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Photo Tip: The Benefits of Compression

The first few times that I photographed this footbridge at Gorton Creek, I used an ultra wide angle lens and was very close to it. While doing it that was let me fill the frame with the bridge, it also added a bunch of distortion. By using a longer focal length (in this case, I used my Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 telephoto …

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Photo Tip: The Bridges of Little Zig Zag Falls

I love Little Zig Zag Falls and it’s mostly because of the challenges that the area has. Walking in either direction from the makeshift parking area, you immediately become aware of the sheer busyness of the creek. But it’s not a busyness caused by people. Rather, it’s a product of the vast number of fallen tree trunks and branches that you’ll see …

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Blue Hour Over Trillium Lake

Even though most photos from Trillium Lake tend to look somewhat similar—with the beautiful Mt. Hood standing regally in the background—a big variable that I always enjoy is the weather. After visiting the lake yesterday, I was reminded about how whimsical Mother Nature can be. When I arrived, about 90 minutes before sunset, there were hardly any clouds in the …

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The Photo Show: Episode 13

It’s time to kick off Episode 13 of The Photo Show! Come on in and join the fun! Feel free to ask your questions in the comments section, too! In this episode: • In Episode 11, I announced a new photography project that I’m just starting to work on called “Be Heroic” and I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback …

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The Photo Show: Episode 12

Here is Episode 12 of The Photo Show. It’s a bit of a special edition because I broadcasted it live to the Carl Zeiss Lenses FB Page! If you’re remotely interested in mobile photography, you’ll want to check out the feature of this episode: the wide-angle ExoLens! I dive into the details of its construction and share photos that I …

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The Photo Show: Episode 11

It’s time to kick off Episode 11 of The Photo Show! Come on in and join the fun! Feel free to ask your questions in the comments section, too! In this episode: Lately, I’ve been obsessed with… toys. But they’re not just any toys. They’re Hot Toys! I’ll share my plans for how these toys will fit in my world …