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Death Valley, Badwater Basin and a chapel on a hill
Photofocus Road Trip: The golden deserts of California
Photofocus Road Trip: The majestic mountains of California
Death Valley, Artists Palette and wind
Death Valley and amazing mishaps
Death Valley in lousy light
Dreaming of California in retro pastel hues
Witness California’s record blazes through the eyes of frontline firefighters
Monster fires: Documenting and picking up the pieces of the California wildfires
California wildfires and my own personal brush with fire
Photographer of the Day: George Adkins
I snuck away from my job to photograph Redwood National Park

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Death Valley, Artists Palette and wind

Death Valley is a place of extremes. One of the extremes I experienced on this trip was wind. The National Park Service states that this is common in the spring and, oh yeah, I can confirm. The hope was to

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Death Valley and amazing mishaps

My first day around Death Valley was a mixture of amazing and mishaps. Let’s call them amazing mishaps (on a side note “The Amazing Mishaps” would be a good name for a band). Amazing sunrises, dramatic shadows and contours, attractive

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Death Valley in lousy light

My visit to Death Valley started as a workshop that I was pretty excited about attending. Workshops are great for engaging with like-minded people, sharing ideas and getting insights about a topic or place in which maybe you don’t have

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Dreaming of California in retro pastel hues

Nostalgia is a major creative driver and source of inspiration for many photographers, especially today. As travel restrictions due to the pandemic continue, many of us are compelled to look back at some of our most memorable and scenic travels.

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Photographer of the Day: George Adkins

Category: Sports Photograph: George Adkins “The Monochrome Surf” Just in time for summer, George captured this awesome surfing shot at Crystal Pier in San Diego. The monochrome edit here puts the surfer frozen in time, with water completely surrounding him.

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The central coast of California: A winter wildlife destination

The Central Coast of California offers diverse photographic opportunities: rugged cliffs, such as the Big Sur coastline; charming cities including Santa Barbara or Carmel; William Randolph Hearst’s estate, known as the Hearst Castle; picturesque vineyards stretching across the hillsides; and wildlife, particularly in

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Photographer of the Day: Ernogy

Category: Travel Photographer: Ernogy “Down and Dirty—Mossbrae Falls, California” Shooting low to the ground and cropping the waterfall very closely, Photographer of the Day Ernogy uses a strong foreground to give us a down and dirty perspective of this waterfall in Dunsmuir,

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Recover Files from a Corrupt Memory Card Using Mac Disk Utility

Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN.

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Death Valley in lousy light

My visit to Death Valley started as a workshop that I was pretty excited about attending. Workshops are great for engaging with like-minded people, sharing ideas and getting insights about a topic or place in which maybe you don’t have

Read More
LudwigFavreCaliforniaDreaminCover

Dreaming of California in retro pastel hues

Nostalgia is a major creative driver and source of inspiration for many photographers, especially today. As travel restrictions due to the pandemic continue, many of us are compelled to look back at some of our most memorable and scenic travels.

Read More
potd-georgeadkins

Photographer of the Day: George Adkins

Category: Sports Photograph: George Adkins “The Monochrome Surf” Just in time for summer, George captured this awesome surfing shot at Crystal Pier in San Diego. The monochrome edit here puts the surfer frozen in time, with water completely surrounding him.

Read More
Coastline, Central Coast

The central coast of California: A winter wildlife destination

The Central Coast of California offers diverse photographic opportunities: rugged cliffs, such as the Big Sur coastline; charming cities including Santa Barbara or Carmel; William Randolph Hearst’s estate, known as the Hearst Castle; picturesque vineyards stretching across the hillsides; and wildlife, particularly in

Read More
down-and-dirty__mossbrae-falls-california

Photographer of the Day: Ernogy

Category: Travel Photographer: Ernogy “Down and Dirty—Mossbrae Falls, California” Shooting low to the ground and cropping the waterfall very closely, Photographer of the Day Ernogy uses a strong foreground to give us a down and dirty perspective of this waterfall in Dunsmuir,

Read More
Recover-MemoryCard-Disk-Utility-Featured

Recover Files from a Corrupt Memory Card Using Mac Disk Utility

Your memory card can be the most important piece of gear on a shoot. It stores the one thing that can get you paid…but what do you do if it becomes corrupt? I’ve had a bunch of memory devices become corrupt; a brand-new CF card while shooting HDR and portraits on Zuma Beach in California, a trusty SD card in my main camera while shooting video interviews for Under Armour, and even an AJA hard drive while recording my multi-camera sports production for ESPN.

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