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August 2004


How-To

  • Tech Tips: George's Top Scenic Tips


    From technique to equipment to preparation, these field-tested ideas will help you make better landscape photos



    There are a number of tips on photographing landscapes that I’d like to share with you. Landscapes are all around us and are well worth traveling the world to find. Use your tools wisely and creatively, and others will want to share these places with you. You might even use these images to protect and save the places you love.
  • Tripod Head Intelligence


    Different head designs offer advantages for the way you work



    There’s a wide range of tripod head designs available today, including traditional pan-tilt (three-way) heads, ballheads, offset ballheads, gimbal heads and fluid heads. Do you need to upgrade? Would a different design work better for you? That depends. Each head suits a different way of working, with advantages and disadvantages for each type of photography and equipment.

Gear

  • Lenses [And The Landscape]


    Film Vs. Digital | Zooms | Wide-Angles | Telephotos | Zooms Vs. Fixed



    Painters have many options when creating on the canvas. They have a wide selection of brushes, oils and colors from which to choose when painting a landscape. Photographers are no different. Although we’re not choosing between types of camel-hair brushes, we’re offered a wealth of alternatives when it comes to lenses and focal lengths. What we decide on can make all the difference in the world.

Locations

  • Two Seasons In Patagonia


    Exploring the poetic beauty of Chilean Patagonia and the practical benefits of digital capture



    Photography means many things to many people. To me, photography is first and foremost an adventure. I'm not thinking about extreme physical adventures like rock climbing or river running with a camera around my neck, but rather an adventure in seeing, in wrestling with the world around me and trying to interpret and reinterpret it.

Columns

  • Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah


    Cedar Breaks National Monument covers 6,100 acres and lies 23 miles east of Cedar City in southern Utah. At more than 2,000 feet deep, the spectacularly colored Cedar Breaks amphitheater is laced with delicately eroded spires, fins, hoodoos and natural arches, the by-product of millions of years of sedimentation and erosion. The canyon's rim soars at more than 10,000 feet in elevation and is forested with spruce, subalpine fir and quaking aspen.

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