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Traveling Tips - Washington, USA
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Traveling Tips - Washington, USA

User

First off, I'm not a travel photographer. I don't have the resources to travel to exotic places for extended periods of time just to make photos. Second off, when I do wind up visiting some place new, it's typically for a visit with family or a non-photography, work-related event. Either way, time is often limited when I travel. That was the case last week when my wife and I flew 2,699 miles across the U.S. to Washington to visit with family. Read more...

Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography
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Nikonos V Review - Underwater photography

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

Underwater photography is as fascinating or more than land or aerial photography. The 'painting with light' concept is by far more evident underwater than above the surface. Besides, to enter into a submerged new world, hidden, increases emotions with that of discovery. Although it may look at first as something very complicated, I will attempt here to convey it is not that difficult and very exciting. Read more...

The Debate Rages On: RAW or JPEG?
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The Debate Rages On: RAW or JPEG?

Connie Cassinetto (Via the Lens)

I follow photography conversations on a couple of different web sites, as do many of us. I also take photography trips to various areas with tour guides, again, as many of us do. Recently I took a guided photography trip to Costa Rica. One of the things I like about taking these trips is meeting new people, mostly other photographers, and talking about our shared love of the craft. This trip I was reminded about the seemingly apparent divide over shooting JPEG format versus shooting RAW format. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (5) - Egilsstadir, Eystrahorn & Jokusarlon
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Photographing Iceland (5) - Egilsstadir, Eystrahorn & Jokusarlon

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the fifth part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Egilsstadir, Djupivogur, Eystrahorn, Vestrahorn and Jokusarlon. Read more...

Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience
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Moraine Park, Rocky Mountain National Park shooting experience

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

It is the turn for J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) to take us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography in this Shooting Experience - Landscape Series. From spot selection, tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Bushido
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Bushido

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

I was a 16 years old high school student, busy in warm hearted camaraderie and doing much photography, inevitably responding to challenges for street fist fighting, obtaining good grades just for the self-pride of it and scheming how to get the girl I deeply, madly, irretrievably loved, to kiss me. Read more...

Location Scouting - Part One
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Location Scouting - Part One

Rick Walker (walkerr)

As you get serious about photography, you know that success can’t be left to chance. In this Part One, Rick Walker offers excellent tips to prepare you before you get to your planned destination; what you can do for increasing your odds for good photography and being in the right place at the right time. Read more...

Adventures in the Sierra Madre
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Adventures in the Sierra Madre

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp)

"Las Ventanas" is a gigantic valley which under the misname of 'ranch' is sold periodically and with precise regularity, every 7 years: when abundant water comes out from its very deep well. Unfortunately in a finite volume and for a time only long enough to dream a little. One of those occasions was our turn to be the enthusiastic buyers. Read more...

Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience
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Dream Lake & Nymph Lake shooting experience

Rick Walker (walkerr)

Rick Walker takes us into his personal experienced approach path to successful landscape photography. From tripod positioning through focal length choices, to composition, actual shooting and then to post-processing. Read more...

Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report
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Using the Nikon D750 in Africa - Field Report

Mike Hagen (Mike_Hagen)

The Nikon D750 gets tested in one of the toughest environments on earth: Africa, under wildly varied photography scenarios during a Photo Safari. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (6) - From Jokusarlon to Geysir
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Photographing Iceland (6) - From Jokusarlon to Geysir

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the sixth and final part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Jokusarlon, Lomagnupur, Fjaðrárgljúfur, Vik, Seljalandsfoss and Geysir Read more...

On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light
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On Assignment (3): Saved by the Light

Matt Bradley (mbradley)

Light - the very essence of photography. Without it, you can’t take a picture, of course. But, as most Nikonians know, not just any light will do. A great composition captured in light that’s only fair, usually ends up as only a fair picture. Read more...

Location, Location, Location
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Location, Location, Location

Wayne Lorimer (wjlorimer)

It is said that “familiarity breeds contempt”. We live in a world that demands constant change if we are to remain engaged or interested. Today, children’s attention spans are measured not in hours or minutes, but in seconds. As a culture, we are continually bombarded by imagery designed to challenge, confront or confuse our senses. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (2) - Reykjavik, Grundarfjodur & Kirkjufell
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Photographing Iceland (2) - Reykjavik, Grundarfjodur & Kirkjufell

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the second part of a six part series by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd), this time taking us from Reykjavik to Grundarfjodur and Kirkjufell, via Hraunfossar. A must-read with lots of tips for anyone interested in landscape, travel photography or the beauty of Iceland in general. Read more...

Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind
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Shoshin: The Art of Keeping a Beginner's Mind

Jim Donelson (jcdonelson)

In the process of learning photography we often get stuck at a stage. Jim Donelson reminds us of the wisdom of Zen Budhism to overcome the possible obstacles, suggesting that most of them are self-made but can be demolished by expanding on our habits and attitude. Read more...

Going lighter with an FX system
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Going lighter with an FX system

Rick Walker (walkerr)

There are times when you want, need or should travel lighter, however still making wonderful quality images, not just snapshots. Rick Walker presents us his current solution on occasion of a trip to Paris with his wife. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (3) - From Kirkjufell to Goðafoss
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Photographing Iceland (3) - From Kirkjufell to Goðafoss

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the third part of a six part series by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Day 2 thru day 4: Kirkjufell, Budirkirkja,  Arnarstapi, Longrdangar, Hvitserkur and Goðafoss. Read more...

Photographing Iceland (4) - Dimmuborgir, Myvatn & Aldeyjarfoss
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Photographing Iceland (4) - Dimmuborgir, Myvatn & Aldeyjarfoss

Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd)

This is the forth part of photographing Iceland by Russell Whittemore (rosewood_ltd). Today he takes us to Dimmuborgir, Myvatn and Aldeyjarfoss. Read more...

Travel Photography With The Image Doctors
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Travel Photography With The Image Doctors

Everything you need to know before you go on your next trip. The Image Doctors have a lot of tips & tricks for travel photography, including checklists. Read more...

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