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Trip report: bad weather is good weather!

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Tom BolLeave a Comment

Recently I was leading a workshop for American Nature Photography Workshops in Arches National Park, and once again I was reminded of a photography truth; bad weather is good weather. Sure, it’s no fun when the forecast goes south after you have been planning your photography excursion for months. But the real question is what will you do with it? I think of bad weather as a unique opportunity to create original images. Especially if you have the tools to …

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Black & white photography… it’s more than just color photography minus the color

In Black & White, Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Alec JohnsonLeave a Comment

  Bay Bridge, San Francisco. Canon 5D MkIII, Canon 24-70mm @24mm, ISO100, f/16, Singh Ray Gold-N-Blue polarizer and Singh Ray 10 stop Mor Slo solid ND, WB 7600, 92 seconds All joking aside, I believe black & white photography is making a resurgence, with the development of better digital files and advanced software. But don’t expect an “Auto Awesome B&W” button in Lightroom or Photoshop any time soon! Color in a photograph is its own subject and the absence of …

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Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Nye SimmonsLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: Nye Simmons is a long-time Singh-Ray friend and author of Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway, written with Nye’s photographer’s eyes, with photographers in mind. This handy paperback tells you everything you need to know to help plan a visit and make the most of your time. And Nye is the photographer for Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration, a coffee table book of images, poetry and prose, illustrating the many photo possibilities along the Parkway’s 469 miles.  It had …

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More than just a camera

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios, Wildlife by Mark LissickLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: We’re pleased to welcome Mark Lissik, a longtime Singh-Ray shooter and acclaimed photographer and workshop leader, to our team. Be sure to take a look at his new pro gallery page on this site.  No matter what your photographic abilities the challenge of keeping your creative level at its peak can be daunting and one I face every time I pick up a camera. It is all too easy to fall into a creativity rut where we tend …

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Photographing the Yosemite, Part 2: Summer in the High Country

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios, Wildlife by Steve KossackLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: to read Steve’s previous Yosemite post, Part 1, click here. In the summer months at the Yosemite, it’s the high country for me. And you don’t need to get far into the wilderness to experience it. David Brower’s ice cream cone scenario often comes to mind as we leave Tuolumne Meadows on route to the Yosemite high camps beyond. The camps were built in the 1920’s mostly and remain one of my favorite locations for many reasons. There …

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A bunch of little things add up to better images

In Corporate/Commercial, Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Darrell MollLeave a Comment

A few years ago I was leading a workshop in Zion National Park when one of the attendees asked a question that really got me thinking. The question was “What one thing can an amateur like myself do, to get results like you?” Initially I was kind of surprised and yet upon reflection I wasn’t at all. We live in a world where we seek the quick fix, the magic ingredient, the shortcut. But on closer inspection we realize, there …

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Get into the flow… using filters for dramatic waterfall photography

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Robert ClarkLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: Robert Clark is a master of waterfall photography. He is a graphic designer, architect, landscape photographer and teacher – and works as a media designer, manager and frequent photographer for the National Park Service. This post is loaded with Bob’s great waterfall shots and tips! Waterfall photography is a very popular among landscape photographers. Of all the landscape images I make, I find that shooting waterfalls remains my favorite in terms of subject matter. Capturing the very real …

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Same location… close to home… different looks

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Thierry ResinLeave a Comment

I love travel photography, but I am equally motivated to shoot at locations just down the road. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful country, Switzerland, but I believe there are great photo subjects all around you, no matter where you are. I took the following three images at a favorite location, not far from my home in Switzerland. Although they were taken not too far apart, I think they illustrate some of the many faces of winter in …

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Oregon – Five “Before” and “After” Long Exposure Images

In Black & White, Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Cole ThompsonLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: We’ve been huge fans of Cole’s tremendous black & white work for years – and have often wondered what his images looked like out of the camera, before he applied his unique conversion and processing vision. So we were delighted when Cole sent us this post. I’ve had a number of people ask if I’d do some more “before” and “after” shots. So here are five from my recent Oregon trip. All are long exposures created with my …

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Making a Short Story… Long!

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios by Jack GrahamLeave a Comment

Editor’s note: Many thanks to longtime Singh-Ray shooter and friend Jack Graham for contributing this article. Putting this post together helped us make a pleasant discovery, a beautiful and free online photography magazine we were not aware of – Extraordinary Vision Magazine. More details at the end of this post. Long exposure photography has become very popular, with many popular websites and magazines featuring long exposure photography. So what constitutes a long exposure? Most DSLR cameras available today allow us …

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