Two Must-have Filters for Traveling Photographers

Two Must-have Filters for Traveling Photographers

Without Filter(s) Travel is becoming harder these days, especially for the globe-trotting photographer.  Packed planes, clients that want you to ...
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Patagonia, Water & Mountains - by Tom Bol

Patagonia Bound

Some Landscapes Capture Your Heart and Soul “Is that what I think it is?” I ask my wife, Cree, as ...
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Choosing the Right ND Filter

Choosing the Right ND Filter

I assist with the occasional photo workshop (John Barclay Photo Tours) and I am seeing something that bothers me. Participants ...
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Vinny-Colucci-Wildlife_04

Photographing Wildlife with Filters

I have a large selection of various Singh-Ray filters.  Filters, to me, are about controlling light. When we think of ...
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Lightning at sunset across rural Wisconsin farmland

Thinking outside the box: photographing lightning with solid ND filters

Lightning storms capture the attention of just about everyone. Bolts catapulted through the sky are spectacular to view and dangerous ...
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Melting Giants Final Image

The Story Behind “Melting Giants”

I was photographing in Nova Scotia when someone told me that Newfoundland to the north had icebergs. I have always been ...
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Townsend, TN. Great Smoky Mountain National Park

The “Five-Stop Effect”

Townsend, TN. Great Smoky Mountain National Park. If you have thumbed through the pages of a photo magazine recently, chances ...
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Desert photo taken with filter

Working with a Polarizer in Namibia

Light isn’t always light. We often have those times when the light is pouring through the particulate matter of an ...
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Susnet From Fremont Peak

Is There a Perfect Aperture for Landscape Photography?

The sun sets into Pacific Ocean fog as seen from Fremont Peak State Park, elevation 3,169 feet, Gabilan Mountain Range, ...
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Photo by Vinny Colucci

Using the reverse graduated neutral density filter

I’m a firm believer that if you do as much as possible in the camera when you capture an image, ...
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Owner/Photographer Kate Silvia Photography, LLC

Jump into infrared… without the commitment

Are you intrigued by infrared photography? Those etherial images where green trees turn white as if draped in snow, and ...
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Photo by Vinny Colucci

Using Mor-Slo Solid ND Filters

As a professional photographer, I came from the film days. We had to control as much of our creative vision ...
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Mountains in the Distance over a lake

Random thoughts….

Ramblings from the White Mountains Just wrapped up a photography/camping trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire – and ...
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Silver Falls in Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area in Oregon

“All-in-camera, old school photography” with digital cameras, Part 3

In this third installment, I’d like to drill down further into the “Digital Rolls of Film” process that I rely on, ...
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Creek runoff into Lake with Mountains in the backround

Some tips and techniques from the “Last Frontier”

Editor’s note: We are pleased to welcome Jeff Schultz to our blog. Jeff has lived in Alaska for close to ...
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Black and White Photo of a Canyon

When the great becomes commonplace

I remember years ago, after submitting images for an article, a phone call from my editor. “Please… no more slot canyon ...
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Picture of Mountains with Clouds in the Sky

Polarizers, how they work, when and how to use them…

Editor’s note: This is an updated article on polarization that E.J. originally wrote for the Singh-Ray blog several years ago ...
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Sunflowers in the foreground while Sunsetting in the Backround

Tips For Better Wildflower Images – Part 2

Tip #6 – Auto ISO Lupine and Balsamroot against setting sun, Columbia State Park, Dalles Mountain Ranch, Washington. Sony a7R, ...
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