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Behind the Lens: Books for the shutterbug
December 15, 2013
If you’re not that knowledgeable about what photography-related gifts to get your favorite shutterbug, a safe alternative can be books. Here’s a short list of potential stocking-stuffers
Behind the Lens: ‘Jayhawk Decade’
October 4, 2013
Looking through images I’ve made during 359 games has taught me a lesson about being somewhat selective while shooting, but I also learned a little about the importance of meticulous archiving practices.
Behind the Lens: Know your rights as a photographer
September 1, 2013
I’ve been asked recently about photographing people in public places. Should photographers ask permission before taking the photograph?
When deciding on vacation camera gear, less can be more
August 18, 2013
A defenseless feeling creeps over me when I get too far away from my camera gear for too long.
Behind the Lens: Focusing on fast-moving subjects
August 4, 2013
Learning to use auto-focus lock can lead to more control over your point of focus and provide more creative framing techniques.
Behind the Lens: Tips to limit overexposure
July 21, 2013
Simplifying the picture-taking process has led to some common operator errors. Over the next several columns I will address a few of these issues and describe some solutions.
Behind the Lens: Go with the flow of your photo subject
July 7, 2013
To quote a line from the movie “The Truman Show,” “We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented.” That’s appropriate for photojournalists.
Behind the Lens: The long and short of documentary photography
June 23, 2013
Recently I had the opportunity to do some documentary photography and spend five months watching a local mechanic build his very own Batmobile.
Behind the Lens: Framing can turn boring photos into good ones
June 2, 2013
Because a photograph can only be a one-dimensional representation of a subject, many photographs tend to look flat and lack dimension and depth. A creative visual device to overcome this problem is to incorporate elements in your scene that fill empty space or add content around your subject.
Behind the Lens: Website helps teach photography basics
May 19, 2013
Camerasim.com explores the mechanics and functions of a digital single-lens camera in a unique way.
Behind the Lens: Lighting up the night
May 5, 2013
A recent train ride gets Mike Yoder thinking about one of his favorite photographers, O. Winston Link, a pioneer of nighttime photography.
Behind the Lens: ‘Chimping’ a photography faux pas
April 28, 2013
Chimping is the aptly named industry term for when a photographer takes a picture and immediately refers to the LCD screen on his or her digital camera for the instant gratification that only it could provide.
Behind the Lens: The best of times, the worst of times
April 7, 2013
In competitions, somebody always wins and somebody always loses, and a photographer documents both.
Behind the Lens: Great snow photos about finding the right exposure
March 17, 2013
I realize we’re probably done with snow for the year, but after talking to people about their recent photographs of snow, I thought I’d offer some tips that can apply to photos taken year-round. By Mike Yoder
Behind the Lens: Remotes help you be in 2 places at once
March 3, 2013
It always seems as though referees pass in front of the photographers right when players like Ben McLemore are milliseconds away from completely “posterizing” a helpless defender. The result is a view of a tremendous play obscured behind the backside of the game official.