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Experiencing the Falls Creek Waterfall

Getting to Falls Creek Falls involves a very healthy 1.7 mile (one-way) hike that starts off pretty moderately and then becomes a steady and ongoing incline for about 2/3 of the trip. While the majority of the trail has you set relatively far and above Falls Creek but there are a handful of areas where the main trail deviates closer ...
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Visually preparing for the shoot

My good bud, Colby Brown, is visiting the area for about 10 days and is staying with us, which is actually good because it gave Nicole and me the kick in the butt that we needed to finish setting up the guest bedroom in our basement. Today is our first outing and we’re taking Colby to one of our favorite ...
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Time: Photography’s Greatest Variable

It's sorta funny to me now that I think about it some more. A few months back, when I found myself exploring the coast of the Lofoten Islands in Norway, I actually lamented about photographing the same places day after day. "Oh, we're going to Haukland Beach again?!," was muttered more than a few times. And to a small extent, you couldn't ...
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3 Tips On Photographing Lower Antelope Canyon

The last time I visited Lower Antelope Canyon, near Page, AZ, was in February 2014. I had arrived with about an hour before the local Navajo operators were closing for the evening, so my time exploring the area was brief. As I was ushered out of the canyon by the diligent canyon keepers, I knew I would have to return …

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A Closer Look: Lightroom CC Auto Pano & Brush tools

Adobe released Lightroom CC/6 yesterday much to the delight of its loyal users. I put together a tutorial video that walks through a few of the new features, notably the Auto Pano stitching, brush tools with the Graduated Filter, and some other smaller odds and ends that you may have overlooked. If you have any questions about Lightroom, let me …

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The Sand Waterfalls of Antelope Canyon North

While the typical photo one would expect to see from Antelope Canyon North would be of light shafts beaming down, I thought it’d be fun to change things up and share a waterfall… made of sand. The guides who led our group did a really great job of running interference, blocking other people from walking into this particular chamber. They …