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Listen to me on the podcast "Why"

Skip Cohen from Skip Cohen University, has a unique podcast where he interviews photographers about the story behind an image.  He has done 100 of these podcast with photographers such as George Lepp, Art Wolfe, William Innes, Clay Blackmpre, Lindsay Adler, Ian plant, Barbara Bordnick, John Sexton, Lee Varis, Bobbi Lane and many others.

Today I am his 100th guest and here is the image...

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Just a few pictures from this morning's sunrise

...It was cold this morning so we had a nice layer of fog over the river. Here are a few images I was able to capture between my times helping students...

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Reducing Depth of Field

It is the goal of every photographer to make that perfect picture. Getting that perfect picture is a result of good field technique and good post processing technique. Having skill and knowledge in both is what it’s necessary to bring out the best in every image.

I almost loved this image as it was captured in the camera. But I wasn’t 100% satisfied. I felt the background was a bit too distracting. Watch the video to see how I remedied the problem.

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Practicing patience

"Patience is the art of hoping."  Luc de Clapiers

There are times when I am out photographing that I have to force myself to be patient. About a month ago, I was coming back from my morning kayak and getting close to the location where I get out of the water, when I spotted this Snowy Egret. I hadn’t spent much time being close to a Snowy in a while, so I diverted my direction and headed towards the bird. At first the bird was not in very good light, I almost left the area, but I saw it was heading to a more interesting spot, so I decided to sit and wait. As usual, whenever I am sitting and watching animals, I engage them in conversation. I was telling the egret how beautiful it was and asking it to meander a bit to my left so it could get in better light...See more images and read the rest of the story below.

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LEWIS KEMPER is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. To learn more, click here.



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