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Adding Place for Better Travel Photos

Last year, I dove deep into the world of outdoor travel photography. I reduced my camera equipment to a mirrorless micro 4/3 camera, a wide-angle lens, and a 70-200 lens and hopped on a plane. During those twelve months, I hit the streets of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, and Switzerland.…

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How to Create Windows to the Outdoors

In the art form of outdoor photography, you have many options to choose from in terms of composition. You can create wild foreground features or use leading lines to direct the viewer’s eyes around the frame. However, photographers should be striving to go beyond the expected shooting techniques and create images that provoke excitement and…

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The Importance of a Post-Processing Workflow

Let’s talk about the importance of a post-processing workflow. Workflows in the field can consist of planning, composition, framing, and shooting. Similarly, a post-processing workflow also contains steps that established photographers follow almost religiously to create their photographs. In this case in particular, we will look at how to follow a post-processing workflow when combining…

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Trip Report: Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, Congo

Mount Nyiragongo, located in Virunga National Park with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is an active stratovolcano that has erupted at least 34 times since 1882. The most recent major eruption of the volcano occurred in 2002, destroying 4,500 buildings, displacing 400,000 people, and causing 147 casualties. The primary draw of Nyiragongo is the…

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