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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 10th, 2011

July 4th – and the Family Paparazzi

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Maya on July 4, 2011, Manzanita Beach  OR
A bit of a departure from nature photography with this post – today we’re talking about photographing kids. I don’t know about your kids (or grandkids) but they all seem to go through a phase when they simply do not like being photographed, and do everything they can to subvert your efforts, either frowning or …
March 8th, 2011

Midday Madness

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Grasses in Lake Ice, Northwest Territories
During our recent Aurora trip, we obviously had long hours of daylight when the aurora was invisible. It was usually a good time to get some much-needed sleep after a long night under the sky, but it also offered some great hiking and snowshoeing opportunities. And since the middle of the day is rarely the …
October 26th, 2010

The Lure of Blur

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Blurred leaves : Autumn
At some point, I suspect, every photographer looks at the brilliant colors of Fall, and wonders how to use them in a photograph. Especially, I might add, if it’s windy… In some conditions, it is simply impossible to get a sharp image of autumn leaves, so one is forced to resort to “creative blur.” ┬áIt …