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The Importance of Tripod Maintenance

The Importance of Tripod Maintenance

I have owned a couple of tripods since I started out in photography. Having a sturdy, yet lightweight, tripod and ball-head is very important when creating images. They keep the camera from moving with camera shake, breaking from a fall, and composing at different heights consistently. Good tripods also come at a cost though… they are very spendy! 

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Photographing Forests: What I've Learned

Photographing Forests: What I've Learned

The cluttered forest has its own benefits because making even the slightest sense of it can create an impact. It also forces you to be very deliberate in where you place the tripod because an inch off or using the wrong focal length can change the compositions significantly! 

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Look - Observe - See

Look - Observe - See

 I enjoy being in nature. It recharges the soul walking through the woods or along the coast. Looking at scenes that are untouched or that are in balance gives me a sense of inner peace.

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Learning Through Failures

Learning Through Failures

 I have tried and failed in a lot of ways while practicing photography. Some have been more intense than others. I have made some more public mistakes and many more that nobody has seen!

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Finding Oneself in Landscapes

Finding Oneself in Landscapes

When starting out shooting landscapes it is easy to get lost in the noise of it all. You can make a lot of progress in the technical side of photography, but the images you shoot start to lose a sense of originality, inspiration, and feeling like they are your own.

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Color Theory and Psychology in Landscapes

Color Theory and Psychology in Landscapes

When going out to shoot images as a landscape photographer there are a lot of things to take into consideration. Composition, light, and textures are all important, but today I would like to take a moment to consider color in images and how it plays its own theme. 

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Photographing Slot Canyons

Photographing Slot Canyons

When shooting in a slot canyon for the first time it can be an exciting time. All of the excitement and countless compositions create an overwhelming feeling from the moment you step through the narrow threshold. It can really help to hone in on some more simple concepts in order to avoid becoming the photographer who holds down the shutter button hoping to capture something nice.

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How to take care of Fine Art.

How to take care of Fine Art.

It is exciting to buy and display new art! Having something you love the look of and connect with is wonderful and you are going to want to protect that. For this reason, I wanted to talk a bit about how to keep your fine art prints protected from fading, damage, and overall preservation.

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