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Sunset Photography Camera Settings for Beginners

In Photo Basics by Rusty Parkhurst24 Comments

Everyone can enjoy and appreciate a beautiful sunset.  And admit it, regardless of how cliche it may be, sunset photography is tons of fun.  Having the ability to capture the last rays of the day and amazing golden light bathing the landscape is very satisfying. A couple years ago, I decided that I was going to capture an image of …

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15 Hiking Tips for the Landscape Photographer

In Landscape/Nature by Brent Huntley5 Comments

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

In Features by Rusty Parkhurst5 Comments

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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ND Filters 101: 8 Things You Need to Know

In Features by Mark Morris9 Comments

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

In Landscape/Nature by Kevin D. Jordan33 Comments

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 …