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Ideas for Making Great Rain Photos

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman3 Comments

Rain, rain, go away.  Little Johnny wants to play. Johnny must not have been a photographer.  If he was, he might know that when the weather gets bad, the photos get good.  Rainy days often provide the drama, the light, and interesting subjects to photograph.  The key is knowing what to shoot and how to …

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7 Great Photography Documentaries with a Message

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher8 Comments

My wife and I were recently watching a documentary about two photographers collaborating on a fascinating project.  It got me wondering about other documentaries about photographers and photography.  Which ones give you more than a biography of the artist?  Which ones raise interesting questions about life, relationships, and our purpose on this planet?  Which ones …

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5 Tips to Prepare for a Photo Workshop

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher2 Comments

You’re looking forward to going to a workshop and coming back with lots more photography knowledge and some killer images.  Doing a few, pretty simple things before you leave can dramatically increase your enjoyment during the workshop, and the amount of knowledge, skills and great photos you’ll come back with. There’s no shortage of choices …

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Tenba Cooper 15: A real-world review

In Gear, Uncategorized by GregNoel1 Comment

Overview The Tenba Cooper 15 and others in the Cooper Series were released in fall 2015.  So it has been available now just over 2 years.   So why do a review of the bag now?   I was recently in the market for a new bag, and I came across the Tenba Cooper as an option …

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How Printing Will Improve your Photography

In Uncategorized by Kirk Bergman2 Comments

I started taking my photography hobby seriously about 3 years ago when I decided I wasn’t going to let another hobby atrophy and die because I wasn’t putting in the effort to make it great.  Like most people, I saw big improvements after a few months just by making it a point to get out …

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How to Get Started in Conservation Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

As photographers, we have a special appreciation for the landscapes, buildings and animals, as well as the people and cultures we encounter as we travel the world.  For many of us, those are our subjects and may even provide our livelihood.  Unfortunately, many species, places, cultures and buildings are under threat from development, neglect, disease, …

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Review:  NiSi Natural Night Filter

In Gear, Uncategorized by GregNoel2 Comments

If you are an astrophotographer or night photographer then you almost certainly have run into the horrible yellow glow of light pollution or the ugly yellow cast that street lights spread over urban nightscapes.   This light pollution and yellow cast can hide stars and mess with the white balance of your scene.    Thanks to the …

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Smoke Photography – A How-to Guide

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman8 Comments

You may have heard the expression; “It’s all done with smoke and mirrors.”  The Urban Dictionary defines the phrase this way: Smoke & Mirrors 01: Something / Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.  02:Something / Someone that distorts or blurs facts, figures, etc., like a magic or  conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness. I …