Point Reyes
National Seashore

One of the best-kept secrets
of the National Park Service is
a year-round wildlife destination
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Photographing
Bald Eagles

Techniques and insights for
documenting these beautiful but
often unpredictable birds of prey
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Exploring Our National
Wildlife Refuge System

The National Wildlife Refuge System
protects vital habitats, making them
excellent destinations for wildlife photographers
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Where Wildlife Runs Free

Wildlife photography the way
I see it, with the landscape
in mind
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Classes, Tours & Workshops

Plan your next photo adventure and
learn from the pros in stunning locations!
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Favorite Places:
Cathederal Rocks

Sedona, Arizona, is a great
photography location, with iconic
red rock formations
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V.I.Photographer Membership

An exclusive membership
program to sharpen your
photography skills!
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On Location

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Joshua Tree silhouette
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Beautiful Oddities Of Joshua Tree

Exploring the otherworldly landscapes of Joshua Tree National Park.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
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Boom, Baby!

Exploring the explosive beauty of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Photography Gear

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irix 15mm f/2.4 blackstone
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Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone Hands-On Review

If you’re looking for an ultra-wide angle rectilinear prime, the Irix 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone is an excellent value.

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drones for photography
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Drones For Photography

For access to the unique perspectives that come with altitude, these affordable drones for photography are hitting new heights.

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Latest Blog Posts

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Tips & Techniques

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Composition Conventions, Part 1
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Composition Conventions, Part 1

While on a camera club field trip a few years back, I conducted an experiment. There were 10 other photographers,…

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Shoot Outside The Box
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Shoot Outside The Box

If you don’t know what “to think outside the box” means, simply translated it’s to think in unconventional ways and…

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Pro Perspectives

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bristol bay
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Where Water Is Gold

Carl Johnson photographs life and livelihood in Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

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The Space Between

Learn to watch all the elements in your frame, not just the main subject.

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