Just a small collection of tips, techniques, methods, and projects that I've found useful. More come along all the time, so check back every once in a while to see what's cookin'.
Tips & Techniques:
Making Macro Easier — Photograph from your home, or make field work go a little smoother.
Macro Lighting — Specific pointers on the challenges of lighting in macro conditions.
Equipment — A reassurance that photography isn't about how much you spend.
Photographic Preparedness — Doing a photo expedition, even a short one, means being prepared.
Stalking — Getting those frame-filling shots.
Cold weather tips — Some pointers on working in cold weather.
Hot weather tips — Coping with the demands of working in hot conditions.
Some things you might like to know about film and digital — Just an objective look.
Why would anyone shoot film anymore? — Why, indeed.
Understanding "Exposure" — What it means and how to handle it.
What is a "Stop"? — Understanding what this term means and why it's used.
Understanding "Aperture" — Making sense out of the curious settings on your camera, how and why they work, and how to use them best.
White Balance — What it means, does, and how to use it to best effect.
Removing noise — How to eliminate the effects of constant stray sensor pixels.
Editing Tricks — Some quick pointers regarding color tweaking, monochrome techniques, and sharpening.
Cropping images — A video guide and a few additional illustrations to assist with knowing how and why to crop an image.
Resizing images — Some tips on sizing your digital images for print, web, and e-mail use.
Calibrating your monitor — If your computer monitor isn't accurate, then neither is your image editing.
Blog posts on composition — Links to all of the posts I've done in the blog regarding composition.
Photography Instruction — Individual personalized classes for residents in the Triangle area of North Carolina.
Make your own RS-60 E3 remote control for Canon cameras
Make a Macro Tank for photographing small aquatic animals
Make your own annual guide to sun and moon rising and setting times for your area