Category Archives: Techniques

A collection of tips, tricks, and tutorials to help expand your game.

Burning Filament How-To Video

Ever since my flaming 1up mushroom picture went semi-famous I’ve been getting questions about how it was taken. I’ve found some good write-ups online that talk about it, but nowhere that shows the whole process, so here you go. I’m … Continue reading

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The Neutral Density Filter

A neutral density filter is a screw on attachment for your lens that blocks some portion of the incoming light without (hopefully) affecting the light in other ways. It’s kind of like having a pair of sunglasses for your camera. … Continue reading

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Keep Your Head Up!

A few weeks ago a good friend invited me to DC for a photo walk around Monument Park. (Worst. Train. Ever… but that’s a post for a different blog.) Those that know me well enough probably get a chuckle at … Continue reading

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Sunrises and Sunsets

(Disclaimer: You can damage your vision and/or your camera by looking/aiming at the sun. Do not do that. No matter how convincing your “friend” says it, you will not win a free puppy.) Capturing a sunset is an easy thing … Continue reading

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Shooting the Bird Feeder

When you think of a wildlife photographer you’ll often imagine a person laying on the ground shooting from hundreds of feet away with equipment that’s both the size and cost of your house. Well, that may be what it takes … Continue reading

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