The articles linked below offer "How To" guides on a wide range of photographic topics.
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|Mastering the Craft of Photography|
|Mastering the Craft of Photography||Kent Mason offers this concise synopsis of his popular course.|
|Flowers||Flower expert Anita van Rooy
describes two modern techniques to improve macro photography: expanding depth of field and creating backgrounds.|
|Moonrise and Moonset||Tips and examples for including the rising or setting moon
in your photographs.|
|Multiple Exposures||Master photographer Tony Sweet
shows us how to create impressionist art with the camera, exposing myriad fresh possibilities.|
|Visual Design||Guest contributor Carl Root presents
a detailed visual design narrative with photo series of a piano found discarded in the woods.|
|Photomicrography||Guest contributor Ted Oberman offers his approach to abstract photography
using a microscope-mounted camera, illustrated with some fascinating images.|
|Visual Extraction||Guest contributor Marianne Davis focuses on
Line, Shape and Texture using Visual Extraction, with gorgeous example photographs|
|Rainbows||An in-depth look at finding and photographing rainbows, how and where they form,
and ideas for effective compositions beyond the ordinary rainbow snapshots.|
|Real Estate||Secrets (no longer) of photographing real estate interiors for sales or rentals.
Several easy ideas for improving the look of rooms in photographs.|
|How to Create Photo Essays||Slide show masters Gordie Corbin and Judy Switt
join Tom Field in this guide to artistic, multimedia presentations using music and photographs (PDF document).|
|Electronic Presentation|| Tom Field's recommendations for
How to Prepare Images for Electronic Presentation, such as a digital projector or computer slide show (PDF document).|
|Quick Tips||A collection of useful equipment ideas to ease the photographer's role.|
Some you may know, others may be new.
|Best of DC||Inaugural Edition (2009) coffee table book with articles about photographers Tom Field and Roy Sewall|
|Kent Mason video||Kent Mason discusses conservation, nature, habitats, and his photographic vision of West Virginia (filmed by The Nature Conservancy)|
|The Potomac Highlands||Kent Mason's article and vast collection of stunning images on the Dolly Sods Wilderness and Scenic Area and the Bear Rocks Preserve.|
|Potomac River||Read about Roy Sewall’s first coffee table photo book, Our Potomac, from Great Falls through Washington, D.C.|
|Great Falls and Mather Gorge (Potomac River)||Read about Roy Sewall’s second coffee table photo book, Great Falls and Mather Gorge, published 2009|
|Captiva Island, Florida||Sunsets and twilight photography on a tropical island paradise|
|Batteries 101||All the photographer needs to know about photo batteries:
care guide, comparing types, getting the most from rechargeable batteries.|
|Optical Slave Flashes with Canon E-TTL||E-TTL flashes can false-trigger optical slave flashes.
Here's why, and how to prevent it from ruining your flash images.|
|Headlamps||NEW! Headlamps for Night Photography|