Capture to Print: “Sky Mountains”, Nevada

It’s often said that when you let things happen naturally instead of forcing them, the outcome is usually better. How many times have I ventured out determined to capture a good image, only to discover mother nature had other plans in mind. That’s certainly been one of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the…

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Making and Printing “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…

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How To Choose the Best Lens for Landscape Photography

One of the most common questions I get is, “What’s the best lens for landscape photography?” From my perspective and experience, that may not be the right question to ask. It assumes that the “landscape” is a distinct thing that requires a certain focal length or perspective. I understand that assumption, and I respect the…

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