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Technique Tuesday: Photographing Reflections | Art Wolfe

This excerpt is from “Photographs from the Edge”, which not only details the stories behind some of my most well-known captures from across the globe and throughout my career, but is also filled with tips and tricks and equipment information. June 2013: Canyon Wall Reflection, Kimberley, Australia Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 24-105mm f/4 Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Capturing Wildlife in the Moment | Art Wolfe

This excerpt is from “Photographs from the Edge”, which not only details the stories behind some of my most well-known captures from across the globe and throughout my career, but is also filled with tips and tricks and equipment information. July 2014: Rufous Hummingbird and Chick, Seattle, Washington, USA Canon  EOS-1D X, EF 200-400mm f/4L Read more…

Technique Tuesday: What to Shoot in September/October | Art Wolfe

By Art Wolfe with Jay Goodrich Maybe it’s time to think small, macro small. September and October in the Pacific Northwest present wet dew laden mornings which are perfect for photographing tiny intimate landscapes, insects in your garden, abstracting details of a flower into a wash of color, or a spider’s web suspending drops of Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Horizon Placement & Depth | Art Wolfe

AW: One of the most common errors I see in portfolio reviews is the placement of the horizon in the middle of the photograph. In my opinion, this flattens out the image, creating less of a sense of depth.  Placing the horizon high in the frame or low, on the other hand, can create a Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Conveying Scale | Art Wolfe

Looking for a sense of scale can be another way of defining a composition and influencing how you place your subject. Scale is simply a way to give the viewer perspective on how big the scene is within the photograph. Once you understand how to use scale, you can decide in each case whether or Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Diagonals | Art Wolfe

Often you’ll hear artists talking about diagonal lines within a composition. Diagonal lines can be very important to an image because of how they affect the mood and visual impression of a scene. However, diagonals are not just about line. You can have diagonal shapes and patterns as well. Diagonals are always dynamic elements within Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Quality of Light & Time of Day | Art Wolfe

Full midday sunlight is usually the worst for photography. Its direct overhead lighting produces flatness of form and washed-out colors. Most professional photographers choose mornings or afternoons, when light moves toward the warmer end of the spectrum. But it is not just for warmth of color; early and late in the day, the tonal range Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM | Art Wolfe

For the last post on lenses we focused on the super wide angle, and how it affects perspective. Now I am introducing my favorite zoom lens for photographing wildlife, the 200-400mm. It has an internal 1.4 extender which is absolutely fantastic. It pushes the 400mm to 560mm and opens the aperture to get more light Read more…

Technique Tuesday: Neutral Density Filters | Art Wolfe

As we are in the middle of a couple of West Coast workshops where coastlines, waterfalls, and woodland streams take center stage, now is a great time to discuss the use of neutral density filters. In the summer months where overcast days become rare even in a region fabled for it’s grey skies, ND filters Read more…

Technique Tuesday – Complimentary Colors: Blue & Orange | Art Wolfe

Color plays an important role in any visual art form. Along with composition, it’s one of the key elements of any great painting. Watch any film and the costumes, sets, and lighting are all designed with color in mind, meticulously planned by experts in various design specialties. Color photography is no different in situations where Read more…