Preservation Week: Restoring Family Photos

Preservation Week: Restoring Family Photos

April 26-May 2 is Preservation week and a time to learn about preserving our personal collections of old photographs. Preserving memories is my way of giving thanks to the ones who came before me; none of us would be here today without their sacrifice. A nod to my ancestors in […]Read more »

National Ethics Awareness Month

National Ethics Awareness Month

Are you aware there are ethics for photographers? March is National Ethics Awareness Month, so this is a good time to review the ethics for photographers. This article focuses on the ethics for nature photographers whose subjects include landscapes, wildlife, insects, plants and flowers. Keep your distance when photographing wildlife. […]Read more »

5 Tips for Macro Photography

5 Tips for Macro Photography

#1 Get Closer The WOW factor of most macro photography results from the unexpected or unusual viewpoint. Get close enough to show your viewers something they would not normally see. Think about creating abstracts by shooting small pieces of the subject. #2 Simplify the Frame Simplification involves two things. First, […]Read more »

Camera Presets for the Birds!

Camera Presets for the Birds!

Why do many nature photographers find bird photography so challenging? I think the ever changing situation (light, shadow, movement) challenges a photographer’s knowledge and ability to effectively and efficiently get the best shot at the optimum exposure. I address the challenge by developing my understanding and knowledge related to my equipment. […]Read more »

Winter & Cold Weather Photography Tips

Winter & Cold Weather Photography Tips

Use A Sealable Plastic Bag Ok, so this might seem a bit weird. But this is one of the most important winter photography tips in this list, so I’ve put it first to ensure you properly protect your camera in winter from the cold. If you’re using your camera in […]Read more »

Never Lose a Photo File Again

Never Lose a Photo File Again

How do you ensure you won’t lose files due to hard drive or computer failure? Can you restore your files from a copy if your computer is lost to fire, flood, or even theft? Those questions used to keep me awake at night and I don’t think I am alone. […]Read more »

Flower Photography As Art

Flower Photography As Art

I began my entry into serious wildflower photography about 10 years ago. Then, my focus was on capturing all of the identifiable parts of the flower so that I could properly identify and classify the plant. Quickly, I learned I needed to also photograph leaves, seeds, stems, the environment and so […]Read more »

How Much Can I Crop?

How Much Can I Crop?

You took the shot and for whatever reason you now want a different composition. How far can you go with cropping and still get a quality print? Chances are you’ve heard famous photographers talk about understanding composition and learning to “get it right” in-camera. This seems to be the holy grail […]Read more »

Panning as a Photography Technique

Panning as a Photography Technique

Is panning in photography a thing? Sure! Especially if you are a nature photographer wanting a camera technique to create some spectacular, fine art images. I don’t mean panning as in searching for flecks of gold like the miners of the forties. I mean panning with your camera to create […]Read more »

Wildflower Photography: Working With Available Light

Wildflower Photography: Working With Available Light

Whether you’re hoping to capture a field of flowers or the beauty of a solitary bud, the following tips will help you to capture amazing images of plants and wildflowers and create beautiful photographs. Perhaps it goes without saying that photography is all about light. Personally, I think it is […]Read more »