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Winter Photography and Shooting for Snow

Winter Photography & Shooting for Snow Just because winter is upon us doesn’t mean we have to give up photography until the weather turns nice again. It does mean that we need to take a few extra steps to be prepared for cold weather shooting.

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Sony Alpha a1 is on its Way

Sony Unveils Alpha a1 Flagship Camera that Shoots 50MP Images at 30FPS & 8K Video Sony just introduced a new flagship mirrorless full frame camera called the Sony Alpha a1, which is capable of sho…

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Used Cameras – Should you buy one?

I sometimes hear from workshop students and others in the photographic community that they would never buy a used camera or lens because they think it must be defective due to wear and tear. The truth is that many reputable online and store dealers have

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New Dell Models for Creators

THE REDESIGNED XPS 15 AND NEW XPS 17 ARE A PHOTOGRAPHERS DREAM MACHINE I am frequently asked for computer recommendations by students who need more power and support for landscape art photography, particularly as their files grow larger and their creative abilities advance. While our

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Should I Buy Used Equipment

I have always been fearful of buying used photography equipment. I’ve had these dreams of being out in the wilderness on a landscape art photography assignment, and just when I needed some piece of gear to work, it would fail. Then there was this nightmare

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When Will Our National Parks Open?

I know every landscape and wildlife photographer is itching to ‘get out there’ and start shooting again in their favorite national park. So are the backpackers, hikers, campers, and those day visitors who want to visit pristine wildernesses and Mother Natures’ incredible scenery. However, before you pack up and head out to a chosen park, there are …

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Why The National Parks are Closing

When states and counties first ordered everyone to stay home, many in America decided to visit our parks as opposed to obeying the shut-in orders. Instead of practicing social distancing visitors swarmed into parks, overcrowding campgrounds, gathered at visitor centers, congregated at rock climbing sites and generally failed to do their part …

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Do I need Photoshop?

Thus creating an image that communicates with viewers beyond what is in front of the lens is more challenging and difficult workflow, one that requires visualization, composition, capture craft and patience.  While all photographs arise from some level of reality our post production tools— Lightroom and Photoshop— allows us to alter that reality to invoke perceptions…

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