When I turned around, this was my view! Clouds, and a very unique foreground. I prefer this photograph over the "iconic" arch formation.

Oftentimes when traveling to a photography destinations, I have a pretty good idea of the photographs that I will be trying to get. Whether it’s an iconic natural formation, such as Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park, or a particular event or classic scene, it’s always good to come home with your own version of […]

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Photo by Scott Bourne – Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons

Okay I admit it – I was trying to be cute with the title of this post. I am easily amused. What is it really about? Reflecting. Not light or specular highlights, etc. Specifically – I am talking about reflection as defined by the dictionary as a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration […]

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Join Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim and their special guest Ron Pepper, a photographer who makes a living shooting panoramas and HDR’s photographs. It’s incredible the uses he’s put these photographic techniques to, and he’s a real a wiz at it. We’ll show you what scenes make a great panorama or HDR, and how to put it […]

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We’ve all been there one time or another. Where you just don’t feel particularly inspired by photography, and unsure how to get out of your funk. For me personally, it’s especially threatening, as I am a full time photographer, so my livelihood is dependent on my own creativity in the arts.Throughout the years, I’ve found […]

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I had a great time making portraits with some friends the other day, practicing some different techniques and honing some skills. My camera was set to shoot RAW+JPG so I could keep the camera’s terrific black and white jpegs and a color RAW version (here’s a little more about that idea). The Argument to Use Camera JPEG […]

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This week’s podcast catches up with two industry greats who both have exiting new projects.  Melissa Niu digs deep with portrait photographer Brian Smith.  Then Rich Harrington catches up with the original Photoshop guru Bert Monroy. Music on the show from our partner — SongFreedom. Get the show here  or get it on iTunes — Don’t forget to post […]

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