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Photographer of the Day: Phil Campbell

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Phil Cambell Photo: “Budding Maple and Daffodils” I absolutely love the simplicity of this image. The bright, airy feel of it makes me feel like I’m sitting right there

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Why take a basic camera overview class?

I recently attended a free 90-minute camera workshop. The description was: “Basic Camera Overview/Class Orientation, DSLR & Mirrorless Camera Operation, and the Principles of Correct Exposure.” I’ve been taking photographs

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Photographer of the Day: Pradeepkumar Devadoss

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Pradeepkumar Devadoss Photo: “Oriental Pratincole” A stunning shot of this Oriental Pratincole. The depth of field is perfect in creating the soft foreground and background and keeping the focus

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Photographer of the Day: Natasha Jelezkina

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Natasha Jelezkina Photo: “If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success. – James Cameron” Ah, spring in the city.

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Photographer of the Day: Edouard Ketterer

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Edouard Ketterer Photo: “Vulcano!!!” The feeling of isolation in this image is almost overwhelming. So many contrasts throughout also make this quite interesting. Man vs. nature, the softness of

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I don’t wanna!

Last week I had the opportunity to go up to Milwaukee, WI to meet up with a friend who was in town. I love Milwaukee, I do. It’s a really

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Photographer of the Day: Bert de Bruin

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Bert de Bruin Photo: “Naamloos (1 van 1)-8” This image really caught my eye as I was scrolling through the group images. The composition is perfect and the light

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Photographer of the Day: Bernard Spragg

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Bernard Spragg Photo: “Fields of Gold. Canola” Gorgeous shot of canola fields. Beautiful, bright color and love that he left that little curve of grass in the upper right.

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How do you define success?

I recently had someone congratulate me on the success of my business. I thanked them and then thought, appearances aren’t always as they seem for one and secondly, what defines

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Photographer of the Day: Ethan Quin

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Ethan Quin Photo: “Fallen Trees Across Little Zigzag” Beautiful spring green color, lush area and interesting light in this image. Just the right amount of motion in the

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It’s car show season

It’s car show season here in the Midwest and I’m off to my first one of the season this weekend. It’s been a while since I’ve wandered around and taken

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Photographer of the Day: Willem Lombard

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Willem Lombard Photo: “Dune” I love how you have to really look at this image to see what is sand dune and what is sky. The black fence

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Photographer of the Day: Romeo Ninov

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Romeo Ninov Photo: “Fallen Shapes” The patterns made by the water in this are so interesting and the reflections add a whole other layer of shapes to them

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Photographer of the Day: Ivan Rigamonti

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Ivan Rigamonti Photo: “Sylt” I love this little guy. Whew! So tired out from cycling he just couldn’t make it any further. His red coat and green helmet really make

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Photographer of the Day: Bibek Singh

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Bibek Singh Photo: “Hide and Seek” A perfect example of being patient or just good timing. Either way, it works brilliantly in this shot. Waiting for just the right

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Why did you buy that lens?

A recent social media post prompted me to write this. Back in March, I purchased a new lens, the Tamron 100-400mm f/4.5-6.3. Why? Well, I got a great deal on

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Photographer of the Day: Jeff Clouet

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Jeff Clouet Photo: “Urban Reflection” This shot makes me so happy. The building itself is amazing but to capture the colors and lines in the reflection of the windows

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Capturing festivals, fairs and carnivals

Here in the midwest, it’s the beginning of festival, carnival and fair season. Attending these events with your camera can be a lot of fun. Plenty of people, bands, games,

Photographer of the Day: Mark Marshall

Category: Outdoor Photographer: Mark Marshall Photo: “The Dawn of Spring” Oh so moody. I love how ghostly the city of Chicago appears here. It’s as if the city is trying to hide