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Tips for the Non-Traveling Photographer

In Photo Basics, Photo Locations, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

So you’re looking over more photos from someone who’s just returned from a trip to an exotic international photo hotspot.  You think…”Wow, I could be making great photos too if only I could go there.”  Yes, there’s probably some truth in the quote from National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson – “If you want to be …

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Ideas for Making Great Rain Photos

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

Rain, rain, go away.  Little Johnny wants to play. Johnny must not have been a photographer.  If he was, he might know that when the weather gets bad, the photos get good.  Rainy days often provide the drama, the light, and interesting subjects to photograph.  The key is knowing what to shoot and how to …

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7 Great Photography Documentaries with a Message

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

My wife and I were recently watching a documentary about two photographers collaborating on a fascinating project.  It got me wondering about other documentaries about photographers and photography.  Which ones give you more than a biography of the artist?  Which ones raise interesting questions about life, relationships, and our purpose on this planet?  Which ones …

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5 Tips to Prepare for a Photo Workshop

In Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

You’re looking forward to going to a workshop and coming back with lots more photography knowledge and some killer images.  Doing a few, pretty simple things before you leave can dramatically increase your enjoyment during the workshop, and the amount of knowledge, skills and great photos you’ll come back with. There’s no shortage of choices …

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Tenba Cooper 15: A real-world review

In Gear, Uncategorized by GregNoel

Overview The Tenba Cooper 15 and others in the Cooper Series were released in fall 2015.  So it has been available now just over 2 years.   So why do a review of the bag now?   I was recently in the market for a new bag, and I came across the Tenba Cooper as an option …

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How Printing Will Improve your Photography

In Uncategorized by Kirk Bergman

I started taking my photography hobby seriously about 3 years ago when I decided I wasn’t going to let another hobby atrophy and die because I wasn’t putting in the effort to make it great.  Like most people, I saw big improvements after a few months just by making it a point to get out …

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How to Get Started in Conservation Photography

In Landscape/Nature, Uncategorized by Frank Gallagher

As photographers, we have a special appreciation for the landscapes, buildings and animals, as well as the people and cultures we encounter as we travel the world.  For many of us, those are our subjects and may even provide our livelihood.  Unfortunately, many species, places, cultures and buildings are under threat from development, neglect, disease, …

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Review:  NiSi Natural Night Filter

In Gear, Uncategorized by GregNoel

If you are an astrophotographer or night photographer then you almost certainly have run into the horrible yellow glow of light pollution or the ugly yellow cast that street lights spread over urban nightscapes.   This light pollution and yellow cast can hide stars and mess with the white balance of your scene.    Thanks to the …

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THINK TANK – AIRPORT TAKEOFF V2.0 Bag Review

In Gear, Uncategorized by Brian McGuckin

I was so excited to attend the Improve Photography Retreat last year in Arizona. For the first time EVER I was going to use a roller bag – the Airport International V3.0. It’s like a camera bag cadillac on rollerblade wheels as smooth as butter. (Not sure what that means, but it’s good!) Gone were …

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Smoke Photography – A How-to Guide

In Photo Basics, Uncategorized by Rick Ohnsman

You may have heard the expression; “It’s all done with smoke and mirrors.”  The Urban Dictionary defines the phrase this way: Smoke & Mirrors 01: Something / Someone that deceives or distorts the truth.  02:Something / Someone that distorts or blurs facts, figures, etc., like a magic or  conjuring work; artful deception; tricky inventiveness. I …