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Editorial
Frozen Beauties
by Christoph Fischer | February 13, 2013

© Christoph FischerAs old man winter is rattling on your front door and windows, howling for attention, and marking his visit by covering your driveway and patio with an “I was here” memento, you may well be inclined to hibernate until the weather is more conducive to photography. The area you live in...

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Opinions
Creativity Top 12
by Alain Briot | February 6, 2013

© Alain BriotStanding out among the ever-increasing number of photographers is becoming increasingly difficult. However, doing so is still possible. The purpose of this essay is to give you ideas about how.

In order to stand out we have to do things that other photographers are not doing. In other words ou...

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Editorial
Freeing Your Creative Mind
by Kyle McDougall | January 30, 2013

© Kyle McDougallThere is a good chance that we all became interested in landscape photography for similar reasons. I know for myself, the bold, dramatic images that I saw online and in books were what first caught my attention. Heavy contrast/saturated pictures that jump off the page do a good job of giving peo...

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Editorial
What We Can Learn From Iconography
by Bret Edge | January 23, 2013

© Bret EdgeWay back in the days of old, I’d head out on a road trip to an iconic national park with a couple dozen rolls of Velvia triple bagged in Ziplocs in the cooler. Images of Delicate Arch framing the snowcapped La Sal Mountains, wildflowers dancing in alpine meadows below Mount Rainier or the rugg...

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Editorial
Smartphone Apps for Photographers
by NSN | January 9, 2013

NatureScapes.netSmartphones have changed the way we live and for many photographers the way they work in the field. With smartphones, we can share photos from around the world the moment they are taken, and blog and Tweet on the go many miles away from an internet connection. In addition to connecting us to our...

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Editorial
Choosing the Right Photo Workshop
by Kari Post | December 11, 2012

© Kari PostMany nature, wildlife, and travel photographers resort to workshops and photographic tours as a way to visit new destinations and expand their portfolios while learning more about the craft of photography and enjoying the company of other individuals who share a similar passion. Workshops have t...

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Techniques
Panning: Painting with Light
by Ben Fuchs | December 5, 2012

© Ben FuchsPhotography in Greek means painting with light. Panning is one way photographers can practice painting with light while produce results that resemble real paintings.

The optimal exposure time for panning is (depending on the subject) about 0.8s. If it is too short, the amount of panning is oft...

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Techniques
When Order Matters
by Tim Grey | November 21, 2012

Organized filesPerhaps I’m biased, having “grown up” in a film photography world. Back then, more often then not sharing images meant putting slides into slide pages, with twenty images per page. And I actually spent time thinking about which order the images would be presented in and how the...

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