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Photographing Night Skies: Part I; the gear

Photographing Night Skies Part I: the gear.   Photographing after the sun goes down can offer some of the most exciting and yet challenging opportunities…

Exploring the MN North Shore of Lake Superior

Exploring the MN North Shore of Lake Superior   6 Hundred Road Bridge across Temperance River This article is particularly written for North Shore foamers;…

Photographing Natural Minnesota II

Picking up where we left off on our last article.   During my presentation at the TCACCC Spring Break this last weekend I promised to…

Photographing Natural Minnesota

During my presentation at the TCACCC Spring Break this last weekend I promised to post the information about Photographing Natural Minnesota in this newsletter. The…

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…