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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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Feeling Instead of Seeing

Fog and Trees, Hudson Highlands / Olympus E-M1, f5@1/25th sec, ISO 400, 43mm (40-150mm f/2.8 lens), no filters - developed in LR 6.10 "If you would know strength and patience, welcome the company of trees." - Hal Borland I’m often asked how to stay inspired when visiting familiar locations, especially when they are places you have visited many times. The…

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The Necessity of Photographing Light

One of the best things you can do to improve your images is to photograph light instead of objects. It's something I focus on in every workshop and is central to the way I myself compose images. I shared this in a recent newsletter and received some feedback which I think misunderstood the concept. The concern was that if you…

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