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How to Photograph Birds in Flight

In Landscape/Nature by Rick Ohnsman10 Comments

 “The bird who dares to fall, is the bird who learns to fly” I can’t cite the author of this quote, but I like what it says about taking chances and learning new things.  If you are stuck in a rut with your photography, maybe it’s time to “spread your wings.”  Few things will challenge …

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A Beginner’s Guide to High-Speed Photography

In Photo Basics by Rick Ohnsman27 Comments

So you’re feeling the “Need for Speed?”  You’ve seen some of those cool high-speed photos of dynamic action totally frozen and want to know what it takes to make them.  You want to try a little “photo wizardry,”  maybe stop things in mid-air?  Well, let’s show you how. The longer you are a photographer, the …

10 Tips for Stunning Action Photography

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer15 Comments

Action Photography Tip #1: Plan ahead! Carefully plan where you will set up.  This is probably the biggest mistake for action photographers.  I can’t tell you how many parents I see on the sidelines shooting their son’s soccer game from the middle of the field.  Since the action will mostly occur near the goal, that …

6 Tips to Improve Your Panning Photography

In Landscape/Nature by Jim Harmer2 Comments

Whenever I see movement in a scene, I immediately ask myself whether I want to allow blur of the moving item to show movement, or if I want to freeze the action with a fast shutter speed.  I personally believe that many photographers make the mistake of always freezing motion.  It is certainly easy to …

Pre-focus the moment

In Sports Photography by Jim Harmer6 Comments

Please comment below on how I could have improved the title of this post.  It’s an article about pre-focusing your DSLR to capture moments that otherwise couldn’t be captured, but I can’t think of a clever title.  I guess I should just write the article already… There have been several situations where I walked away …