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Photo Journal: Panamint Playa, Death Valley NP

Panamint Playa / iPhone 15 Pro Panamint Playa is one of my favorite locations in Death Valley because of the abstract shapes and patterns that provide endless photographic opportunities. "Playa" is the Spanish word for "beach," and is other wise known as a dry lake bed, a basin that was formerly a lake (a million years ago!) but has since…

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Beginner’s Gear Guide to Fine Art Printing

Printing your own work is one of the most rewarding and satisfying aspects of photography. It adds a physical experience to your images and may give you insights that are difficult if not impossible to achieve any other way. Another benefit of printing is that it helps you look more deeply into the things that inspire you photographically, and in…

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Photo Journal: Fall Light, Maine

Olympus E-M1, 96mm, f/11 @1/250, ISO 200, no filters In my previous article, Photographing the Familiar with Fresh Eyes, I provided some suggestions for photographing familar landscapes that have work for me as I return to favorite locations over and over again. I thought I would share some of what that looks like in practice on a recent outing to Eagle…

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Photo Journal: The View, Hudson Valley

Olympus E-M1, f/11@1/30 sec, ISO 200, 24mm, no filters Snow is always something that gets me to brave the cold and head out on the trail. It’s not that I don’t like the winter, because I do, but I don’t tolerate sub-freezing temperatures very well. But with a little preparation and the right clothing, I never pass up a hike…

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Photo Journal: Tree Colors, Acadia National Park

Photographing the fall foliage is always fun-after all not many of us can resist all of those wonderful colors that excite the eye and the imagination. But it can also present several challenges, if you believe as I do, that the simplest approach leads to strongest images. It’s easy to get overwhelmed with color. But for me the most important…

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