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Panoramic Photos; a tutorial

Panoramic Photos; a tutorial San Galgono, Italy.    There are times when I get to a place and I look around and think “Wow, this…

Reading Your Histogram

Reading Your Histogram Frequently I am asked: “What should a proper histogram look like?”, and while I admit this topic is not exactly a party…

Photographers Block!

Photographers Block! I think it happens to everyone sooner or later. Sometimes itsneaks up on you slowly; a late morning here or there, a missed…

Places to go

Places to go: This last summer I had a chance to document the Glacial Ridge Nature Preserve near Crookston Minnesota for The Nature Conservancy.  This preserve is…

History Brush Tutorial

History Brush Tutorial: Figure 1; Pierre and northern lights before history brush retouching.   Setting Photoshop Preferences:   Open Photoshop. Go to the pull-down menus…

Composition; Creating a sense of depth

Originally Posted May 2010 Composition; Creating a Sense of Depth: Last newsletter we discussed the basics of composition and the rule of thirds. This newsletter…

Geo-tagging Photographs

Geotagging Your Photographs  Originally Posted May 2010 When I was hired by the MN Department of Natural Resources and the Nature Conservancy, both of these…

May 2010 Newsletter

Spring has arrived. This year I am fortunate as I landed photography contracts with two organizations that I admire and respect; The Nature Conservancy, and…

Paul’s Corner I

Pauls Corner: The following text is reproduced with permission of the publisher. From Journal of a Prairie Year, by Paul Gruchow: Originally Posted June 2010 There seems…

Photographing Panoramas

Photographing Panoramas:    Originally Posted June 2010 Before digital photography I photographed using a Toyo 4×5 field camera. This camera allowed me to shoot a variety…

June 2010 Newsletter

Originally Posted June 2010 Paul Gruchow was a good friend of mine and my mentor. His writing is always inspirational, and I recall with great fondness our…

Tamron Lens Test

Tamron Lens Test Originally Posted November 2010 This last summer Tamron loaned me a couple of lenses to field test. Having worked with these lenses…