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May 9th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Mystery Castle Sunset’ by Kevin McNeal – Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California

Posted By David Alexander Willis
'Mystery Castle Sunset' by Kevin McNeal at Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur, California
This is an image taken at Pfeiffer Beach along the Big Sur Californian coastline. For this particular scene I really liked the narrow channel that converges leading up to the subject. The first thing I wanted to do was compose the image so that the subject of the haystack was centered in the top third …
 
October 28th, 2012

The Beauty of Backlight

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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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 …
 
September 28th, 2012

Never Stop Exploring (Joseph Rossbach)

Posted By 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 …
 
February 18th, 2012

New eBook: West Virginia: Adventures in Light

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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I am excited to announce my fourth eBook, West Virginia: Adventures in Light. West Virginia holds a secret! Its mountains offer up some of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. From the rugged and windswept plateau of Dolly Sods to the roaring waterfalls of Blackwater Falls State Park, the Appalachian and Allegheny chain …
 
February 9th, 2012

Finding Inspiration

Posted By Michael Clark
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How do you find inspiration? Sometimes finding inspiration can be difficult. As with any artist, constantly trying to come up with creative images is the heart of what we do. I was recently talking with a good buddy, fellow pro photographer Marc Romanelli about the creative process and how he finds inspiration. He quoted one …
 
January 10th, 2012

Behind the Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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Last spring I had the chance to visit a little known waterfall in West Virginia. I have been down to this location twice before, but the conditions were never right and thus I was unsuccessful in capturing a compelling shot. This waterfall and a series of several others are in Blackwater Falls State Park in …
 
December 21st, 2011

Time and Processing Techniques – Great Gifts for Any Photographer

Posted By Jay Goodrich
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I am friends with many professional photographers. Some of them are really famous, while others like myself, are in the process of making names for themselves. The amazing thing that transcends all of them is the fact that none of them believe they know it all and at the same time they are all willing …
 
October 20th, 2011

It’s All About Being Outside.

Posted By Jerry Monkman
View of the Nash Stream valley from Sugarloaf Mountain in New Hampshire's Nash Stream State Forest.
I’ve been fortunate enough to be out shooting more often than not over the last few months. Most days after I wrap up shooting and get back in the car to drive back to wherever I’m sleeping that night, I find myself singing a little louder to the radio with a goofy grin on my …
 
October 5th, 2011

Kukak Brown Bear 01

Posted By Jon Cornforth
Kukak Brown Bear 01, Katmai National Park, Alaska
At the end of August, I embarked on a dangerous expedition to the Katmai Coast to photograph brown bears. The trip required my friend Paul Souders & I to depart from Kodiak and cross the always treacherous Shelikof Strait using my 22′ C-Dory. There are safer and more expensive ways to visit the Katmai Coast, but none of …
 
September 26th, 2011

Grand Prismatic

Posted By Joseph Rossbach
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After my Grand Teton Workshop ended last week I encountered crystal clear skies on what was to be my last shoot before catching an early  flight the next morning. Not wanting to waste any opportunities to make an image, myself and Richard Bernabe headed north into Yellowstone National Park to work the geothermal geyser basins …