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How I Found My Vision

In Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios by Cole ThompsonLeave a Comment

Our thanks to Cole for sharing his thoughts on a subject that is rarely discussed with such insight. The Angel Gabriel Why do I focus on Vision so much? It’s because I believe that Vision is what makes an image great. It’s what makes the difference between a technically perfect image and one with feeling. It’s what makes your images unique. Great images do not come about because of equipment and processes, but rather from Vision that drives these tools …

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Photographing Lightning at the Grand Canyon

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Portraits, Scenes & Scenarios by Gary HartLeave a Comment

If you are thinking of photographing lighting at the Grand Canyon – or anywhere else – this post by Gary Hart is a must-read. It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me that finally got my attention. For over an hour I’d been photographing the eastward progress of a dazzling thunderstorm just north of what had been a safe vantage point. Mesmerized by the frequency and intensity of its activity, I’d failed to register the storm’s …

Even after transitioning to Fuji X system, Denise Silva found she could still count on her Singh-Ray filters to perform

In Equipment & Technique, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters by Denise SilvaLeave a Comment

To say I am a fan of Singh-Ray filters would be an understatement. I carry an assortment of these bad boys everywhere I go. My collection includes the 15-Stop Mor-Slo, Vari-N-Trio, I-Ray Infrared, Gold-N-Blue, and various ND filters. Up until recently, I owned 77mm diameter lenses, but in January I did a complete switch to the Fuji X system. On my first outing with the new gear, it crossed my mind that my filters, which were purchased to fit my …

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Take a look back at a great year with Singh-Ray filters

In Equipment & Technique, Landscapes, ND Filters, Polarizing Filters, Scenes & Scenarios by Don SmithLeave a Comment

Dawn at Hanalei Bay, Kauai, Hawaii Canon 5DMKIII, 24mm, 6 minutes, f/16, ISO 100, Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo Looking back at 2013, I was fortunate to photograph incredible landscapes from Eastern Utah to Hawaii and many places in-between. Of course, my Singh-Ray filters were always with me and are an integral part of my success. During my Kauai Workshop this past June, I had my group on location at Hanalei Bay for first light. I love the soft hues of early morning …

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Looking for the locations that may become icons for future photographers

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

Steve Kossack now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, which enables him to reach many of the most iconic natural wonders in the American West within just a few hours of driving. “What I have found amazing is how differently I respond to a scenic area after exploring it many times. This is especially true for those locations I have explored to the point that I wonder if I have exhausted all their visual possibilities. Of course the landscape does not …

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For a change of pace, shoot ABOVE the surface of Hawaii’s coastal waters

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To follow the ventures of nature photographer Jon Cornforth over the past couple of years, you would need a boatload of scuba and underwater photogear. “Photographing the lives of all the various whales and other underwater wildlife has demanded almost all my time and attention. But there are those brief occasions when I have time to use my Canon 5DmkIII with Zeiss lenses and Singh-Ray Filters to capture some impressive scenes above water. Here are four recent examples. I photographed …