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Camera Talk: Get Rhythm

There may come at time in your travels where you wish to capture a lively performance of some cultural event taking place on a stage. Stage lighting can be tricky and in many instances the use of your camera flash is forbidden. To catch this photo of a very active...

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Camera Talk: Tourist Attractions in Reverse

Anywhere in the world you travel, you'll come across a crowd. They are at every major tourist attraction with their cameras in hand, clicking away trying to make postcard-perfect photos. What few of them realize is, they are not making best use of the available...

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Camera Talk: An Eagle in Flight

Probably one of the worst compliments you can give a wildlife photographer is, "Wow; what a lucky shot"! After all, we spend every dime we have buying camera gear and wake up between 4 and 5 everyday to get out before sunrise in search of the million dollar...

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Flowing Water at Higher Shutter Speed

Flowing Water at Higher Shutter Speed

In order to freeze the motion of water you simply shoot at a higher shutter speed. To gain high shutter speeds, you need to have a more wide-open aperture. Where in yesterday's waterfall shot, the picture was composed so the water created a soft blur (veiled in...

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Camera Talk: Shooting Waterfalls

There are probably more ways to compose a waterfall shot than there are brands of cameras on the market. In this photo I used slow shutter speed. It gives the water the appearance of a mist and does not freeze the motion. It also allowed me to capture the surrounding...

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Snapshots of Honduras

Honduras was the first place I had visited in a long time where I had done no legwork, no advanced planning on my part. I didn't pick up a book or ask the advice of friends. Don't get me wrong, I did have a trip planned out, but I didn't do all the normal things I...

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When to Use Manual Focus

Everyone, including yours truly, uses Automatic Focus when taking pictures in their travels. It's probably one the greatest inventions the camera makers came up with, until digital cameras came along and replaced film. There are times, though, that Manual Focus...

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The World’s Largest Tug-O-War in Japan

An annual event held at the Kumoji intersection of HWY 58 in Naha Okinawa, Japan has been awarded the Guinness Book of Records certificate for the biggest rope in the world made of rice straw, several times over the years, starting in 1995. A rope that is close to...

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Camera Talk: Madagascar

Madagascar is a photographer's paradise. Its creatures and colors are so otherworldly, even an experienced photographer might have a difficult time capturing it all with a click of their extra powerful and super sensitive apparatus. As an armature photographer, it...

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A Few Photos of Aitutaki

I was told that if I were going to be visiting the Cook Islands, missing Aitutaki would be a crime. I was told "It was the most beautiful island on Earth!" These are big words. I have heard them before. However, I took forty photos just on the approach of the...

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Rarotonga in a Few Pictures

Here are few of my favorite shots after my brief time in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. I am using a Canon Digital Rebel XT, but still thinking about the Canon 50D. This is mostly using natural light and no photoshop of any kind. That's me looking disheveled and growing a...

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