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This is going to be so much fun! Several of the authors from Photofocus will be Portland, Oregon on Friday night, and they’ll be leading us in a Photowalk in downtown Portland. Join Richard Harrington, Nicole S. Young, Brian Matiash, and Levi Sim to explore the waterfront and make pictures of the city skyline as […]

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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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This week’s podcast catches up with two very different photographers. First we talk with Moose Peterson about his love of nature and aviation.  Then we catch up with street photographer Thomas Leuthard for some practical advice.
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The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew […]

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Landscape photography is a huge passion for many photographers. My enjoyment of photographing landscape stems from the desire to be in a beautiful location, and also to come home with an image that I would gladly hang on my wall. There is definitely an art to photographing landscapes, so here are some tips I put together for both […]

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Recently, I saw a collection of April Fools posts on Facebook by photographers who tried baking in some irony by sharing photos from a oft-photographed US National Park that they dubbed as their most creatively challenging, all while being derisive about the homogeny of photos being posted by others online. Now, while I know that these posts […]

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Far and away my favorite subject to photograph for relaxation and practice is in the Landscape venue. Having grown up in the Blue Ridge mountain region of Southwest Virginia, learning to make better landscape photographs has been a staple in my own learning curve over the years and an ever-present means of practice to this […]

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