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PhotoJournal: Fall Panorama – Part 1

Olympus E-M1 Mk II, 1/120sec @f/4, ISO 400, no filters, 104mm The more I photograph, the more I realize that the greatest difference between a successful image and all the others is the elimination of everything that isn’t necessary. It’s more than just simplifying the composition, it’s a sense that every element in the frame is contributing to a unified…

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My Thoughts on Mirrorless Cameras 2018

Can you weigh in on all of the hoopla on mirrorless cameras from a creative standpoint? In other words, will converting to mirrorless help a photographer improve their skills and creativity? While we regularly see small incremental improvements in camera technology all the time, every once in a while there are advances that change our perceptions of the tools and…

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PhotoJournal: Desert Lines, Arches National Park

Olympus E-M1 Mk II, 1/100 sec @f/8, ISO 200, 24mm, no filters If I had to compare my approach in landscape photography to another art form, the one that immediately comes to mind is jazz, and specifically jazz improvisation. That’s no surprise considering it’s what I listened to most as a teenager and studied in my four years at the…

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PhotoJournal: Fall Trees, Hudson Valley

Autumn is always an exciting time of year for nature photographers and I grab whatever opportunity I can to get out on the trails before it’s over. We don’t see especially vibrant colors here in the Hudson Valley, and that’s ok with me. While I love color, I think it’s easy to be seduced by color alone and disregard the…

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