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Rob Sheppard - who has written 27 posts on The Digital Photo Experience.

Rob Sheppard is the author/photographer of over 30 books, the editor-at-large for Outdoor Photographer magazine, and a nationally known presenter and workshop leader. His specialities are nature photography and helping photographers with digital technologies from getting the most from small sensors to Lightroom to Photoshop. Check out Rob's websites at http://www.robsheppardphoto.com and http://www.natureandphotography.com

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The Joy of Low Angle Flowers

September 9, 2010

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As summer starts to wind down, there are still a lot of flowers to be photographed! Summer garden flowers are still looking good, while fall blooming species both in gardens and in the wild are beginning to blossom. The most common way flowers are photographed is from a position about 45 degrees above the blossom. […]

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Lightroom Keys to Know

August 12, 2010

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One of the things I love about Lightroom is how fast you can change its look. Why would you want to do that? To make an already efficient program even more efficient and adapt it to your needs. I am going to give you some simple keys to press to change Lightroom quickly (I am […]

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Video with your DSLR Week: Shot Variety and Something Called Coverage

August 6, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week is “Shooting Video with your DSLR” here on DPE with Rob Sheppard, Art Howard and Juan Pons. We will be bringing you a new article every day this week, make to sure to check them all out!] As photographers, we go out and look for the best angle, the best composition, […]

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Video with your DSLR Week: The Challenge of Audio for Video

August 3, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week is “Shooting Video with your DSLR” here on DPE with Rob Sheppard, Art Howard and Juan Pons. We will be bringing you a new article every day this week, make to sure to check them all out!] Audio is pretty important for the bee video I did. Imagine the different impact […]

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Video with your DSLR Week: Shooting Video the DSLR Way

August 1, 2010

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[Editors Note: This week is “Shooting Video with your DSLR” here on DPE with Rob Sheppard, Art Howard and Juan Pons. We will be bringing you a new article every day this week, make to sure to check them all out!] I love using my Canon EOS 7D for video. It is truly a lot […]

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Focal Length is not just a Zoom Change!

July 14, 2010

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Not all that long ago in photography, everyone shot with single focal length lenses and not zooms. Zooms have not been around all that long in photography, plus at first, they really were awful in quality. Today, none of that is true anymore. Zooms have outstanding quality and they have become ubiquitous in photography. Every […]

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Upcoming Photo Festivals

July 7, 2010

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There are a couple of upcoming photo festivals this summer and fall that you might find of interest. I will be a speaker at both, plus other members of the DPE gang (Rick and Juan) will be at the fall event. This summer, there is the Sedona Photo Fest from July 18-25 in Sedona, Arizona. […]

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A Light Mantra

July 5, 2010

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I think one of the challenges that all photographers face is how to separate the subject from the photograph. A photograph can only be a representation, an interpretation of a subject. If we focus too much on the subject, we can miss the photograph. This is especially common with landscape photography. I once had someone […]

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A No-Cost Dramatic Effect

June 16, 2010

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A very simple effect — the “starburst” around a bright light. This has been around so long that I sometimes forget that everyone does not know it. It is a great addition to images with bright lights in them. You may have seen this effect with rays of light coming out of the sun or […]

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Autoexposure and Ansel Adams

June 2, 2010

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What if I told you autoexposure could bring you closer to the way that Ansel Adams shot? How could that be? I can tell you it works, so read on. And I challenge those manual exposure diehards to open their minds a little and see what is possible here. First, some perspective. In brief, Ansel […]

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