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Preparing Images for Print Rialto Beach Olympic National Park

Preparing Images For Print

You’ve put so much time and effort into it – traveling to distant locations, going out early and late in the day, and finally capturing those perfect conditions! Returning home, you spent hours post-processing your favorite images and now you have a final product you are proud of. What’s the next step?  It seems so…

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Toroweap Grand Canyon Milky Way Panorama Sequator Procedure

Sequator Procedure (PC)

To help reduce noise in high ISO shots, stacking is becoming a popular option for astro-photographers.  First, you must take a number of shots back-to-back with as little delay between them as possible.  This means you won’t want any kind of 2-second delay or long exposure noise reduction turned on.  Second, you’ll take anywhere from…

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Capitol Reef Milky Way Sequator Procedure

Starry Landscape Stacker Procedure (Mac)

To help reduce noise in high ISO shots, stacking is becoming a popular option for astro-photographers.  First, you must take a number of shots back-to-back with as little delay between them as possible.  This means you won’t want any kind of 2-second delay or long exposure noise reduction turned on.  Second, you’ll take anywhere from…

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Coyote Buttes South: Alternative to The Wave

Coyote Buttes North may get all the love because it holds the famous Wave formation, but there is another nearby area that has just as fascinating formations and is much easier to get permits for. As you probably know, getting permits to Coyote Buttes North requires a lot of luck and patience. While Coyote Buttes…

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Long Exposure Noise Reduction Capitol Reef Milky Way

Long Exposure Noise Reduction

Long Exposure Noise Reduction is a feature we talk a lot about on our night shooting workshops. Most photographers don’t have a clear idea what this function does or why it is necessary. In this article, we’ll explain what is Long Exposure Noise Reduction (LENR), when and where you should use it, and then compare…

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Capture Great Views With Your Smartphone

Keeping your smartphone powered and working well throughout the day can be a tricky. As a photographer, you will use your smartphone for myriad things, like taking candid shots, searching for good compositions, sharing shots with people back home, using photo-specific apps like PhotoPills, or controlling a drone.  The camera on most smartphones is one…

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Photographing Lightning Bolts

Photographing Lightning

Photographing lightning is one of the most exhilarating things you can do as a landscape photographer! Chasing storms will really get your adrenaline pumping and Mother Nature’s light show can be mesmerizing. But lightning is also dangerous, so safety is a primary concern. In this article we’ll discuss the safety concerns along with techniques for…

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Photographing Toroweap Tuweap Grand Canyon

Toroweap: Past and Present

Toroweap is a secluded section of the North Rim of the Grand Canyon that you can visit using a high clearance vehicle. It offers a more dramatic view of the Colorado River than the more popular and accessible sections of the park. Upon reaching the edge of the canyon, you can look straight down and…

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Southern Utah Fall Colors

Southern Utah Fall Colors

Southern Utah Fall Colors produce intense shades of reds, oranges, and yellows are the perfect compliment to the desert scenery. Unlike other areas, the fall season here is very long – nearly 2 months in total!  The leaves begin to change first in the highest elevations and eventually the color makes it’s way down to…

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The Wave: Maximizing Your Chances to Win Permits

It goes without saying that the chances of winning a Wave permit are extremely low. According to data obtained from the Bureau of Land Management, 161,467 people applied for wave permits in 2017. Out of those 161,467 people, only 7,300 people received permits or about 4.5% of applicants. An individual can apply a total of…

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