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New creative interpretations with slower exposure times

By Ellen Anon   As the digital era has evolved and cameras are ubiquitous, there are more and more images of literally everything, to the point that sometimes people wonder if it’s possible to make a photograph that’s original. One

Posted in 2015, Blog, Ellen Anon

“Cleanse your palette”
Another approach to using solid neutral density filters

By Chuck Kimmerle   Solid neutral density filters – I use Singh-Ray Mor-Slo and George Lepp solid ND filters – have become increasingly popular the past few years. Their ability to increase exposure times from 1-stop to 20-stops (2x to,

Posted in 2015, Blog, Chuck Kimmerle

The other day, I was asked to describe how I created this image…

By Denise Silva   I decided it would be easier to write a post here and create a video demonstrating the techniques. So let’s get started.   The Set Up This image was created from 37 different images, created using

Posted in 2015, Blog, Denise Silva

Pursuing subtle

By Mark Lissick   In this age of “in-your-face” visual imagery we have come to be enamored by explosive vibrancy. Images are designed with easily categorized subjects allowing the viewer the ability to quickly digest the visual message and then

Posted in 2015, Blog, Mark Lissick

The grass is greener

By Gary Hart “Under the Weather, Sierra Foothills, California,” Sony a7R, Sony/Zeiss 16-35, 1/8 second, F/11, ISO 100   “You’re so lucky to live so close to ”: Yosemite, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, San Francisco, Muir Woods (and countless other coastal redwood

Posted in 2015, Blog, Gary Hart

What grabs your attention?
That’s what your picture should be.

By Don Smith   “When Forces Collide,” Big Sur Coast, California, Sony a6000, Tamron SP 150-600mm @900mm, Sony LA-EA4 adapter, f/11, 1/1000th sec., 800 ISO   I work with a lot of amateur photographers. There are times we are on

Posted in 2015, Blog, Don Smith

Mastering the Art of Composition

By Ed Heaton   Here a just a few brief tips for mastering the art of composition.   Composition is the logical arrangement of elements so that their relationship is pleasing to the eye.  The elements are things that make

Posted in 2015, Blog, Ed Heaton

Trip report: bad weather is good weather!

By Tom Bol   Recently I was leading a workshop for American Nature Photography Workshops in Arches National Park, and once again I was reminded of a photography truth; bad weather is good weather. Sure, it’s no fun when the

Posted in 2015, Blog, Tom Bol

Black & white photography…
it’s more than just color photography minus the color

By Alec Johnson    Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm @24mm, ISO100, f/16, Singh Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer and Singh Ray 10 stop Mor Slo solid ND, WB 7600, 92 seconds   All joking aside, I believe black

Posted in 2015, Alec Johnson, Blog

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

By Nye Simmons   Editor’s note: Nye Simmons is a long-time Singh-Ray friend and author of Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway, written with Nye’s photographer’s eyes, with photographers in mind. This handy paperback tells you everything you need to

Posted in 2015, Blog, Nye Simmons