Rainforest Macro Photography
by Greg Basco | November 1, 2011

© Greg BascoMacro photography, defined loosely, is the photography of small things. In temperate zones, where habitats tend to be more open and blessed with nice morning and afternoon light, macro photographers often use tripods, small apertures, and natural light. This approach can produce wonderful images...

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Magical Tanzania
by Greg Downing | November 1, 2011

© Greg DowningAs a professional nature photographer and traveler I often get asked, “What is your favorite location to photograph nature?” And, while it’s hard to choose a true “favorite” location, East Africa seems like an obvious top choice for anyone, including seasoned world...

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Making a Complex Photo Mask with a Pen Tablet
by Jeff Colburn | February 21, 2011

© Jeff ColburnI recently purchased a Wacom Bamboo pen tablet to use in retouching photographs and doing photo manipulation. The tablet would make these chores much faster and easier than using my laptop’s touchpad, which is what I’ve used for years. I had my chance to really test my new tool when...

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Long Lens Landscapes
by Bret Edge | October 20, 2010

© Bret EdgePick up most any coffee table book featuring landscape photography and you’ll likely be confronted with image after image of sweeping vistas and vast panoramas. Most of the images are probably photographed using a wide angle to moderate focal length lens. What you won’t see are a bun...

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Infrared Photography
by Deborah Sandidge | September 14, 2010

© Deborah SandidgePhotographers 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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Bird Photography Off the Beaten Path
by Fabiola Forns | August 28, 2010

© Fabiola FornsBird photography is my passion and has been for many years now. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a bird and then capturing an image of it, the way I had dreamed. Creating beautiful bird pictures can be very rewarding and sometimes I want to push the envelope a bit and create something...

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The Art of Available Night Light
by Alister Benn | February 25, 2010

© Alister BennThe Art of Night Photography is a limitless playground that pushes us to our limits of technique and rewards us with images worthy of any world-class portfolio. Skills once held dear by a coveted few are now within the capabilities of anyone willing to step outside their box and try something ne...

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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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