Planning For Outdoor Art Shows
April 7, 2014  Author:   (1)

Outdoor Art Shows are a popular summer activity for many people; artists and visitors alike.  Not only are they a great way to “put your work out there,” they are a great way to network with other artists, get ideas and inspiration and hopefully sell something. Here are some things to consider before applying: Which […]

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Interview with Claudia Lebenthal – part 2
March 14, 2014  Author:  

Last Friday, we introduced you to Claudia Lebenthal here on our blog. In that post (here is a link), Claudia spoke with me about her experience working in what we will refer to as “the industry” since her experiences are so vast. With titles that range from graphic design assistant to lead designer to associate […]

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Resiliency – Kids In Focus Project
March 11, 2014  Author:  

One thing we strive for in our Photo Weekends program is to invite camera clubs, meetup groups, our educational partners and other organizations to have a presence at each event. The increased buzz created by having more select photo-related groups join us makes for a better event all the way around. In the run up to our […]

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Interview with Claudia Lebenthal – part 1
March 7, 2014  Author:  

Recently I was contacted out of the blue by an associate of Claudia Lebenthal, asking if I might be interested in doing an interview with her for our blog. Always on the lookout for fresh, new content for our readers, my first instinct was to say “heck yeah.” This, of course, was followed up by […]

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Gain Access: Tom Robertson documents the journey of North Face ultrarunners on the John Muir Trail
March 4, 2014  Author:  

Post written by Tom Robertson. In the summer of 2013, North Face ultrarunners Mike Wolfe and Hal Koerner set a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the John Muir Trail (JMT) in the Eastern Sierra Mountains of California. The trail begins on the top of Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the lower 48, at […]

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Gain Access: Linda Thompson explores identity and place in the villages of Northern Sweden
February 18, 2014  Author:   (4)

Hi everyone. It has been an exciting couple of weeks as a few of you have written to me about interesting short term photo shoots and long term projects you are working on that embrace the idea of ‘Gaining Access.’ Today I want to share a guest post from photographer Linda Thompson who is working […]

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Gain access: Just about the Best Photography Assignment ever!
February 4, 2014  Author:  

I had a fearless and passionate teacher named Marty Fromm who used to give a brilliant photo assignment to his students called “Gain Access.” Marty thought that this was a good assignment because he said that “cameras have gotten me into so many cool places and they have kept me out of places too.” He […]

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Random Acts of Photography – Guest Article by Steve Russell
January 15, 2014  Author:  

In the lowlands of the Pacific Northwest’s late fall and winter it is usually light-starved, wet and 50 shades of gray. Occasionally, though, the sun peeks out and it stops raining long enough for some shooting opportunities of the outdoor nature kind. For example, I found salmon leaping out of the water trying to get […]

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FOLLOWING A LEAD.
November 21, 2013  Author:   (2)

Have you ever had an image fully formed in your head, appear to you and call out to be made? Sometimes it may be fairly easy to execute, but other times it might seem like an impossibility. Moments like this are gifts from the creative muses, therefore we owe it to the muses to follow […]

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Arachnophobobes, Avert Thy Eyes: The Annual Spider Issue – Guest Article by Steve Russell
November 13, 2013  Author:  

They’re creepy and they’re crawly; they cause more screams and heart palpitations per millimeter of length than just about any other creature; and they make great models for photo shoots as long as they don’t jump onto the photographer (i.e., ME) or crawl into the camera bag. Spiders. Arachnids. Orb weavers. Stalkers. Jumpers. Trappers. Lightning […]

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Polarize It!
November 7, 2013  Author:  

In the dawn of the new age when photography evolved from film to digital capture, some tools we were familiar with were left behind. One of the most important was film choice, as it provided a direct reflection of what we wanted to communicate in color, contrast and sharpness. Photographers now accomplish this either in […]

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Should I Print From Lightroom or Photoshop?
October 14, 2013  Author:  

With Adobe’s announcement of a “Photographer’s Bundle” for the Creative Cloud subscription, many shutterbugs now have access to both Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC for printing their images. So a fair question is, which one to use? Let’s see how they compare. How They’re Alike Lightroom and Photoshop share many printing features and capabilities. The […]

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September’s Assignment Gallery – Landscape Your Life
October 11, 2013  Author:  

Last month, we encouraged photographers to capture landscapes in their world using any subject matter available to provide a reasonable facsimile. Enjoy the work of this month’s creative group! “The actual landscapes in Texas looking pretty barren by the end of summer, I started with an obvious and favorite landscape, the one I see every day out […]

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October’s Assignment – Make It Count
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If there is such thing as “obvious” in an image, this is your month to portray it. It’s going to be a numbers game with this month of October’s assignment  – Make It Count. This challenge asks the photographer to capture in very literal fashion any number from one t0 ten.  A single baby lying […]

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Mark S. Johnson on Scott Kelby’s Blog
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The photography industry giant and NAPP founder, Scott Kelby, knows a thing or two about inspiration. In fact, he’s made a cottage industry of inspiring photographers and artists worldwide to reach new heights, use new technology and become the artist one was born to be. So you have to believe that he knows a kindred […]

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