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May 18th, 2016

Luck Favors the Prepared

Posted By Ben Horton
A hiker crosses the granite domes of Joshua Tree National Park under the full moon.
I had no idea that a full moon was rising.  Timing had put me in the granite domes of Joshua Tree National Park for another purpose, and I was on my way out of the park.  As I made my way across the desert with thoughts of Indian food, the moon began to rise into …
 
May 17th, 2016

Exploring the Lofoten Islands

Posted By Michael Clark
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Photography Sailing Expedition in Arctic Norway Lofoten islands, Norway – August 20 – 27, 2016 Now in its third edition, our sailing and photography expedition to the Norwegian Arctic islands of Lofoten is a rare chance to photograph pristine coastal locations which are inaccessible to others. To us, sailing rather than driving is the most …
 
May 17th, 2016

The Michael Clark Photography Winter 2016 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Winter 2016 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 my latest travels and purchasing a new Hasselblad medium format digital camera system, a review of …
 
January 27th, 2016

Finding a Unique Vision

Posted By Ben Horton
Sunrise in Death Valley and the photographers who were there to capture it.
We spend so much time as photographers focusing on being better.  Better than the photographer standing next to us, better than our mentors, and hopefully better than ourselves. There is a certain point where we have learned enough of the technicalities to consistently compose interesting images.  Knowing more about our camera will now only make …
 
July 8th, 2015

Traversing the Patagonian Ice Cap: A new breed of expedition-style Workshops

Posted By Michael Clark
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Earlier this year I was approached by Vertical Shot Expeditions. They inquired if I would be interested in leading an expedition to traverse the Patagonian Ice Cap in 2016. Having spent a fair bit of time in Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, and having seen the ice cap several times, traversing the …
 
July 3rd, 2015

Storage and Archiving Digital Workflow

Posted By Michael Clark
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Techno-babble disclaimer: This article contains quite a bit of jargon about RAID enclosures. For those not familiar with the various forms of RAID and how a RAID system works, I highly recommend reading the excellent Wikipedia page that discusses RAID in detail.  Earlier this year, I taught a one day storage and archiving seminar with my good friend Tony Bonanno for …
 
June 16th, 2015

The Spring 2015 Newsletter

Posted By Michael Clark
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The Spring 2015 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 about being committed to goals and striving to improve a variety of skills, a review of …
 
April 27th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Michael Morse

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Morning On The Madison' by Michael Morse
Today’s Photo of the Day is ‘Morning on the Madison’ by Michael Morse. “This lone buffalo grazes along the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park on a chilly September morning. The Madison River in Yellowstone is on of the best places to see wildlife. From elk to bear, eagles and buffalo. This area is a …
 
April 16th, 2015

Nikon adds Lynsey Addario and Brain Skerry to Ambassador Program

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
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Nikon has just added photojournalists Lynsey Addario and Brain Skerry to their Ambassador program. “These two talented photographers embody the spirit of the Ambassador program; their amazing images and their passion for their craft is an inspiration to us all,” said Mike Corrado, NPS manager, pro relations and product marketing, Nikon Inc. “Lynsey and Brian …
 
April 10th, 2015

Sirui Introduces the VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
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For shooting video it’s important to have a fluid head, and if you’re shooting on location you’ll want it to be lightweight. To meet this need Sirui has announced the VA-5 Ultra-Compact Fluid Video Head weighing in at 1.3 lbs while holding up to 6.6 lbs. The VA-5 fluid head utilizes two bubble levels – one on …