Archive | May, 2010

Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Day 1

May 31, 2010

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Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Day 1

Our caravan started at 6 AM today. Our first stop was at Turret Arch in Arches National Park, Utah. Today’s tips: Shoot both horizontal and vertical shots. Include  shadows to add drama to a scene. You snooze you lose: get up early and stay out late to catch the light. Boost the Blacks in ACR […]

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Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Tomorrow We Start!

May 30, 2010

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Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Tomorrow We Start!

My Southwest Caravan officially starts tonight in Moab, UT with a welcome dinner. Each day I’ll try to post a shot and a tip. On the trip from Zion to Arches, we stopped along the road that runs through Zion. Here’s a shot I took (Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 17-40mm lens) at Checkerboard Mesa, […]

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Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Pre-workshop Shoot

May 29, 2010

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Rick’s Southwest Caravan: Pre-workshop Shoot

My Southwest Caravan officially starts tomorrow night in Moab, UT. I can’t wait for the fun to begin with 10 eager students from around the country. We’ll be shooting in Arches, then moving on to Bryce, and then to Zion – and ending up  in Las Vegas, where we landed a few hours ago. Each […]

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Beware. . .

May 28, 2010

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Hey Gang, Check this out . . . and be careful! Best, Rick • • • Today, I received the following email from one of the sweetest and nicest workshop students I have ever encountered. The thing is, it was not from her. Here goes: I’m writing this with tears in my eyes, I’m sorry […]

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iPad Version of Social Media Marketing for Photographers Now Available

May 28, 2010

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iPad Version of Social Media Marketing for Photographers Now Available

My Social Media Marketing for Photographers app is now available for the iPad! Before reading on, keep in mind that this app is a starter course, and not a college-level course, on Social Media. Basically, I share what have learned about the importance of Social Media. Read about the app here. Here is the link […]

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Don’t forget the DPE & Nations Photo Lab Contest

May 28, 2010

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Don’t forget the DPE & Nations Photo Lab Contest

Back in April we announced the DPE & Nations Photo Lab “Our Beautiful Nation” Photo Contest. This contest has got to be one of the easiest to enter. All you have to do is submit your best example of our beautiful nation to our special Flickr group, and you have a chance to win one […]

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Landscape posts on DPE next week

May 27, 2010

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Rick will leading his Southwest Caravan Workshop in the Arches, Bryce and Zion areas all of next week and he has promised to share here on DPE images thru out the week. If you happen to be in the area and happen to run into them, make sure to stop by and say hi! Rick […]

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Gear Guru Chris Klapheke talks about cool new gear / Podcast

May 27, 2010

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[Editors Note: So many of you have asked for more podcasts than the 2 we normally release each month, so we are trying out a new podcast series, these will be short podcasts, between 20-30 minutes, and the content and format will vary. Take a listen and let us know what you think.] Continuing with […]

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One Photo, One Dozen Photography Tips

May 27, 2010

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One Photo, One Dozen Photography Tips

Here are some quick tips for portrait shooters. Enjoy! Make a photograph — don’t simply take one. Work with the subject, props, posing and lighting to create a unique image. The name of the game is to fill the frame. In other words, crop out the boring stuff in a scene so that the viewer’s […]

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Polarizing Landscapes

May 26, 2010

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Polarizing Landscapes

No, DPE has not become a political blog. There will be no red vs. blue landscapes here. Polarizing landscapes is about the value of a polarizer filter for digital landscape photography. A polarizer is often called a polarizing filter, although it reads polarized light and doesn’t do any polarizing itself, and it is definitely a […]

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