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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 …

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Shoot Report: Photos from the I.P. Oregon Coast Workshop

Last week I had the pleasure of holding a completely free photography workshop with 55 readers of ImprovePhotography.com in Oregon. On this page I want to share a play-by-play of some of my photos from the trip, but if you’re looking for full tutorials on how each one of the photos is made, complete with “before Photoshop” photos, camera settings, …

Top 35 Places to Shoot in New Jersey

There’s a reason New Jersey is called The Garden State – it’s not a misnomer. And there are a plethora of locations for photogenic opportunities. New Jersey has variety – every season offers something unique and special. Visiting the same place throughout the year – spring, summer, fall and winter – will give you a totally different experience every time …

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Top 35 Places to Shoot in Virginia

For those who haven’t been to Virginia, it may be surprising how much photographic opportunity there is in the state. From beach to mountain, from battlefields to presidential estates, from winter wonderlands to summer water sports – no matter what kind of subject you’re looking for, you can find it in Virginia! Taken from personal experience and polls among local …

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21 Best Photo Locations in Texas (Voted by the Locals!)

We polled over 150 photographers in Texas and asked them what their favorite locations are to shoot photography.  These are the best locations in the state–some of them are popular and some of them are little hidden gems. State Capitol Located in downtown Austin at 1100 Congress Avenue, the Texas State Capitol is a beautiful place to take both indoor and …