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PhotoJournal: Wonderland, Acadia NP

PhotoJournal: Wonderland, Acadia NP

Light is the essence of every photograph, at least for me. Over the years I have experimented with many different approaches to composition, yet light remains the single most important component to conveying what I see and feel in the landscape. I’ve tried to make images that are built on shapes, textures, subjects, and color, yet they always seem to…

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Interviewed on Loaded Landscapes

I had the honor of being interviewed by Marc Andre of Loaded Landscapes, a great website aimed at helping landscape and nature photographers improve their craft. I discuss how I got started, my biggest challenges, why I teach, and much more. Though I’ve answered these types of questions in the past, it’s interesting how my answers change as I get…

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Close Your Eyes For A Better Photograph

Close Your Eyes For A Better Photograph

We all want to make images that share our experiences with others. We want them to feel what we felt. That’s also one of the most difficult challenges of meaningful photography. In a previous article, I shared some ways of staying inspired when photographing familiar locations. I emphasized how connecting emotionally with the landscape is the basis of any successful…

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What Story Are You Sharing?

What Story Are You Sharing?

The ultimate quest for any landscape photographer is to convey his or her feelings about the subject in a photograph. To make the photograph more interesting than what was photographed. It’s the most important thing you can spend your time and money working on. Not more gear, more software, or more tools simply because they exist. Focusing on the tools…

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