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Close-up liberation: How to maximize your macro setup
Photography is fun. Toys are fun. Putting them together just makes sense (and it justifies your juvenile obsessions). If you...
Portrait Tips: Save money, use a long lens for shallow depth
In outdoor portraits, we love shallow depth of field. We love to see the background nicely out of focus so...
Macro photography with the Nikon VR 105mm f/2.8 and D850
The Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 IF-ED lens was released in 2006 but continues to be one of the...
Why focus stack when I can just use f/22?
I've got three good reasons why using f/22 won't get you a sharp picture. However, even though I've proven these...
What Is focus stacking?
When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow...
Portrait Tips: Deep Drama With One Light
Every time you make portraits you should make one shot that pushes your limits or gives you a little thrill....
Mirrorless Maniac: Shoot TeleFlorals
There are many lenses emerging for our mirrorless cameras, including macro lenses. The thing is about macro lenses that they...
Photographing and Seeing Art in Automobiles
I thought I would build on (pun intended) my last article Seeing Art in Architecture. It’s car show season here...
How to Light Close-up Flower Photos with a Flashlight
Summer is Here - Time for Flower Photography I just thought I'd share a quick little lighting technique for your...
Photographing Wildlife Up Close… the Right Way
Usually, my articles have a lighthearted note, full of photography wit and wisdom (bite your tongue, let me cling to...
Lightroom Hangout: Fine Art Flowers with Anne Belmont
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if...
Lightroom Hangout: Fine Art Flowers with Anne Belmont
You gotta join us live for our next Google+ Hangout, totally free of charge. Not only will you learn terrific techniques, but if...

Why focus stack when I can just use f/22?

I’ve got three good reasons why using f/22 won’t get you a sharp picture. However, even though I’ve proven these reasons in my own work, you should go try it yourself. The other day, I wrote a brief introduction to

Read More

What Is focus stacking?

When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow depth of field. You photograph flowers where only one stamen is in focus, and you shoot people with super blurry

Read More

Mirrorless Maniac: Shoot TeleFlorals

There are many lenses emerging for our mirrorless cameras, including macro lenses. The thing is about macro lenses that they are often a very good portrait length, and they often offer incredible edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast, but they are usually

Read More

Photographing and Seeing Art in Automobiles

I thought I would build on (pun intended) my last article Seeing Art in Architecture. It’s car show season here in the Midwest and shooting them can be quite fun, yet they pose some unique challenges. Many of the techniques

Read More

Why focus stack when I can just use f/22?

I’ve got three good reasons why using f/22 won’t get you a sharp picture. However, even though I’ve proven these reasons in my own work, you should go try it yourself. The other day, I wrote a brief introduction to

Read More

What Is focus stacking?

When you buy a fast lens with a bright aperture, like f/1.8, you go crazy making photos with a super-shallow depth of field. You photograph flowers where only one stamen is in focus, and you shoot people with super blurry

Read More

Mirrorless Maniac: Shoot TeleFlorals

There are many lenses emerging for our mirrorless cameras, including macro lenses. The thing is about macro lenses that they are often a very good portrait length, and they often offer incredible edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast, but they are usually

Read More

Photographing and Seeing Art in Automobiles

I thought I would build on (pun intended) my last article Seeing Art in Architecture. It’s car show season here in the Midwest and shooting them can be quite fun, yet they pose some unique challenges. Many of the techniques

Read More
Still by Mark "Machine" Graham

Photographer of the Day: Mark “Machine” Graham

Category: Nature Photographer: Mark “Machine” Graham Title: Still Scott Bourne tells a great story about the photographer who brought $20k of gear to a seminar in a major national park and then complained there was nothing to photograph. The lesson

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