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How to Photograph Star Trails

Yosemite Chapel

On a recent trip to Yosemite, I had the opportunity to shoot star trails over the Yosemite Valley Chapel. Historically, to photograph star trails, you find a very dark area with minimal light pollution and create one single long exposure. In recent years, a number of programs have hit themarket that have revolutionized the way
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Angel Island State Park, San Francisco

North Ridge Trail on Angel Island in San Francisco

Last weekend, my wife and I took a short backpacking trip to Angel Island in the San Francisco Bay. The island is next to Alcatraz and often overlooked because, while it has a rich history, it doesn’t reach notorious status. We were there as a mini vacation and it’s one of the few times that I traveled without my camera. If we return, I probably will take my camera and tripod, as there was inspiration around every turn.

Photography Composition and Framing Study

Photography Composition and Framing Study

Of these 5 photographs, there’s only 1 that I like – and it’s not the first one. It’s not even the second one. Let’s critique my work to learn about composition and design elements.

Tips for Photographing Horseshoe Bend

Photographing Horseshoe Bend near Page, AZ.

Horseshoe Bend is a fantastic site for great landscape photography. The challenge is fitting the entire scene in the camera frame.

2012 Landscape Photography Calendars

2012 Landscape Calendar

2012 Landscape Calendars go on sale Nov 1st! There’s only one calendar design this year, and these will go fast! Don’t wait to place your order.

The Narrows Photography

Photographing the Zion Narrows in Utah

The Narrows is beautiful place for landscape photographers. It’s a challenging hike and a challenging place to photograph. Here are some tips for photographing The Narrows.

Photographing Antelope Canyon

How to Photograph Slot Canyons - Antelope Canyon Photography

Each part of the canyon wall that curves, juts or cuts in a different direction will capture a different tone of light. That’s why it’s possible to get deep purples and bright yellows in the same image without any digital manipulation.

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