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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 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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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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Best Lens for Landscape Photography - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

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 in Arizona - Action Photo Tours & Workshops

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

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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