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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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ND Filters 101: 8 Things You Need to Know

Photographers LOVE jargon and fancy terms.  Virtually every photographer is a creative soul, looking for a way to express the way we see the world.  My guess is that about 98 percent of us are also a bit of a technology geek.  We photographers tend to like the technical side of our camera gear, and the “sciencey” side of capturing images. …

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The Ultimate Guide to Shooting Milky Way Photography

With the low light capabilities of digital cameras drastically increasing in recent years, Milky Way photography is booming in popularity.  As a result, it is becoming more and more common to see photographers staying out past sunset and late into the night.  The easiest way to ensure that you capture a compelling Milky Way photo is to do the proper …

How to Control Tricky Lighting in Landscape Photography

While shooting in Nauvoo, I found a beautiful stone bridge built by Mormon pioneers over 150 years ago.  The small rock bridge included a small waterfall underneath it, so I knew it was time to take out the camera and start shooting. Unfortunately, as soon as I got underneath the bridge and waded into the water, I could see that …

Learn to Balance Your Compositions (Landscape Photography)

I listened to an interesting discussion on Kerry Garrison’s audio podcast this last week. The topic was balance in photographic composition.  I thought the principle they were teaching would also be helpful for you all, so today’s post is an example of how balance in photographic composition can improve your landscape photography. I took the photo featured on this page (click …