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January 15th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Jason Matias

'A Cave With A View' by Jason Matias
Today’s Photo of the Day, titled ‘A Cave With A View’, was shot and submitted to the Your Favorite Places Gallery by Jason Matias. “I spent about an hour in the ice cave with my friend and my dog. At the back of the cave is a waterfall with a skylight that had me befuddled … 
January 13th, 2015

Costa Rica Photo Roundup Part 1

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(© Ian Plant) Richard Bernabe and I recently wrapped up leading a six-day photo workshop in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica with a great group of people. We saw and photographed a fabulous diversity of wildlife (for which the Osa is world famous), and even found room for some down time to enjoy a bit of pura … 
January 12th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Jack Curran

'Lone Tree' by Jack Curran
Jack Curran’s ‘Lone Tree’ near Forrest Park, Missouri, is the Photo of the Day. “After a recent snow shower, the temperature began to warm up, causing the snow to begin converting into moisture and fill the air with fog. While driving through the park looking for interesting opportunities, I came across this pine tree. I … 
January 12th, 2015

5 Things We need to Forget About as Photographers

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5 Things to Forget Post Image by Jay Goodrich
Why 5 things we need to forget? Quite simply because I feel that all over the world too many photographers are jumping on bandwagons that truly don’t “make a photograph”, who then write about these five things and confuse the rest of us. We stress about, fight about, argue about, and write about these things tirelessly. … 
January 12th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Aiguille du Midi, Mer de Glace Glacier, and Innominata Ridge” by Jonathan Griffith – Chamonix, France

Yoshiko Mayazaki heading back up to the Aiguille du Midi as a winter storm clears for sunset
The mountains to me represent a simple and basic place removed from all the human-created stresses and pressures of society. You create your own personal challenge and that’s what I really like about Alpine climbing – it has minimal competitiveness to it. One ascent can never be compared like-for-like. Conditions and the very nature of … 
January 9th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Dustin Penman

'Effects Of The Wind' by Dustin Penman
In today’s Photo of the Day, Dustin Penman shows the ‘Effects of the Wind’ at the Big Bear Ski Resort in Big Bear, California. “I had some time to kill before I had a business meeting so I strapped on the snow shoes (I was still postholing to my knees in places, as the powder was … 
January 8th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Michael Morse

'Through The Trees' by Michael Morse
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted by Michael Morse to the Winter Shapes Assignment. “After a beautiful Christmas day snow storm, the local ski hill opened their doors for the first time this season so people could enjoy the fresh powder. This shot was taken looking up the mountain where it is out of … 
January 7th, 2015

Autumn Sunsets Assignment Winner Kevin King

'Last Light at Lindy' by Kevin King
Congrats to Kevin King for winning the Autumn Sunsets Assignment! “Lindy Point overlook at the Blackwater Falls State Park, WV, is well known as a good location for sunset shots. I had visited this spot on several previous occasions and had always been skunked with clear skies and poor light. When I pulled up to … 
January 6th, 2015

G-Tech Announces New Rugged Drive Solutions

G-Drive ev ATC with Thunderbolt
Travel photographers will want to take note of the new rugged drive solutions offered by G-Tech. The G-Drive ev RaW with Rugged Bumper is a USB 3.0 bus-powered drive. Not only is it 35% lighter than the original G-Drive ev, the 1TB capacity drive can survive a 1.5-meter drop. Available in January. $129 for 1TB, … 
January 6th, 2015

Canon Announces hdAlbum Service for Photo Album Printing

Canon hdAlbum
Canon is now offering high quality photo album printing. The hdAlbum service provides multiple book sizes, papers and templates. Books up to 100 pages are printed on the Canon DreamLabo 5000, which uses 7 dye-based inks at up to 2400 dots per inch. Check out the press release below for more info: Canon U.S.A. Announces …