digital photography tips

Sometimes it just takes a simple adjustment to turn an average photo into one worthy of a place over the mantle. And, you don’t always need to launch Photoshop to get great results. Lightroom, a Photoshop companion program, can handle many exposure and color adjustments quickly and easily, and often with just one or two […]

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Capturing images in the dark can be a tricky, requiring very slow shutter speeds and a bit of trial an error. However, shooting a full moon is as easy as snapping any image in the light of the midday sun. Just use the sunny 16 rule-set your aperture (f-stop) to 16 and your shutter speed […]

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As I write this, the start of Columbus Day Weekend 2010 is only a few hours away for those of us who will be sliding down the dinosaur’s back (think-Fred Flintstone) at the end of a Friday afternoon.  At that time the sun will be in a perfect location in the sky for gorgeous fall […]

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When I started in photography, a mentor gave me a mantra: Define the subject. Bring attention to it. Simplify. What great advice! So many potentially great photos fall short because they fail to address those three compositional essentials. I have found that an exercise in minimalism helps to hone composition skills because by its very […]

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