Getting the Shot

Backgrounds

By Amy Horn A clean background can make or break an image. While walking near a waterfall outside of Ouray, CO, I spotted a Richardson’s Geranium with buds just beginning to open. So, I set up m...
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Embrace the rain!

Bad weather can create great images.  By Michael DeYoung When making images I try to make three elements come together.  These are:  1)  great subject (landscape, animal, human, etc.), 2)  great ...
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8-Minute-Long Exposure

By Rick Jacobi Why would a person want to shoot an 8-Min-Long Exposure when you can shoot a 20 or 30 second exposure much easier? The answer is the effect of the water and or the sky in the photo. It ...
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Photo credit Amy Horn - Photographing Gardens

Photographing Gardens

By Amy Horn The Shore Acres State Park Garden is full of photographic opportunities and during my summer trip, I spent a few hours looking for macro and close-up subjects. It was a cloudy day, so I le...
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Feel the Thunder

By Becky Chapman Summer in Arizona. Hot, painfully so at times. Every year I am amazed how hot it gets here. Yet every year, I am excited for summer. Why on Earth would one be excited about summer, yo...
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PHOTOGRAPHING PUPPIES!

By Vickie Uthe Photographing puppies is like photographing kids, don’t waste time and plan on doing it later because they grow up TOO FAST and there IS no later. In 2016 my granddaughter got a Dorky...
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Plane Bored (Or Just Plain Bored)

By Sara Goodnick There is an answer to keeping yourself amused when flying, even on long flights, if you keep a camera close by. It’s easier with a mirrorless camera, but a newer cell phone can ...
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Know your Equipment and Location

By David Halgrimson Since moving back to Minnesota I have been researching places to go for photo opportunities and found a couple near where I live. One is Swan Park in Monticello Minnesota 15 miles ...
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