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Bob Coates

Photographers can now fight copyright infringement
Ever had your images used by someone without permission? Either posted on a website, printed on a T-shirt for sale...
Capturing more striking bird photographs
Bird photography or photographing birds can be quite challenging. Why you ask? Birds are everywhere. It's a piece of cake...
Capturing and processing a Grand Canyon panorama, part one
Not every part of an image has to be absolutely perfect. There are still a lot of lessons to be...
Speed up your infrared Adobe Camera RAW file process
Adobe’s Camera Raw is extremely powerful. You can leverage that power to speed up your workflow using a RAW default...
Pros and cons of third-party batteries for your camera
When it comes to third-party batteries, I usually give a thumbs up. But there's a few things to consider along...
Boondocking: My RAV 4 build to travel safely and photograph during COVID-19, part two
This is a continuation of how I'm able to safely get out and about during COVID-19. Being on location and...
Making the most of a backup plan: Olympus Live ND at Oak Creek Canyon, part two
In part one, I shared some ideas on capturing and processing a file. In this post, I'm going to expand...
Boondocking: My RAV 4 build to travel safely and photograph during COVID-19, part one
COVID-19 has hampered many of us over the last eight months or so. Making work difficult, curtailing travel and being...
Making the most of a backup plan: Olympus Live ND at Oak Creek Canyon, part one
I recently got up early to beat the crowds up to a popular hiking spot called West Fork in Oak...
Work the scene better: Tighter compositions make better photographs
Have you ever come upon a scene thinking, “I know there’s something here.” And then walked away empty-handed? I know...
How I got the photo: Preying mantis macro image
A beautiful morning dawned with sun shining. I filled the watering can to add moisture to my chocolate mint plants....
Combining the Olympus 8mm fisheye with PhotoPills for a unique night view
The 8mm f/1.8 fisheye lens is on loan to me from Olympus, and after using it just a bit, I’m...
bird photography in the early moning fog

Capturing more striking bird photographs

Bird photography or photographing birds can be quite challenging. Why you ask? Birds are everywhere. It’s a piece of cake to make bird images. Well, yes and no. It’s easy to acquire a photo of the avian species. It’s quite

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Adding a tone to infrared photos

If you are an infrared photographer, you might want to revisit some of your past images. Black and white is the traditional way to display, but with new tools and processing, you can be different. Toning images can change the

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