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Getting Ready to Shoot Autumn

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Shooting in autumn is so much fun - I love the inevitable explosion of red and gold as the maples shift into their fall foliage.

How Can I Simplify an Image?

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Simplifying an photo can be difficult, but it starts with choosing a simple subject. Here are some easy to follow tips from Varina Patel.

Peeling Back the Layers

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I start by taking a look at my finished color image and thinking about what I want to accomplish with my conversion to black and white.

Color or Monochrome?

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When I decide to convert an image to monotone, it's usually because…

A Complicated Blend: The Coming Storm

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Sometimes, I can finish post-production work in just a few…

Hey, Dad... Is This Close Enough?

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My dad used to tell me to "get in close" when I was taking…
Death Valley National Park, CA

Photographing Reflected Light

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The word reflection is usually used in reference to reflections…

Aspen Leaf on Marble

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Marble, Colorado is a tiny town that boasts a pretty darn…

Mirror, Mirror

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If you are willing to cross Calf Creek at the end of the…

Leading the Eye

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When I am planning a composition, I am constantly thinking about…