Category Archives for "How-To"

Sep 29

#1142. Photographing Fascinating Ferns

By Lad Sessions | How-To

I am fascinated by all things visual, but especially by colors and patterns, the former for their infinite tonalities, the latter for their infinite forms. Hence it’s no surprise that I love sunsets—and also ferns! Photographing the former is more challenging for me: it’s hard to be in the right spot at the right time […]

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Aug 30

#1135. Photographic Purpose

By Bob Kruger | How-To

I’ve been taking pictures for a long time. Only recently have I taken pictures with a purpose. For many years I have taken pictures serendipitously, what Pascal calls “grabbing” (DS # 1134). That approach was my staple for many years, but the more I shoot the more I veer from grabbing. I’m getting too old […]

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Jul 26

#1127. Mosses are boring

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Mosses are boring—or so we may think. After all, “rolling stones gather no moss.” These days we take that adage to mean that mosses are dull and static creatures, a bothersome excrescence on dynamic entities like rolling rocks—and rock bands! But in earlier centuries the phrase had exactly the opposite meaning: stay put and flourish, […]

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May 27

#1121. How to *really* learn photography

By pascaljappy | How-To

Not a day goes by without a blog post or video describing tips, rules or techniques to make better photographs. 99.9% miss the mark, and it’s not always their fault. Here’s how to use them better.   Disclaimer: The following is purely based on personal experience and isn’t sanctioned by any of the official schools […]

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May 13

#1117. A Babe in Lichenland

By Lad Sessions | How-To

Lichens are vastly underappreciated by photographers (and indeed by almost everyone except lichenologists). To get the inevitable pun out of the way, most people don’t like ‘em, or don’t care much about ‘em. Both are mistakes.   Once again I’m in over my head, a babe in lichenland, and I will rely heavily on a […]

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