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Grad School

By Gary Hart   Editor’s note: Gary Hart has been using Singh-Ray Galen Rowell graduated neutral density filters and Daryl Benson reverse graduated neutral density filters for many years and is an acknowledged expert in their use as an essential

Posted in 2015, Blog, Gary Hart

The long exposure as a creative tool

By Dr. Jason Odell   As a professional photographer, I’m always exploring creative techniques and how they can be used to create impact in my images. One of my favorite techniques is to use a long exposure to deliberately convey

Posted in 2015, Blog, Jason Odell

Are you a photographer or a tourist?

By Gary Hart   Editor’s note: Having recently experienced this dilemma on a trip with my daughter, I found this article by Gary to be especially meaningful. We hope you do, too.   Warm Light, El Capitan Clearing Storm, Yosemite

Posted in 2015, Blog, Gary Hart

Photoshop and six tools… with a video demonstration

By Cole Thompson   Editor’s note: We are huge admirers of Cole’s work and have always wondered how he processed his memorable B&W images. Here Cole describes his process – and illustrates it with the video included in this article.

Posted in 2015, Blog, Cole Thompson

5 reasons why you should be using a circular polarizing filter

By Don Smith   The sun sets through fog as seen from Fremont Peak State Park, San Benito County, California (Sony a7R II, Sony/Zeiss 24-70mm, f/22, 1/10th, ISO 100, Singh-Ray Neutral Polarizer)   If you are serious about your landscape

Posted in 2015, Blog, Don Smith

Wrong is sometimes right… and other considerations

By Jack Graham     At times there are a few traps we photographers fall into that hinder our creativity. Often the most common trap encountered is following rules … especially when it comes to composition.   The four main

Posted in 2015, Blog, Jack Graham

My 3-stop reverse graduated ND filter.
An essential tool for shooting sunsets.

By Brady Cabe   Typical graduated filters are darkest at one end, and gradually lighten up along the length of the filter. These are essential for any landscape photographer’s kit, and are commonly used when the sun is above the frame,

Posted in 2015, Blog, Brady Cabe

Photographing moving water

By Robert Clark   Moving water – waterfalls, rivers, streams and surf – often presents unique challenges to the landscape photographer. The most common way to capture images of moving water is to use a slower shutter speed. But how

Posted in 2015, Blog, Robert Clark

Introducing the new Singh-Ray Wayne Bennett “Smoky Vision” Diffusing Polarizer

By Wayne Bennett   One of the greatest joys I, as a photographer, have had over the past three decades is to have met some pretty wonderful people. People with an interest similar to mine… photography.   Like everyone else,

Posted in 2015, Blog, Wayne Bennett

“All-in-camera, old school photography” with digital cameras, Part 1

By Randall J. Hodges   “To Photoshop” or “not to Photoshop,” that is the question. Well, not really, but for an all-in-camera professional like myself, there really is no choice. I believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with Photoshop, Lightroom

Posted in 2015, Blog, Randall Hodges