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Digital Graduated ND Filters

A graduated ND filter is standard in the bag of any landscape photographer, right next to the polarizer. But unlike the polarizer (which can’t be reproduced in post-processing),…

Throwing a Car into a Senior Session

Partway through Wednesday’s senior portrait session with Lauren, she mentioned that she had a new car, and was absolutely in love with it.  Her question: “Can I take…

Dodging & Burning in Photoshop

Dodging and burning have been with us for a long time now, beginning in the classic darkroom.  I won’t bore anyone with a history lesson, although I will…

Time at the Lake

For years I’ve always felt that time on the water was a soothing thing, good for mending yourself mentally after whatever blows life delivers.  But that’s mostly when…

Butterflies in Flight

Bored and looking for a challenge that will leave you with clenched fists, pounding your head against the nearest tree?  Try shooting butterflies in flight.  My best advice?…

eBay/Product Lighting

Small diversion away from the usual stuff of late to talk about lighting small items for eBay/product style shots.  This is covered to death all over the internet…

Things I’ve Learned about Wildlife Photography

While I’m certainly not an expert on wildlife photography yet, I’ve been doing it long enough, and with enough success – accidental and otherwise – to be able…

Netbooks & Photography

A couple of weeks back I posted about replacing my aging laptop with a new netbook.  There were several factors that went into the decision, but essentially I…

What you need to go eagling

It’s officially eagle season in NEPA – frigid temperatures have long since frozen the lakes and streams, pushing the fish-dependent critters to what little clear water remains.  January…

The Dreaded, Infamous Couples Self-Portrait

Let’s be blunt – I hate being in front of the camera.  I suspect I’m like most photogs in that respect; we feel that our place is behind…

6 Tips for Fall Foliage

I’m running a bit behind this Autumn, but there’s still enough color on the trees to make it worth while. This is a favorite season for photographers because…

Raptors at CCEEC

Spent some time at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center on Friday morning, where I got the rare opportunity to get up close to several raptors.  Sadly, they…