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May 1st, 2015

5 Favorites From Patagonia

Posted By Ian Plant
Whisper of Paine
(© Ian Plant) I just recently returned from three weeks in the Patagonia region of Chile and Argentina, leading two back-to-back photo tours for Epic Destinations. Here are my five favorite photos from the trip. The first photo is from Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. I found this composition of the moon setting over …
May 8th, 2013

The Eternal Mirror

Posted By Ian Plant
"Eternal Mirror" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) The advent of digital photography has come with a number of challenges, both technical and artistic. The technical challenges are mainly related to acquiring proficiency in image processing programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. The artistic challenges, curiously enough, arise in part from mastery of these technical challenges. Once competency in the …
April 29th, 2013

The Blue Hour

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Blue Hour" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) We all love to capture colorful skies at sunrise and sunset, but there is a color that often goes overlooked by most photographers: blue. This is because our eyes (actually, our brains) don’t always perceive the blue color cast that exists when the sky is covered with clouds. Especially during twilight, more …
April 10th, 2013

Sunrise Light on the Towers of Torres del Paine

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Towers at Dawn" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) The Towers of Paine are the most famous feature of Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park (hence the park’s name), and for good reason. Although not quite as big as some of the surrounding mountains, the towers are sheer walls of granite, making them exceptionally photogenic, especially at sunrise when they catch …
April 9th, 2013

Morning Glory in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

Posted By Ian Plant
"Morning Glory" - Patagonia
(© Ian Plant) During my recent three week trip to the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile, I had one of the most productive shoots I have had in a long time. Patagonia was exceptionally generous this year, and I came away with a lot of images that I am really happy with. Sometimes, there …
March 23rd, 2011

The Power of Photography

Posted By Ian Plant
"Los Cuernos del Paine" - Torres del Paine, Patagonia
Photography isn’t like other forms of art. Painting, sculpting, drawing: they all start with nothing—a blank canvas or sheet of paper, or an uncut block of stone—and through the creative thought and actions of the artist, something is produced from nothing. These forms of art are creation media, and spring forth, not unlike Athena from …