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    Telling a story with pictures is an intriguing concept. In this series of videos, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, will guide you through the exciting process of telling a story with pictures. Touring the high Arizona desert, he uncovers dramatically colorful scenes. The idea is to tell the visual story of the struggle to survive

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  • 012023f_B2979U_c Taking a Warm-up Shot
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    Should you have a plan when you head out for a day of shooting landscape photographs? Professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, prefers spontaneity. He suggests a warm-up routine. Steve starts out with what he calls a meatball shot, a landscape scene with balanced lighting from sky to land. He suggests first focusing on composition, a

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  • 012025f_B2981U_c The Saddle in Photography
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    How do you tell a visual story through a landscape photograph? In this video, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, will show you how. Steve sets up on a high desert mesa and assesses the natural lighting that creates the drama. “The challenge,” Steve explains, “is the changing light.” In composing an image, Steve thinks of

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  • 012027f_B2983U_c Photographing a Desert Scene
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    Telling the story. According to professional outdoor photographer, Steve Kossack, telling stories is what desert photography is all about. In this video, Steve shows you how the elements of texture, light, color, shape, and form can aid in telling a photographic story. He takes you to the amazing landscape of the high Arizona desert. Most

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  • how to use a tilt-shift lens
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    What exactly is a tilt-shift lens and how might it help improve your landscape photographs? In this video, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, shows you how to use a tilt-shift lens. In the high Arizona desert, Steve sets up to photograph a wide shot of a fallen log, the sandstone mounds and sky in the

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  • 012031f_B2987U_c Photographing a Desert Wave
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    The desert wave. One of the most beautiful sights on the Arizona high desert. In this video, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, shows you how to create your own unique desert wave image. The visual story is about the amazing wave of sandstone, the shapes and details. Steve shows you how to start, “low angle

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  • 012033f_B2989U_c Photographing a Geographic Story
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    Telling a geographic story through photography is a challenge. In this video, professional landscape photographer, Steve Kossack, explains, “Nature never does one thing only once in one place.” In the Arizona desert, Steve shows you how to be aware of all around you, how to follow the lines into the strongest composition. He finds a

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  • 012035f_B2991U_c Capturing an Iconic Image
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    In the world of photography, there are certain iconic scenes favored by veteran landscape photographers. In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Steve Kossack, takes you to northern Arizona to photograph Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River. Just past sunrise, Steve sets up his camera on a 1500 foot cliff. With a 20mm lens, he frames

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  • 012037f_B2993U_c The Backwards Image
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    The backwards image? What could it be? In this video, professional outdoor photographer, Steve Kossack, takes you to northern Arizona and captures a backwards image to tell a story about the Colorado River. From high on a cliff, Steve frames the river as it bends beyond, creating a focal point far away. To lead the

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