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The Lonely Shore

October 26, 2010 | By Ian Plant
The great barrier islands of the Atlantic coast, which stretch from Cape Cod south to Florida, present many opportunities to outdoor...
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Reflect Your World

October 22, 2010 | By Ian Plant
If there’s anything better than nature, it is nature reflected—you essentially get two for the price of one! I’m always on the lookout...
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Trophy Hunts

October 7, 2010 | By Ian Plant
I know a lot of photographers who are constantly on the hunt for “trophy shots.” They search high and low...
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Keep it Simple

September 30, 2010 | By Ian Plant
Nature is a chaotic place. Our job as photographers is to create order out of chaos, to simplify and reduce things...
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Top 5 Photo Tips for Autumn

September 23, 2010 | By Ian Plant
Autumn is fast approaching, faster this year (it seems) than normal. Time to gear up for fall foliage photography! I’ve...
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Light up the Night 3

September 16, 2010 | By Ian Plant
For the third post in my night photography series, I’d like to share an image taken in the Wahweap area...
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Mt. Rainier Wildflowers

September 8, 2010 | By Ian Plant
I recently spent two weeks in Mt. Rainier National Park to photograph wildflowers and mountain landscapes. The summer bloom came...
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September 2, 2010 | By Ian Plant
I can’t get enough of back-lighting. Back-lighting can be used to create magical images (especially at sunrise or sunset when...
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Light Up the Night 2

August 25, 2010 | By Ian Plant
In the first part of my series about night photography, I presented a landscape image taken at night using flash to...
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Light Up The Night 1

August 17, 2010 | By Ian Plant
The dark of night is the closest thing to a blank canvas that we as photographers ever get. It is...
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Epic Conditions

August 14, 2010 | By Ian Plant
  “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Personally, I find this expression somewhat trite, and perhaps a bit depressing—although suffering must sometimes be...
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Timeless Smith Island

August 2, 2010 | By Ian Plant
  Few people outside of the mid-Atlantic know about Smith Island—for that matter, few enough people living in the area...
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Storm Light

July 30, 2010 | By Ian Plant
Summer is the time for storms. Too often, photographers pack up when they see inclement weather on the horizon, which...
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Impressions of Yellowstone

July 20, 2010 | By Ian Plant
I just got back from two weeks of shooting the Grand Tetons, Wind River Mountains, and Yellowstone National Park in...
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Shoot into the Sun for Creative Effect

July 17, 2010 | By Ian Plant
When you were young, your mother probably told you to never stare into the sun. What is often good advice...
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The Importance of Moment

July 7, 2010 | By Ian Plant
I’m currently shooting in the Tetons, and this morning I passed a scene I photographed a few months prior during...
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The Magic of Water

July 3, 2010 | By Ian Plant
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” —Loran Eisely, The Immense Journey, 1957 Nature’s magical...
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Dumpster Diving

June 25, 2010 | By Ian Plant
We all have them, though we don’t show them to people. Instead, we keep them shamefully tucked away, hidden in...
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Visual Flow

June 21, 2010 | By Ian Plant
Nature photography has a unique power to move people. The best nature photographs use composition to transport viewers into a scene, giving...
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Behind the Lens

June 14, 2010 | By Ian Plant
Ever see a picture and wonder how the photographer made the image? Unfortunately, more often than not, mum’s the word....