Capturing Motion in Birds
by Nikhil Bahl | January 22, 2016

Copyright Nikhil BahlUsing a longer exposure to capture motion is very common when photographing waterfalls, although, this technique is not used as often when photographing birds. After repeatedly photographing a species, using this technique allows me to create different images from the ones I have already capture...

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High Dynamic Range Options
by Tim Grey | May 31, 2012

Every now and then it seems that a particular issue in photography becomes especially popular, and I start to get a relatively large number of queries on that topic to be addressed in my daily Ask Tim Grey eNewsletter. Recently, the subject of high dynamic range (HDR) imaging became the focus...

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A RAW Comparison
by Ron Day | April 25, 2008

To see if there were notable differences between the RAW and JPEG formats when processing underexposed and overexposed images, I conducted the following test. In a series of images, I underexposed the test subject by 1 exposure value (EV), 2 EV, and 3 EV, and then overexposed it by 1 EV, in both...

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Long-Exposure Astrophotography
by Jeff Hapeman | September 30, 2007

Many nature and landscape photographers have an interest in integrating the night sky into their photo portfolio. Typically, this takes the form of star-trail photography or landscapes lit by only the moon. However, the night sky can make an excellent subject on its own, especially with longer e...

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The Basics of Nature Photography
by Cindy Marple | August 1, 2006

Are you new to nature photography? Feeling a little unsure of how to get started in your quest to make beautiful images? If you want to consistently make good photos, there is a lot to learn. Fortunately, there are a tremendous number of resources out there to help you, but these can also be ove...

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Incident Metering and Digital Photography
by Charles Glatzer | November 1, 2005

Learning to see and understand light, its quality, quantity, and physical properties and how they relate to your subject and capture medium will allow you to take control of your imagery. Being aware of the lighting direction relative to the subject will allow you to choose a camera position tha...

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

I’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

Taking 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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Interpreting your Camera’s Histogram
by Greg Downing | September 1, 2004

One of the biggest advantages of shooting digital is the instant feedback it offers, allowing photographers to evaluate results on the fly and make any necessary adjustments. Perhaps the most valuable feedback of all is offered through the camera’s histogram display, which provides a graph...

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