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Focus Peaking

Focus peaking can help
achieve maximum sharpness
with every shot
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Writing With Light

How John Sexton's experience
with Polaroid films helped him
discover the qualities of light
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National Park

A photographer’s guide to
a unique landscape in
central California
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Does Sensor
Size Matter?

How to evaluate the
advantages of full-frame
versus smaller sensors when
choosing a camera
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Classes, Tours &

Plan your next photo adventure
and learn from the pros
in inspiring locations
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Focus On
The Details

Tips for getting the
best results in macro
and close-up photography
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Del Norte Coast
Redwoods State Park

Towering redwoods and
ethereal light make this
a stunning location year-round
Explore This Favorite Place

On Location

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Underwater image by Zak Noyle of surfers waiting to catch a wave.
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The Surfing Life

How a lifelong love and respect for the ocean inspires my photography.

Image "Arrow Dynamic" by Erin Babnik
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Interpreting The Landscape

How a background in art history informs and inspires my approach to landscape photography.

Photography Gear

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Image taken at El Matador State Beach in Malibu, California.
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Sony Alpha 1 Review: A True Flagship Camera

This flagship model brings together the best features of Sony’s Alpha cameras and adds some new technologies, too.

Image of the Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
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Best Photo Printers For 2021

A look at the latest generation of pro-quality desktop printers, plus unique printing options from online labs.

Latest Blog Posts

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Tips & Techniques

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Image illustrating a unique landscape photo perspective on Mount Cook.
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Something Completely Different

Move beyond famous vista points and rehashed compositions to create compelling new landscape compositions that are uniquely yours.

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Freaky Photo Fallacies Revisited

A while back, I wrote a Tip of the Week with the same title that appears above. “Installment 1” of…

Pro Perspectives

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Image of a foggy morning at Yosemite Valley
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Always Learning

Study the work of photographers who inspire you to develop your own style and techniques.

Photo of a dragonfly.
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Finding beauty and connection through nature photography at home.