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Macro Photography Equipment Options

Are you looking to get involved in the world of Macro Photography?  There is a lot of good reasons to try.  For starters it is just great fun and can be done anywhere you live. Literally anywhere from the tundras of Alaska to the deserts of Chili to the sidewalks of the Bronx.  Once you start to look at the tiny world below your feet you'll find there is life and color and intrigue teaming through every inch of this planet.
Before you can get started however, you will need a few equipment items specific for macro photography.  There are a lot of options out there, but what do you really need?  What can you do without?  What should you consider when trying to select a piece of macro equipment?  The following outline should give you a great starting point when making these decisions.
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http://www.bigsunphotography.com/macro-photography-equipment-options/

#MacroPhotography, #PhotographyEquipment, #PhotographyTips, #Workshops
Advantages and disadvantages of various macro photography equipment options. Learn what you need and what you can do without.
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Lightroom Tip - Match Exposure Feature

There is a little known tool in Adobe Lightroom that for some reason they have chosen to hide away as a menu item.  It has no tool or pallet on display in the develop module (hence why most people never know it exists).  This tool is the "match total exposure" command, and it is a very powerful ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/lightroom-tip-match-exposure-feature/

#Lightroom, #Training, #Tutorial
Lightroom Tip - Match Exposure Feature can save you a lot of time in when developing images with variable exposure.
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Depth of Field Tutorial (what you need to know)

Too many photography tutorials only discuss aperture as the method a photographer uses to control depth of field.  In fact there are four factors that control depth of field and using them together gives you far more options and capabilities than aperture alone.  Without understanding how all f ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/depth-of-field-tutorial/

#DepthOfField, #Photography, #PhotographyTips, #Training, #Tutorial
Depth of field tutorial. Learn the basic concepts a photographer needs to understand depth of field.
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"early bird special" - Denver Lightroom Workshop

Early Bird Price Special Ends on Jan 19th!

If you have been wanting to learn Adobe Lightroom, now is your chance to learn it all for a great price!
If you have already taken my classes before, now is your chance to refresh old skills and learn new ones we never covered. (and do it for a ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/early-bird-special-denver-lightroom-workshop/

#Lightroom, #Training, #Tutorial, #Workshops
help spread the word...Early Bird Price Special Ends on Jan 19th! If you have been wanting to learn Adobe Lightroom, now is your chance to learn it all for a great price! If you have already taken my classes before, now is your chance to refresh old skills and learn new ones we never covered.…
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Great Way to Display Images for Etsy

Do you ever try and sell your photography and/or artwork online, for instance websites like Etsy or Craigslist, etc?  Well you may have found that while your images may look great, the buyers have trouble really understanding what the piece might look like within their own home.  If only you c ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/great-way-display-images-etsy/

#BusinessAdvice, #Ecommerce, #Etsy, #PhotographyTips, #SellPhotography
Use this app as a great way to display photography for Etsy. Show how your artwork looks within a room using this wonderful selling tool.
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Photographing Coins - tutorial

Ever wondered how to get really crisp image of coins?  Maybe not, but if you've ever tried to photograph coins then you probably have asked this, because it is not easy to do.  Many coins have a mix of smooth shiny surfaces and finely textured mat surfaces.  The balancing act of creating detail ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/photographing-coins-tutorial/

#CommercialPhotography, #PhotographyTips, #ProductPhotography, #Training, #Tutorial
Photographing Coins - a unique technique to produce beautiful detail and shine to your coin photography.
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Improve Your Photography with Better Composition

Foundations of Composition
At the simplest level, we can define composition as the way a photographer frames a scene. But good composition involves much more than simply choosing how to crop the world into the rectangle inside your viewfinder.

Good composition is the process of arranging ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/improve-photography-better-composition/

#Composition, #Photography, #PhotographyTips, #TexturedPhotography, #Training, #Tutorial
Improve Your Photography with Better Composition - simple to understand rules with example imagery.
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WPPI Expo 2015 in Las Vegas

Looking to spend time with thousands of people who love photography as much as you?  Want to learn new skills at 95 photography classes taught by 150 top instructors in the field?  Want to let loose poolside at nighttime parties with a ton of fellow shutterbugs?  Well that's what you'll get from ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/wppi-expo-2015-las-vegas/

#Ecommerce, #Lightroom, #Photography, #PhotographyEquipment, #Training, #Workshops
WPPI Expo 2015 in Las Vegas - Get your discount code and save 50% off.
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Bronco's Cheerleaders Nursing Home Visit

A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the father of an ALS patient, Justin Bruce, to document a "good will" visit by members of the Denver Broncos cheerleading squad to a local nursing home (Rowan Community).  The initial visit was prompted by a request from the senior Bruce to the Broncos o ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/cheerleaders-nursing-home-visit/

#DocumentaryPhotography, #EditorialPhotography
Spirits are raised for those in need. Denver Bronco cheerleaders visit local nursing home patients
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Equestrian Wall Art - bridle and stirrups

Yesterday I just finished this beautiful equestrian riding tack home decor.  This equestrian wall art speaks of horses and cowboys and the American West.  The photo was taken in South Park (yes, that one) here in Colorado.  The old leather bridle and stirrups hanging against the rustic wood sh ... [click link to read more...]

http://www.bigsunphotography.com/equestrian-wall-art-bridle-stirrups/

#LongExposure, #Photography, #WallArt
Perfect artwork for anybody who loves horses. This equestrian wall art speaks of horses and cowboys and the American West.
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Faster SD Cards - Worth the Money?

SD cards on the market are getting faster and faster which is a great thing,,, right?  Most people just assume it must be a good thing and therefore will spend money (and the price goes up considerably) for faster cards, especially if they are working with their new expensive dslr cameras. ... [click link to read more...]
SD cards come in many speeds and many prices. Are Faster SD CARds Worth the Money. Let's look at some basic facts.
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  • Big Sun Photography
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Big Sun Photography , Big Sun Photo Tours, Blue Gel Media
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Photography Tours and Training (Colorado & Abroad...)
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Photographer and Adobe Trainer based in Denver Colorado.

Big Sun Photography and Big Sun Photo Tours

       (Specializing in SE Asia and Central America)

It's a changing world, and soon it will become a homogeneous world. I don't much care for that idea, so I'm trying to see different cultures and unspoiled lands while they still exist. Along the way I want to help others to see the magic of the world around them through the lens of a camera.
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Traveled in over 25 countries.
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Golden, CO, United States