Category Archives: Photo Tips

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Shifting the Pinhole Hole

Most of the people who shoot pinhole images use a simple box where the focal length produces a “normal” lens effect. However, by simply using…Pinhole Photography

Yard - © John Neel

Self-Expression Is You Expressed

You are what you see. If you have something of interest to the rest of us, you will be seen for that effort. Creativity in any area, is about your voice and your way of working. Photography

Buick – © John Neel
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Buick – © John Neel

Skew Your Horizon – #%@$ the Rules

It can become a bit boring to always see bridled conformity to most “camera club” standards. Breaking away from closed-minded rules will free you photographically.

Street Portrait - © John Neel

Luck is a photographic term

While much of the practice of photography relies on the capabilities of the photographer, it also relies on serendipity and ones knowledge of the subject.

Window - Lima, NY - © John Neel

Getting Out of the Car to Photograph the World – Courage and Commitment

All of a sudden the world seems different. You’ll be amazed at what you can see when you just get out and have a closer look. For me, it is when the magic happens.

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The Gimbaled Tripod Head

There is another kind of tripod head, which is meant to be used for action photography. Its purpose is to support ……

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Shoot Your HDR on a String – Make a handheld HDR support

The device here is called a String-pod. It can be an effective tool to help steady the camera during most daylight HDR sequences as well as exposure times that are…………

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A Grande Shade – Save those coffee thingies!

Most of you probably throw these things away. Found in nearly every coffee joint, they can be useful right when you need them. I keep a few of them in my camera bag just in case.