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Photo Tip: Connecting the lines

I had a chance to return to a familiar place over the weekend to clear my head, which happily led to me thinking about this photo tip. Normally,  you can find me moseying up and down the winding path of Gorton Creek, looking for some new way to capture the rushing water and rocks that it flows around. However, on …

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Photo Tip: Experiment with Horizontal & Vertical Compositions

What is the capacity of the memory card in your camera? I reckon it’d range between 16 Gb and 128 Gb, right? With all of that space, is there any reason why you shouldn’t experiment with the orientation of your composition on a shoot? Sure, there are plenty of times when the scene unfolding in front of you clearly presents …

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Carpe Snow Diem Opportunity

Yesterday, Portland denizens woke up to something that is very atypical for the region: snow. Lots of it—by our standards. It had been a few years since I saw snow in the Columbia River Gorge, so the opportunity to pack up some gear and bundle up was too hard to resist. After whipping up a hearty breakfast, Nicole and I jumped …

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Photo Tip: Challenge Your Own Creativity

Two of the most common ways that I create is by photographing and by writing. Simply put, these are two of my greatest passions. However, there are times when my creativity in one is completely stifled, as was the case earlier this morning when I sat down to write out the content for my next eBook. No matter what I …

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Show your audience. Don’t tell them.

Here’s the thing with social media and the act of following someone: it’s usually a good indication that—to some extent—I’m interested in keeping up with what you’re doing… currently. And to be fair, as both a seasoned content creator and consumer, I understand the importance of knowing your audience. Specifically, I know how important it is to keep your audience …