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