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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.

December 18th, 2012

5 Tips for Better Landscape Photographs

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(© Joseph Rossbach) Leading Photo Tours and Workshops, I see a lot of  good and bad techniques from my students. Over the years, I have noticed at least 5 common mistakes that beginning photographers make. We all make these mistakes when starting out, so if your guilty of any of them (or all) don’t feel bad. … 

December 17th, 2012

Five great gifts for photographers for under $250

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(© Joseph Rossbach)With Christmas just around the corner, if your like me you’ve waited to the last  minute to do your holiday shopping. If you have a photographer in your life, your probably thinking you can’t get them something they will love without spending a small fortune. Well you might be surprised! Here are a few … 

November 26th, 2012

Checkerboard Star Trails (Joseph Rossbach)

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Last month I had the pleasure of shooting in Zion National Park. My favorite fall color location for the past several years. In addition to the color of the Cottonwoods and Maples that burn brilliantly in early November, the park is also home to some of the most dramatic scenery in the Southwest. Deep canyons, … 
November 24th, 2012

Working the Light (Joseph Rossbach)

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Other photographers assume that great light somehow follows me around. I hear it all the time. I run into other shooters in the field that follow my work and one of the comments that comes up quite often is how great light seems to follow me around. I am here to tell you that it … 

November 23rd, 2012

The Towers of Silence

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These amazing geologic anomalies are located in the heart of the Grand Staircase/Escalante National monument of Southern Utah. Reaching them requires a 8 mile round trip hike up Wahweap Wash from the town of Big Water. The hike is flat but very tiresome due to the fact that you are slogging through deep sand for … 

October 28th, 2012

The Beauty of Backlight

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(© Joseph Rossbach) Back Light is one of my favorite lighting conditions to work under. Over the past couple of months I have been chasing the fall colors from the Tetons to West Virginia, leading several workshops along the way. The color this year was excellent and I was given the opportunity to work with … 
October 1st, 2012

Not All Who Wander Are Lost (Joseph Rossbach)

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While leading my Grand Teton Autumn Tour, we found ourselves down near Shcwabacher Landing on the last morning of the trip. The clouds and light seemed very promising and I wanted to get my clients some amazing images to end the tour. Shwabacher Landing is an iconic location and a beautiful one at that. As … 
September 28th, 2012

Never Stop Exploring (Joseph Rossbach)

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For the past eight days I have been in Jackson, Wyoming shooting landscapes and fall color, as well as leading a photo tour of Grand Teton National Park. Everyday I was up at 4am and often didn’t get to bed until after 11pm. Exhausted at the end of the trip I drove five hours south … 
August 31st, 2012

Iceland Image Roundup

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Last month I spent an amazing three weeks in Iceland leading a Photo Tour with good friend and fellow photographer Richard Bernabe as well as spending some personal time exploring the island. This was my first trip to Iceland and I was completely blown away by not only the wild and rugged beauty of the … 
July 10th, 2012

5 Tips for Better Landscape Photography in the Mountains

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With out the late afternoon thunderstorm that pummeled the high country of Glacier National Park and sent me seeking shelter under a rock ledge, I would not have had such an amazing display of clouds and light at sunset.
There is no place I would rather be shooting on any given day then in the mountains. Any mountains will do! From the soaring peaks of the Rocky Mountains, to the rounded ridges of the Appalachians, being in the mountains is more than just about photography, it’s about a state of mind. I am often …