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For a very long time I have operated by a simple motto: “A checked bag is a lost bag.” While that is clearly hyperbole, it’s still a good guideline for anyone who flies. Because when I say “lost bag” I mean your cameras may get “lost.” Even if your bag isn’t misplaced, there’s a real […]

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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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Editor’s Note: While You might have summer on your mind, now’s the perfect time to put your plans together for winter shooting. Recently, I went on a 2 1/2 week trip to Iceland and Norway during the winter season. Upon doing my research of the historic weather reports for those areas during that time of […]

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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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Working with a group of people can be difficult. Whether its a photggrapher, the client, models, or crew, they all have needs. It’s the job of a producer to keep everybody organized and keep a shoot on schedule. One of the most important tools a producer always carries is a production book. In the world […]

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When I travel, especially to parts of the world where I know I am creating photographs I don’t want to lose, I try to store my photos in two or three different locations. The more places they are stored, the less chance of anything happening to the images. I am usually traveling because of photography, either to […]

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I have a personal rule I follow when I travel, especially when I’m in Asia: I get an early start. Sure, I have my moments when I need to sleep in, but it’s just after sunrise when things are at their best. So this morning I woke up just before sunrise, ate breakfast, and set out on […]

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