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Article on how to photograph the sky well

Photographing The Sky

Photographing the sky isn’t as easy as it looks.  More often than not, the sky appears washed out and dull in photographs.  The first key to any shot that includes the sky is to make sure there are clouds in the  image.  Without clouds, the sky will be dull no matter what. Take a look […]

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Using Aperture And Shutter Speed Creatively

Aside from the creative ability of photography composition itself, aperture and shutter speed variability are two different mechanisms to creatively express a given scene.  For a given exposure of a scene, varying either will often have a dramatic effect on the photograph.  This article will explain how using aperture and shutter speed can affect your […]

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Tips For Taking Long Exposures

Long exposure photography is useful for creating a blur effect with movement (think waterfalls and cityscapes with cars) and necessary in low light such as with night photography.  Of course your shutter speed, which may vary from a few seconds to minutes, will vary based on the amount of ambient light, and use of a […]


Photographing Great Landscapes

I have to admit, photographing landscapes is one of my favorite types of photography and is also the most challenging.  All too often, my pictures from an amazing hike (where I had to lug all my heavy equipment along!) don’t do justice to the breathtaking geography I just saw.  Granted, the human eye, or more […]