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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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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 …

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La Gaspésie Should Be On Your Photography Bucket List. Here’s Why.

There are dozens of reasons to visit La Belle Province (that’s “The Beautiful Province” for those who lack even obvious French and it refers to Quebec, for those who lack a Canadian heritage). The fresh seafood, the people, the rich culture, the European vibe, the cheese, the cities, the cathedrals, the art, the skiing, the ice hotel, the marine life, …

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Grinter’s Sunflower Farm: Timing is Everything for Amazing Photos

If you ever happen to be traveling through eastern Kansas in late August or early September, take a little side trip to Grinter’s Sunflower Farm.  If your timing is right, you will get a visual treat and an opportunity to make some really nice images.  Most people think of Kansas as a flat and boring state.  One to be passed …

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The Photographer’s Guide to Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is a nature photographer’s paradise.  The dramatic, jagged peaks, and harsh topography provide photographic angles and compositions that are limited only by how far you are willing to hike or how high you are willing to climb.  Glacier also offers wildlife such as black and grizzly bears, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, elk, and more.  I …