Creating Maximum Depth-of-Field
Dec07

Creating Maximum Depth-of-Field

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”—Ansel Adams Other than shooting infrared landscapes, I’m not known as a landscape photographer. Nevertheless, many years ago, I developed a series of personal rules on the “what” and “how” for photographing landscapes that I still follow today. These four principles are not cast in concrete and are presented here only as guidelines for your own explorations in landscape...

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A Tripod Can Be a Close Focusing Friend
Mar24

A Tripod Can Be a Close Focusing Friend

Why use a tripod? The most obvious benefit is that it provides better image sharpness than possible at hand-held speeds. Reality check: As you get older the threshold between hand holding a camera and using a tripod means using higher shutter speeds. There are just a few basics for a tripod: It must be sturdy but lightweight enough so you’ll actually take it with you! After that it becomes a matter of matching it to how you work. The...

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