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A Photographer’s Guide to Capitol Reef National Park

Some of the most beautiful places on earth are encapsulated in the National Parks of the United States, lending themselves to some of the most recognizable and amazing photographs of these wild spaces. Although it may not be one of the more well-known, Capitol Reef National Park, in Utah, is one such place of immersive beauty. Within its deep canyons, …

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Photographing Snow Monkeys in Japan (Plus 10 tips for making the trip)

If you’re following my instagram profile, you know that this week I’m in Nagano, Japan photographing the snow monkeys.  It’s an absolutely awesome location for a photographer, and the photos are turning out pretty cool. I wanted to share with you some information about the trip if you’re considering coming down to Japan, and also some helpful tips for getting …

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Photographer’s Guide to Yellowstone in Winter

The only thing better than photographing Yellowstone, is photographing Yellowstone in the winter.  If you can brave the cold, you’re in for a very memorable photography trip where you’re sure to capture a few portfolio pieces. I’m just returning from another trip to Yellowstone this last week with a group of 40 readers of Improve Photography, so winter in Yellowstone …

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Photographer’s Guide to Zion National Park

Zion National Park is one of the most popular destinations for photographers worldwide, and over the last several years.  In fact, the Park reports that traffic has gone up 40% in the last two years. While Zion is a gorgeous location, it is also tricky to know where the best locations are, and what time of day to photograph them.  Some …

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Photographing Kanarra Creek Falls

This week I’m in Zion National Park teaching a completely free photography workshop to about 70 readers of Improve Photography, who have come from 15 states and two countries to spend the week shooting Zion National Park together.  I’m excited to have Darin Mellor, Nick Page, and Brian McGuckin to join me as well. If you’ll be hiking to Kanaraville …

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Photographing Cinque Terre: 15 Photo Locations & Tips

The Cinque Terre is one of my favorite places in the world for photography.  From excellent sweeping landscapes of the colorful homes spilling all over the cliff tops above the ocean to beautiful street photography opportunities, the Cinque Terre is an excellent location for photographers. I’ve just been in the Cinque Terre (five lands) for the last few days, and …