A Taste of India

July 23, 2019 - One afternoon, while leaving a music event with my girlfriend where we were shooting, we drove by a large Indian festiva...
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New York City Perspective

July 23, 2019 - New York City is a fabulous place to go with a camera. There is no shortage of photo opportunities, whether it be the ma...
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Walking Tours

July 23, 2019 - One of my favorite photographic things to do is to simply walk around urban areas and look for scenes grab my attention.
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Software

July 23, 2019 - Here I present information about the software I use or have reviewed. Rather than regurgitate marketing materials provid...
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Resources

July 23, 2019 - Listed below are the resources I use on a regular basis. I hope you find them as useful as I have. B&H Photo has become...
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Teleconverters

July 23, 2019 - The old adage that you don’t get something for nothing applies here. Teleconverters are short lens extensions that attac...
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Backlit Scenes

July 23, 2019 - One of the rules of beginning photography is that you never shoot into the light. One of my suggestions is that you lear...
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Extension Tubes – The Poor Man’s Macro

July 23, 2019 - While photography is often quite expensive, there is one thing you can do that will cost you little but will greatly enh...
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Back Button Focus

July 23, 2019 - With most cameras, the shutter button performs three functions. A half press starts the autofocus and analyzes the scene...
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What is RAW?

July 23, 2019 - I’ll cut right to the chase. If you’re not shooting in RAW yet, you should start doing it…yesterday. And once you get th...
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What is Noise?

July 23, 2019 - Noise is false data due to extremely small electrical signals that are not generated by light from the scene but are cau...
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Sensor Sizes

July 23, 2019 - Confused about all the different digital sensor sizes? Don’t feel alone. There may be more than you realize. Take a look...
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My Gear

July 23, 2019 - My Gear When it comes to camera bodies, I am very brand-non specific, having started with Minolta, moved to Nikon, and t...
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Tech/Tips/Opinions

July 23, 2019 - Here, you will find articles about photographic and photo imaging techniques, tips for getting better images, and honest...
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Clinics

July 23, 2019 - Tundra swans in flight If you are stuck in a rut with your photography or would just like to take it to the next level,...
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Trip Report: The Eagles of Conowingo Dam

July 23, 2019 - If you are looking for a great trip where you can see plenty of eagles, and not just from below, then consider a day at...
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A Warm Winter’s Day

July 23, 2019 - Have you ever ventured out on an unusually warm day, during an otherwise chilly winter, only to find that your long-lens...
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The Calm Before the Storm

July 23, 2019 - This image tells a little bit of a story. I shot it about 20 minutes before the start of DEJA’s tribute to Pink Floyd’s,...
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The Best Camera…

July 23, 2019 - You’ll never hear me falling for one of those Canon versus Nikon debates. I started off with Minolta in the film days an...
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Should I be Shooting in Manual?

July 23, 2019 - The Grand Tetons taken at a small aperture to get increased depth of focus This is a huge pet peeve of mine. I’m cons...
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Print Your Images!

July 23, 2019 - I get to enjoy my photography four different ways. The first is when I frame up each scene. This is when I’m creating th...
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Shooting through Glass?

July 23, 2019 - How many times have you seen a bird or something interesting outside and taken a picture through the glass and felt unde...
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Creative Cropping

July 23, 2019 - Most people probably don’t consider cropping for other than “zooming in” on their subject or adjusting the composition a...
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Afraid of High ISO Values?

July 23, 2019 - Well, you shouldn’t be. While it is true that full frame sensors are better at high ISO imaging, you can get decent imag...
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Is Big Glass Really that much Better?

July 23, 2019 - So I’ve been lugging around a heavy 300mm f2.8 lens with me in addition to my 500mm f4 that I can’t seem to leave in the...
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Image Sharpness – Part III

July 23, 2019 - We covered getting the image into the camera so now we’ll talk a little about what you do once you’ve acquired it. Sign...
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Image Sharpness – Part II

July 23, 2019 - In Part I we covered blur induced by the subject as well as by the camera system. Now we’ll talk about other contributor...
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Image Sharpness – Part I

July 23, 2019 - All photographers want their images to be as sharp as possible. There are several factors that can contribute to unsharp...
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What’s the Best Tripod?

July 23, 2019 - I often get asked, or read in forums, about what the best tripod is. Like many things in life, what’s best for one perso...
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Anatomy of a Promotional Shot

July 23, 2019 - When doing work for a client, it is important to understand what the images may be used for in the end. Although you are...
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Silent Sentinel

July 23, 2019 - While driving back and forth from the restoration shop, where my old muscle car was being reassembled, I kept seeing an...
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