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Landscape photography brings its own rewards. Being in a beautiful place at a tranquil time of day is therapeutic. Add good company, and it doesn’t really matter if you make any good pictures because the experience alone was worthwhile. For instance, I visited my parents, recently, and my dad and I awoke early to photograph […]

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Making pictures at nighttime can be challenging. Parts of a picture that are lit with street lamps or other lights are very bright compared to the darkness of the sky or the shadows under trees and porches. This scene is described as having a high dynamic range—the difference between light and shadow is very great. […]

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Under the Gateway
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Getting great shots of the moon is not as easy as it sounds.  I recently tried to get some new shots and learned a few things along the way. Scouting the Shot One of the first things I needed to do was scout my location. I had to rely on internet and an app called […]

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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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NIGHTLIGHT

I just returned from a nighttime photography trip (Ron Risman’s Timelapse Workshop).  The goal was to shoot the night sky… over and over again.  With a group of several photographers, the amount of light pollution can get pretty high.  Flashlights, camera LEDs, cell phones and more.  Every light source can get in the way of […]

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Article by Scott Bourne and Richard Harrington Today is the Fourth of July.  A day that traditionally means fireworks in the United States.  While you may or may not celebrate this holiday, summer is a season filled with fireworks.  Sporting events, amusement parks, and national holidays… it’s not a party until something explodes in the […]

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