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About Joseph
Joseph Rossbach is a full time professional nature and landscape photographer living in Maryland. Joe's images and articles have appeared in many publications, calendars, books and galleries including Outdoor Photographer, Photo Techniques, Blue Ridge Country, The Nature Conservancy, Mountain Connections, Digital Photo, Natures Best Magazine, Photographer (Ukraine) and Digital Camera (UK) to name a few. Joe is also the author and photographer for two print and three digital books including The Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography, 50 Amazing Things D.C., Crafting Compelling Compositions and Five Landscape Challenges 2. Every year Joe leads several photography workshops and tours around the country as well as teaching classes on Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. To view more of Joe's work, and for information on all of his workshops and classes, please visit www.josephrossbach.com.

January 30th, 2014

Back from Moab

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“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread. A civilization which destroys what little remains of the wild, the spare, the original, is cutting itself off from its origins and betraying the principle of civilization itself.”
― Edward Abbey When I … 
September 12th, 2013

Paradise Falls, Glacier NP

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Modern digital cameras and their  resolution and dynamic range available today amaze me! While in Glacier on this last trip, I found myself shooting a particular scene that I would never have even tried to get away with on film or even without some serious exposure blending just a few years ago. A very contrasty … 
March 2nd, 2013

Chased by the Light

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On the first evening of my recent Valley of Fire Workshop, we hiked out to Fire Wave in hopes of capturing dramatic landscape images. The skies had some amazing clouds to the south hanging over Fire Wave when we first arrived and we set up for the more or less traditional shot. I encouraged my … 
March 1st, 2013

Chasing the Moon

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On the very last evening of my trip to the southwest, I spent the night in Valley of Fire State Park. I knew the full moon would be rising 10  minutes after sunset, and I planned to catch it coming up through Elephant Rock just after sunset. I was up on White Domes shooting sunset … 
February 28th, 2013

Brain Rocking It At White Pocket

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Just last week I had another chance to visit the remote and wild country of the Paria/Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of extreme northern Arizona. After catching an early morning flight out of Baltimore, I arrived in Sin City at 9:30am and quickly got straight the hell out of there. I can’t stand Las Vegas!! After driving … 
February 4th, 2013

Ibis Coming Into Roost

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ibis coming in to roost at sunset
I just returned home from a week shooting wildlife and landscapes in South Florida. The trip went really well and I spent the entire week driving from one bid hotspot to the other, often only sleeping a few hours each night. I spent 90% of my time and energy shooting birds and only a couple … 
January 7th, 2013

Daily Inspiration: Sunrise in Great Falls National Park

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In addition to the normal posts I publish; i.e… trip reports, articles, thoughts, ect.., I will now be adding the Daily Inspiration to my personal blog. A single image a day, some new and some old, all meant to provide inspiration to the viewer and insight on the creative and technical aspects of photography. Sometimes … 

December 31st, 2012

After the Storm

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This our latest release, After the Storm, Great Falls National Park, VA I took a quick trip to Great Falls National Park the other day in hopes of catching some dramatic light as a winter storm that produced snow, ice and rain moved out at sunset. It was a gamble but it paid off nicely … 
December 24th, 2012

Year in Review: Best Photos From 2012

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Another year has passed and now that I have had some time at home this month to reflect on my favorite images from this year, I would like to share my personal favorite top twelve images from 2012. It was an amazing year for me personally and profesionaly and one of my most productive in … 

December 21st, 2012

Change of Plans

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(© Joseph Rossbach) Two years ago I found myself in Zion National Park in the spring. I had a couple of days to kill before having to be over in Page, Arizona to begin a photo workshop, and in the meantime I had big plans to shoot images in Zion I had pre visualized and …