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When Should Serious Photographers Make Snapshots?

In Post-processing, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman8 Comments

Snapshots??!!  Most photographers aspiring to improve scoff at making “snapshots”, those being the quick images taken without much thought by the point-and-shoot crowd.  We’re serious photographers here and want to instead be Crafting Photographs, right?  But in this article, I’m talking about a feature in Lightroom you may not have tried or understood and it …

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A Guide to Ethical Nature Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Frank Gallagher4 Comments

    You don’t want to be that guy.  The one who goes off-trail, trampling vegetation.  The one who’s feeding the wild animals or trying to take a selfie with them.  The one who hops out to the edge of the canyon rim for that epic selfie.  The one who’s oblivious to the fact that …

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The Most Instagrammed Location in Every State

In Features by Andy Perkins1 Comment

One of the benefits of social media is the ability to collect data. Data on populations, trends, tastes and preferences. While the collection and manipulation of this information can often be  irresponsible, it can also be a great tool. For photographers, it can tell us what our friends, fans, and customers find fascinating. It can …

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Understanding Sony’s Autofocus Settings

In Photo Basics by Bryan Striegler9 Comments

I really can’t imagine being a photographer 40 or 50 years ago. The technology of the cameras was so different and you had to switch rolls of film so often. What really would be difficult for me is manually focusing every shot. I have to manually focus when I do video, and it can really …

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14 Ways Shooting Still Life Can Improve Your Photography

In Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman5 Comments

As a new photographer, there’s a lot to learn.  Camera controls, composition, lighting, lens selection and more.  Try action, sports, or even wildlife photography and while you puzzle over exposure settings the shot is missed.  Try portraiture and your subject may become impatient while you’re trying to get the light right or find the right …

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How To Photograph Slot Canyons, 5 Tips To Consider.

In Landscape/Nature by Nathan4 Comments

It is kind of depressing that the only articles online about photographing slot canyons are made by those who have only visited one or two… Lower and Upper Antelope Canyon. They being the most photogenic canyons, that is probably the reason why. But frankly, those canyons lie. Not all slot canyons are created equally and most …

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Flash Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

In Photo Basics by Matt Gavin7 Comments

Strap on that speedlight and follow me!! FLash photography is an awesome way to make a step change improvement to your photography.  For me, flash photography was a technique that really improved my images almost instantly, whereas learning other aspects of photography yielded more incremental improvements.  Flash is a great way to add drama to your …

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Hands on Review of the DJI Osmo Mobile 2

In Gear by Brad Goestsch5 Comments

If you’re looking to up your video game and you enjoy shooting on a mobile platform you should give the Osmo Mobile 2 from DJI a serious look. It’s not without its flaws, but at $129 USD it’s one heck of a bargain. The Osmo Mobile 2 is the successor to the popular Osmo Mobile. …