useful information on the web, I will definitely send my readers to find it. Today I have found over at the Light Stalking website some great tips on improving your photography. So, to give credit where credit is due, head on over to their blog and check […]

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Have you been disappointed by the photos taken at your last day at the beach? That is one of the risks of using your camera in full automatic mode.  The bright light of the sun reflecting off the sand gives the camera’s meter a false reading for more light than there really is, so your […]

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The autumn sky of October is one of the loveliest times to capture sunset shots. A clear sky with storm clouds in the distance create a unique palette for the setting sun to paint it’s fading rays. I have observed some sunset skies that literally shimmered with gold.  If ever there were a time of […]

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A great place to practice your photography techniques is right in your backyard. The flower garden is ever changing with the season and the weather, and the blooms are very cooperative subjects. They don’t get bored, or tired of standing in one place, or refuse to look at the camera. What better place for a […]

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Photography Qwik Tip

April 29, 2010

To improve the look of your photos, turn off the flash (usually a lightning symbol), and use available light. If there isn’t enough light, use a flash light on the subject!

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As in any profession, to stay on top of their game, pro photograghers participate in seminars and workshops to enhance their skills and learn from their peers. Today, I had a wonderful opportunity to learn from renowned wedding photographer Denis Reggie, known for his work with the Kennedy family. You may not recognize his name, […]

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