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Disappointment in Landscape Photography

Disappointment in Landscape Photography

There are many challenges to overcome in landscape photography. While everyone encounters their own obstacles to overcome during their photographic journeys. These are some of what I have found to cause the greatest disappointments in my own photography.

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Chasing Passion vs Money

Chasing Passion vs Money

I enjoy having money. It is why I work. Money is what makes things possible in many ways! Money is not why I do photography though and for several very good reasons. There really aren’t many photographers that will get rich from photography, it is my hobby first and escape from work, and my photography is about what is important to me not what sells.

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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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Photography: What's Your Purpose?

Photography: What's Your Purpose?

I have been practicing photography for around five years now. During these last five years, I have become a better photographer, but I would say that when it comes to creating meaningful art, I have only just begun. While images don’t have to be meaningful, I do find that having a purpose behind pressing the shutter makes the process more fulfilling.

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Revisiting Locations... Again!

Revisiting Locations... Again!

I have lived in Oregon for a little over two years now and while I enjoy going to new spots I have also found revisiting old ones enjoyable as well! There are plenty of reasons to constantly chase new locations and images, but when I have gone on trips for this purpose many of the images I came home with lacked something in them.

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Photography Communities

Photography Communities

Photography is great on its own. I find it easy to go out in the field on my own and capture images because it is time that I can set aside for just myself. While I enjoy these moments of solitude, it is not what photography is all about and there is more to be had with the photography community!

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Separation of Layers in Landscapes

Separation of Layers in Landscapes

When photographing landscapes there are many things to keep in mind. Among the list of things to keep at the top of mind include composition, exposure, light, etc… There are also areas that overlap like light and composition, and this is something I would like to talk about in this article.

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Professional vs Amateur Photography

Professional vs Amateur Photography

Photographers love to talk about and dream of the title of being a ‘professional photographer’. It stems from what I believe to be a pipe dream of ambition to break free from a more monotonous life. This ‘professional photographer’ that we all idolize is someone who shoots all the time, has the best images, makes a ton of money, and has all of the gear. This daydream is just as false as it is dangerous to our amateurism in photography. Plainly put, being a professional photographer isn’t all its cracked up to be. Let me explain…

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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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