Embracing obstacles

After that wonderful time traipsing around the lush tropics of Hawaii, we find ourselves back in the good ol’ verdant lands of Oregon. This time, we’re going to visit Little Zig Zag Falls, just outside of the cutely named town of Rhododendron. The area is aptly named because of the zigging and zagging creek that flows down […]

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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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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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Reviews

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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Punalu'u Beach

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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