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Multiple Exposures and Nature

November 05, 2015 - There are multiple ways of capturing nature with all its beauty. One method is multiple exposures. If your camera allows...
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Capturing Motion in Nature

September 06, 2015 - Who needs the ocean when you can watch soy bean fields swaying in the wind on a hot August day? That was my first impres...
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Artificial Light and Nature

February 15, 2015 - Ideally, natural light transforms your photo from a mundane snapshot into something spectacular. However, when the light...
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Landscape Long Exposures

September 14, 2014 - Camera sensors can usually capture rich saturated colors and fine detail if you give them a chance. The issue is the amo...
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Diverse Iowa Landscapes

March 07, 2014 - Every state has diverse landscapes, but did you know that among Iowa's 99 counties you can find glacial kettles, long fl...
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Surreal Nature Shots

January 06, 2014 - Camera movement is the best way to get that unusual shot you’ve been looking for. There are times when either the light...
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Let Photos Simmer

October 26, 2013 - There are times when a photograph just doesn't "speak" to me or seems to be missing an element of light, texture, color...
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Enhancing Nature's Colors

September 23, 2013 - First of all, I doubt that anyone can "enhance" the colors of nature, but what I meant by the title was how to enhance c...
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Flash Photography in Nature

August 28, 2013 - Using flash outside doesn't normally come to mind since the majority of time there's plenty of light, but at times it he...
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Film to Digital

August 18, 2013 - Now that the latest digital cameras (including phone cameras) have more resolution, clarity and detail than 35mm film, i...
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Using Time

July 25, 2013 - Time is the same for everyone, so how can you use time to your advantage when creating photographic art? The answer is t...
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Different Perspectives

June 21, 2013 - This has probably been said many times before, and in many cases it's true...change your perspective to capture a unique...
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Reflecting on Reflections

April 06, 2013 - Why are we drawn to reflections? Be they from water, windows, fast cars or the smooth texture of a well-polished table,...
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Lensbaby!

January 31, 2013 - Every once in while an innovation comes along that changes the way photos are captured or displayed. One such innovation...
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Winter in Iowa

January 19, 2013 - Winter in Iowa is similar to other Midwest states in that there is always a wide range of weather...from rain and sleet,...
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55 Bales of Corn

November 25, 2012 - A good photograph should convey a story, provoke an emotion or interact with the viewer in some way. In this photo, I tr...
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Deep Focus

November 04, 2012 - When doing macro or close-up work, there's a focus technique that can bring some excellent results. I call it "deep focu...
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Embrace the Light

October 21, 2012 - After a recent day-long very welcome rain, the light was on the gloomy side, with a soft, grey flatness streaming from t...
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Blending Man-Made Objects With Nature

August 19, 2012 - So much of our world has been modified by the human race. We see man-made objects in some of the remotest parts of the w...
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Iowa's Barns

April 07, 2012 - There are many wonderful things that catch the eye in Iowa. In this case it was a barn not far from Mount Vernon. One af...
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Depth of Field

March 18, 2012 - In the photography world, Depth of Field (DoF) is a term used to describe how much of a photo is in focus. From an artis...
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Exploring

February 17, 2012 - I was fortunate enough to spend time in Phoenix recently with my brother John, who is an excellent musician and explorer...
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What is it About Sunsets?

February 17, 2012 - For some reason I've been attracted to sunsets for a long time (mainly because I've honestly not seen that many sunrises...
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A Word on Abstracts

February 17, 2012 - It's difficult to find a clear definition of abstract photography. Many agree that photos falling into that category con...
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Breaking the Rules

February 17, 2012 - There are basic rules (guidelines) of photography that are time tested and true...rule of thirds, leading lines, symmetr...
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The Beauty of Black and White

February 17, 2012 - Many years ago, B&W photos were the norm, and the entire world became very comfortable viewing everything in gray-scale...
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When in Doubt, Shoot it Out!

February 17, 2012 - One weekend afternoon I was feeling like a moth to the flame as the fading sunset light gave everything a golden, glowin...
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The Art of Patience

February 17, 2012 - Patience can be an important part of your strategy when capturing the world through a lens. I don't have a lot of patien...
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Nasty Weather Photography

February 17, 2012 - I've read several articles from famous photographers over the years about the importance of being "out there" when the w...
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Cedar River HDR

February 17, 2012 - One cold winter afternoon last year, I was exploring the trails leading to the river at the Ennis Nature Preserve west o...
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How Foggy Valley Was Created

February 17, 2012 - After chasing the sun along the Cedar River south of Hwy 30 between Cedar Rapids and Mount Vernon, I was driving home an...
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