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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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A Touch of Topaz Adjust Saves the Day in China

April 24, 2010

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A Touch of Topaz Adjust Saves the Day in China

Photographs © Rick Sammon. All rights reserved. My photo workshop team spent some time at the Forbidden City today. We had a blast photographing the grace and splendor of the massive and opposing city – along with what seemed like three million people. (It was not easy to get shots with no people in the […]

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Landscape Photography / DPE LIVE Podcast Episode #3 April 19, 2010

April 19, 2010

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Landscape Photography DPE LIVE event, featuring Juan Pons, Rob Sheppard, and Hal “Bull” Schmitt, we answered questions regarding landscape photography submitted by YOU, plus we offered a bunch of tips on landscape photography! The next DPE LIVE event is scheduled for May 11th at 8:00pm EST (GMT -5), 5PM PST, So mark your calendars. To […]

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Favorite Images from my “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop

March 4, 2010

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Favorite Images from my “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop

As some of you may know, I just completed my 2010 “Winter in Yellowstone” Instructional Photo Workshop. I have to say that I had an amazing group of workshop participants, everyone was so excited to be in Yellowstone and their enthusiasm was definitely contagious. All had the opportunity to make some amazing and dare I […]

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When The Weather Goes Bad, Your Pictures Can Be Good

February 25, 2010

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When The Weather Goes Bad, Your Pictures Can Be Good

Photograph © Rick Sammon. All right reserved. Canon EOS 5D Mark II. Canon 25-105mm IS zoom lens @ 40mm. Here’s a little homily that you might enjoy, especially if it is snowing where you live, as it is here. Again!!!!!!!!!! During one of my Hudson River Photography Workshops, the weather turned “bad” one afternoon. All […]

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Shoot Outside the Box

February 17, 2010

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Shoot Outside the Box

I recently had the pleasure of assisting Juan Pons at his “Geese, Swans and Bears” photo workshop in North Carolina. Birds are not a frequent subject of mine, but I always jump at the chance to learn something new. As photographers, we tend to concentrate our efforts on learning one particular type of photography. It […]

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2.9.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find

February 9, 2010

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2.9.10 Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find

Hey Gang, We have a cool weekly feature here on DPE: Tuesday’s Talented Twitter Find. Each Tuesday I choose a photographer who I find on Twitter  who is . . . well, talented! I find ‘em by reading an interesting tweet and then by clicking on their web site. This week’s Talented Twitter Find is: […]

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Shooting for a panorama

February 8, 2010

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Shooting for a panorama

  Sometimes your wide-angle lens just isn’t wide enough, or you want that sunset or that cityscape panorama without the distortion caused by an extremely wide-angle lens. After much trial-and-error, along with many suggestions from others, here is a list of tips for shooting for and creating a great panorama. Set your exposure and autofocus […]

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Tilt-shift Lenses and Effects are Too Cool!

February 1, 2010

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Tilt-shift Lenses and Effects are Too Cool!

Most architectural photographers and many landscape photographers (including my friend Andy Williams who created this wonderful image) rely on tilt-shift lenses to control perspective and depth-of-field . . .  among other things. That control comes at a hefty price, which is well worth it for the pro and advanced amateur. If you are on a […]

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Stitching Together Your Panoramas using Lightroom and Bridge/Photoshop

January 19, 2010

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Stitching of panoramas can be a tricky and confusing, but it does not have to be. You may have seen my previous post titled, Basic Stitched Panorama Guidelines which outlined the steps needed to capture images ready for stitching. In this screencast I show you, step by step how to stitch those images together using […]

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