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The latest photography gear and tips on how to use it.

March 2015

Photographing Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

2016-05-24T08:51:38+00:00

Photographing sunrise at the Grand Canyon can be a challenging affair, and it takes many elements coming together to create a successfully image. I like to start with a location that allows me to have overlapping features in the landscape and a foreground that can catch some golden light. Next, having some clouds definitely helps, but we still need a gap [...]

Photographing Sunrise at the Grand Canyon 2016-05-24T08:51:38+00:00

May 2013

What’s In the Camera Bag?

2015-06-24T10:34:46+00:00

Over the years I've owned a lot of equipment and I've hauled it with me into the wilderness, but nowadays I tend to shoot with one camera body and a few lenses. Why? In my opinion carrying too much photo gear leads to too many choices typically resulting in the photographer spending too much time [...]

What’s In the Camera Bag? 2015-06-24T10:34:46+00:00

January 2013

Gear Review: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW

2014-02-13T15:43:15+00:00

Over the past several years, myself and other photographers have had the opportunity to share with Lowepro our thoughts on camera bag designs and convey what we need in the way of a photo trekking pack. A few of the things that have been at the top of my wish list have been packs that [...]

Gear Review: Lowepro Rover Pro 45L AW 2014-02-13T15:43:15+00:00

Gear Review: Lowepro S&F Series Filter Pouch 100

2015-02-11T09:15:39+00:00

Do you use the large 4″x6″ graduated neutral density filters? If so , then you may want to take a look at Lowepro’s Street & Field Series Filter Pouch 100. This filter pouch can hold up to 10 4″x4″ or 4″x6″ filters. This is a working pouch that makes it easy to organize and protect [...]

Gear Review: Lowepro S&F Series Filter Pouch 100 2015-02-11T09:15:39+00:00

October 2012

Safety for Nature Photographers

2015-02-11T09:18:06+00:00

Many years ago, shortly after I was bit by the photography bug, my wife, Sally, and I hired a photography guide to lead us into the desert for a photo tour of the remote canyon country of the American Southwest. It was our first such adventure and was very exciting for a couple of people [...]

Safety for Nature Photographers 2015-02-11T09:18:06+00:00

September 2010

San Francisco de Asis Church

2013-03-09T12:13:29+00:00

San Francisco de Asis Church ~ rising from the shadows. A few days ago I set out to photograph San Francisco de Asis Church in the village of Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico. The goal of the evening was simply to practice using my Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II tilt-shift lens on an architectural subject [...]

San Francisco de Asis Church 2013-03-09T12:13:29+00:00

July 2010

Processing for A Hot Summer Day

2013-03-09T12:19:40+00:00

I wanted to share an image I made with a student on a recent workshop here in Taos, New Mexico. This scene was created at a new location that has recently been added to my photography workshop line-up. My processing goal with this image was to convey a sense of warmth, which doesn’t always come [...]

Processing for A Hot Summer Day 2013-03-09T12:19:40+00:00

June 2010

Lightroom 3 book by Nat Coalson

2015-02-11T09:17:25+00:00

It’s no secret that I use a computer to process, sort and catalog my library of images. About two years ago I began a transition from Adobe Photoshop to Adobe Lightroom to better manage my workflow. Photoshop has, and continues to serve me well, but it is not optimized for photographers, despite the name. I [...]

Lightroom 3 book by Nat Coalson 2015-02-11T09:17:25+00:00

May 2010

Great Sand Dunes & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

2013-03-09T12:21:11+00:00

Medano Creek, Great Sand Dunes National Park I finally had an opportunity to get out and shoot with the Nikon 14-24mm lens in a real world environment. This wasn’t so much a “scientific” test and evaluation of the Nikon as it was a hit and run visit to introduce my mother, visiting from San [...]

Great Sand Dunes & Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G ED 2013-03-09T12:21:11+00:00