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Monday, October 19, 2015


Photographing in late fall can result in unique images that capture the change of seasons

I love to photograph in the fall—colorful foliage, beautiful light (with the sun at a lower angle) and usually pleasantly crisp temperatures.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Autumn In The American Midwest

New England may be the iconic destination, but opportunities abound for fall color photography in the heartland

I remember the first time I saw it. It was being slowly revealed by a layer of fog like a twist in a movie you never see coming.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Fall Color Hot Spots

10 top destinations for awesome autumn displays

Bishop Canyon is one of the favorites for fall color in California's Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Behind The Shot: Aspen Rain

Emerald Bay State Park, California

I was hiking through Emerald Bay State Park on the shore of Lake Tahoe in late November, scouting for a private tour.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Assignments: September 2015

Congratulations to Lace Andersen, Christopher Fridley and Valerie Millett.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

3 Days In Yosemite

Our guide to a long weekend in America’s most iconic national park

Today is the day you've decided that you're going to photograph Yosemite, arguably the crown jewel of the U.S. National Park system.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Aquatic Aggregations

Photo-naturalist Tony Wu captures one of nature’s most dramatic spectacles—the large-scale spawning of thousands of marine fish in the waters of Palau

Why do you take photos? The answer is different for everyone, but the reason I tossed aside a career in finance to devote my life to photography isn't just so I can take pretty pictures.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Luck Favors The Prepared

Kamil Tamiola brings the scientific method to alpine adventure photography

Unlike an editorial photographer who might accompany a climbing team as it surmounts a new obstacle, Tamiola puts his visual storytelling approach to work on commercial assignments.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Behind The Shot: Monument Cove

Acadia National Park, Maine

This year is turning into the year where I'm knocking off shots that I had been after for a couple of years, including this one at Monument Cove.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sage Spirit & The American West

ILCP Fellow Dave Showalter on making a difference with a camera and a focused mission

Ferrying my third load across rolling, unbroken sagebrush hills to a portable blind that's a speck in an immense landscape, I'm thinking of how rare, how ephemeral these moments are—that so few places like this remain.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Behind The Shot: Swimming With Sharks

The Brothers Islands, Red Sea, Egypt

Born in Finland, I now live in Taipei, Taiwan, and even though diving is very nice here, there are no longer sharks around, as they have been fished out for shark fin soup.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Interpreting The Landscape

Black-and-white photographer Gary Wagner brings a refined vision to the California landscape

There's an age-old question about zebras: Are they black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Assignments: August 2015

Congratulations to Harry Lichtman, David Bodine and Michael Ryan for their winning images.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fine Art With A Purpose

Twentysomething landscape photographer Chris Miele first found his aesthetic, now he’s in search of a purpose

So, he began using his free time to photograph landscapes around his Southern California home.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

On The Road Again

Adventure photographer Kerrick James, who travels nearly 200 days a year, takes a pit stop to share stories from the road

The life of an adventure photographer isn't easy.

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