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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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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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Photo Copyright Scott Bourne

While visiting the Teton range, I woke up in my cabin near the Snake River right outside the park entrance and saw the opportunity to make some teaching shots. I thought I’d share a very simple composition tip that will especially help landscape photographers but can apply to most types of photography. When you’re making a […]

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Using Depth of Field for Effective Communication

Recently, I photographed an engagement session that made me work a little outside of my comfort zone. If you’ve ever taken a look at my work, you’ll see that much of what I shoot is with wide open apertures & shallow depth of field. I just love the dreamy bokeh effect and how shallow depth […]

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Independence Day fireworks displays happen in a couple of days.  An almost unimaginable number of photographs will be made of these blazing bursts of colorful light and smoke. Sadly, what we remember of these magnificently ephemeral moments just aren’t what we see when the photographs are showing on monitors. If your photos from the upcoming […]

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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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PhotoByScottBourne - Fuji X-T1, Fuji 16-56 f/2.8 lens, converted in MacPhun Tonality Pro

“Turn around!” That’s what the little voice in my head that runs the photography part of my brain always reminds me to do. “Turn around!” Sometimes one of the best shots is behind you. But it takes discipline to remember to do this. Especially when you’re at one of the singularly most photogenic places in […]

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