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When the Sun Ignites the Steam

July 23, 2010

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When the Sun Ignites the Steam

Hey Gang, I first met Chris Klapheke, founder/owner/operator of Outdoor Photo Gear, during a workshop I was co-leading in December 2008, in Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. We met during the event that Chris eloquently describes below, and exquisitely illustrates above. I was new to the area, but Chris had been there several times before. […]

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It Never Hurts to Ask

July 22, 2010

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It Never Hurts to Ask

This just in: a guest post from one of our PhotoFest Japan attendees, Eric Armstrong. Thanks Eric for sending  us the nice article – and the great photos! Take it away! Recently I had the distinct pleasure of attending PhotoFest Japan 2010 in the Akihabara “Electric Town” District of Tokyo, Japan. Rick Sammon was one […]

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DNG on DPE & PNG

July 20, 2010

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DNG on DPE & PNG

Hey Gang, As you know, Juan and I are here to help and listen. Well, recently, we received an email from one of our loyal podcast listeners, Gene McCullagh, who disagreed with both of us on the DNG format – the format to which I converted my RAW files while teaching a workshop a few […]

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Spillway in the Chilly Mist

July 14, 2010

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Spillway in the Chilly Mist

Photographers are often asked about the story behind a photograph. Here is the story behind this image. I have lived near the New Croton Dam in Croton-on-Hudson, NY for about 25 years. I have dozens of shots of the dam. This image is my favorite, and I have to thank DPE’s Jeremy Pollack for helping […]

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The Dumb Luck Shot

July 13, 2010

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The Dumb Luck Shot

Much as been written on the web about waiting years and years for all the elements in a scene to come together for a “once-in-a-lifetime shot.” That’s all well and good, and sometimes it’s true. But sometimes a good shot is just dumb luck. Here is an example. In the above photograph, the five subjects […]

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Rick’s New iPad App: Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature

June 11, 2010

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Rick’s New iPad App: Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature

Life Lessons We Can Learn From Mother Nature is my first iPad app. It’s a combination of an inspirational and motivational work combined with a mini-course on wildlife and nature photography. To order and for more info, click here. To celebrate the app, Juan Pons (the developer) and I are giving away 5 redeem codes. […]

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Rick’s South West Caravan: Day 4

June 2, 2010

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Rick’s South West Caravan: Day 4

Here’s a shot from today’s first location: Dead Horse Point State Park , UT. Today’s tip: Keep your sensor clean, especially when working in dusty conditions. Always keep a sensor cleaning kit with you! I took this shot with my Canon 15mm lens on my Canon 5D Mark II. I also shot a pano with […]

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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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