Monthly Archives: January 2011

Emergency Wilderness Survival, Part 1

In early December, I posted a humorous look at the danger signs I’ve encountered while photographing nature. Humor aside, people who head into nature can face real and substantial dangers. I see people seriously injure themselves on a regular basis, such as the unfortunate person in my picture, above. I also encounter several people per […]

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10 Positive Trends For the Photo Business

If you listen to the word on the street in the photo business, you hear a lot of bad news – the stock photo industry is collapsing; the wedding photography industry is oversaturated; photojournalism is dead; in these hard economic times, people aren’t spending any discretionary income on family portraits, wedding photography, fine art prints, […]

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How To Isolate Subjects, Part 2

[Editorial Note: This is the second part of a series which started here, showing methods of isolating photography subjects.] In the picture of the garlic mushrooms growing on a tanoak leaf, above, I isolated the subject from the background by photographing the subject lit up against a comparatively dark background. In this case, I did […]

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Say Something

People sometimes ask me for tips for making good photos. Here’s one of the first things I’d like to impress upon most beginning photographers (and some veteran photographers, too) – one of the most fundamental things to know about making good pictures, and yet one of the least known and done. . Pictures are visual […]

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Lenses For Landscape Photography

. Many photographers think wide angle lenses are necessary for landscape photography. When they want to pursue landscape photography, those are the lenses they buy. When others want to take up landscape photography, those are the lenses they recommend. When they head out to do landscape photography, those are the lenses they bring, and keep […]

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