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George Schaub  |  Oct 16, 2015  |  0 comments

The idea of flying above the earth in a craft composed of a wicker basket and a large balloon lifted by heated air and at the mercy of air current and vectors has always been a subject of wonder and fascination. Indeed, it was the first method by which humans went aloft, a sensation witnessed by amazed crowds in Paris way back in 1783. Fast forward 232 years later, and add hundreds of balloons more, and you get a sense of the thrill you can experience at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, held this year from October 3-11 in New Mexico.

Blaine Harrington  |  May 05, 2015  |  1 comments

Here are some of the questions I asked myself on the way to taking some of the photos you see accompanying this column:
• How am I going to find a father and son trekking through snow?
• How long is this fog going to last?
• Police tape? What’s police tape doing here?
• Is this rain ever going to stop?

The Editors  |  Apr 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos by Jack and Sue Drafahl

One of the most common bits of advice drummed into new photographers is "get closer to your subject!" In that context, it means that novice shooters generally shoot from too far away, so their subject is lost among all the other stuff in the...

Mike Stensvold  |  Feb 01, 2003  |  0 comments

 

 

 

 

All photos by Mike Stensvold unless otherwise stated.

It's probably true that real artists are born, not made. But there is a lot anyone can do to make his or her photographs more interesting, and the tips on these pages should help you improve yours.

Seeing is the fun part of...

Text and photography by Lynne Eodice  |  May 01, 2003  |  0 comments

You've probably seen the photos of these exquisitely sculpted sandstone buttes; like colorful waves set in stone. You may have assumed--as I once did--that this area was part of some out-of-the-way corner of a national park.

 

For a long time, I couldn't find much documentation on this region, nor any information in guidebooks of the...

Jeff Wignall  |  Sep 05, 2014  |  0 comments

When it comes to subjects that combine color and light in creative and interesting ways, few things are as eye-catching or as fun to encounter as an artfully designed neon sign. If I’m out driving on a summer’s night and see a particularly interesting bit of neon, it’s hard not to pull the car over just to admire the sign maker’s skill and take a few pictures to add to my collection.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 14, 2019  |  0 comments

In the below photography basics tutorial, YouTuber JoshinCincinnati explains the three most important things you need to know about shooting in your camera's manual mode.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Oct 07, 2020  |  0 comments

In recent weeks, I’ve started posting some fundamental articles on how to use your camera if you’re starting out. In the past couple weeks, we’ve discussed both how aperture affects your images, and how shutter speed changes your images, so today, we’re going to cover the final piece to that equation, with ISO.

Seth Shostak  |  Dec 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Remember f-stops? Not everyone does. Millennials shoot their selfies with automated smartphones that have sent f-stops to steampunk heaven. Old-timers who began with box cameras were spared the fear factor of f-stops until later in life, and may never have fully adjusted to these adjustments.

Zach Sutton - Lensrentals  |  Sep 15, 2020  |  0 comments

Exploring the fundamentals of the exposure triangle. Part one: aperture!

Scott Kelby  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Q. I have a Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon EOS 7D. For sports and nature I use the 7D with a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L Mark II lens. With the Canon 7D APS sensor it makes the lens about a 150-600mm. Would I get better quality if I bought a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, used the Canon 100-400mm lens, and cropped the image in Photoshop?

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Dec 25, 2020  |  1 comments

Did you just get a new camera? Or maybe you’re getting reacquainted with a camera that’s been on the shelf for awhile? Getting good pictures consistently – the ultimate goal of all photographers – is easier than you think. Here are 10 tips that I share with all photographers regardless of skill level.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 12, 2019  |  0 comments

Sometimes there's just no time to shoot a photo. Sometimes you're lucky to have 10 minutes to do a photo shoot and other times you're grateful to get even 10 seconds. (Those annoying celebrities sure are busy!)

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced portrait photographers know that one key to a successful image is rendering skin tones in a manner that appears both natural and flattering. Dull pale skin is unappealing, as are overly saturated tones that can be ugly and unrealistic.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2022  |  0 comments

When shooting portraits, nature, or other types of outdoor images, one of the best ways to accentuate a key foreground subject is to create shallow depth of field with an out-of-focus background. You can often do that in the camera by selecting the proper focal length and aperture setting, and positioning your subject close to the camera.

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