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Few natural phenomenon can cheer people up faster than the beauty of a rainbow. Getting great images of one is a challenge, they are difficult to predict and constantly changing, occurring due to a specific set of conditions. These tips

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Given the opportunity to test out the new Platypod Ultra, I started with the same question I ask with all new gear, “Do I really need this?” After all, my camera bag is already large enough to qualify for its

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Spring is a busy time for wildlife photographers, chock full of photo opportunities. I’m lucky to live in an area that is on a major migratory flyway for birds and butterflies, as well as a year-round home to loads of

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Style and specialty are frequent topics I’m asked about while teaching photography, and some of the hardest areas in which to give easy answers. While I have always taken these questions seriously, answering them feels like tap-dancing through a minefield.

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(Editor’s note: Jason is beginning a series of columns about photography for rainy days. These projects help stretch creativity and make us all better photographers by challenging us to find places we normally would ignore photographically.) Some days I just

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I recently put the Impact Flex Arm Super Clamp Kit through my rigorous testing process, which involves using it in a variety of photography situations, coming up with ways to put it to work getting the shots I want, and

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With wildlife, moments are fleeting and there are, literally, once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. While it is ideal to “get it right in the camera”, I also believe that while we create photos in the camera, we finish them in the digital

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With spring babies all over the place, now is a particularly important time to be sure we respect the animals we photograph! Photographing Wildlife Up Close… the Right Way — Photofocus – Feed Usually, my articles have a lighthearted note,

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I noticed recently that one of my lenses had a little wobble to it when attached to my camera. The first time this happened I hadn’t noticed the wobble, but sure noticed the huge error messages on my camera. My

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This is the third part of my series on using the service If This Then That (IFTTT) for your photography workflow and business.  You check it out on Photofocus at this link:  IFTTT for Photographers – Part 3: Managing Your

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Recently Instagram added the “multiple photos” feature, where an image post can include up to 10 images and/or videos which you can swipe through. Although sharing an album of shots from a trip or shoot is the most obvious choice,

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Sometimes you look at a photo and you know something just isn’t right. If there is one thing that will cause that uneasy feeling, it is unfixed lens distortion in a photo. Our brain knows buildings have straight lines, faces

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My latest article is up on Photofocus.com!  I tested a new plugin for Lightroom that pulls keywords based on a visual analysis of your image by Google, really cool stuff, that will only get better as the tech improves.  Check

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Are you new to IFTT? Then check out this article For many of us in photography, keeping up with the business side is probably not at the top of our list of fun things to do. Realistically, most of us

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Just had my first official article as a contributor on Photofocus.com published. Titled “Photography in the Fog — Photofocus“, I cover tips and techniques on how to make great fog photos in what are often challenging conditions . Really excited

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