It’s not something you can buy at Adorama. It’s not something you can pick up on Ebay. It’s something you develop over time. It’s patience. There’s no doubt in my mind that after all these years, patience is the most important thing in my photographic arsenal. Without it, countless shots are missed. With it, miracles […]

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I was asked by my neighbor at the condo in Fort Myers (Tom) to go for a walk on the beach the other day with him and his five-year-old grandson Bradley. Bradley was very excited and intent on collecting “big shells.” Shelling happens to be one of my pass-times here in Florida so I offered […]

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Guest post by Jason Anderson, Canonblogger.com. “Okay, I’m done.” “That’s it? You’ve only been shooting for ten minutes!” “Yep, got about 50 shots, I should have 4-6 proofs for you from that bunch.” “So we’re done?” “Pretty much…I mean I can keep shooting, but there’s really no point, it’ll just be duplicates of […]

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PATIENCE “I am extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.” Margaret Thatcher There’s no getting around it. Patience is the most important tool in the photographer’s tool kit. Most amateur photographers don’t realize how much time it takes to get the great shot. If you see a marvelous eagle flight shot […]

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by Alex Lindsay This shot was taken at the end of what turned out to be one those special days you never forget. We have spent the morning at Great Zimbabwe and stopped at Simon Mashoko’s house (a great mbira player, RIP). The afternoon was a whirlwind of kids and adults singing and dancing. I […]

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Tip by Steve Simon During my many years as a photojournalist, I developed the habit of taking time at the end of the year to look back and pull out my best work to enter into various contests. I continue this practice, which forces me to take a critical look back at the year that […]

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