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Just a few weeks ago, I got up at the crack of dawn and went to Trillium Lake with a few other photographers, intent on photographing the sunrise. Soon after we got there, we met up with a few more photographers at the same location. The lake was beautiful, and so was the mountain, but there were zero […]

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As some of you may know, I am a big fan of pre-visualizing your shots. If you can see it in your mind’s eye before you capture the image, you have a better chance of making a significant photograph. I’ve written about this a bit with my Cranes in the Fire Mist shot. I pre-visualized […]

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If you could (or had to) banish one subject from your photographs what would it be and why? (Answer on Twitter to @ScottBourne.) Sometimes we get in a rut. We photograph the same thing over and over and over. That’s not always bad. But it can be. Would you eat the same thing for dinner […]

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(*Root for the other guy is just an expression – substitute gal as appropriate) I recently had the pleasure, and privilege of spending some quality time with my friend, Pulitzer Prize Winning photographer and filmmaker, Vince LaForet. He spoke at Skip’s Summer School in Vegas and as usual, wowed the crowd with an amazing slide […]

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Go to the ballgame. Go to any kind of ballgame. Take your compact camera (not your big honking pro camera with long lens which will make you stand out.) At the ballgame, you will find all sorts of interesting things to photograph. Look for signage, the game itself and most of all, the interesting people […]

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A while back I wrote a post called: Seeing The Invisible – A Photographer’s Vision. In that post I gave you an exercise – to describe a tree to a blind person. The point of that post – and this one – is to improve your visualization skills. I want you to take that exercise […]

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Fairly or unfairly, I am generally considered a gear head. I do have lots of photo gear. There’s no denying that fact. Some of it I purchased just for review on Photofocus. Some of it was given to me in an attempt to sway me. Some of it was purchased for resale later. Some of […]

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