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Carl Heilman II

Carl Heilman II

Carl Heilman II is an internationally published photographer and author.

Carl has been photographing North American wilds since the mid 1970's, working to capture both the grandeur of these special places, and the emotional and spiritual connection he has felt as well. He's been digital since setting up a 'digital darkroom' with a film scanner and Photoshop 4.0 in 1997, and went fully digital with a Nikon D200 several years ago. His work has been published in numerous publications including National Geographic Explorer, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, the New York Times, Nature Conservancy publications, and Adirondack Life.
His most recent book, 'Contemporary Landscape Photography', is a comprehensive guide to digital photography that offers photography tips and techniques from his 35 years of experience with a camera. It was published in the US by Amphoto (June 2010), and internationally by Ilex Press. He recently finished a 'Landscape Photographer's Field Guide', which will be published in fall 2011. His coffee table books include, 'The Maine Coast', 'The Adirondacks', and 'Adirondacks: Views of An American Wilderness' by Rizzoli; 'Lake George' by North Country Books; and 3 NY State books by Voyageur Press
For over 15 years, Carl has enjoyed sharing his experience and helping folks get started with photography in his diverse photo workshops. Many of these are based around favorite shooting locations near his home in the Adironodack Park. His AV programs have aired on regional PBS stations, and he was featured in the May 2008 national PBS special, 'The Adirondacks'.
Carl's work can be found online at

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Using Aperture and Shutter Speed Creatively

Use Motion and Depth Of Field In Your Photos

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Carl Heilman II, June 16, 2011

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While digital cameras offer the potential to bring back better pictures more easily, I find many aspiring photographers are overwhelmed and confused by the technology and abundant options for shooting. It's time to focus on the essentials, and then take advantage of the technological enhancements.

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TAGS: landscapes,  aperture,  Digital photography 

Wide-Angle Macro Photography

Mini landscapes at 1:1 magnification

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Carl Heilman II, May 25, 2011

I enjoy working with different equipment to get ‘close’ to subjects with a camera, but I especially like adding thin extension tubes to shorter focal length lenses to create wide angle close-ups.

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TAGS: landscapes,  macro,  macro photography,  wide angle,  Focus on Macro Photography,  extension tubes 

Shoot Super Close-Ups of Snowflakes!

Photographing landscapes in reverse

ArticleMacro Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Carl Heilman II, February 21, 2011

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How to use reversal rings and a wide-angle lens to get stunning super-close-ups of snow flakes.

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TAGS: macro,  macro photography,  snow,  Focus on Macro Photography 

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