Category Archives: Art of Photography

Staging Nature Photos

A few weeks ago, Jason Reed asked me for my thoughts about staged nature photos. I told him I’d write an article on my website to answer fully, rather than give a brief, incomplete answer, elsewhere. So here it is. When I started nature photography, I read a book by Leonard Lee Rue III, called […]

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Practice Makes Practice

In my last post, I said that practice doesn’t make perfect, but effort may. By “practice”, I’m referring to exercise for the purpose of acquiring skill. I don’t practice my photography. I can’t recall ever having done photography practice at all. I quite possibly never will. That might sound surprising. Professional baseball players practice batting. […]

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Lessons I’ve Learned, Part 1

[Editorial Note: I’m posting the picture, above, Mother’s Love, for Mother’s Day. This picture is for all mothers. Thank you. This picture is especially dedicated to three special mothers in my life: my own Ma, Renée, and my beloved friends, Kasia and Jennifer.]   Today, I’m going to share with you a hodgepodge of things […]

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Finding Your Special Strengths

More than half my lifetime ago, I met a wonderful young lady, just as she was starting college. We fell in love. In order to be with her more, and in order to share the same knowledge and experiences as hers, I tagged along with her to all of her classes. She double-majored in biology […]

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7 Easy Steps to Better Nature Photography

Here are seven easy steps that, if followed, will improve most people’s nature photos. They’re not nearly all there is to know, but they’re often important, and often ignored. They may sound too facile to take seriously, but they truly can help. 1) Slow down. 2) Be silent. 3) Be patient. 4) Pay attention. 5) […]

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