When we think of snow, we think of white, fluffy, snowflakes blanketing the landscape or of it burying our passenger car. The thing I want to focus on is the “white” characteristic of snow. Even if you live in Fiji and have never seen snow in person, you might still know that it is white. Wh
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Photo Tips and Tricks
A place to share helpful tips and tricks, technical info, gear info and any other resources people may find helpful.
Tips and Tricks
This year (2022) in the Pacific Northwest, we had summer temperatures and clear skies up until, well, last night, late October. This type of irregular climate does not allow for trees to change their leaves from summer greens to autumn red, oranges and yellows, as they typically might. Our color d
Despite our use of tripods, of image-stabilizing lenses, our choosing only the best weather and photographic situations, we STILL manage to create a great image that is less than tack sharp. The truth is, we are humans and we are imperfect. We are shaky, we breathe hard (at times), our hearts be
Columbia River Gorge during an early-winter freeze Tips for Staying Warm and Safe This Winter While we might find ourselves hiking or snowshoeing to find winter subjects and scenes, when we find them we often stand still for quite some time while we create images. This can lead to being cold and
Outside is incredible! Whether one is walking through their neighborhood enjoying flowers in front of houses, witnessing the coyote that lives in the empty lot, hearing a Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) sing its funny squeaky-toy-like tones; or if you are able to explore State Parks, National
I am guilty of not pursuing and understanding the newest trends and technology in photography, to my detriment. I was being left behind. recently I was able to trade in some older gear, and was fortunate enough to be able to update my underwater camera and housing. WOW! I was doing my image-mak
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