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Travel Photography Basics

Sunset Photography: Tips to Get Amazing Sunset Photos

Photos taken at sunset capture the soft, diffused light that happens as the sun sets. The Golden Hour light, approximately 30-60 minutes before sunset, is a warm golden glow that produces long, soft shadows. After the sun disappears behind the horizon, the Golden Hour...

Sunrise Photography: Tips to Get Beautiful Sunrise Photos

There is something magical about sunrise pictures. Looking at them just makes you happy. Beautiful sunrise images are the result of the warm, soft light at the start of each day. The best light occurs from sunrise to about 1 hour after sunrise. This Golden Hour light...

Why It’s Important to Photograph The Things You Love

The secret to amazing photos is simple. "Discover what you love, and focus on photographing that." Keep photography simple and photograph the things you love. The art of photography gets complicated with ever-changing technology, gadgets and techniques. It can become...

How to Photograph Reflections to Create Stunning Images

UPDATED: July 2017 I love to photograph reflections in water. They produce stunning images. A good reflection shot of a beautiful scene is magical every time. What is it I find so fascinating about them? A reflection is: "The throwing back by a body or surface of...

How Does the ISO Camera Setting Affect My Photos?

There are three pillars of photography - ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Each of these settings can dramatically affect the look of your images. The ISO camera setting controls the brightness of your photos. It is important to understand ISO if you want to take the...

Basic Photography Tips You Should Never Forget

The most important tools in any photographer’s possession are their own brain, eyes and passion. Without the photographer’s vision and experience, even the most advanced camera and lens are only a collection of expensive parts....

Photography Basics: How to Photograph Waterfalls and Rivers

One of my favorite things is to photograph waterfalls and rivers.  I guess it stems from a fascination I’ve had with moving water since I was a kid. I think I always associated rivers and waterfalls with adventure and discovery. To this day rivers and waterfalls still...

Can I Get Some Photo Courtesy?

You know what they say about common sense? Common sense ain’t so common! It’s the same with common courtesy. Courtesy is not so common. It is greatly missed when it’s not present and seriously appreciated when it shows up.  PATIENCE AT FARMINGTON BAY Earlier this year...

Travel Photography Destinations

An Expert’s Guide to Arches National Park Photography

Dave and I live in Utah and one of our favorite places to visit is Arches. We take advantage of our close proximity to visit Arches National Park multiple times each year so we are very familiar with the park. One advantage to being a local is the opportunity of...

7 Best Places to Photograph Grand Teton National Park

There are 7 best places to photograph Grand Teton National Park to capture the jagged peaks of the mountains complimented by the surrounding landscape and wildlife. There are numerous iconic scenes to photograph in this park. We have visited the park in early June...

Best Bryce Canyon Views and Photo Spots

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, USA isn’t a canyon, but a series of carved out natural amphitheaters. It's known for the colorful formations of hoodoos, fins and natural bridges. People come from around the world to see the amazing Bryce Canyon views of these...

Bald Eagle Photography Tour: Washington State

Why Bald Eagles? I love American Bald Eagles. Since childhood I have been fascinated with these majestic birds. This fascination is rooted in a passion for living creatures. The connection of the American Bald Eagle with the United States of America and its use as a...

Easy Yellowstone Waterfalls to See and Photograph

Yellowstone National Park is famous for its unique geologic features like Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic. People also visit Yellowstone to see the abundant wildlife like bison, elk, bears, wolves and more! One of our favorite things to see and photograph are the...

Dead Horse Point State Park: What to See, Do and Photograph

Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah The view from the overlook at Dead Horse Point State Park towers 2,000 feet above the gooseneck bend of the Colorado River and is one of the most photographed scenic vistas in the world. Located near the entrance to Canyonlands...

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