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Monument Valley

January 26, 2020 - Monument Valley (Oljato-Monument Valley) straddles Arizona and Utah and is in sacred Navajo Tribal Land. The Navajo obse...
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MOAB, UTAH

January 04, 2020 - We drove from Flagstaff to Monument Valley and the next day, onto Moab to experience Arches and Canyonlands in Southern...
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Antelope Canyon

October 08, 2019 - Photography of the West - Southwest: Lots of interesting spots to photograph here with different photographer and camer...
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Flower Photography: Mistakes to Avoid

July 07, 2018 - Not defining your subject in the image: Emphasize what interested you in that flower. Is its shape, color or pattern tha...
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Flower Photography Review

April 16, 2018 - I recommend periodically reviewing your photography with a subject in mind. Look for common themes and perhaps others th...
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Storytelling: Lavender

April 03, 2018 - Lavender is in the mint family and has a wonderful aroma. It is reportedly good to relieve stress, improve mood and prom...
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YEAR END IMAGE REVIEW

December 22, 2017 - The end of the year is a great time to reassess your body of work; be it photography, painting, or other media. Here are...
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LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY

November 14, 2017 - Landscape Photography Find the best light. Dawn and dusk have warm colors and side light. However, if animals, flowers,...
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Fall Colors

September 17, 2017 - Great colors with orange, yellow and reds in the Northeast and into more yellow – golds in the west. Time to explore and...
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Macro Photography Tips: Flowers

July 03, 2017 - Macro (life sized or greater) or close up Photography requires a DSLR with a dedicated macro lens for the best shots. V...
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Fisheye Lens Tips

May 22, 2017 - A fisheye lens is an ultra-wide angle lens (short focal length) that produces strong visual barrel distortion intended t...
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Nerdy Tips to Improve Lightroom Performance

December 16, 2016 - Restart and back up LR at least weekly, if not daily. Check Optimize catalogue at that time. Update to the most recent...
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Storytelling with Pictures

November 01, 2016 - 1. Know your equipment so you will be able to shoot from darkness to daylight. I needed to shoot in Manual mode until da...
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Macro Flower Photography and exploring Microscopic Photography with diffuser ring flash

May 30, 2016 - I am generally not fond of point and shoot cameras, but my new one - The Olympus Tough TG 4 is waterproof and shockproof...
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May 2016_Black and White Photography

May 01, 2016 - B&W photography has a certain aesthetic as well as a classic cache that color photography just cannot compete with. It g...
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Basics of Composition: Rules to Follow or Break!

March 01, 2016 - Simplify and declutter. Remove unnecessary components or objects that distract from your composition. Zoom and move up,...
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JAN - FEB 2016: Lighting with flash continued

December 31, 2015 - Understanding Light Part 3 - Using Flash Continued: 1. Flash -continued Aperture - controls flash exposure of the subj...
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December 2015: Understanding Light 2: Flash

December 01, 2015 - Why use Flash? To control contrast, freeze movement, not enough light, or to create a photograph: 1. Flash - can be u...
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October - November 2015: Understanding Light

October 01, 2015 - Characteristics of Light: Quantity Quality Direction Color Temperature Quantity: the amount of light you are record...
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2015_August Photography Tips_Landscapes in the Cotswolds

August 01, 2015 - Rule of thirds is best. Place a 3x3 grid over the scene in your mind and place your subjects at the intersection of the...
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JUNE-JULY 2015 Photo Tips: Geek Stuff

June 01, 2015 - How to type copyright symbol: © - Option G (MAC) or Alt-0169 (PC). Note that the MAC uses the Option key while the PC us...
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MAY 2015_Flower Photography

May 01, 2015 - Try different lighting in the studio, such as back lighting with a softbox (or use any light softened with a white sheet...
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April 2015 Blog_ Photography of Shopkeepers

March 31, 2015 - I never really appreciated rapid fire street photography but rather admired portraits of people, such as shopkeepers, th...
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March 2015_Macro Photography

March 01, 2015 - Remember, Depth of Field (DOF) is very different with close up photography. The closer you are to your subject the less...
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2015_Become a Better Photographer

December 29, 2014 - Make your top priority for this New Year to become a better photographer. You do not need a new camera to take a great...
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Break Some Rules for the New Year

November 30, 2014 - Forget the Golden hours of Dawn or Dusk: Shoot in mid-day with an infrared converted camera or digital SLR for high cont...
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Photography of Silhouette’s, Shadows and Reflections:

November 01, 2014 - Photography of Silhouette’s, Shadows and Reflections: Less may be more Back lite photos (light from behind the subject)...
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Landscape Photography: September 2014 Photo Tips

August 28, 2014 - Landscape Photography: 1. Look for bad weather with great skies before a storm as well as the post storm quiet. This gi...
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June 2014 Photo Tips: Travel Photography

June 01, 2014 - TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS: Shoot iconic structures from a different vantage point. Move around. Follow the light to choos...
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May 2014 Photo Tips: Using a Fisheye Lens

May 01, 2014 - A fish-eye lens is an ultra-wide angle lens (short focal length) that produces strong visual barrel distortion intended...
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Photography of Musicians

April 01, 2014 - Photography of Musicians: 1. Strobes (or Flash) vs. Available Light: During a performance, flash is typically avoided...
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Spring into spring with Flower Photography

March 01, 2014 - Vary your depth of field (DOF = Zone of acceptable sharpness) to see what looks best. Get close to your flower and have...
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February 2014 Photo Tips

January 31, 2014 - Here is another review of some of my older images that I liked. I then analyzed them looking for why and how they worked...
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January 2014_Photo Tips_Wildlife Photography

January 01, 2014 - What makes animal or any wildlife photography special? What makes someone want to linger over an image? Emotion or feeli...
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December 2013 Photo Tips

December 01, 2013 - Winter Photography Tips: Remember the three basics to getting a good shot: SAS – concentrate on the SUBJECT then see ho...
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November 2013 Photo Tips_Portrait Photography Deadly Sins

October 31, 2013 - Five Six deadly sins to avoid in Portrait Photography: Wrong focus point: Focus on the eyes or the eye closest to the c...
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October Photography Tips_2013

September 30, 2013 - This month I thought I would review some of my older images. This was prompted by 2 recent sales of some of these prints...
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September Photo Tips 2013 and the Making of the Lismore Castle Book

August 26, 2013 - Once Upon a Time Were were all invit... By Judith Monteferrante Book Preview The link to the book preview to...
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July - August 2013 - Upgrade to Lightroom 5

July 01, 2013 - Why you should upgrade to Adobe Lightroom 5?: The Spot Removal brush - which is really an advanced healing brush - has...
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June_Capturing Sharp Photos

June 01, 2013 - Use a tripod to keep the camera rigid. Invest in a good steady but lightweight tripod such as carbon fiber one. Manfrott...
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May_People and Portraits

May 01, 2013 - 1. Remember, portraits are usually in the vertical orientation, so do not forget to rotate the camera out of the landsca...
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March Photo Tips_ Breaking Rules

March 01, 2013 - I always say you need to know the rules before you break them! But when you do, here are some exceptions: 1. Taking pic...
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February Tips_Creating a Still Life

February 01, 2013 - During the winter, when days are short and weather unpleasant, still life photography or painting is a great project. Ke...
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January 2013_Winter Photography Tips

January 01, 2013 - It is crucial if you are in cold temperatures to keep your digital camera cool. Do not attempt to make it warm through p...
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December 2012 Photo Tips_ Make these your New Year’s Photo Resolutions:

December 04, 2012 - Use a tripod to slow you down and allow you to think – as well as to stabilize your camera. AND review your camera manua...
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High Five Photo Tips for October, 2012

October 01, 2012 - 1. Remember most people want to feel CALM, and strive at achieving it. Look for images that speak to you about calm and...
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High Five Photo Tips for September: Using Light in Photography and Painting

September 01, 2012 - To create white lines on glassware that defines edges against black: Use 1. white panels on the sides that are lite eith...
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High Five Photo Tips for MAY

May 01, 2012 - Learn good habits, such as knowing your equipment; being adaptable (experience will give you the confidence to be adapta...
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High Five Photo Tips for Jan-Feb 2012

January 03, 2012 - High Five Photo Tips for JANUARY - FEBRUARY: 1. Light Painting is done in the dark with the camera on a tripod se...
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High Five Photo Tips for December

December 01, 2011 - 1. When shooting Portraits, alter you viewpoint and either get up higher and shoot down or lower and shoot up. Try direc...
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High Five Photo Tips for September

September 18, 2011 - High Five Photo Tips for September: 1.Depth of Field is a great creative tool. Remember, The most important item t...
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High Five Photo Tips for AUGUST:

August 07, 2011 - 1. Photograph the small things. Instead of trying to fit in as much as possible in one shot, try breaking it up into 2...
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High Five Photo Tips for JULY:

July 28, 2011 - 1. Fireworks Season is approaching and there are many techniques you can try! One is using the double exposure setting a...
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High Five Photo Tips_ #2_March 2011

March 28, 2011 - High Five Photo Tips JMP Top Five Monthly tips for March are: 1. Try a star effect for the sun using a small apert...
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High Five Photo Tips_#!_February 2011

March 03, 2011 - High Five Photo Tips JMP Top Five Monthly tips for February are: Yosemite Waterfall 1. Shoot more verticals. Sn...
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