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Bob Coates  |  Nov 01, 2003  |  3 comments

Steve Simonsen learned photography the hard way. Let's see, there was a rangefinder camera, lack of lens choices, hyperfocal distance focusing, and flash ratios, not to mention backscatter of light. All of this had to be dealt with and there was no...

Kenneth J. Stein Ph. D.  |  Aug 01, 2003  |  0 comments

A Macro Photography Primer

In photography courses that I have taught, it has been common for people to tell me about their "Macro" function on their 35-70mm or 70-210mm lens. Although these lenses are adequate for some...

Steve Bedell  |  Jul 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Shoot High-Speed Films At The Beach?

I love doing sessions at the beach. But I also have very strict rules about what I do, when I do it, and how much income I expect to derive from it. This is because I only do one beach session...

Daryl Hawk  |  May 01, 2003  |  0 comments

The Art Of The Travel Portrait

My 25 years of traveling on the back roads of the world has led to countless adventures, experiences, and stories from the array of characters I have met along the way. As a documentary photographer...

Tony Sweet  |  Apr 01, 2003  |  0 comments

The Tip-Off

It's happened a great number of times that, while driving to a predetermined scene or location, I looked out of the window and exclaimed, "Man! Look at that!" The thought of stopping entered my mind and I even...

Ben Clay/Web Photo School  |  Apr 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Lesson Of The Month

This past summer, my wife and I took a road trip across the country and along the way we spent a few days in Yellowstone National Park and in the Badlands of South Dakota. Both places are visually stunning and...

Carol Polich  |  Jan 01, 2003  |  0 comments

Winter Wonderland

It was one of those subfreezing, clear wintry days when the air was filled with humidity as the sun peeked its effervescent rays over the nearby mountains. I looked out the window and noticed the frost thinly caked on the glass. The tree branches in the yard and wire...

Tony Sweet  |  Nov 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Early on in my career, as an instructor with The Great American Photography Weekend workshop company, I had the privilege of teaching with some of the greatest nature photographers in the world. One of the first things that I learned was from...

Joseph A. Dickerson  |  Nov 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Riddle: what do Ansel Adams, the Lone Ranger, Hopalong Cassidy, William Mulholland, and Gunga Din all have in common? Answer: a geographical area of California that is as rich in human history, geological wonder, and photographic beauty...

Richard Pahl  |  Oct 01, 2002  |  0 comments

We all know the colors of fall, don't we? Golds, greens, oranges, and reds, right? And we all know when fall arrives, right? Sometime after school begins, right? Or does it come around September 21st? Would it surprise you to know...

Dave Howard  |  Sep 01, 2002  |  First Published: Sep 01, 2001  |  0 comments

America has long fostered the "bigger is better" philosophy of life. Bigger cars, bigger houses, bigger everything.

The visual equivalent of this attitude is evident in the movies...

Susan McCartney  |  Aug 01, 2002  |  0 comments

My niece and keen amateur photographer Elizabeth Martin celebrated the coming of the new millennium on a mountainside near Katmandu, Nepal. She carried a backpack containing a Canon EOS Elan, 20 rolls of color print film, three pairs of wool socks, her...

Kerry Drager  |  Jul 01, 2002  |  0 comments

Foreground frames show a subject in its environment and, at the same time, lead the eye through the picture. Done effectively, this "sense of place" approach can produce a three-dimensional effect, with the scene sweeping away from front to back and giving viewers the...

Tony L. Corbell  |  Jul 01, 2002  |  0 comments

People who have attended art classes have been taught that in order to produce depth in a painting there must be a foreground, middle ground, and background. Control over this dimension and depth usually is the result of planning and foresight. As...

Clint Farlinger  |  May 01, 2002  |  0 comments

"What are you photographing?" I was so lost in the scene in my viewfinder that it took a few moments before I realized she was talking to me.

"All the textures and colors in the...

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