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The Benefits of Creative Constraints

I was recently asked how my approach to photography has changed throughout my 14-year career. And without a doubt, the biggest change has been my embracing of a more “minimalist” approach. It’s driven by my desire to use creative constraints to become more focused and creative. Adopting the “less, but better” mindset instead of the “more is better” meme which…

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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?

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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Choosing the Best Lens for Landscape Photography

One of the most common questions I get is, “What’s the best lens for landscape photography?” From my perspective and experience, that may not be the right question to ask. It assumes that the “landscape” is a distinct thing that requires a certain focal length or perspective. I understand that assumption, and I respect the question and the photographer asking…

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