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March 28th, 2014

Rediscover Photography – with an iPhone…

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Close-up of backlit palm leaves, Yucatan Peninsula.
It has been a long-held tenet that the best camera for any situation is the one you’re holding in your hand. If you’re like me, however, you too often make a distinction between “official shooting” and the “recreational” kind. For the first, I carry a backpack full of gear, a tripod, filters, cables, chargers, yada, …
 
July 23rd, 2013

Photographing Reflections: Beyond the Mirror

Posted By Michael Frye
Creek descending through a granite basin, Yosemite NP. The sun was hitting the rocks just beyond the top of the frame, reflecting the gold color into the water, and even onto some of the polished rocks on the right.
When people think of photographing a reflection, they usually think of a mirror reflection, like a mountain reflected in a tranquil lake. I’ve done my share of those, but I think it’s often more interesting to just look at the colors, textures, and patterns on the water’s surface. During my just-completed Hidden Yosemite workshop we …
 
April 29th, 2013

Spring 2013 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Spring 2013 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about adapting to new technologies, an equipment review of the TrekPak dividers for Pelican …
 
April 9th, 2013

Light and Mood With Intimate Landscapes

Posted By Michael Frye
Sunlight slanting across Crane Flat Meadow, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
A Trip to Crane Flat During a recent series of weather systems in Yosemite, I kept checking the radar and satellite images online, looking for an opportunity to photograph a clearing storm. One morning looked promising, so I drove up to Yosemite Valley early, but found no snow. It looked like the snow level had …
 
February 6th, 2013

New e-book: Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer

Posted By Michael Clark
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Click here to purchase Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer I am very happy to announce my new e-book entitled Location Lighting for the Outdoor Photographer. This e-book is a 277 page e-book and is packed with pretty much everything I know about using artificial lighting in the outdoors. If you are looking to take …
 
January 30th, 2013

A New Website is Finally Here!

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Colorado Mountain Biking by Jay Goodrich
I haven’t been lost, but I have been busier than I would have ever expected in my life. About six months ago I decided to update my business branding. As part of this project, a new website came into conception that focused on what my plan began to pen out as. Finally, after three months …
 
November 16th, 2012

Fall 2012 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Fall 2012 issue of the Michael Clark Photography Newsletter is now available for download. If you’d like to sign up for the Newsletter just drop me an email and I’ll add you to the mailing list. This issue includes an editorial about looking back on sixteen years of assignment work, a review of the new …
 
July 25th, 2012

Intent on Design

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Heather Goodrich Mountain Biking Colorado by Jay Goodrich
In today’s digital world we all take tons of photos. We then take those images and master them. We use software like Apple’s Aperture, Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop to make them our own. Sometimes we add color and other times we shed that color for a black and white version. There are purists who don’t …
 
June 14th, 2012

Seascapes

Posted By Jerry Monkman
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I’m fortunate to live just a couple of miles from the Atlantic Ocean on the New Hampshire coast (yes, New Hampshire has a coast!) This part of New England can be described as a mix of small urban centers, surrounded by suburban landscapes, agricultural fields and small woodlands. On land, there are plenty of good …
 
May 30th, 2012

Open

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Photographing Through the Cypress by Jay Goodrich
With the announcement of our new website last week, I discussed changing directions. About taking your current status quo and trying to explore new avenues with your photography. Wonderful, right? There is a catch here though, and that is becoming open to the change. You can decide to go for it, decide you can make …