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Friday, August 1, 2008

What Moves You

Finding your own photo style is a journey, not a destination

To what can we look to inspire our photographic style, and what are the benefits of knowing our photographic style? As photographers, we fly, drive or hike into the world’s farthest corners to be surrounded by beautiful landscapes or a constant whirl of exotic people and events.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Devils Garden, Utah

In 1996, 1.7 million acres of southern Utah between Zion National Park and Capitol Reef National Park were designated as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a sprawling area encompassing some of the most spectacular landscape in Utah.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Think about shooting for composites and you can create landscapes of the mind

Shooting and compositing multiple exposures can provide you with unique and creative images. Many camera bodies have settings that prevent the shutter from advancing, allowing an infinite number of exposures to be made on the same frame. For most of us, however, Photoshop will be the ideal tool for making composite images.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Full Frame Or Not?

Should I buy a camera with a full-frame sensor or an APS-C-sized sensor?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

More Depth Of Field

Using A Tilt/Shift Lens • Intensify Now Or Later? • Protecting You From Yourself • Patience • Super Scans

I’ve experimented with tilt/shift techniques. With all of the digital techniques available for altering depth of field (as well as perspective control), do you still find tilt/shift lenses useful? Helicon Focus seems to solve so many depth-of-field issues.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Fix(er) Is In

Having a local resource to help you plan your photo travel can be a lifesaver

It’s Holy Week in Seville, Spain, and I’m sardined shoulder to shoulder with thousands of people, waiting for one of the city’s famed religious processions to begin. The crowd is so tight that I’m sometimes not even able to get a full, deep breath without carving out some space for my rib cage with my elbows!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In Search Of...

Lessons learned while looking for pitcher plants in northern Florida

The mythological Greek Sirens lured sailors onto the rocks and to their deaths by singing beautiful songs that were irresistible. Pitcher plants are the sirens of the plant world, offering attractive scents and nectars that lure all sorts of bugs to their deaths.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Interpretation And Refinement

Pressing the shutter button is only the very beginning

“I can’t verbalize the internal meaning of pictures whatsoever. Some of my friends can at very mystical levels, but I prefer to say that, if I feel something strongly, I would make a photograph that would be the equivalent of what I saw and felt...” —Ansel Adams

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pearsoney Falls, Oregon

Plunging more than 20 feet from the forest above, Pearsoney Falls is one of many breathtaking waterfalls tucked away in the Southern Oregon Cascades. Named after two families who were among the first pioneers in the area, the Pearsons and the Mahoneys, Pearsoney Falls is accessed by a short trail near the historic town of Prospect, 40 miles north of Medford.

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