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In my past two articles I took a look behind the scenes at the National Weather Service with an introduction to the Forecast Discussion and severe weather alert products. The NWS web page is a buffet of weather information that should fill you up when you are planning to photograph outdoors in dynamic weather, but when […]

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In my previous article about the National Weather Service’s Forecast Discussions I touched briefly on another set of products the NWS releases: outlooks, advisories, watches and warnings. These alerts are designed to help those planning on being out in the elements prepare for forecasted severe weather. Outdoor photographers can use these alerts to determine the […]

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Weather

The Pacific Northwest is a veritable playground for outdoor photographers. In any given day I can photograph alpine landscapes, arid desert scablands, lush temperate rainforests and rugged ocean shorelines. One constant in our diverse region is the complex weather. As a native Northwesterner, I have always had a fascination with meteorology and with today’s wealth […]

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Three C's of File Management

Editor’s Note: Please welcome David J. Crewe to the Photofocus team.  He’s a professional photographer from Chicago and we’re super happy to have him here.  Please post a welcome message in the comments or drop him a line. As a professional photographer in the digital age, protecting your data is one of the most important things […]

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The Team

My son Alec’s passion for lacrosse is contagious. You can’t help getting excited when he talks about key players, the game, and what to look for when watching. His enthusiasm had me embark on a two year project of capturing the sport known as “The fastest game on two feet.” First a little history. Alec’s […]

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Before I shoot, I often like to plan.  Particularly if the shoot is for a client.  It doesn’t matter if I’m shooting stills or video, I feel better with a plan.  Even if that plan is just going to get changed, it’s better to have a starting point. You might think that the best Hollywood […]

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Through the years, I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. While every project is unique, it often seems that the problems remain the same. If you are doing a personal project, think of yourself as the client. Here are a few questions I always encourage asking at the start of any video project: […]

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