Monthly Archives: August 2012

A Passion for Nature and Photography

I recently met Noppadol Paothong, a Midwestern photographer who completed an 11-year project to show off the grouse of the prairies in a stunning photo book, Save the Last Dance. This is more than a really superb book -- I … Continue reading

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Sharpness and Getting the Most from What You Have

I was both fortunate and unfortunate to spend a morning in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks last week. Fortunate because this is a wonderful area (the two parks border each other) that is not overcrowded like Yosemite, yet it has similar … Continue reading

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The Practice of Deeper Photos

Digital photography has made all photography popular again. Photography was very popular during the 1960s and 1970s, but in the 1990s, there was a distinct drop in attention to this art form. Perhaps it was because baby boomers had other … Continue reading

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Photographing Dragonflies

This is a great time of year to photograph dragonflies throughout the country. Even in the drought-stricken Midwest, you can find dragonflies. I was just in Illinois and Missouri this past week and it was both very hot and very … Continue reading

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