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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Background Control in Closeup Photography
by Tom Whelan | February 5, 2015

A 100mm macro lens is a classic choice for closeup work. It’s the first macro lens many photographers use. It’s great handheld or on a tripod, and there are versions from different manufacturers with excellent sharpness and bokeh. But for a number of subjects, such as medium-sized flower...

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Creating Photo Art – Part II
by Ashim Dey | August 11, 2014

“The appearance of photography with its dissolved compositional center and melted boundaries between the subject and the background contributed a lot to the new aesthetic vision. Photography taught painters to praise an ‘accidental’ natural look of the artworks.”

“The impressionist p...

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Creating Photo Art – Part I
by Ashim Dey | July 7, 2014

For the purpose of this article we will consider photo art as anything that has a digital photograph as its base and is created purely using software on a computer and doesn’t involve any paintings with physical objects. The photo art can then be printed on canvas or paper of the artist’s ch...

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Photoshop CS6 Arrives
by E.J. Peiker | May 31, 2012

Two years after Adobe gave us Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6 was released. It continues its run as the choice for fine-tuning photographs by professionals and serious hobbyists. In the past two years, Adobe’s other photography oriented product, Lightroom, has taken some market share from Pho...

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iPhoneography: Is it here to stay?
by Fabiola Forns | June 10, 2011

With the major improvements made to iPhone cameras and the development of thousands of editing Apps, iPhoneography has started to gather a lot of fans. iPhones act as light, practical cameras that are always in your pocket.

Although you can edit your iPhone pictures using computer software, th...

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Infrared Photography
by Deborah Sandidge | September 14, 2010

Photographers from the novice to the professional can photograph in infrared. Infrared light surrounds you—you just can’t see it. However, when you use a special filter with your digital camera, it becomes capable of recording infrared light. You can learn to envision the behavior and ef...

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Fall for Autumn Photography
by Bret Edge | August 24, 2010

With memories of alpine wildflowers in the not-too-distant past it’s almost impossible to believe that autumn is right around the corner. And yet, all the signs point to exactly that. Temperatures are trending lower, bears are focused on getting fatter and sunset is arriving earlier every...

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Adapting Filters to Fit the Nikon 14-24mm Lens
by Steve Fines | January 11, 2010

Nikon’s 14-24mm f/2.8 lens is highly regarded as an excellent wide-angle lens. Many articles and lens tests claim that this lens performs as well as or better then just about all other lenses in this focal range, including primes. A few of these articles are noted at the end of this docume...

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Terragen Classic Basics For Mac
by John Labrenz | January 1, 2010

Terragen Classic is a free stand-alone scenery generator for non-commercial use. Terragen creates photorealist images up to 1000 pixels wide, based on your inputs for terrain, clouds, water and atmosphere. You can choose whether to make earth bound images, or if you like, create a view from Mars...

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Noise Reduction in Photographs
by Juza | May 31, 2007

When I photograph birds and wildlife, I often use ISO 400 or even 800. Even though the recent Canon cameras are pretty good at high ISO, there is always some noise, in particular in the smooth, out of focus areas. It is not a problem: with Photoshop, it is quite easy to reduce the noise, and I&#...

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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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