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Re-Imagining an Often Shot Location

In Equipment & Technique, Infrared Photography, ND Filters, Water Features by Don SmithLeave a Comment

Valley View, Merced River and Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. Sony a7RIII, Sony 24-105mm, f/16, 30 sec., ISO 100, Singh-Ray Vari-N-Trio   Recently in past weeks, good friends Ron Modra and his wife MB came out to California for a visit. On Wednesday, I drove them to Yosemite National Parkand met up with another good friend/photographer Gary Hart. Fortunately for us, Glacier Point Road had just opened. We were treated to a thunderstorm sky and had a …

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Colorado Fall Color Road Trip

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Tom Bol4 Comments

Fall is one of my favorite times in Colorado.  The temperature cools down, fresh snow coats the mountain peaks, and yellow stands of aspens line the mountain valleys.  Right now, I am in the middle of a fall roadtrip photographing some of my favorite locations in Colorado.  Fall color is spectacular this year.  Not only are the aspens vibrant, but the scrub oak is flaming red and orange. Whenever I head into the field, I always bring my Singh-Ray filters …

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Taking the Tetons From “cool” to “Wow!”

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Alec Johnson6 Comments

This past June I was asked to assist in teaching a photography workshop to 5 combat-wounded veterans, most of whom had no previous experience with a digital SLR camera. This workshop was part of a series of programs for combat-wounded veterans run by Honoring Our Veterans (https://www.honorvets.org/), based out of Jackson, WY. The goal of HOV is to improve the quality of life for combat-wounded veterans by offering them activities that strengthen their physical, cognitive, emotional and social functioning. “It …

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JEFF’S CORNER

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Jeff SchultzLeave a Comment

How did I make the image? Many people love hearing the back story to both my thought process and the science behind how I make some of my images, here is the backstory on the making of this image.  This image was shot in late May of 2016, Lupine were plentiful.  This year, there are no lupine in this same place a week later than last year. A lot of snow this year I reckon is slowing down the process. …

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The Lo-Down On Using Neutral Density Filters

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters by Don SmithLeave a Comment

Recently I posted this image on my social media sites of a sunset at Bandon Beach in Bandon Oregon while teaching a co-workshop with Gary Hart along the Oregon coast. Questions immediately came in on how I went about figuring out my exposure?  What is the proper way to use a neutral density filter? WHAT IS A NEUTRAL DENSITY FILTER? First off, for those of you who don’t know what a Neutral Density filter is, here is a simple definition: …

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Sunrise at the Coffee Flats Schoolhouse

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters by George WilsonLeave a Comment

Waking one September morning well before the sun, I headed out to the intersection of Highland and Rocky Ford at the Black Hills Wild Horse Sanctuary with a thermos of coffee and a few breakfast bars. This year I was spending only two weeks in this prime South Dakota real estate. All of the roads here are dirt, dotted with cattle guards, potholes, and a few washouts. I would actually drive on pavement for just one hour during my visit …

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“From Film to Digital – Singh-Ray Filters Have Stood the Test of Time”

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Russ BishopLeave a Comment

Back in the days when I shot film Singh-Ray filters were an indispensable part of my technique that enabled me to control the light, balance dynamic range and give a little extra snap to every image. Fast forward to the digital age and the same still holds true. It’s easy to get caught in the trap of saying “I’ll just fix it in post”, but the truth is filters are every bit as important in the digital age as they were …

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Two Must-have Filters for Traveling Photographers

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios, UV Filters, Water Features by Jay Dickman5 Comments

Travel is becoming harder these days, especially for the globe-trotting photographer.  Packed planes, clients that want you to fly coach, lessening overhead space in addition to many airlines charging for what was once a given on flights, that space over your seat in which to place your gear. Over the past years, I’ve been working on reducing my “footprint” of gear, you can read my blog piece, “Traveling Light” to further explore that idea of minimizing to maximize. Having said …