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I still remember some of the images that made me want to learn photography. Many of them involved long exposures. They were often taken at dawn or dusk. Those hours typically offer softer and more colorful light than we see when the sun is up. Long exposures during those hours blur unnecessary details in a way that yields a simpler and, to me, more satisfying image.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Don Peters

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If you are new to pro photography as a career or thinking about transitioning from being an amateur to going pro, watch this video!

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Join Hudson Valley landscape photographer and Canson Infinity ambassador Robert Rodriguez Jr in this basic introduction to fine art digital printing. Learn about the art and process of producing a fine art print, including color management, file processing, inkjet technologies, ICC profiling, and paper selections.

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Today, everyone is an aspiring photographer due to the ubiquitousness of the cell phone camera. Instead of carting around their large DSLR, the cell phone is becoming the de facto tool of choice, since it’s always with us. What the... READ MORE
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As sure as the sun will rise, it is infinitely better to capture your travel landscapes at exactly that moment—sunrise. Without any doubt, sunrise is the perfect time to be in position and photographing the landmarks that you find on your travels.... READ MORE
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Stellar sea lions, South Marble Islands, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Southeast Alaska. Making sharp images from a moving ship requires shooting with a fast shutter speed and being prepared to capture the moment. It had been raining all... READ MORE
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I’m a Canon girl, although the first photos I took were on an Olympus D-380 that my parents gave me for the holidays when I was twelve years old. My dad was a photographer, and when I was growing up he had a disposable camera in the glove compartment of his car at all times. We’d be driving down the street, and he’d pull over anytime he saw something he liked. He’d make me get out of the car and stand next to him as he told me how he was composing the shot, and why he was doing it one way or another. Despite that, my old Olympus sat on a shelf for two years, until I hit high school. I started taking photos of all of my new friends, documenting our daily lives, as a way to mask the fact that I felt totally awkward.

Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post from Nicole Fara Silver.

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The greatest challenge in travel photography and in photography in general is capturing the essence of a person or place. The world is smaller than ever and almost everyone is traveling and taking pictures. So how do you separate yourself from the pack? We are often told that the best time to photograph is during the magic hours of dusk and dawn. The lighting can be very gentle, even, with... READ MORE
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Share Experience / Share Vision John Paul Caponigro It was December 2005. We had just made the long crossing of the Drake Passage to Antarctica. On the horizon were enormous icebergs. It was our first view of big ice. We all rushed to the deck and began to photograph. I found myself standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Seth Resnick. He was using a long 300mm lens. I was using a wide 28mm lens. We... READ MORE
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SanDisk offers an array of memory cards comprising CompactFlash, SDHC/SDXC, and microSDHC/SDXC types in a wide range of capacities and data-transfer speeds. Faster speeds enable improved performance during HD video and RAW image capture, especially in continuous and burst shooting modes.

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I am a founding member of Photo Quest Adventures, an international travel company specializing in deluxe photography workshops and unique cultural experiences around the globe. Here are my Top Ten favorite photo destinations. Cuba Cuba is known for its... READ MORE
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Image Transfers and Emulsion Lifts were made popular by the Polaroid company in the 1980’s and '90’s. These techniques changed the world of photography. Photographers found new life for their imagery and took to reinventing their slides to become painterly one-of-a-kind gems.

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  All photos © Nevada WierTiksey monastery, Ladakh, India I almost... READ MORE
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The Canon EOS 6D is the least expensive full-frame DSLR in Canon's current lineup. Despite the relative affordability of the rig, the 6D has plenty of features that compare well with those of the 5D Mark III, such as its 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and DIGIC 5+ processor, its 100-25600 native ISO range, and its respectable 4.5 fps burst rate.

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