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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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Learn the formula to determine how many megapixels your camera has and how many megapixels you really need for a high quality print.

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After kicking off my new column, Photo Methodology, way above the urban playground of Times Square, let’s change our scenery to a more natural environment that is enjoyed by millions each year: Arches National Park. Have you ever stumbled onto a photo that really caught your eye but for whatever reason, the timing just didn’t […]

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When looking to make a major purchase on photography gear, try before you buy saves money.

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