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Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

Love macro photography, but can’t afford a macro lens? These nifty little gadgets may be for you! A reverse mount adapter, or “reversing ring”, like this one from Fotodiox, is an adapter that attaches to the filter thread on the front of a lens and makes it possible to attach the lens in reverse. The […]

Handy equipment for wildlife photography

The other day I wrote about some basic tips for wildlife photography; today let’s discuss some of the handy equipment for wildlife photography that you might want to get your hands on before going out there and shooting. A dSLR. Like I said before, I’m not a camera snob and generally don’t care if someone […]

Stepping Up Your Gear

So, you have a camera that you’re happy and comfortable with. You have a small handful of lenses which accommodate nearly every photographic circumstance that you find yourself in. You’ve set yourself up with a few extra pieces of essential gear – a remote shutter release, a tripod, maybe some lens hoods or a couple […]

Six Tips for Photographing Wildflowers

Spring is just around the corner (well, for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere – our friends in Australia will be coming up on wintertime in a couple of months!). With spring comes wildflowers. I live in the desert of Arizona and we’re about to reach our peak wildflower season. Here are some tips […]

Tips for Focusing in the Dark

Taking a long exposure picture in dark conditions can be a challenge, because the camera’s auto-focus capabilities find it difficult to “see” a point of focus. Manual focus can be hard, too, because you can’t see what you’re trying to focus on through the viewfinder! In keeping with this month’s “long exposure” challenge, here are […]

Filters

A friend of mine just got a new Nikon D90 and has pestered the heck out of me requested that I write an article about filters. (Hi, Dys! Your wish is my command. Ha!) There are many, MANY kinds of filters, and many, MANY different brands of filters, that allow for a near-infinite level of […]

Great Beginner Light Sources

Some day soon I hope to set up a home-based studio. That “soon” is dictated by the whims of our 21-year-old daughter, who moved back in with us in July and has no firm plans for moving out as of yet. Since she occupies what used to be the only “free” room in the house, […]

Cold Weather Photography

I live in Arizona – today’s high is supposed to be around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In December. Yeah, it’s a rough life. Talk to me again in July when it’s 110. I DO remember what it was like to live in colder climes – growing up in Maine, I had MORE than enough snowdrifts to […]

Tips for Keeping Your Camera Clean

I live in the desert. Well, the suburban sprawl that has encroached upon the desert, anyway. Bottom line, I battle with dust on a daily (hourly!) basis. There is dust EVERYWHERE, and as soon as I polish a surface the dust starts piling up again immediately. I’m serious. I stood there and watched it, once. […]

Black Friday Deals on Digital Photography Gifts

Hello friends!  As promised I’m back with some specific Black Friday deals for digital photography gear. First of all, be sure to check back daily at Amazon.com’s Black Friday Deals in Camera, Photo, and Video. Deals are being offered all week long and, of course, on Black Friday. Best Buy: – Insignia Digital Cameras – […]