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Jason Hahn

The handheld light meter — should I use one?
Like many people, early in my photography career I had many questions about what equipment to buy. The recommendations that...
On Nature: Saving the butterfly
Many times, I’ve written as a wildlife photographer you have to be a passionate observer of the natural world. That...
On Nature: Wildlife photography and aspect ratios
With wildlife, many photographers try to get closer and closer to completely fill the frame with whatever animal they are...
Photography tips for zoos, wildlife sanctuaries and rescues
For many people, the opportunity to observe and photograph the beauty and behavior of animals like wolves, raptors, and big...
How to make beautiful backgrounds with v-flats
Taking a lesson from my nature photography roots for my studio work, I always try to compose my background first....
How to use negative fill to create deep, dramatic photos
Photography is about capturing a brief moment of light. A large part of the art of photography is how we...
Keeping your photography equipment safe around sand and salt water
Beaches and coastal waters provide some of the best opportunities for nature photography, from wildlife to scenery, but sand and...
In-depth review: The Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II mirrorless camera
Photography, as with any pursuit, has its share of trends and fads. Trends — the direction the technology and art...
Photographer or model: Who owns the image?
As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art...
NSFW: Ethics of removing tattoos in post-processing
At one time the idea of a tattooed model gracing the pages of any mainstream magazine, ad campaign, etc. was...
Understanding exposure: The shutter speed setting
Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that "looks right;" not...
10 Quick Tips for Nature Photographers
Like many people, my first few years of photography were spent going out to shoot as much as possible and...
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On Nature: Saving the butterfly

Many times, I’ve written as a wildlife photographer you have to be a passionate observer of the natural world. That we do our best not to interfere. This is nature, we are there to document, capture moments, and tell stories.

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Some days, you just don't give a duck.  But then there are days like today when you do give a duck.  So here's a duck. Hope you are all having one duck of a good day.

Pretty sure this is a mottled duck, but it could be a mallard-mottled hybrid.  Need an expert, someone who really knows what the duck they are talking about.  

Sorry about all the ducking around, I don't know what the duck has gotten into me.  This is getting a little fowl...

On Nature: Wildlife photography and aspect ratios

With wildlife, many photographers try to get closer and closer to completely fill the frame with whatever animal they are photographing. Beyond the potential dangers to yourself and stress to the creature, it also limits how you can display your

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Jessica Lamb recreates the '70s

Photographer or model: Who owns the image?

As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art and your brand. As a model, protecting your likeness and how it is used is critical to your success. So

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An alligator raises his head at the Myakka River State Park.

10 Quick Tips for Nature Photographers

Like many people, my first few years of photography were spent going out to shoot as much as possible and trying to learn everything I could about the subject. As my portfolio grew, and I started sharing my images with

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Jessica Lamb recreates the '70s

Photographer or model: Who owns the image?

As a photographer, protecting the images you create is critical to your success. Your photography is your product, your art and your brand. As a model, protecting your likeness and how it is used is critical to your success. So

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An alligator raises his head at the Myakka River State Park.

10 Quick Tips for Nature Photographers

Like many people, my first few years of photography were spent going out to shoot as much as possible and trying to learn everything I could about the subject. As my portfolio grew, and I started sharing my images with

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Understanding exposure: The aperture setting

Exposure is the process of choosing the correct settings on your camera to produce a picture that “looks right;” not too bright, not too dark, and sharp where it should be. While your camera will figure all of this out

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Making your own snow scene

Recently I worked with a team of fellow creatives on an “Ice Queen” character concept and photoshoot. Since snow is in pretty short supply in sunny Florida, to create the snow covered photo set we envisioned required much brainstorming, research and experimentation. While we could have resorted to a more Photoshop based approach, creating snow effects on the computer, we wanted to get as much of the winter effect in camera in one shot as possible.

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Five tips for adding textures to your photos

The term “texture” is a catch-all term for adding either abstract images, detailed photos, or patterns of different surfaces, like metal, cracked paint, sand, etc. as an overlay on your image. This is a type of “compositing”, combining multiple images into one finished work. Adding textures to your images can change the mood, create special effects, strengthen the composition, or help better tell a story.  These five concepts will help you add textures more easily, realistically, and quickly in Adobe Photoshop

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