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I am hosting the Tahoe City Photo Walk!

On Saturday, October 13 the whole world will be walking again with Scott Kelby, president of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and #1 bestselling technology and photography book author, in his Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ — the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography.   Added to this year’s event is a special G+ page for the Photo Walk. The Google+ platform will help people connect more easily across the globe, share images, and possibly host a hang out or two sharing some of their Photo Walk experiences. Each year the event gets bigger

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What is the Point of Landscape Photography?
What is the Point of Landscape Photography?

What is the purpose of Landscape Photography?  It is an interesting question; these places exist in nature, and can be witnessed by anyone.  Surely the purpose is not just to capture a memory, or provide those who have yet to see a location with the impressions of having been there.  If so, anyone can do that with their cell phone.  And no image can truly represent the grandeur of Zion, or the stately wonders of Yellowstone.  And certainly great landscape images are routinely taken of places not so grand.  Ian Ruhter is currently embarked on a project to capture spectacular

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Is Landscape Photography Really Art?
Is Landscape Photography Really Art?

Is Landscape Photography Really Art? It happens to me all the time.  A client comes in to my gallery where I represent many different artists, and they comment on how they appreciate painting, or sculpture, or {enter genre here} more than photography.  They say, “I mean all photographers do is point the camera and click a button.”  HA! Photography is an Art Form If you think otherwise, go out and try to take a moving, impactful image.  I mean really, I don’t even know why I still have to make this point with people, but I find myself doing it

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How YOU can create Amazing landscape photographs by getting off the beaten path
How YOU can create Amazing landscape photographs by getting off the beaten path

Have you ever captured what you thought was an amazing Landscape Photograph only to later notice that 50 other people have the same image? Well, living in and around Lake Tahoe, I run into that problem all the time. There are literally hundreds of easily accessible spots all over the Lake where you can take some great images, and they are images that almost everyone here has done before. As a Fine Art Landscape Photographer, I use my vision and my knowledge of the camera and photographic techniques to differentiate my creations from other people’s. But there are other, obvious

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4 Keys to great landscape photography
4 Keys to great landscape photography

What makes great, or even good, landscape photography? It would be easy to say its just a matter of opinion, but I have never met a person who has seen Ansel Adam’s Moonrise over Hernandez and not thought it to be amazing. Like anything in photography, there are no hard and fast rules, only general guidelines, but the follow 4 points are a great start. Focus Make sure your subject is in focus. I am sure you have heard of the group f64, Ansel Adams, and Weston, et al. They shot their images at f64 so that everything in the

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