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August – September Photo Contest
Theme: Outdoor Action & Adventure

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To enter Focal Press’s August – September Photo Contest, please click here. This contest is FREE to enter. Theme:  Outdoor Action & Adventure Inspired by the book: Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography Guest Judge – Dan Bailey Prizes: Grand Jury Winner: –          A copy of the book Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography –          $200 worth…

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Adventure Photography – Telling a Story

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When I critique student images in my photo workshops, I often see pictures that have great potential, but that don’t quite knock it out of the park. There are usually two main reasons why a photo falls short. The tendency for many novice photographers is to either focus too much on a singular piece of…

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Outdoor Action & Adventure Photography: Protecting Yourself and Your Gear

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Securing the camera When people talk about camera security, they usually mean keeping it from being stolen. I’m talking about not dropping it and having it go careening down the cliff while you watch little bits of metal and glass fly off before it finally explodes into a thousand pieces. (I’ve seen this happen.) Or…

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Photographing Baseball and Softball – Part II: Getting the Difficult Shots

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In the Part I article the emphasis was on how to capture actions that were predictable and repetitive in pre-game drills and during a game. This second installment deals with game situations that are more complex in which the final outcomes are unknown. Typically, this is the type of action that occurs during plays made…

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Photographing Baseball & Softball – Part 1: The Easy Shots

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Each year, thousands of young people play baseball and softball in scholastic and youth leagues all over the USA and many photographers are asked by their families to “get some pictures” of a son or daughter. Anyone who has taken up this challenge quickly realizes that there are two basic types of action shots on…

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Cold Winter Photography Tips

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Photography in the wintertime can be incredibly rewarding. The sun travels in a lower arc across the sky, which gives you extended lengths of magic hour, especially if you live further away from the equator. Also, there’s nothing so beautiful, angelic and magical as clumps of snow on pine trees or open fields and mountainsides…

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