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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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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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I’ve got a bit more time on my hands these days, so I’m catching up on some new photography books.  There’s two I am currently reading that I’d like to share. “The Long Exposure – A Beginners’ Guide To Long Exposure Photography” by David Cleland and “The Complete Guide To Fujifilm’s X-T1″ by Tony Phillips […]

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I love long exposure photography because it has the power to make even the most mundane scenes a bit more interesting visually. When shooting daytime scenes I often turn to my Lee Big Stopper 10-stop ND filter. The Big Stopper is so dark you can’t actually see through it, which means your camera’s internal metering […]

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Ever since moving to the Pacific Northwest, I definitely have had my fair share of photographing waterfalls. In fact, I became infatuated with landscape photography after realizing that I could, in fact, photograph a “moving” landscape and make it amazingly beautiful! The main thing that pulled me in was blurring water; I was able to transform splashing, fast-moving water […]

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Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post from Mark Morrow. Not all shoots go as planned.  In this video, I shared a few thoughts on learning from the unexpected, and the benefit of utilizing public parking garages after hours for nightscape and portrait sessions. To see more of Mark’s work go to http://www.morrowphotoblog.com and follow […]

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Nikon D800, 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @14mm, f/4, 19minutes 55 seconds, ISO 100.

Winter is the perfect time to practice nighttime photography. I took advantage of the long nights during my Christmas holiday to make some photographs with a friend who hadn’t done nighttime work before, and the tips I shared with her will help you get started making stunning star pictures, too. I don’t mean this to […]

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