Rick Sammon

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Rick Sammon Posted: May 01, 2000 0 comments

35mm In The Millennium

The first serious 35mm SLR camera I ever saw (back in 1959, when I was 9 years old) was my dad's Canon...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 2002 0 comments

I have been a full-time free-lance photographer and writer for 11 years. Before that, I also free-lanced as a part-time photographer and writer€but I did not share that information with my bosses. Like my other free-lance friends, I take my job...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2001 1 comments

Imagine this: You show up for a wildlife photography shoot in Africa. An expert guide with a Land Rover outfitted especially for photography meets you. Camera mounts are set securely in place on the doors of the vehicle. Several padded...

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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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Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Last year in Shutterbug, I offered 10 reasons why a topside photographer might want to dive into underwater photography. My reasons included: challenging yourself with one of the most rewarding photo specialties around; putting your photo skills to work...

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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...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Sep 01, 1999 0 comments

Ever consider turning pro? Then you probably are a whiz at f/stops, shutter speeds, lighting, composition, exposure values, and all the other technical stuff you need to know about to take great pictures.

But what about living the life...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 1999 0 comments

Quick question: most of Ansel Adams' landscape posters are a) color or b) black and white? Take your time. Think about this master's medium. Before you answer, also consider the type of pictures that sell.

If you answered...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Oct 01, 1999 0 comments

How do we get ideas? This is a question man has asked since the time of the great Greek philosophers, Aristotle and Plato. The answer differs from person to person, from culture to culture, and from idea to idea. I don't claim to know the answer, but as a digital...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jul 01, 1999 0 comments

Someone once asked me, when looking at the three-picture montage in this article, "How long did it take you to create your `Flying High' image?" My reply, "21 years," brought a look of puzzlement to the person's...

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