Multiple Frame Action Shot

Every time I create one of these action shots of kids running or diving, the reaction from viewers is the same.”That’s so cool.” You can do it too with Photoshop and a little trial and error To show a sequence of several frames follow these steps:

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Landscape Photography Inspired by Hudson River Painters

When photography was in its infancy in the early 19th century, the art of landscape painting was approaching a new zenith. Work of the members of the Hudson River School and later, the White Mountain School,  was growing in popularity on both sides of the Atlantic.

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Business Development for Photographers: Getting Leads the Old Fashioned Way

© Paul Mozell 2014 updated in 2019 After you have built a responsive website that works on all devices, created a strong social media presence, implemented SEO and bought Adwords you might think you’re done with marketing. Well no… you’re not…especially if your clients are primarily in the business community….

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How to stay warm: Winter Photography

It is mid-winter in New England. As a photographer who creates most of his work outdoors, I have to pick the right times to shoot, and be prepared for whatever the weather gods may throw at me. Though the forecast tomorrow is for temps only slightly above 0º I know…

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HDR Isn’t Obvious

Like so many photographers I was caught caught up in the HDR (high dynamic range) craze a few years ago. From time to time I made “grunge” photos and “artistic” images. Now, my goal is to use HDR tools less frequently, favoring selective image adjustment utilities in Photoshop and Lightroom….

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Photographing the Foliage: Tips for capturing the autumn splendor

© Paul Mozell For those of us lucky to live in a part of the country where October’s burst of foliage color is most intense, it is hard to resist the urge to photograph the 2 or 3 week parade of orange, yellow, and red hues. There is always a…

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New Streamlined Copyright Registration

© Paul Mozell 2015 I just registered several thousand new images with the US Copyright Office and was pleased to discover that the process has been streamlined. Although the interface is still  archaic and 1990’s-looking, an announcement  states that as of January 2015 they have tuned things up. A few…

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Landscape Panorama Tips

It is easier than ever to stitch two or more images together into a panorama. Many cameras have a pano function built-in and there are plenty of utilities and plugins on the market that can do the job. I’m still relying on Photoshop’s ever-improving pano function. Regardless of which tool you use, there are a few common guidelines that will help you get consistent and predictable results.

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Panorama, grove of trees at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA

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Nikon Commander Mode = Trouble for Portraits

The other day, I discovered why portrait subjects shot with Nikon Commander mode so often have their eyes shut! On the surface, Commander mode is a great tool. You can remotely control the all the settings on one or more Nikon Speedlights directly from a Nikon DSLR. Menu settings on…

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Tutorial: Extended Depth-of-field Made Easy

One of the many blessings of digital photography is the ability to make super-sharp images with an extended depth of field. In this still-life of a vase of fresh daffodils sitting on my dining room table, my goal was to make the image sharp from front to back; something that…

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Demystifying Camera Shopping for the Holidays

In these days of instant communications, choosing a new digital camera or upgrading an older one can be a challenging task. I’m going to try to make the choice a little easier with a brief glossary of terms and some street-level advice. Perhaps you’ll be better prepared at the height of gift-giving season.

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Review: HDR Expose 3 — Easy Solution for Challenging Light

As digital photography continues to evolve, High Dynamic Range or HDR technique keeps pace with the cascade of changes.

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