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Get The Most Bang For Your Buck on a Sunset Photo Shoot

If you’re shooting sunset at a location that lends itself to moving around AND if you enjoy photo processing, here’s a quick tip for maximizing the impact of an evening’s shoot: MOVE your butt around – and process each photo differently. The latter is if photo processing is your bag, of course. All the image…

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Color or Monochrome?

Plan A, Hijacked I was heading elsewhere this day; intending to shoot sunset (if there was one) at another location. But when I looked over and espied this scene, all other plans went out the proverbial window! I love matching reflections… strong cloud formations… and an almost surreal/abstract arrangement of elements when they happen naturally.…

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How To Tell If You've Got Sensor Dust

Sensor Dust; Or Viewfinder Schmoo? Ever see lint, specs, spots, schmoo in your viewfinder and wonder if it’s on your sensor or just in your viewfinder? Well, here’s a way to tell fershures… explained by my very own camera guru, Steve Sweringen of Camera Clinic in Reno, Nevada.

Seeking Miracles Everyday

Living┬áLife in the Miraculous I’ve mentioned before that I like to choose a theme for my years. It helps guide my vision and approach to things… and remind me how I want to FEEL and what I want to CREATE in my life. 2014’s theme is “Living Life in the Miraculous”. This image feels like…

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Icons and Perspective

Let’s Go Shoot An Icon! A photographer friend was in town, so we headed out to Bonsai Rock at Lake Tahoe to shoot some sunset action. Bonsai Rock is a bit of an icon. Google it and you’ll see what I mean. We’re having an incredibly dry winter in the Sierra Nevada mountains… which means…

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The Bonsai Rock Mission

Avoiding Bonsai Rock: “all that” or merely insecure? Bonsai Rock on Lake Tahoe, Nevada side is an icon. An endless stream of photographers has been to this spot to shoot this very rock it seems; its wee stunted pine trees doing their mightiest to grow out of a crack in the granite. Just do a…

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Valley of Friends

Valley of Fire, Nevada. Recently, I attended Photoshop World (PSW) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was awesome to see old friends, meet new ones – make 2 on-location (LIVE!) episodes of The Chat and… get to visit the Valley of Fire for the very first time!