Photographer's Notebook | Mike Worley Photos

Back Button Focus — My Go-To Button

Nearly all modern DSLR and mirrorless cameras have numerous buttons. And normally, at least a few of those buttons are programmable. Most of the time, I’m happy with the original setting. But there is one […]

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Photography Apps – My 5 Favorites

Photography is evolving with new and better cameras and lenses every year. But photography-related apps for our phones or tablets also help our photography. Here are my five favorite photography apps – those I use […]

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My Tethering Set-up with Lightroom Classic

As I have posted some Behind-the-Scenes photos showing how I set up some macro photos, I have received some inquiries about tethered shooting. Simply put, tethering involves linking your camera directly to a computer. Photos […]

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My 5 Favorite Photography Books

In every endeavor, there are favorite books providing insight and instruction. My hobby of photography is no different. But what are my favorites – the books I go to time and again for advice and […]

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Reflections of the Past – How It’s Done

Not long ago, a friend posted a photo she had taken of the reflection she saw in the rearview mirror of her car. I liked the photo, but also thought about the idea of a […]

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The Lily on the Deck

One recent day, I ventured outside in my back yard, looking for interesting shots.One almost jumped out at me — the flowers on my deck. A type of lily? … maybe. My wife likes to have […]

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Water Drop Collision Art – Part II

In this installment, I continue the discussion of how to take photos of water drop collisions. You can view Part I here. Setting Up the MIOPS Splash Kit Setting up the splash apparatus is the […]

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Water Drop Collision Art

In an earlier post, I wrote about my initial experiments with water drop splash photography. This can be accomplished relatively easily with basic speedlights. A simple balloon filled with water and poked with a pin […]

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Photography in a Social Distancing World

The new reality of social distancing brought on by COVID19 has had its impact of photographers, just as with every other facet of American life. What are photographers doing when they are forced to close […]

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Spilled Bourbon – Photos of the Week

I originally titled these photos “In Kentucky, we don’t cry over spilled milk. Spilled bourbon – not so much” My ‘choice’ shot of a spilled glass of bourbon on a black reflective surface I got […]

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