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.

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.

Cropping A video demonstration of cropping techniques and the reasoning behind them.

Combining images convincingly My own short(ish) guide towards 'Photoshopping' a couple of images together.

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.


3D printed accessories

Make your own RS-60 E3 remote control for Canon cameras

Make a Macro Tank for photographing small aquatic animals