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Breaking the rules: Shooting into the sun

Breaking the rules: Shooting into the sun

On a recent hike into the high country near Aspen, Colorado, I was asked, “Aren’t you not supposed to shoot into the sun?” I didn’t really know how to respond, so I said that once rules are “mastered” they can be broken. But honestly, I’m not so sure I agree with that. MORE PHOTOS

Capturing fall in Coyote Gulch

Capturing fall in Coyote Gulch

Together the ribbons of water, the tarnish on the cliff and the colorful leaves of fall have all the elements of a dream photograph. But each time I return home and begin editing, my mind starts spinning and I think, “I could have done more. Maybe if I moved an inch to the left I could have made the composition more balanced… Moved back and given the tree more breathing room… Opened the shutter for another 2 seconds…”. MORE PHOTOS

A birthday trip off the map

A birthday trip off the map

 For the most part, when I’m shooting in the canyons during the brightest times of the day, I avoid including the sky. The tonal range from the depth of the canyon to the height of the canyon is too much for all cameras, even with today’s sensors. But sometimes, you see a shot that you… MORE PHOTOS

Canyonlands: The Maze to the Dollhouse

Canyonlands: The Maze to the Dollhouse

Now before I get into the nitty-gritty, and I truly mean nitty-gritty, I must preface that I have been 4-wheel driving my whole life. I remember hanging onto the “Oh-shit” bar when I was a wee tyke in the back of my dad’s Izuzu Trooper. My young companions often comparing the bouncing and swaying to… MORE PHOTOS

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