Avoiding the Tourist Trap
by F.M. Kearney | June 7, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyVacations are a great way to get away and de-stress. However, I often find myself stressing even more. With only a limited amount of time, I’m always worried about getting the shot. Where are the best locations? When and where does the sun set and/or rise? How can I best secure my equipment i...

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Visualize and Prepare
by Juan Pons | October 1, 2015

Copyright Juan PonsIt is often said that great photos are made, not taken. This can be interpreted in many ways, but to me this means that great images are the result of some forethought, planning and skill. Yes we all get lucky from time to time and “take” a great image without much thought, but in or...

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Overcoming Creative Dry Spells
by Kyle McDougall | June 1, 2014

© Kyle McDougallCreativity, passion, drive, these are all things that over time I’ve come to realize can never run consistently at one hundred percent. As photographers, we live creative lives with the next image always on our minds. We constantly strive to take our work to the next level. Both consciously an...

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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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The Need for Wilderness
by Greg Russell | February 16, 2012

© Greg RussellIt is my fourth morning waking up in the desert. Red dirt fills my pores, and has combined with sweat to form a sort of “desert varnish” over most of my body—a strangely welcome feeling that instantly evokes memories of summer on the Colorado Plateau during my youth. I climb out of...

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When Life Gives You Lemons…
by F.M. Kearney | July 8, 2011

© F.M. KearneyMy Early Morning Pass got me into the botanical garden hours before it officially opened to the public. The daylily garden, running adjacent to a narrow pathway, was at its peak. With no swarming throngs of curious onlookers to deal with, I practically had the whole place to myself. The winds we...

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Roads More Traveled
by Royce Howland | March 23, 2011

© Royce HowlandThe famous Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” ends with a few lines that are easily seen as inspiration for the outdoor photographer:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

But what...

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