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Lynne Eodice Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Anza-Borrego is reportedly the largest desert state park in the contiguous U.S. It contains 500 miles of dirt roads, two huge wilderness areas--comprising two-thirds of the park--and 110 miles of riding and hiking trails. If you enjoy photographing flowers, this park often yields a colorful display of annuals in the spring. Borrego Palm Canyon Trail is a popular...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jan 01, 2005 5 comments

Anyone who loves shooting scenics probably enjoys capturing the grandeur of mountains. As with most landscapes, it's best to photograph mountain scenery very late in the afternoon or very early in the morning. Some of the best high-country photos are shot by photographers who get up before daybreak or stop shooting only after dark. You'll find that an otherwise...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jan 01, 2005 0 comments

As a teenager, Glenn Randall got his first 35mm camera to document his rock-climbing excursions, skiing trips, and "outdoor sports in general." His adventuresome spirit and love of the Colorado wilderness has paid off. At age 47, he's accumulated over 900 photo credits, which include 50 covers and images published in Audubon, Outside, National Geographic...

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Text and photography by Lynne Eodice Posted: Dec 01, 2004 1 comments

Each of the major Hawaiian islands--Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai and Maui--has its own unique flavor. Each offers an endless number of photo opportunities, beautiful resorts situated on exotic beaches, balmy weather, and a variety of activities that lure throngs of vacationers from around the globe on a year-round basis.

I recently visited Kauai, which has more of...

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The Editors Posted: Dec 01, 2004 2 comments

It's winter, and with the season come wonderful opportunities to produce some great snow and ice photos. On the following pages are a few tips to help you do just that.

The basic idea is to have the brightest areas of snow or ice appear white, but with a trace of detail. Very small areas can be blank white, but large areas should have some texture and detail.

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The Editors Posted: Jul 01, 2004 9 comments

Vacation photos are often some of the most boring collections known to viewer. Who among us hasn't had to suffer through an overly long slide show (via traditional projector or computer "slide show"), or envelope after envelope of prints when a friend returns from a vacation? Here are a few tips to keep your friends from suffering this fate.

Vacation Tips

1. Take plenty of film...

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The Editors Posted: May 01, 2004 0 comments

Traveling is a popular pastime, especially among photographers. In many ways "travel photography" is just like photography at home: good exposure is still good exposure, good composition is still good composition, etc. But there are some things traveling photographers have to consider that don't affect at-home photography.

One of course, is that you're traveling.

According to the TSA...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Apr 01, 2004 0 comments

All Photos by Peter McGowan

Taken from the viewpoint of one who clearly loves the outdoors, Peter McGowan's images of water sports draw the viewer in and make you feel the excitement of the open sea.

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Feb 01, 2004 2 comments

All Photos by Paul Elson

My images happened to be in the right place at the right time," says Paul Elson, a photographer who was invited to China by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs to lecture in Beijing after their delegates saw his work displayed in New York's SoHo...

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The Editors Posted: Dec 01, 2003 0 comments

As winter arrives, so do incredible photo opportunities. Photography is photography, but here are some things you should consider about shooting in wintertime.

1. Exposing Snow
Short-answer quiz: What color is snow? White, right? Well, in our mind's eye it is. In the real world, though, it can be white (in bright sun), gray or blue (in open shade), or even pink (if your...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Dec 01, 2003 1 comments

Tips from a photography director.

Have you ever wanted to shoot sports, particularly surfing images? Photographing high action isn't as easy as it looks, according to Larry "Flame" Moore, director of photography at Surfing magazine, a publication that keeps its pulse on the latest events in the surfing world.

The Editors Posted: Aug 01, 2003 0 comments

Sun & Games Fun with the sun...and more

1. Sun Stars
Your wide-angle lens at its smallest aperture can turn the sun into a star in your photos—fitting, since the sun actually is a star. The effect occurs because the tiny aperture diffracts the incoming light rays a lot. This diffraction causes the star effect. You can include the sun as a compositional. Photo by...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jul 01, 2003 0 comments

All photos by Don Gale

Have you ever embarked on an exciting wilderness adventure that promised great photo opportunities, only to be disappointed with your images after you got home? Maybe the skies in your pictures weren't as blue as you remembered them, or the colors as vivid. Perhaps the grand vistas you experienced appeared a little washed-out in your...

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Lynne Eodice Posted: Jun 01, 2003 0 comments

There are a number of ways to portray "heat" in a photograph. First of all, you can use color. Perhaps more than any other design element, color determines the mood of your pictures. You can establish the entire mood of your photo by emphasizing a particular color scheme—reds, golds, and oranges are...
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Text and photography by Lynne Eodice Posted: May 01, 2003 0 comments

You've probably seen the photos of these exquisitely sculpted sandstone buttes; like colorful waves set in stone. You may have assumed--as I once did--that this area was part of some out-of-the-way corner of a national park.



For a long time, I couldn't find much documentation on this region, nor any information in guidebooks of the...

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