Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Craft of Sharpness in Photography II – Handholding

There are times when we simply can't use a tripod. In the next post of this series, I will talk about other accessories such as bean bags and monopods. This time I want to look at handholding for sharpness. There … Continue reading

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The Craft of Sharpness in Photography I

Photographic sharpness is unique. Painting and sketching can provide sharp images, but the sharpness is definitely not the same. Computers provide an unnatural sharpness that often has to be dulled in order to look right. I often hear folks talk … Continue reading

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Special Optical Effects for Nature Photographers

I love the special effects that Hollywood can do now. But that is not what this blog post is about. You might remember the crazy effects from lens filters that were the fad a number of years ago. I am … Continue reading

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The Magic of Shallow-Focus Flower Photography

I had to get out and play. I had been working too hard on some projects that kept me at the computer. So I went out and shot flowers with super shallow depth of field. I love doing this at … Continue reading

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Environmental Flower Photography

I love being able to bring a setting or location to my flower shots. As you can guess from the last post, I also love the simple flower portrait. These are simply two different approaches to flower photography that keep … Continue reading

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Photographing Flower Portraits

One way of creating flower photos is to see them as portraits. Just as a good portrait of a person shows off that person in an interesting way, flower portraits work the same way. This is not simply about getting close … Continue reading

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