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The Government Shutdown and Our Public Lands

The Government Shutdown and Our Public Lands

I would expect most already know that we are currently in the longest partial government shutdown ever in the USA. With the current political climate, there isn’t an end in sight yet either. This is unfortunate for many reasons, but I would like to focus in on what this means today and going forward with our public lands.

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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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My Best Landscape Photography of 2018!

My Best Landscape Photography of 2018!

I wanted to sit down really quick today and post something that sums up my best work of 2018, and go into a little detail of why I like each image. I have become more picky with what I shoot and what I consider a portfolio worthy image, so hopefully this will be a marker of that progression! This should be a bit more “off-the-cusp” than my other articles on here, but there will be a new one of those tomorrow to start out 2019 as well!

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Avoiding Landscape Photography Cliches

Avoiding Landscape Photography Cliches

There are plenty of examples of cliches in photography. Most of them stem out of portrait photography, and I give my fiancé plenty of schtick for getting High School Senior Portraits on a couch in a field. Aside from couches in fields and railroad tracks which have recently plagued portraits, there are cliches in landscape photography I prefer to avoid.

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Letting the Mind Wander

Letting the Mind Wander

When practicing photography it isn’t always easy to compose and capture great images that are uniquely yours. Of course you will need good light and interesting subjects, but this isn’t the whole story.

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Photography's Influence on History

Photography's Influence on History

When people look at the imagery produced today it will surely not be with the same viewpoint we have today. The world is ever changing and the landscapes we love to photograph will likely appear very different.

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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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