Historic Waterford Village

Historic Waterford Village

During my workshop in the historic village of Waterford, Virginia, earlier this May, we had an interesting change in lighting conditions throughout the afternoon. Lucky for us, we were able to dodge the rains that have been so frequent this spring. From a stormy and moody sky to fluffy white clouds against a blue backdrop to a blue-bird sky, the ever-changing environment provided us different photo opportunities.

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Wildlife Photography Tips

Wildlife Photography Tips

My recent workshop at the National Zoo gave me the opportunity to think about some tips and techniques for photographing animals/wildlife. You may not think of the zoo as an ideal location for photographing animals, but keeping in mind some key things can let you come away with great images. The following tips can be applied to animals in the wild, at the zoo, or in your backyard.

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Taking Bare Trees From Flat to Pop

Taking Bare Trees From Flat to Pop

Let's revisit the photo from my last post where I talked about how I chose between two similar compositions. This time we'll turn our attention to image processing and just look at the "winning" photo. The photo started out flat and washed out. I did my image processing with Intensify Pro and was surprised how big a difference a few adjustments made. 

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How to Analyze Photos When Editing

How to Analyze Photos When Editing

One of the challenges when editing your photos is deciding which ones to keep and which to delete. I'm not one to keep everything "just in case" I can find an overlooked gem later on. I want to choose the best of the photographs I made. For some photos, or a series of images, one will jump out at you as the shot. The decision becomes more difficult when you have a series of photos that only a little different from each other and there's not a clear winner. 

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