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Rick Sammon Posted: Jan 01, 2007 0 comments

All photographs start with a great in camera image, right? Well, not really. A good photograph begins as an idea, a vision of how to isolate an interesting subject or subjects in a cluttered scene that will tell a story or communicate an idea or an emotion when a picture is viewed by the photographer and by others.

To illustrate the idea of seeing creatively, I'd...

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Elliot Kornberg, MD Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

To travel to Cuba is to step back in time. The streets of Havana and Santiago de Cuba are a living transportation museum: '55 Chevys and '49 Pontiacs share the road with "newer" Russian Latas from the '70s and '80s. Horse-drawn...

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Chuck Graham Posted: Oct 01, 2007 0 comments

The Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Santa Barbara in southern California (a 1.5-hour drive west of Los Angeles) is my favorite national park in terms of photography, adventure, and natural history.

During the last Ice Age there was just one super island known as Santarosae. At the time, the channel crossing was roughly 5 miles across.

Josh Miller Posted: Apr 15, 2014 Published: Mar 01, 2014 1 comments
As primarily a landscape photographer Iam often in a situation where I am struggling to give a feeling of scale to big dramatic views. I will look for something to place close to the camera, such as a dramatic flower or rock, to capture the viewer’s attention and draw them deeper into the photo. In some cases, though, I find including a person rather than a natural element within the scene does a better job of it. Not only does the figure add scale, but it also makes viewers feel like they are standing within the scene rather than looking at a print on the wall, a kind of visual empathy.
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Frank Weston Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

In the Western US, sunrise and sunset photography can often be especially challenging because there aren't any clouds. Without clouds or haze, the sky simply fades from a very pale, burnished blue to gray. No drama. No flash of color. No spectacular...

Jon Sienkiewicz Posted: Aug 01, 2014 0 comments

The White Balance feature on your digital camera does more than advertised. Read this Easy Tip to learn how to add subtle adjustments to sunset and sunrise shots.

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2007 0 comments

Arches National Park in Utah (a five-hour drive from Salt Lake City) is my favorite national park--from both a photographic and outdoor experience point of view.

Arches ranks #1 in my book for several reasons: First, the red/orange rock formations, some in the form of arches, are simply breathtaking. Many jut out of the flat, surrounding ground to form...

Peter K. Burian Posted: Oct 01, 2000 0 comments

As the last days of summer give way to frosty nights and crisp mornings, the world is transformed into a fiery splendor. In most parts of the US and Canada, crimson maples, golden poplars or aspen, and red dogwoods dominate the landscape. This is a...

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Brad Perks Posted: Sep 01, 2006 0 comments

The Reno Air Races are one of the city's most exciting events to see and photograph. These races have been run since 1964. This year's event will take place September 13th-17th at Reno Stead Field, eight miles north of town. It is a fun and successful happening with spectacular photo ops.

The Reno Air Races are similar to photographing a car race, with a few...

Daryl Hawk Posted: Feb 07, 2013 Published: Jan 01, 2013 1 comments
After 30 years of making a living as a professional photographer I reached another milestone this past July—I traveled with my 17-year-old son Justin around the entire state of Oregon, our goal being to create an in-depth documentary of this beautiful state. We had never before traveled together solely as a photo team. This trip served as another milestone for me—it would be my first photo trip with my new Canon digital camera, having finally said goodbye to my beloved manual Nikon SLRs and Fujichrome slide film.
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Dave Howard Posted: Dec 01, 2001 0 comments

No matter what tourist-saturated locale I find myself at, I can't help but notice all the cameras getting packed away just before sundown (unless, of course, there's a spectacular sunset brewing). If water, in its myriad forms...

Steve Bedell Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Ah, Palm Beach. Just the mention of the name brings images of wealth and power to mind. Exotic cars, palatial estates, beautiful people, exclusive stores, and there's so much more--crystal skies, blue-green waters, the Intercoastal Waterway, yachts...

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Kerry Drager Posted: Jul 01, 2002 0 comments

Foreground frames show a subject in its environment and, at the same time, lead the eye through the picture. Done effectively, this "sense of place" approach can produce a three-dimensional effect, with the scene sweeping away from front to back and giving viewers the...

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Dave Howard Posted: Sep 01, 2002 Published: Sep 01, 2001 0 comments

America has long fostered the "bigger is better" philosophy of life. Bigger cars, bigger houses, bigger everything.

The visual equivalent of this attitude is evident in the movies...

Steve Bedell Posted: May 01, 2008 0 comments

Like most photographers, I like to play around and constantly explore Photoshop. But I'm a businessman, too, so I need to be careful about how much time I spend in front of the computer. The more time I spend there, the less I have for taking photos and marketing my services, and that's where I make money. So I've always adopted the philosophy of getting it right...

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