Globetrotter

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jan 01, 2006 15 comments

Last year, I had the opportunity to photograph one of the world's most magnificent waterfalls. I traveled halfway around the world to capture the beauty and awe of this exotic and remote travel destination. I was filled with great photographic expectations.

When I finally reached the falls, I was actually quite disappointed--because there was hardly any...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2005 0 comments

Beryl Markham begins West with the Night, her wonderful and enthralling book about her adventures as a bush pilot in East Africa in the mid-1930s, with the question, "How is it possible to bring order out of memory?"

As I began to write this text, I was halfway through an incredible photo safari in Botswana in the fall of 2004. I was with...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Sep 01, 2005 1 comments

A few years ago I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph the indigenous people in Kuna Yala, an archipelago of 365 islands that lies a few miles off Panama's Caribbean coast. Some of my pictures of the Kuna were published in this column.

Back then, I was fairly new to digital photography: I shot only JPEG files, used a 4-megapixel digital SLR, packed several...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 2005 0 comments

Business people view Las Vegas, Nevada, as a trade show destination. Vacationers see Vegas as a place to have fun in the sun, see shows, and try their luck at the tables and with the one-arm bandits.

However, many of the photographers I know have a different take on this unique city that's thriving in the Nevada desert. They view it as a...

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Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2005 0 comments

Photos © 2004, Rick Sammon, All Rights Reserved

My friends often call me the "shoot and scoot" photographer. The term refers to the fact that I don't spend a lot of time in one location.

Why am I always on the move? Well, for one thing, I, perhaps like many readers, don't have the luxury or resources to spend weeks or even months in...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2005 5 comments

Photos © 2004, Rick Sammon, All Rights Reserved

When we travel, we often find photo opportunities indoors. The relatively low light and artificial light conditions of indoor shooting present special challenges; challenges we can meet if we take the time to make a few important camera settings.

In addition, as is the case with outdoor photography, it is...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2004 0 comments

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Readers of this column know that I enjoy traveling the world in search of new travel photographs. However, I know, and I hope you know, that you don't have to go to places like Papua New Guinea and Pago Pago to get great shots. In fact, you can come up with meaningful photographs as you...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Sep 01, 2004 0 comments

Some travelers who visit the Sunshine State go to see a famous mouse with big ears and a funny duck with a sailor's outfit. Others go to experience and to be part of the wildlife, including the night owls who stay out 'till the wee hours of the morning at...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 2004 3 comments

From my home in upstate New York, Bangkok, Thailand, is on the other side of the planet--actually a day and a half away, door to door. That grueling travel time is something that you really don't want to think about when you're stuck in...

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Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2004 2 comments

As a travel photographer, I enjoy photographing in cities around the world, where I get inspired from morning 'till night by the people and sights. That inspiration helps me get good pictures. Now, I live near one of the most important cities on the...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2004 0 comments

Over the years I've made three trips to Fort Worth, Texas. I go there for several reasons: the friendly people, the "Old West" feel of the Stockyards, the great barbecue, and, of course, the photo opportunities.

On my...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jan 01, 2004 7 comments

For many wildlife photographers, nothing beats an African photo safari. It's the adventure of being "one with nature" on wide-open plains; the excitement of framing a lion, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, or other magnificent animal in the...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2003 0 comments

If you are looking for a picturesque setting in which to photograph landscapes, seascapes, and people, I highly recommend Maine. The light is wonderful, and so are the people. You can use Rockport or neighboring Camden as your home base. Both towns have...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Sep 01, 2003 4 comments

I am sure you have heard the expression, "stop and smell the roses." Basically, it means that we should take time out of our busy lives and appreciate the beauty of the world and life around us. As a professional travel photographer, I...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 2003 1 comments

Globetrotter

Some photographers travel to the far corners of the world to photograph interesting cultures. I've done that, taking long plane flights to Nepal, India, Thailand, Indonesia, and even to the depths of the...

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