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Photo Techniques to Capture Sports and Action

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

There’s a thrill to catching the peak moment of a sporting event or other action, capturing an instant too fleeting for the eye so you may later study and appreciate it in a photograph. Let’s take a look at how you can “up your game” when shooting sports and action.

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52 Weeks to Becoming a Stronger Photographer

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The New Year is a time when resolutions are made.  What if with a program of weekly “photo exercise” you could grow your photo skills tremendously by this time next year?  That’s the objective of a “Project 52” and you can use such a discipline to get better and better as a photographer. Seven days …

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Photograph the Stories of the Season

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

The sights, sounds, and smells of the season.  Our holiday memories can be evoked, (or imagined), by these sensory triggers.  In the realm of photography, we deal in the visual so pictures that communicate to the viewer are our objective. So how can we best make photographs that are compelling, have impact, and emotion?  Let’s …

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Put this Lens on Your Wish List!

In Gear, Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman

Perhaps you’ll be one of those lucky photographers who’ll open a new camera as a gift this holiday season.  Or maybe you’ve decided to buy one for yourself, perhaps as a brand new photographer or maybe as an upgrade to an existing camera.  So how much thought have you given to the lens you want …

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To Improve Your Photography – Seek Critique!

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Most of you reading this article have likely posted your photos online for others to see and offer comments.  If on Facebook, almost any decent posted image is bound to get a few “Likes.”  You might even get a comment or two, something like “Nice Shot!”  If all you’re doing is fishing for compliments and …

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Tips for Shooting at Mid-Day

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman

  Name the best time of day to shoot photos.  Most photographers, particularly those specializing in landscapes, are apt to say “The Golden Hour,” that time within an hour of sunrise or sunset when the light is warm, low, and generally softer.  Cinematographers have a similar term, “The Magic Hour,” which is the hour before …