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Top 35 Spots to Photograph New York City: Voted by the Locals!

Intro to New York City I’m not sure what I was thinking when I decided to write a photographer’s guide to New York City.  Maybe it’s because I’ve always been kind of intrigued by big cities.  Being from the Midwest, in the middle of farm country, where the nearest grocery store is 10 miles away and being stuck in traffic …

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Travel Photography Shot List to Keep You Creative

The excitement of planning and packing. All of the unfamiliar sights, and sounds, and smells. Jet lag, language barriers, traveler’s…stomach troubles. Once you’ve reached your destination, it can all be pretty overwhelming. You want to make sure to come away with something more than the same old travel snapshots all the other tourists are taking. Here’s a handy travel photography …

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21 Photography Tips for Paris

I spent seven nights in Paris a few months back and had great intentions of adding to the great series of “A Photographer’s Guide to … (Boston, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, Glacier,  Philadelphia and so on)” we have seen on the website recently.  Unfortunately, our second day there, the whole family came down with something.  I never fully recovered and, while …

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The Photographer’s Guide to Death Valley

Death Valley National Park is a lot of things.  It is the home to the highest recorded temperature on Earth (134 degrees Fahrenheit). It is home to arid deserts, sand dunes, and soaring mountain peaks.  It is the largest national park in the contiguous United States (seriously, it’s enormous).  It is also a unique and ever-changing playground for photographers.  Death …

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Photographer’s Guide to Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park is a gem of a desert landscape in Southern California.  Despite its beauty, the park is one that is somewhat ignored by many photographers in comparison to areas such as Death Valley National Park, which is located only a few hours away.  Joshua Tree does not have many of the iconic views and grand vistas that …

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Icebergs and Abandonment, Photographing Eastern Newfoundland

When most people think about visiting Newfoundland (if they think about it at all), they picture the towering fjords of Gros Morne National Park and the colourful houses of Quidi Vidi village in the capital city of St. John’s. Admittedly, those alone are reasons enough to visit, but any photographer who passes on exploring the many Capes and Coves of …