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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.

Revisit Without Reprise


Revisit Without Reprise

Beginning in the early 1990s, I set out to explore and photograph every nook and cranny of the canyon country across southern Utah, from the volcanic highlands of the Aquarius Plateau to the remote backcountry of the Dirty Devil Canyons.

Stalking Landscapes


Stalking Landscapes

Before me in the setting sun, three half-circle rainbows rose from the mists of Kaietuer Falls in Guyana.

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...

Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes


Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes

Like many of us, my love of photography began with the wild landscape.

Quick Tips For Spring Color


Quick Tips For Spring Color

After a long winter of bare trees and monochrome landscapes, the cornucopia of colors that erupts in spring is visually overwhelming. ...

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field


Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

For the first time since the invention of the medium, photographers are now able to create images that rival our visual memory. ...

Solutions: Photography In The National Parks


Solutions: Photography In The National Parks

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. Spring and summer are prime time in the National Park...

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.

Think Globally, Shoot Locally


Think Globally,  Shoot Locally

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

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Best Lens For Macro


Best Lens For Macro

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

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Plan A National Park Road Trip


Plan A National Park Road Trip

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Use Lightroom Like a Darkroom


Use Lightroom Like a Darkroom

To do this in Photoshop, you need to use things like selections, feathering, layers, adjustment layers and layer masks. ...

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The Universal Exposure Strategy


The Universal Exposure Strategy

Menacing gray clouds filled the sky when I arrived before dawn on the crest of Black Face in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms


The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms

The view out my window was pretty lousy! Sunrise looked to be dull and dark with thick clouds obscuring the sun.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Getting Into Galleries


Getting Into Galleries

Many photographers have aspirations, secret or otherwise, of hanging our finest works on the walls of an acclaimed art gallery. Many...

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.

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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: Column, 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.

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Full Dynamic Range Photography


Full Dynamic Range Photography

I wondered if I was getting lazy in the field, or if these new digital options were providing more control and better results. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

In Search Of Sharpness


In Search Of Sharpness

Sharpness is the most essential technical element of composition and quality in most photographs.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

New Ways To Think About Macro


New Ways To Think About Macro

There's a wonderful miniature world out there you can capture with your camera.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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: Column, 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.

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Give Your Photos A Boost


Give Your Photos A Boost

The term "art sauce" is usually a pejorative that instructors use to excoriate their students on using gimmicks to make their work appear more snappy.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Conquer Composition


Conquer Composition

There's a reason why so many people in this world enjoy picking up a camera and capturing the magic that lies in front of them. ...

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Yosemite Range of Light


Yosemite Range of Light

Shawn Reeder, a photographer, filmmaker and musician based in the magical nexus between the majesty of the Sierras and the expansive grandeur of Yosemite, recently completed an engaging time-lapse project called "Yosemite Range of Light." ...

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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.

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Photographs For The Spirit


Photographs For The Spirit

For this column, I want to share some new images. ...

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Shoot For The Stars


Shoot For The Stars

Lately I've seen a number of interesting images of the night sky showing a silhouetted foreground and the Milky Way.

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