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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Immersive Experiences

Be present to make more creative photographs

Last summer, my family and I took a road trip to the Pacific Northwest.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rock Island State Park, Tennessee

Rock Island State Park is set in the Cumberland Plateau area of central Tennessee.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Solutions: Your Website Made Simple

PhotoShelter’s Beam makes the creation of an attractive and sophisticated website fast and easy

A whole cottage industry sprang up around building photographers' websites.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Iconic Waters

Iguazu Falls (known as Iguaçu in Brazil) straddles the border of the two countries, both of which have protected the falls with contiguous national parks that draw millions of visitors.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The More Things Change

Go With The Flow • Flash In The Foreground • Focusing On Retirement • View From 30,000 Feet • For  The Birds

But back in the film days of 1985, long exposures came with a host of problems to solve.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Elakala Falls, Blackwater Falls State Park, West Virginia

Elakala Falls is located inside of Blackwater Falls State Park in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Not So Sharp?

Diffraction Distraction • Flickering Time-Lapses • The Drive Vs. The Cloud: Updated “Whether” Report

An optical phenomenon known as diffraction is affecting your image quality.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Need To Know

There’s no substitute for getting out and just taking photographs

Photographers have access to endless amounts of guides, tutorials, ebooks and websites about making perfect photographs, any kind of photograph, and that includes landscape photographs.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Let go, and you’ll see the vast array of beauty all around

Well, that sounds quite lovely, but seriously, without judgment, I wouldn't be much of a photographer.

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