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My Year in Antarctica
by Stefan Christmann | April 23, 2013

© Stefan ChristmannIt’s 3am when my alarm clock rings. I am only half awake when I slide into my boots, covering myself with a thick jacket and putting on my beanie. Descending the stairs I can feel my body slowly waking up and when I open the door, a cold gust of wind blows into my face making the moisture...

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Editorial
The Passion of Wildlife Photography
by Carl Donohue | April 17, 2013

© Carl DonohueThe topic of wildlife photography is an important one to me. I’ve admired the work of wildlife photographers since I was a kid, watching countless reruns of whatever documentary program the TV channels we received offered, or browsing, over and over again, the pages of National Geographic maga...

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Chestnut-headed Bee-eaters
by Graeme Guy | April 5, 2013

© Graeme GuyAs a nature photographer, you develop an attachment to certain species. One of my favorite bird species is bee-eaters. They are colorful, are master hunters and flying aces. In my adopted location of northeastern Malaysia there are three species of the total of 26 world-wide species. Before movi...

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The Privilege of Nature Photography
by Bret Edge | March 26, 2013

© Bret EdgeOne day, a woman and her friend walked into my gallery to look at some images. My wife chatted with them during their visit and learned that they were truck drivers from Texas. They saw a lot of country in their travels but always from the road, at 65 mph and at the wheel of a semi-truck while a...

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Editorial
Celebrating 20 Years of NANPA
by Kari Post | March 12, 2013

© Kari PostNothing says “Let’s celebrate 20 years!” like throwing a good party, and the North American Nature Photography Association did just that last week at its annual summit. Held in Jacksonville, Florida, the event celebrated the birthday of the organization in style, combining art,...

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It’s Not About the Camera
by Bret Edge | March 7, 2013

© Bret EdgeLast holiday season, we took a quick trip up to the La Sal Mountains. Because this was designated as a “family” trip I took only my trusty Canon S95 point and shoot camera to ensure that photography didn’t accidentally take a front seat to the great Christmas tree expedition of...

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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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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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