Autumn 2016 in the Smoky Mountains

I spent the last week of October in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina leading two photography workshops and doing some personal shooting as well. In spite of the color arriving late, we were all able to capture some fall color by choosing the...

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Canon 5D Mark IV Camera Review

Over the past 10 years, I’ve had the pleasure of shooting with the entire Canon EOS 5D series of DSLRs: the original 5D (often referred to as the 5D Classic), 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, and now the new Canon 5D Mark IV. The Canon 5D Mark IV offers some impressive...

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A Passion Driven Life

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. – Philip Pullman, The Golden Compass In a commencement address to the graduating students of Stanford University in 2005, Steve Jobs recalled a quote he first read when he was 17. “If you live each day as if it was...

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Mindshift Announces Two New Camera Backpacks

Mindshift Gear – my personal camera bag of choice – has announced the arrival of two brand new camera backpacks this week: The Sidepath and Trailscape packs. One of the greatest challenges outdoor photographers face is how to carry their smaller, and yet still...

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People and Faces of Gujarat

I just returned from the state of Gujarat in northwest India where I was a guest of Gujarat Tourism for 10 days while completing an assignment for a major media client here in the United States. And while I photographed many captivating landscapes, city scenes, and...

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NEW Free Ebook: Namibia Impressions

Namibia is a land of many contrasts and extremes. Situated between the Namib and Kalahari deserts, the country gets less rain than any other country in sub-Saharan Africa. While hot and arid in the interior, Namibia’s coast is surprisingly cool and moist, the product...

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The Desolate Beauty of Greenland

A Place Like No Other may be an overused bit of hyperbole found on every other Trip Advisor or Lonely Planet article you read (I mean, how many places like no other can there be?), but when describing a country and experience like Greenland, it's actually true....

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Five Reasons To Love Iceland in the Winter

Iceland is a true four-season photographic destination. As I wrote in a 2013 Popular Photography feature article, the country has often been mistakenly characterized in the past as cold, barren, and probably hostile to visitors. And with a name like Iceland, one can...

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Going Coastal

As a landscape and nature photographer, there are few experiences that compare to walking out on the beach in the dawn’s faint light, examining the sky, the clouds, the mood of the surf, and anticipating what the next hour might bring. What is it, exactly, that...

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