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Photo Journal – Ice on the Hudson

I’ve written about photographing familiar locations many times, yet it remains a challenge for many, including myself. Novelty is, of course, one of the main reasons we think better photographs are available elsewhere, instead of in the same familiar places. I know the feeling well since I’ve been guilty of thinking the same thing. The excitement of visiting a new…

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Now Available: 2018 Nature of Inspiration Wall Calendar

The 9" x 12"  2018 Nature of Inspiration Wall Calendar is available for pre-order from the store. As always, it features landscape images I made this year combined with my favorite inspirational quotes that I hope add a little inspiration to your day, month, and year. There is also a special print promotion together with the calendar for a limited time.…

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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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Sea Of Green, Nova Scotia

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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