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Night Photography
by Roman Kurywczak | January 18, 2012

© Roman KurywczakI have been fascinated by the night sky since I was a child. Living in New Jersey, I really wasn’t able to see that many stars because of all the light pollution. My parents had a place in the Catskills, and I spent my childhood summers there with my brothers and extended family. That is w...

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Travel
Scotland – A Photographer’s Guide
by Bill Lockhart | January 17, 2012

© Bill LockhartScotland is a special place, especially for photographers who are eager to capture its splendid landscapes. Its moors, glens, and mountains offer a romantic vision of what life once was, or is, or can be. It is a place to find peace and beauty like no other place on earth. Its sharp contrasts of...

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Mask Magic
by Tim Grey | December 22, 2011

© Tim GreyLayer masks are an incredibly powerful feature in Photoshop, enabling you to apply targeted adjustments and create impressive composite images. However, at times you may find yourself frustrated by a layer mask that just won’t come together to produce a good result.

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Travel
E.J. Peiker’s New Zealand Diary
by E.J. Peiker | December 1, 2011

© E.J. PeikerFrom the Editor: In October 2012, professional photographer and NatureScapes.net co-founder E.J. Peiker will lead a twelve day NSN Certified workshop to New Zealand. In this article, E.J. shares with us his diary of his first trip to these beautiful South Pacific islands and relates his experie...

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Rainforest Macro Photography
by Greg Basco | November 1, 2011

© Greg BascoMacro photography, defined loosely, is the photography of small things. In temperate zones, where habitats tend to be more open and blessed with nice morning and afternoon light, macro photographers often use tripods, small apertures, and natural light. This approach can produce wonderful images...

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Travel
Magical Tanzania
by Greg Downing | November 1, 2011

© Greg DowningAs a professional nature photographer and traveler I often get asked, “What is your favorite location to photograph nature?” And, while it’s hard to choose a true “favorite” location, East Africa seems like an obvious top choice for anyone, including seasoned world...

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La Jolla Cove
by Carolyn E. Wright | November 1, 2011

© Carolyn E. WrightOn a chilly January day, it can be difficult to find the inspiration to get your camera out of its bag. That is, unless you head to La Jolla, California for some spectacular bird photography. There, pelicans are roosting in their beautiful breeding plumage just a few steps from your parking spac...

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