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Don't Leave Home Without It

May 02, 2024 - "If only I'd brought ________, I might have been able to make that photograph." Has this ever happened to you? The bla...
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Beauty Spread Heavenward

April 25, 2024 - Tomorrow, Arbor Day is celebrated nationally (your state's date may differ). If you're looking for an excuse to get outs...
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Two Cardinal Rules

March 07, 2024 - Photographers are well-acquainted with compositional rules. There are a great many, including the rule of thirds; the ru...
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What Else?

February 01, 2024 - We've slipped back into stick season here in Eastern Idaho, with a warm snap having melted a great deal of snow below 5,...
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Clicking With Intent

January 25, 2024 - While there are many benefits associated with digital photography, the fact that the number of shots we can take is esse...
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Self-Doubt

January 11, 2024 - Self-doubt: the photographer's companion. I don't know anyone who, if they're being honest, doesn't struggle with it fr...
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Next Stop: New Year's Eve

December 28, 2023 - The Holiday Express is making its way toward the season's final two stops. If it weren’t for the fireworks on New Year'...
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Light It Up

November 30, 2023 - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. (Tip of the hat to Meredith Willson: legendary composer...
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Looking Versus Seeing

November 02, 2023 - It's not what you look at that matters. It's what you see. ~Henry David Thoreau Fortunately, you don't need exotic loc...
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Capture What You Feel

May 11, 2023 - The other day DeWitt Jones, a world-class photographer whom I have admired for years, posted one of his images along wit...
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Nature's Skyscrapers

April 27, 2023 - Tomorrow is Arbor Day: a great idea born in Nebraska and exported worldwide. Plant a tree! (If not that, how about phot...
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Being There

April 13, 2023 - To the non-photographer, landscape and/or nature photography might seem somewhat confounding. Photographers keep weird...
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Just Fooling

March 30, 2023 - Spring is here; the landscape is waking up from its winter slumber. Flowering trees and shrubs put on a show that, for m...
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The Little Things

February 02, 2023 - The devil is in the details. This is certainly true when it comes to photography. There are many details that can impac...
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Get the Reps

December 15, 2022 - While I've been interested in photographs and cameras since childhood, I didn't set out to pursue photography as a vocat...
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Shades of Gray

November 17, 2022 - Though I work primarily in color, I prefer black and white for various situations and scenes. Sometimes I know I'm going...
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The Idea List

September 21, 2022 - It's impossible for a location to become "worn out." Just the opposite: the more time you spend in a place, the more pos...
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Hiding in Plain Sight

March 23, 2022 - Photographs are everywhere. Whether or not we can recognize the nearly limitless potential is another matter. One of th...
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Familiarity

February 10, 2022 - Cats have an uncanny ability to notice - almost immediately - when there's something new in a familiar space. Nothing is...
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The Essentials

January 20, 2022 - There’s always some shiny object to tempt photographers. The latest accessory. The state-of-the-art body, just released.
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Lessons Learned

November 18, 2021 - Anyone who owns an SLR camera knows there's a lot to learn if the goal is to produce something more than snapshots. Beyo...
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Don't Leave Home Without It

November 11, 2021 - There are a few tools in my camera bag that are indispensable. Among them are a charger, spare batteries, flashlight, an...
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Be The Best

June 02, 2021 - Photographers are their own best curators. They're also their own worst. As the creator of the images, you know what yo...
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There's No Place Like Home

May 19, 2021 - As the crow flies, I live 60 miles from Grand Teton National Park. The Teton Valley is even closer. This proximity isn'...
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Who Makes the Photograph?

January 21, 2021 - I’ve got good news for everyone whose bag doesn’t contain the latest flagship pro body and hottest new accessories. Your...
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Feeling Crowded?

December 10, 2020 - Last week's Christmas Project post prompted a few questions about navigating around crowds. In short, how can you make t...
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Familiar Ground

November 19, 2020 - Can a location become "worn out" with nothing left to photograph? I don't think so. To be sure, shooting somewhere new...
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Order From Chaos

October 14, 2020 - Many outdoor photographers consider the autumn foliage season to be the crème de la crème when it comes to subject matte...
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You're the Artist

July 22, 2020 - Way back in the pre-Internet days, if you wanted to teach yourself how to become a photographer you probably did so with...
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Finding Inspiration Locally

June 17, 2020 - As the crow flies, Grand Teton National Park is only 65 miles from my home. Unlike Mr. Crow, however, I have to drive fr...
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To Every Thing There is a Season

February 06, 2020 - You probably have a favorite time of year. I know I do. (Spring.) That said, there's something wonderful about every sea...
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