photography tips

The Importance of Tripod Maintenance

The Importance of Tripod Maintenance

I have owned a couple of tripods since I started out in photography. Having a sturdy, yet lightweight, tripod and ball-head is very important when creating images. They keep the camera from moving with camera shake, breaking from a fall, and composing at different heights consistently. Good tripods also come at a cost though… they are very spendy! 

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Revisiting Locations... Again!

Revisiting Locations... Again!

I have lived in Oregon for a little over two years now and while I enjoy going to new spots I have also found revisiting old ones enjoyable as well! There are plenty of reasons to constantly chase new locations and images, but when I have gone on trips for this purpose many of the images I came home with lacked something in them.

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Technical vs Artistic Vision

Technical vs Artistic Vision

Photographers typically start out learning the medium by reading manuals and watching guides on how to use the camera. As artists, we are not meant to be architects of technically perfect images. Computers are designed to attempt to achieve an ‘ideal’ exposure according to whoever designed them.

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Slowing Down in Landscape Photography

Slowing Down in Landscape Photography

I found that especially when starting out or in the middle of a big photography trip I will ignore anything and everything that doesn’t contribute to me taking photos. While this does make sure I come home with a lot of images on memory cards I am not really enjoying the adventure as much as I could be and I don’t think I am doing my best work.

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