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Photography Tips and Tricks - 27

June 14, 2021 - Print some of your favorite photos for use on your desk or in your home. Digital photos are shared on social media and e...
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How to Take Intentional Camera Movement Shots with Fireworks

June 10, 2021 - Part 3 of 4. Last week's post was based on a near disaster when I forgot my tripod for my fireworks shoot. This week is...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 26

June 07, 2021 - The best part of these weekly tips is they are not tied to any series and I can write anything that happens to pop in my...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 25

May 31, 2021 - Follow on from l ast week's tip. Do you remember I said to take the tip as far as you like? Well here is a next-level ti...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 24

May 24, 2021 - Need ideas of what to shoot and you are tired of looking through social media for inspiration? Well try this tip out and...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 23

May 17, 2021 - A natural follow-up to last week's tip is to look for shadows. The first tip is to notice shadows like you notice light.
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How to take long exposures

May 13, 2021 - One of my favorite photoshoots is night photography with lights. That can be with traffic, street lights, fireworks, or...
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Best Wildlife Photography Tips Summary

May 06, 2021 - I have been taking photos of wildlife with moderate success. I have watched others, studied, and learned. This blog is a...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 21

May 03, 2021 - So, with my start of youtube, I have missed a few of my PTT. So here is a short tip and will continue the PTTs, but on M...
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Smartphone Portraits Made Easy

April 22, 2021 - Taking self-portraits can be intimidating, awkward, and not your favorite task. But this will help you when taking portr...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 20

April 15, 2021 - With the start of my YouTube Channel, I have missed my last two photo tips. I also incorrectly scheduled my normal weekl...
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Guess My Story Photography Game

April 10, 2021 - A skill to practice is to tell a story with your photo. Do a search for people on social media with "storyteller" in the...
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Photography Game East to West

April 08, 2021 - This week's blog post is not going to line up with my YouTube channel, but make sure you check it out if you want to see...
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Photography Tips for Clubs to Improve Participation

April 01, 2021 - I am confident you have read many blog posts or posts on Pinterest on photo-a-day projects. They vary in length up to 36...
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Photography Scavenger Hunt

March 27, 2021 - It seems that game posts get the most hits, so here is another. You can find others explaining similar, but I add an opt...
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I Spy Photography Game

March 20, 2021 - I may be showing my age here, but when I was a child my family would play a game called "I spy with my little eye, somet...
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Preparing to Photograph a Polar Bear Dip

March 13, 2021 - Event photography is a fun task and I will share three tips on how to succeed at an outdoor event. First (this isn't one...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 16 (Social Media)

March 10, 2021 - If you are stuck and lacking the creative drive, use social media to find some different ideas to try. Look for somethin...
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How to Photograph a SnowFlake

February 26, 2021 - I will be straight up - I have never done this before. But my goal is to do things I haven't done before to help me lear...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 14 (Just Go)

February 24, 2021 - This is more of a general life tip than a photography tip but it is true in all you do. You can not learn all you need t...
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Two Bucket List Photos

February 19, 2021 - We have all heard of bucket lists of places we want to go to or do something we want to do. So, this is not a new concep...
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Bird Photography

February 12, 2021 - Bird photography can be one of the most satisfying and most frustrating experiences for a new photographer. I will share...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 12 (Camera Cleaning Kit)

February 09, 2021 - TLDR; Purchase a camera cleaning kit. Keeping the weekly tip short and simple. If you have a camera that you can change...
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New Website for my Photography Club

February 09, 2021 - Check out Hidden Valley Lake Photography Club's website here.
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Top Ten Photos for the Year (Part 2)

February 05, 2021 - This is part two of my top ten photos from 2020. So, let's get right to it Sixth photo. If you are wondering where phot...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 11 (Check Lists)

February 02, 2021 - I thought this would be difficult to come up with weekly tips, but just sitting here I can come up with many tips. So, t...
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Top Ten Photos for the Year (Part 1)

January 29, 2021 - Have you taken more photos than ever last year? Or only a few. Have you ever looked back over a period of time and picke...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 8 (Getting a Better Focus)

January 12, 2021 - LCD focusing Using the LCD to focus can be a more accurate process than using the eyepiece. You likely have a zoom func...
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Shooting for the Stars

January 08, 2021 - Shooting for the stars or planets in this case is a fun adventure. I was able to garner interest with my photography clu...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 7 (Create a Creativity List)

January 05, 2021 - Creativity can be learned if you try. Some come by it naturally, some have to work at it. This tip is to get your creati...
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Taking Your Photography to the Next Level

January 01, 2021 - Happy New Year! Is your New Year's resolution to take your photography to the next level? I can only hope that this yea...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 6 (Save Small Parts)

December 29, 2020 - TLDR; Do not store your quick-release pad on your tripod. Quick and not so obvious tip here for tripod use. I have thou...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 5 (Nigh Light Shots)

December 22, 2020 - Photo tip # 4. Woot Woot. Four weeks and counting and having fun. This week's tip is on Christmas lights and not so muc...
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Blue Light Night Shot

December 11, 2020 - I am starting this blog post with a photo right at the top. Why not? This photo is part of a monthly photo that my phot...
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Photography Tips and Tricks - 3 (Learn Exposure Triangle)

December 08, 2020 - Since last week was about manual vs auto, here is a tip to help you work toward manual mode. The tip is to "Learn the E...
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Photography Tips and Tricks 1 (Go Take Pictures)

November 24, 2020 - Photo Tips and Tricks - 1 Do you want to take better photos? I do too. So, how do I improve? At least I am hoping I am...
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Automatic Thinking

November 06, 2020 - When someone asks how to take a good photo or comments that you take good photos, they probably don't understand what go...
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Should I Shoot in Manual or Automatic

October 30, 2020 - To shoot in manual or automatic and what is considered automatic. Read on... I follow many photographers both on youtub...
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What Is Your Rut?

October 23, 2020 - What is your go-to when you grab your camera and go? Is it landscape? Is it sunsets or sunrises? Is it flowers, birds, a...
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Podcast Youtube Anyone?

October 16, 2020 - I listen to a lot of photography podcasts and watch my fair share of Youtube videos too. The photo in this blog is a res...
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Pet Photography

September 20, 2020 - This is my new pup named Zeus. Tough to get photos as he is very fast, but this one worked pretty well.
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Home with ZenFolio

September 11, 2020 - Full disclosure (if it is really needed): My site is hosted on Zenfolio so I am likely biased because I like their servi...
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Photography Game - From A to Z

August 29, 2020 - The game title is "From A to Z." During the pandemic, games can be good for photography/camera clubs since we cannot...
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Winding Up Check Lists Topic

August 23, 2020 - Do you need a checklist for a photography shoot? Check out mine to get yourself started. Leave comments so I can improve...
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Sticking with Checklists Until I Get It Right

August 17, 2020 - To be transparent, in one of my previous blog posts I wrote about having a checklist because I thought it was a good ide...
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I'm Late

August 11, 2020 - I'm late, I'm late for a very important date. In one of my earlier blog posts, I discussed the need for checklists and t...
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Improve Composition with 50 or 100

August 02, 2020 - Have you ever seen someone else's photo only to wish you thought of that composition? This happens to me all too often,...
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Project Ideas

July 11, 2020 - Here are some project suggestions. Most I have found on other sites and some are just some odd ideas Project 365 – Take...
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