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Tips and Tricks for Sand Dune Photography

The variety and uniqueness of sand dunes make them one of my favorite landscape subjects to photograph. Several vital elements help images of dunes to resonate with viewers: light, color harmony, and composition. Each of these concepts individually increases the chances of success, but combining all three elements is the best way to create impactful…

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Nikon Z7 II vs Sony A7R IV: Which is Better for Landscape Photography?

When it comes to landscape photography, you might be comparing the Nikon Z7 II versus the Sony A7R IV. Which one is right for you? They’re both incredible cameras…

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Kanab Utah – A Photographer’s Dream!

I grew up in the Midwest – Iowa to be exact.  I learned to enjoy the outdoors from a young age and my favorite childhood experiences were those memorable family vacations out to the Western US.  I fell in love with the mountains, deserts, and wild landscapes. One summer evening when I was 10-years old,…

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What Is The Best Camera For Landscape Photography?

With so many cameras to choose from, it can be intimidating to choose the right camera for you, as a landscape photographer.

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What Is The Best Lens For Landscape Photography?

Landscape photography can be one of the most demanding genres of photography around when it comes to lenses! One minute you could be using a 12mm ultra-wide-angle lens to photograph a dynamic, sweeping scene that spans your entire field of vision, and the next minute you could be reaching for your 100-400mm lens to capture…

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The Wave: Maximizing Your Chances to Win Permits

Winning a permit to the iconic Wave is not easy but it’s well worth the effort to get out there.  It’s one of our favorite places to photograph in the Southwest and certainly qualifies as a bucket list experience! According to data obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, 200,589 people applied for wave permits…

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Back Button Focus

One of the best methods for gaining more control over your auto-focus system is to use back-button focus. This technique has numerous applications both for landscape, wildlife, and action photographers. In this episode, Juan and David discuss why they recommend using back-button focus and cover a variety of real-world scenarios where it comes in handy.…

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Understanding Auto-Focus

Have you ever been frustrated by auto-focus that wasn’t sharp? Are you confused by all the auto-focus options your camera has? In this episode of Images in Focus, Juan and David break down in simple terms how the auto-focus system works on your camera and how to achieve the best results. We discuss technology such…

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Tips and Tricks for Successful Wildflower Photography

My favorite time of the year for photography has always been wildflower season! In the Pacific Northwest, you will find several different mountain ranges and regions that showcase incredible meadows. I must admit, my initial attraction came after seeing amazing images of Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens, bathed in vast amounts of beautiful wildflowers.…

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Creating Landscape Photos With Impact Images In Focus

Creating Landscape Photos With Impact

Anyone who has picked up a camera knows that it can be challenging to take landscape photos that have that “wow” factor. Creating images that resonate with your viewer requires knowledge, timing, patience, and lots of practice. In this episode, we discuss 10 techniques for improving your landscape photography – techniques that will help you…

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