The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

The Filter Every Landscape Photographer Should Own

I started my photography career in the Pacific Northwest. A region of the US where lakes, rivers, and waterfalls dominate the landscape. So it was natural for me to spend my time searching for unique locations on Google Earth, and monitor sun and moon positions with the PhotoPills app to find the perfect combination of location and light to crea...
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Shoot Local

Shoot Local

When I first started out in landscape photography I was drawn to bold, dramatic landscapes and all I wanted to do was capture my version of all the iconic locations with as wide a lens as possible. Near/far compositions from talents like Adam Burton and Marc Adamus were a heavy influence. So much so, that I often forced that perspective into my ...
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It's Fall Y'all! Time To Plan Your Fall Color Trips And Gear!

It's Fall Y'all! Time To Plan Your Fall Color Trips And Gear!

It’s September, our favorite time of year for landscapes far and near. The creative opportunities are endless in autumn with the beautiful gold, crimson and orange peppered backdrops nature provides. Capturing fall color may seem easy, but creating a stunning image requires more than a quick snap of the shutter. Photos by Michael Ryan The most ...
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Introducing: Hoya NXT Plus Filter Series

Introducing: Hoya NXT Plus Filter Series

How do you improve on Hoya’s best selling NXT filter series? Simple! Use better glass, an improved multi-coating process, more multi-coated layers for better light transmission, AND add a new “Waterproof” Top-coat to repel water quickly away from the surface which makes it easier to clean and more fun to use. UV filters are most commonly used t...
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Earth Day Spotlight: Ansel Adams, A History of Inspiration and Conservation

Earth Day Spotlight: Ansel Adams, A History of Inspiration and Conservation

The acclaimed photographer and conservationist Ansel Adams was one of the first photographers to recognize the importance of preserving the beautiful places he photographed. Adams often credited Sierra Club president John Muir as an inspiration, and his amazing photographs are often paired with Muir’s writings. One of Adams’ first photography b...
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An Icon In Modern Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

An Icon In Modern Photography: Mary Ellen Mark

In celebration of women who inspire us, we’re profiling modern American photographer Mary Ellen Mark. Mary Ellen Mark is an icon in modern photography. I remember seeing her photos for the first time and it inspired me to photograph a local homeless shelter in my small college town. She was a great storyteller and champion of the forgotten and ...
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