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June 24th, 2014

Gura Gear acquires Tamrac

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Gura Gear
COURT APPROVES THE SALE OF TAMRAC BRAND AND ASSETS TO GURA GEAR OGDEN, UT (June 18, 2014) – GuraGear, LLC, makers of innovative carrying solutions for discerning creative professionals has agreed to acquire the brand and assets of Tamrac, Inc. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court approved the sale through the Chapter 11, Section 363 Sale of … 
June 24th, 2014

Photo Of The Day by Jason Wilde

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Magenta Desires' by Jason Wilde
Today’s Photo of the Day, ‘Magenta Desires’, was captured and submitted to the Brooks, Streams & Rivers Assignment by Jason Wilde. This stream was created during the early spring as snow melted and flowed into Jones Lake in Fraser Valley, British Columbia. Wilde shot this image with a Pentax K-5 and Pentax DA 21mm f/3.2 at … 
June 17th, 2014

It’s Time for a Photography Tune-Up

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Rabbit Portrait Face Eyes Texas
A FREE ebook Download Has your camera been sitting all alone in a dark closet, in a remote location of your house? Neglected. Forgotten about. Allowed to become home to multiple species of arachnids? Did winter send you back into your den for a long, dark hibernation away from the joys of picture taking? A hibernation … 
June 16th, 2014

Motivation Assignment Winner Mark VanDyke

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Grassy Ridge Rhododendron Fog Roll' by Mark VanDyke
Congrats to Mark VanDyke for winning the Motivation Assignment with his photo from the Roan Highlands! “This photograph was taken on June 13, 2012 on Grassy Ridge in the Roan Highlands of Western North Carolina / Eastern Tennessee.  The composition of this image was certainly pre-visualized, the result of several years of previous hikes and … 
June 11th, 2014

Fresh Perspectives Assignment Winner Rebecca Wilks

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'The Chicanes' by Rebecca Wilks
Congrats to Rebecca Wilks! Her photo from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is the winner of the Fresh Perspectives Assignment. “I took this photo in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, on Lake Powell March 18, 2014, during a week-long houseboat trip. This spot is fascinating to me, not only for the graphic quality of its … 
May 28th, 2014

Contrasting Landscape Winner Angela Service

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Winter Spirit' by Angela Service
Congratulations to Angela Service. Her photo ‘Winter Spirit’ is the winner of the Contrasting Landscape Assignment. “I captured Spirit Falls in Washington on the Little White Salmon River. After the first winter freeze in December 2013, I was disappointed that I didn’t make it out this location, so I was hoping for another drop in … 
May 20th, 2014

Behind The Shot: ‘Lake After Rain’ by Henry Liu – Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Fog hanging over a dock in Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada with fall colors from the changing seasons
The weather of the 2007 fall season was kind of dreadful for Ontario landscape photographers. It rained almost every day through the whole color-change season. On October 8th, I led a group of photography friends to Oxtongue Rapids. At that time it was one of my secret shooting spots. We had a great time shooting … 
May 16th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Soulmaten” by Marina Cano – Cabárceno Natural Park, Cantabria, Northern Spain

Posted By David Alexander Willis
pair of Boreal lynx captured in Cabarceno Wildlife Park in Cantabria, northern Spain wildlife photography
-She is here again, darling -Really? She also came yesterday -Yes and the day before… we have to invite her for a drink one day! That’s how I imagine this couple speaks about me. I know I have spent more time there than any other person in the world. I shoot in the area because … 
May 2nd, 2014

Photo of the Day by Carolyn Derstine

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Back View Of Sunflower' by Carolyn Derstine
Today’s Photo of the Day features an often overlooked view of a sunflower, submitted to the Fresh Perspectives Assignment by Carolyn Derstine. “Most flower photos are taken viewed from the front. However, I find the backs of flowers also quite interesting, and offer a whole different perspective of a flower. I spent a wonderful afternoon … 
May 2nd, 2014


Posted By David Alexander Willis
Old culture tribesmen posing in front of a rainbow in New Guinea. "Two of the tribes inhabiting the Baliem Valley region are the Dani in the actual valley and the Yali (‘Lords of the Earth’) in the virgin forests of the highlands. Though ‘neighbours’, each tribe has a distinct language and culture. Physically, the Yali are remarkably smaller than the Dani. With men standing at just 150cm tall, the Yali are officially recognised as pygmies."
The first trip we went on was to Papua New Guinea. It had been at the top of my list for a long time, but I never had the chance to go there. For all the remote places I had travelled to in my life, with Papua New Guinea, I was stepping into the unknown. …