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Learn Fieldcraft Tricks: Wildlife photography technique 01 of 11

October 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Wildlife photography technique 01: LEARN FIELDCRAFT TRICKS
While a telephoto lens with a focal length of at least 300mm is pretty much essential for wildlife photography, good fieldcraft makes a bigger difference to getting a frame-filling shot.

Knowing the behaviour and habitat of the animal you’re photographing is key. That might sound like we’re stating the obvious, but the best wildlife shots are rarely taken on the spur of the moment.

Do a Google search on your chosen species, and the best locations and time of year (and time of day) that you can expect (or are allowed) to get close to them.
Wear camouflage or neutral-coloured, rustle-free clothing, ditch the deodorant and be on the spot when the animals are most active – that’s usually dawn or dusk.

Before or After

August 08, 2015  •  Leave a Comment


Why live with Before when you can have After?


A Custom Frame is what completes a room decor.  When you get your frames through Warren Picture Place, we can help you pick a frame that will match the decor of your room.  Don't settle for a cookie cutter frame from a box store when you, and your room, deserves so much more!  When you custom frame, your room will be unique, interesting, and complete.  

Never settle for Bland.

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Real Professionals Know Quality

December 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

When you are a small business person, your clients become your friends, and some become family.

A "quickie" artist or a "shoot and burn" photographer cares about volume and speed over quality – Picture Place cares about getting to know our subjects as people - not just customers - and We care enough about the Profession We love enough to make sure that We keep learning, keep completely on the high end of artistic Quality, and expand Our creativity each and every day.

Support your REAL Professionals - we are more than OWNERS of cameras and paint brushes. We know how to use them.

We know Quality.

Cover Girl Kelsey

December 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Check out the Music Slideshow of Picture Place's Lil Cover Girl.... Miss Kelsey!  She is such a riot to work with!  She makes every session a blast!  Enjoy the show!  

Van Gogh Painted in "M" Mode

November 28, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

You hear it all the time from the uneducated in the photography world... "P" is for Professional.  Sorry to bust your bubble, but "P" stands for "Program Mode".  If you had read your camera's manual you would have known that.  Instead more and more people lately want to buy a camera, set it to "P" mode, "spray & pray" that they get a good shot, and call themselves a "Professional Photographer".  Most Professional Photographers shoot in either Semi-Manual (A, S, AV, or Tv) to Full Manual (M) Modes, not "P" Mode.

Some people like to rebuttal this with the comment of "Did anyone ask what brushes Van Gogh used or just marvel at the end results?"  The "End Results" are not famous due to the brushes Van Gogh used, but due to the unrestricted flow of his imagination and his skill and knowledge at being able to put what he saw in his mind onto canvas.  Van Gogh painted in "M" mode.  The same goes for Photography.  Shooting in "P" mode limits you to the creativity that you can achieve.  Sure you can make a picture using "P" mode, but you are creating an image that the CAMERA has computed. All that is, is a "paint-by-numbers" type of image.  By shooting in "M" mode, you have FULL CREATIVITY access to achieve the image you wish to create.  Full creative ability will help you create your own type of "Van Gogh Masterpiece", instead of a "Paint-By-Numbers Camera Computed Image".

Now I'm not saying shooting in "P" mode is a bad thing.  If you are just starting out learning the Photography Craft, then fire away!  But don't stay in "P" mode.  Learn your camera, expand your knowledge, work your way up to "M" mode, learn how to light properly and create your masterpieces.  "M" mode is where the "Magic" starts.  "M" mode is where you become a "Master Professional Photographer".

Those of us who have put a lot of blood sweat and tears into our craft get a little upset when someone buys a camera, turns to "P" Mode, and calls themselves a Professional Photographer, willing to be hired for pennies and gives away the images on a disc. You are essentially devaluing the Photography Craft by doing this kind of thing.  Think of it kind of like an illegal immigrant coming into America, offering your employer that they will do your job for a fraction of what you are paid.  They have no clue on how to do said job, just that they are willing to accept less pay.  Now how would you feel if you lost your job because of this?  This type of scenario is what happens to Professional Photographers every day by Amateurs and Hobbyists in the Photography Industry.  I'm not saying NOT to pursue your passion in Photography, just to NOT claim the title or to contract yourself out as a Professional when you are really a Hobbyist.

Education is Vital in ANY industry.  Not educating yourself in photography and accepting jobs as a "Professional Photographer" or even just as a "Photographer" simply because you have a nice Camera is like hiring a Plumber solely because they have a nice Pipe Wrench or hiring a Carpenter because they have a nice Hammer.  

Van Gogh painted in "M" mode and so can you by being true to the industry, educating yourself, and educating others.

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