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Maynard Switzer Posted: Jan 01, 2010 0 comments

My route to travel photography was not direct, but looking back, I realize the direction was set fairly early.

While attending the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, I got a chance to spend a semester break photographing in Arkansas at the oldest bluegrass festival in the US. I never forgot how much I’d enjoyed photographing the festival and the local...

Barry Tanenbaum Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Here are a few things AJ Neste's learned about photographing surfers:
One, it's the singer, not the song. "The most important part of being successful at this," he says, "is knowing the surfer. It's not just showing up somewhere and taking photos of random surfers. You won't know their personal style."


Brad Perks Posted: Apr 01, 2008 0 comments

Rainbows have inspired legends of luck and good fortune. The beautiful colors are created in a simple process. Capturing a rainbow with your camera takes a bit of that good luck.

Rainbows require two simple ingredients--sunlight and raindrops. They combine at just the right angle to colonize a beautiful picture. The colors are formed when...

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Jack Hollingsworth Posted: Feb 01, 2006 0 comments

Here's an e-mail I sent to a friend at the end of June last year:

"Hey, man, I just returned from Prague with some pretty cool pictures--all lifestyle shots of models. I went with no planning, no preproduction, no shot list, no schedule. And no earthly idea of what I'd come back with. It was three days of me, my camera, a local...

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Dave Frieder Posted: Feb 01, 2007 0 comments

When I started my Bridge Project back in 1993 I had no idea how I would really begin to climb and photograph the 15-20 New York City bridges that I would need to complete it. It all started when I saw some fantastic images that John Sexton and Ron Wisner took from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. I said to myself, where are there huge and more bridges than anywhere in the...

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Art Rosch Posted: Aug 01, 2010 0 comments

My wife and I live in an alternate universe. It’s called “RV Land.” We inhabit a vibrant subculture in which people live full-time in various types of recreational vehicles. An RV is a little home on wheels, able to carry computers and camera gear along with a full life support system. It requires a diet of gasoline but the expense seems trivial as we pass hundreds of motels...

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Susan & Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 2000 0 comments

Most people know us as professional travel photographers--lugging around "tons" of 35mm cameras and accessories. We use this gear to document different cultures and customs around the world for our books and magazine articles, as well as for Rick's photo series on the...

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Dan Havlik Posted: Oct 03, 2014 0 comments

Seventeen news, photographers’ and First Amendment organizations have sent a joint letter to the U.S. Forest Service protesting a move to make a temporary plan to restrict filming in wilderness areas into a permanent rule.

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Joseph A. Dickerson Posted: Aug 05, 2011 Published: Jun 01, 2011 0 comments
If you’re a sucker for forested mountains, fjords, alpine lakes, crystalline streams, seaside villages, and very cosmopolitan cities, well, one anyway, I’d like to introduce you to a special place. In addition, if you’re in North America anyway, it’s easy to get to. This enchanted land is…drum roll…Vancouver Island.
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Robin Smillie Posted: Sep 01, 2009 0 comments

“For uncounted centuries the highest mountains in the world have hidden a tiny jewel, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan.”

For uncounted centuries the highest mountains in the world have hidden a tiny jewel, the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan. In 1999 my wife and I were watching a 60 Minutes episode when Morley Safer came on and said, “While most governments are concerned with...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2006 0 comments

"Antarctica is a separate world...it is the presence of ice, from the first occasional fragment, escalating in shape, form and frequency, and finally dominating all else, that brings assurance of arrival in Antarctica."--Mark Jones, from Wild Ice: Antarctic Journeys (available on Amazon.com)

Taking pictures in Antarctica is easy. Point your camera...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 2006 0 comments

Compose your scenes carefully, and the pictures you take today in Bhutan will not look that different from the ones you might have taken 100 years ago in another life (Buddhists believe in reincarnation). Walk through the dzongs (temple/fortress), experience a festival, hike to a remote location in the Himalayas. With a little imagination, and if you turn off your satellite phone...

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Mike Matzkin Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Quebec City is as close as you can get to Paris without flying over the Atlantic. It feels, thinks and acts French, and is the cradle of French culture in North America. It's a great place to simply immerse yourself in ambiance or...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Have you ever been disappointed with your sunset photos? Do they lack color, drama, and impact? If so, here are my quick tips for turning sunset snapshots into great shots!

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Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Quick question: What's one of the key ingredients for a dramatic picture?
Answer: Dramatic lighting.

One more question: Where and when can you almost always find...