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

© Jeff HapemanMany 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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Recipe for Panoramas
by Al Perry | July 31, 2007

© Al PerryMaking panoramas using digital cameras and stitching software can be daunting to the uninitiated. This is because a number of steps must be performed correctly and in the proper sequence for the panorama to be successful. My goal here is to share with you my experience in making panoramas (or &#...

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Light Illuminates, Shadow Defines
by Charles Glatzer | March 31, 2007

© Charles GlatzerMy success as a commercial photographer has been characterized by my ability to see and understand light. Wildlife photography is the same without exception. Being able to see and understand light, its quality and quantity, physical properties, etc., and how they relate to your subject and captu...

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Star Trail Photography
by E.J. Peiker | November 1, 2006

© E.J. PeikerWould you like to take some interesting photos that will wow your viewers, and you get to enjoy some time in solitude? Why not try some star trail photography!?

As our planet Earth rotates around its axis every 24 hours, the star field that we see in our night sky rotates around the polar axis...

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

© Cindy MarpleAre 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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“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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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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