Author Archives: Glenn


Image Sharpness – Part I

All photographers want their images to be as sharp as possible. There are several factors that can contribute to unsharp images. Blur from subject movement, blur from camera movement, lack of contrast, inadequate depth of […]

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Image Sharpness – Part II

In Part I we covered blur induced by the subject as well as by the camera system. Now we’ll talk about other contributors to image sharpness. Poor contrast can be the result of severe convection […]

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Image Sharpness – Part III

Image Sharpness – by Glenn Woodell Part III We covered getting the image into the camera so now we’ll talk a little about what you do once you’ve acquired it. Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) is a […]

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Afraid of High ISO Values?

Well, you shouldn’t be. While it is true that full frame sensors are better at high ISO imaging, you can get decent images with cropped sensors if you can get some control over your noise […]

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Shooting through Glass?

How many times have you seen a bird or something interesting outside and taken a picture through the glass and felt underwhelmed afterward? Or tried to get great shots of those fish or reptiles behind […]

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Trip Report: The Eagles of Conowingo Dam

If you are looking for a great trip where you can see plenty of eagles, and not just from below, then consider a day at Conowingo Dam. It spans the Susquehanna River in Maryland, just […]

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Where’s the Subject?

When I’m composing an image, unless it’s an abstract design or just a texture, I think about what the subject is. You don’t always have to have one but I’ve always tried to convey at […]

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Is Big Glass Really that much Better?

So I’ve been lugging around a heavy 300mm f2.8 lens with me in addition to my 500mm f4 that I can’t seem to leave in the car. And sometimes I’ll toss in a wide angle […]

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A Warm Winter’s Day

Have you ever ventured out on an unusually warm day, during an otherwise chilly winter, only to find that your long-lens images are not so sharp? It’s probably not you but what you’re looking through. […]

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The Calm Before the Storm

This image tells a little bit of a story. I shot it about 20 minutes before the start of DEJA’s tribute to Pink Floyd’s, The Wall, at the Virginia Beach Museum of Contemporary Art. It […]

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