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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

While I have dabbled in all kinds of photography, Landscapes have always been my passion.  That is because I love the all things outdoors, including hiking.  Not too long ago, I heard an interview with Nathan St. Andre discussing hiking and photography tips.  I was immediately intrigued.  Especially because Nathan is from Southern Utah, just outside of Zion National Park, …

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Get Focused! Image Stacking for Maximum Depth of Field

One of the primary objectives when making an image is to achieve proper focus to draw attention to a subject or areas of interest.  For some photographs, such as portraits, only the person or people in the image may be in focus.  In other situations, however, it may be preferable that everything in the image be in focus.  This is …

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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 …