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Photographers love to create beautiful, interesting, and unique photographs. We carry several pounds of gear on our backs through forests and mountains to find beautiful and sought-after scenes. When we finally find something amazing and photograph it, it’s a wonderful feeling knowing that we’re are not repeating the same cliché photograph that hundreds or thousands of other photographers […]

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Last week’s episode of Photo Methodology focused on the beautiful waterfalls of Oregon and for this week, we’re going to turn our attention to the rugged, verdant landscapes of Hawaii’s Big Island. The Big Island is one of those places that offers up a beautiful visual just about anywhere you turn your head. One of […]

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Today, everyone has an opinion and moreover, many think their opinion trumps all. It’s part of the Internet culture and frankly, it’s brought about plenty of criticism but little of it constructive. There are good reasons to seek out constructive criticism. And there can be great value to it. When criticism is delivered by talented, educated, gifted […]

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I am a very lucky guy. I grew up in a household with parents who immigrated from Russia with absolutely nothing to their names and who worked so hard chasing the classic American Dream. They taught themselves English, found themselves jobs, and leaned heavily on their strong work ethic to earn for their family and […]

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Taken at Latourell Falls in the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

We’re going to shift gears from talking about the fiery skies at Balanced Rock to the watery spray of Latourell Falls in Oregon. If you’re coming from Portland to visit the beautiful waterfall circuit along the Columbia River Gorge, Latourell Falls will be the first that you’ll come across (shortly after the Vista House stop). It’s a great […]

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Getting better photos can be as easy as getting comfortable when you’re shooting. Here are a few simple tips for street photography that can be applied to any style of photography.

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After working on a photo from Arches National Park in Episode #2 of Photo Methodology, I thought it’d be fun to keep the trend going. This time, we’re going to focus on the geological wonder called Balanced Rock. According to Wikipedia, the rock that is delicately balanced atop its base sits at 55 feet high […]

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