Monthly Archives: January 2016

Snow is White, not Gray

Does the snow appear gray in your snow photography? The reason this happens is that your camera’s light meter automatically tells your camera to expose the snow to 18% gray, but snow is not gray – it’s white! Here are … Continue reading

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The Background Matters

A background or bokeh (a Japanese term meaning the blurred out-of-focus part of an image) can really create a unique element within a photo, and will often make a subject really stand out. Don’t leave your backgrounds to chance, plan … Continue reading

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Adding the Human Element

Landscapes always seemed better to me in the past without people in the images. However, I’ve discovered that adding a human element can increase the drama, interest and creative energy of your landscapes. Also, adding people can bring balance, scale … Continue reading

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Backyard bird photography

Many of us put out bird feeders in the winter months to feed the birds, and of course we want to photograph them, too. But photographing birds at a feeder most often means including the bird feeder in the image. … Continue reading

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New Year, New Goals

If you don’t set a goal you will never achieve a goal. That may sound like something Yogi Berra would say, but it’s true! Setting goals for improving your photography skills can be a valuable way to help you grow … Continue reading

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