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Look! Something Shiny!


Look! Something Shiny!

Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...

Lepp On Fall Color


Lepp On Fall Color

Relax. It doesn't happen on just one day.

Taking It Slow


Taking It Slow

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

Color Pools


Color Pools

In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Environmental Conservation


Environmental Conservation

I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...

Overflowing


Overflowing

Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea.

But Is It Real?


But Is It Real?

If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? ...

My Pocket Camera Adventure


My Pocket Camera Adventure

There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.

Triumph Over The Color Cast


Triumph Over The Color Cast

It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.

Brace Yourself


Brace Yourself

Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.

Private Passage


Private Passage

The place I've called home along the coast of California for more than two decades is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild land.

10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment


10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.

Also labeled: How-To

Natural HDR


Natural HDR

I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Also labeled: How-To, On Landscape

Hot Summer Tips


Hot Summer Tips

It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Elephant Reflections


Elephant Reflections

One memorable evening during Botswana's long dry season, I waded into a water hole to capture a perfect reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight with a full moon suspended in a luminous pink sky.

Also labeled: World View

Seeing The Color


Seeing The Color

I've been wondering if there are any secondary effects caused by the amazing automation we find in cameras, especially with auto white balance settings.

Also labeled: Photo Adventure

High-Tech Landscapes


High-Tech Landscapes

Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Print And Share Your Photos


Print And Share Your Photos

Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas, How-To

Think Globally, Shoot Locally


Think Globally,  Shoot Locally

Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Best Lens For Macro


Best Lens For Macro

When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification. ...

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Land Art


Land Art

Few places on earth match the scenic wonders of the American Southwest.

Also labeled: World View

A Dance On The Beach


A Dance On The Beach

It's such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology.

Also labeled: On Landscape

True Teamwork


True Teamwork

Each of us has different work to do with different cameras, we're gathering background for the written story, we know what the objective is, and we support each other as much as possible.

Also labeled: Tech Tips

Embrace The Fog


Embrace The Fog

I love the way winter fog and mist can simplify the landscape and lend a tranquil mood to a scene.

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas, How-To

Keeping It Real, Or Calling It Art


Keeping It Real, Or Calling It Art

Every photographer will have grappled with the question of how much to edit photos in the camera or later with tools like HDR software, Photoshop and Lightroom.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Adventure

A Rose By Any Other Name...


A Rose By Any Other Name...

I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Counting Condors


Counting Condors

ome animals live in the shadows of a mystique we have bestowed on them.

Also labeled: World View

Exposure For HDSLR Video


Exposure For HDSLR Video

If there's one thing I haven't been sweating too much in the 11 or so years since I went from shooting slides to shooting digital, it's exposure.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Extend Your Range


Extend Your Range

A tele-extender, when placed between the camera body and lens, multiplies the magnification of the lens to which it's attached.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

From Eye Candy To Soul Food


From Eye Candy To Soul Food

Thus began a journey that changed me both as a photographer and as a person.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, How-To

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