Photo tips

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Photograph Upper Antelope Canyon

Sunlight Shaft, Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona

Nature’s Cathedral, Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona

 

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Photograph a crescent moon

Sunrise Trio, El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite

Sunrise Trio, El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite

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Control depth of field

Poppies, Hite Cove Trail, Merced River Canyon

Poppies, Hite Cove Trail, Merced River Canyon

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Understand exposure

Lunar Kiss, Half Dome and Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

Lunar Kiss, Half Dome and Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

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Fall color photography

Aspen, Bishop Creek Canyon, Eastern Sierra

Aspen, Bishop Creek Canyon, Eastern Sierra

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Photograph lightning

Lightning Strike, Zoroaster Temple and Brahma Temple, Grand Canyon

Lightning Strike, Zoroaster Temple and Brahma Temple, Grand Canyon

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Improve focus accuracy with live-view

Raindrops, Orchid in Lava Tree State Park, Hawaii

Raindrops, Orchid in Lava Tree State Park, Hawaii

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Take control with manual exposure

Sunrise, Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Whitney, Eastern Sierra

Sunrise, Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Whitney, Eastern Sierra

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Use a polarizer to cut reflections and reveal natural color

Morning Reflection, North Lake, Eastern Sierra

Morning Reflection, North Lake, Eastern Sierra

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Rainbows explained

Double Rainbow, Tunnel View, Yosemite

Double Rainbow, Tunnel View, Yosemite

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Starlight photography simplified

Milky Way and Clouds, Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii

Milky Way and Clouds, Kilauea Caldera, Hawaii

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Tell stories with your images

Sunset, McWay Fall, Big Sur

Sunset, McWay Fall, Big Sur

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Understand sunset color

Sunset and Trees, Half Dome from Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

Sunset and Trees, Half Dome from Sentinel Dome, Yosemite

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The tripod is a landscape photographer’s best friend

Winter Sunset, El Capitan, Yosemite

Winter Sunset, El Capitan, Yosemite

3 Comments on “Photo tips

  1. Hi Gary,
    Just wanted to say hi and add that I enjoy your photos immensely as well as those of your friend Don Smith. I did want to point out a small error in your essay about taking moon photographs. You state, “This principle also applies at sunrise on the day after the full moon, when a brief window exists after the sun rises but before the sun sets.” I believe that should read “after the sun rises but before the moon sets.” Thanks for taking the time to explain your thoughts with each image.

  2. Wow, these are great images! I especially love the ones of the mountains, due to my fear of heights I will never be able to see these views for myself. However, I can always look at the pictures and these are great!

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