Rick Sammon

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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...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2000 0 comments

Ever wonder what ingredients professional travel photographers use to make great on-location pictures? Here's my gourmet recipe.

Getting Ready To "Cook."...

Rick Sammon Posted: Apr 01, 1999 0 comments

Travel photographers are a unique breed. Some go to the ends of the earth to get pictures that tell a story of a faraway land. Others stay relatively close to home, documenting the pulse of a major metropolitan city--which might be a travel destination to...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Jun 01, 2004 0 comments

Thanks to image-editing programs, turning soft shots into sharp shots is relatively easy. I do it all the time!

In this article, I'd like to share with you some of my tips and tricks for sharpening pictures. I use Adobe Photoshop...

Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 1999 0 comments

I'm a zoom lens man. I use zooms in virtually all my travel work, making exceptions when I need a macro or super telephoto shot.

This was not always the case. Back in...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2000 0 comments

Okay, so I lied--but it's a small, white lie. Please let me explain. I do go on location (and on assignment) with just two lenses: my 100-400mm Image Stabilizer zoom and my 17-35mm zoom. My tiny fib is that I use a 1.4x tele-converter (some would call...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2002 0 comments

I recently returned from a 10-day trip to China. I was at the Great Wall, Tieneman Square, the Forbidden City, and Yellow Mountain. I stopped in remote villages and traveled by boat along winding canals. I took hundreds of photographs...and...

Rick Sammon Posted: Nov 01, 2001 0 comments

Photo enthusiasts often ask me, "What's the most important accessory I need for professional-quality outdoor people pictures?" I reply, "A flash unit, of course." Then they ask me for my best tip for using a flash. My advice: Think flashy...

Rick Sammon Posted: Aug 01, 2001 0 comments

It's that time of year when many of us are gearing up for our summer vacations. Some folks will go to the far sides of the planet, others will stay close to home. But, no matter where we go, Shutterbug readers have one thing in common:...

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Rick Sammon Posted: Mar 01, 2006 14 comments

"An adventure is misery and discomfort, relived in the safety of reminiscence." --Marco Polo

With the wind chill factor it's 35ÞF below zero. I've only been standing on the small, snow-covered deck of a Frontiers North Adventures Tundra Buggy (a vehicle specially designed for polar exploration) for about 5 minutes, and already my...

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