Using Blend Modes to Enhance Your Landscape Photography

Blend modes are one of the most confusing aspects of Photoshop. First off, there’s twenty-seven of them. Further adding to the confusion, many of them have similar names or do similar things. As you cycle through the blend modes, it’s hard to know exactly what’s happening, and their names do little to prepare you for…

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Photographing Blue Hour and Twilight

Better than golden hour? Photographing Twilight

In the world of photography, golden hour gets all the praise. Warm side light and colorful clouds at sunset may make for dramatic photos, but don’t put your camera away when the color fades. Often, the most interesting time of day can happen after the sun has set. This period of time is called twilight…

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Tips for Photographing Brown Bears Wildlife Photography

Power & Beauty: Photographing Brown Bears

Join pro-photographer David Swindler as he shares his best tips and tricks for photographing brown bears in the wild. Watch the video below where David will talk in-depth on the following subjects: About Brown Bears Safety Bear Activities When To Go Where to Go Photo Gear Shooting Techniques Putting It All Together Join Us for…

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Five Tips for Shooting a Telephoto Lens In the Field

5 Tips for Shooting Telephoto Lenses

Learning how to use a telephoto lens is an important skill. We see a lot of mistakes people make in the field and it ends up impacting their ability to get sharp shots. In this informative video, David Swindler shares his must-know tips on how to use long telephoto lenses for outdoor photography, from landscapes…

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How to Photograph the Aurora Borealis Northern Lights

How to Photograph the Aurora Borealis

Watching the aurora borealis as it dances across the sky is both mesmerizing and spectacular. Being able to photograph it effectively requires specific skills. During this talk, David Swindler will give you the tools to capture your best aurora shots, covering topics such as forecasting, gear selection, in-field technique, and post-processing.  Watch the video below…

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How to make photography backpack lighter

Make Your Photography Backpack Lighter By Asking These Five Questions

If you have ever brought too much camera gear on a hike or backpacking trip, you need to read this article!

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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 A7rIV camera comparison A7 Z7 A7r4

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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Milky Way Over the Grand Canyon Toroweep

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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best camera for landscape photography

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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