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Purchasing a Tripod I

Originally posted March 2011 Purchasing a Tripod  Part One When photographing landscape-scenic-nature subjects after your camera body your tripod is your most important piece of…

March I, 2011 Newsletter

Originally posted March 2011 Despite the recent snow/rain mix there is definitely a spring feeling in the air. This winter has been quite nice with…

Purchasing a tripod II

Purchasing a Tripod  Part Two Originally posted March 2010 Review When photographing landscape-scenic-nature subjects after your camera body your tripod is your most important piece of…

April 2011 Newsletter

Originally Posted April 2011. This last weekend I was in Madison Wisconsin to teach a two day workshop at Olbrich Gardens. If you have never…

May 2011 Newsletter

This last weekend I was in Des Moines Iowa for a two day workshop. We had wonderful light for our sunrise although admittedly it was…

Places To Photograph Spring Wildflowers

Places To Go For Spring Wildflowers Originally posted April 2010 Here are a few of my favorite places to photograph spring ephemeral wildflowers in Southern…

Getting Ready For Spring

Getting Ready For A Spring Photo Shoot Originally posted April 2010  Shooting Small Spring is upon us. For some of you the season is already…

Auto Focus or Manual?

Where are most of the auto focus sensors in your camera’s viewfinder? They are located in the middle third to half of the viewfinder. Where…

Depth of Field and Plane of Focus

Selecting a proper f-stop to give the image proper depth of field is also dependent upon what your plane of focus is. Most DSLR’s are…

Exposure

Auto exposure modes and camera metering systems are programmed to give you an exposure that will is based upon18% reflective grey or middle grey. Point your…

Using The Tripod

Image stabilization or Vibration Reduction will never produce an image that is sharper than a camera mounted on a stable tripod. While the use of…

June 2011 Newsletter

Recently, I was in Chicago for the third annual “Art of Seeing ” workshop. We had beautiful light and weather. We started our workshop at the Calumet…