“Meadow Diving”
by Rod Barbee | September 1, 2005

© Rod BarbeeI’m a big advocate of using a tripod for every image I possibly can. I believe that my compositions get better, I make exposure choices with more thought, and sharpness and image quality are greatly improved. Plus there are many types of images that are simply impossible to make without a...

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Multiple Exposures
by Tim Grey | June 1, 2005

© Tim GreyTaking great pictures never loses its appeal, but every now and then you need to mix things up a bit. I don’t mean finding a hobby other than photography, but rather finding a new way to express your creativity with photography. Many photographers have used multiple exposure techniques to...

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Thinking Through Visual Design
by Charles Glatzer | May 1, 2005

© Charles GlatzerAn outstanding image is one with visual and emotional impact. Composition, lighting, exposure, and selective focus all come together by our hands and in our eye to invoke a response (pleasant or not) whereby viewers are transcended from their worlds to the world we have put before them. If we re...

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Photographing Migrant Warblers
by Brian Zwiebel | May 1, 2005

© Brian ZwiebelMigrant warblers are among the most difficult avian subjects to photograph. They hide in the leaves, often in dark shadows, and flit about in the tops of tall trees. These very small birds rarely sit still for more than a second or two, chasing insects frantically. Five seconds with a cooperativ...

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Canon’s 45-point Autofocus (AF) System
by Arthur Morris | March 1, 2005

© Arthur MorrisCanon’s professional camera bodies (the EOS 3, 1V, 1D, 1Ds, 1D Mark II and 1Ds Mark II) feature a 45-point Autofocus System. The 45 sensors are arrayed in a roughly elliptical pattern that is, of course, centered in the viewfinder. You can activate all 45 points by first pressing the focus...

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Creating Intimate Portraits in Nature
by Greg Downing | January 1, 2005

© Greg DowningSince the first day I picked up a camera and started photographing birds I felt compelled to create images that seem, and many times are, larger than life. I enjoy nothing more than capturing intimate portraits and close-ups of birds brimming with character and detail. Often it is only from this...

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Understanding Unsharp Mask
by Tim Grey | December 1, 2004

© Tim GreySharpening is a critical part of a digital workflow aimed at producing the highest quality images possible. Having a good understanding of the use of Photoshop’s Unsharp Mask filter for sharpening your images will enable you to produce the best results possible.

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The Mathematics of Depth of Field
by Paul Skoczylas | October 1, 2004

© Paul SkoczylasThere has been lots of discussion recently in the NatureScapes.net and other internet forums about depth of field (DOF) and what affects it. Depth of field is of particular interest when comparing standard 35mm cameras with digital cameras, which have a sensor smaller than 35mm film’s 24mm...

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