A (big) Mistake and a (small) Rant

Sunstar and Reflection on Lake Wanaka (New Zealand)Sony a7R IVSony 12-24 GM1/320 of a secondF/18ISO 100 By the time you read this, I’ll be done with my break and well into my Death Valley Winter Moon workshop. I’ll have gone from a stretch of two-and-a-half months with no workshops, to a stretch of one month…

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Lightroom’s linear profiles: The secret to landscape photos with maximum impact (VIDEO).

When editing photos taken in poor light, we’re all searching for a creative edge. The goal is to create photos with maximum impact. The second is to make our images stand out. This tutorial is from the PHLOG photography YouTube channelThis video shows you how to use the often ignored Linear Profiles in Lightroom. Once…

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Moonlight: Michael Frye photography

Yosemite Valley illuminated by the setting sun, with Jupiter in the sky, Yosemite National Park, California I’ve been working on my presentation Moonlight MagicThen, you can get the Night Photo Summit next weekend. This set was discovered while I was going through old moonlit photographs. It is from the night of the 19th and 20th…

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Edward Burtynsky, Portrayals on the Anthropocene

Photographer, starting on February 14th Edward Burtynsky’sThe Saatchi Gallery, London, UK will host the largest exhibition of his career, which spans over 40 years. The exhibition showcases Burtynsky’s life-long dedication to the observation and portrayal of humanity’s incursion into the natural world and the environmental consequences of the many industrial processes we so heavily rely…

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The Exception that Proves the Rule

Lush Reflection, Doubtful Sound, New ZealandSony a7R VSony 24-105 f/4 GISO 800f/81/80th second Few years ago I blogged on shooting without a tripodI was on my annual Grand Canyon Rafting trip. You have no idea what a paradigm change this was for me. I rationalized my sacrilege saying that The following are some examples of…

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Camera Basics – What Pros know about White Balance that YOU don’t.

Understanding the basics of White Balance will help you create accurate photos, no matter what type of image you take. According to Chris Parker is a professional photographer.White Balance is rarely taught to amateurs. In the tutorial below, Parker explains the three most important concepts to help you select the right White Balance setting each…

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Michael Frye Photography – Yosemite Snow

Misty Sunset from Tunnel View in Yosemite National park, California A small snowstorm swept through Yosemite on Tuesday night. It’s been a dry winter so far, and this was the first significant snow in Yosemite Valley in quite awhile. It also appeared that the storm would clear around sunrise. This was great timing. So Claudia…

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7 Greatest Locations for Nature Pictures within the Adirondacks

Spanning greater than 6 million acres, the Adirondack Park contains one-fifth of New York State and is the most important park within the contiguous United States. House to innumerable lakes and ponds ripe with wildlife comparable to deer, loons, herons, and bald eagles, together with craggy mountain summits with countless views, the Adirondack Park is…

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Peak Color | Eloquent Images by Gary Hart

Twin Peaks, Mt. Tasman and Aoraki/ Mt. Cook, New ZealandSony α1Sony 24 – 104 f/4 GISO 100f/11.6 seconds The first time I visited New Zealand, in 1995, I wasn’t just surprised by the number but also the size of the mountains. Size. New Zealand’s mountains reminded me very much of the Eastern Sierra peaks I…

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Full-Frame and APS-C cameras: The Pros & Cons of Both

Does size really matter? Please keep in mind that we are talking about camera sensor here, so do not let your thoughts wander. Or as photographer Anthony GugliottaIt asks the question, “do you really need to buy a full-frame model or can a crop-sensor camera be sufficient?” This question is also a “maybe” and depends…

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