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Photographing From Your Canoe

Canoe parked on a gravel bar, Mile 120 opposite the Tie Chute Bluff on the Buffalo River, Buffalo National River, Arkansas

A canoe can be a great tool to "sneak" up on wildlife, capture images from just off the water's surface, or begin a grand photo adventure. During my time and Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota and the Buffalo National River in Arkansas, my canoe was integral to my photography. This article focuses on some tips and tricks that can help you make the most of this unique tool. You'll learn to keep both yourself and your equipment safe, while you explore the new creative options possible.

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Using the Shadows and Highlights Tool

Mineral Mountain and Mount Rainier reflected in Mystic Lake, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA

The Shadows and Highlights tool in Photoshop is great for bringing life to images whose tone is difficult to correct with conventional color correction tools like levels or curves. This special tool targets the bright and dark areas of your image separately, allowing you to bring detail back into these spaces. It is a quick and easy way of dealing with the often high-contrast lighting of sunrises and sunsets.

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Understanding Your Hand Held Flash

Snail, Mammoth Dome Sink Trail, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, KY, USA

In this first part of the upcoming series on better understanding the flash, we begin with the basics. This article gives a well grounded description of how the modern flash "thinks", and how to program it to achieve both full and fill flash. Examples of images using fill flash are shown, and the article aims to give readers a good understanding of the basics of flash use. Next month, we'll look into some more advanced techniques like shutter drag and creative manual flash use for low-light scenes.

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Photo Destination: Death Valley National Park

Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

Death Valley National Park can best be characterized as a land of extremes. It is the largest national park south of Alaska, and at over 3 million acres in size, offers a lot for photographers. From the amazing Badwater Ultra-Marathons to patterns in the Sand Dunes and the great salt flats, this park is one of our hidden gems. Come and explore this unique and beautiful park.

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Print Your Own Holiday Cards

Wildflowers below the peak of Mount Rainier.  A ptrol cabin near Indian Henry's Hunting Grounds sits below the towering peak.  Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA

Create your own holiday cards with this video and printed article outline all of the steps involved. This is a great project if you send cards during the holiday season, or if you want a special gift to give others. Using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge, I explore techniques for arranging both images and text to create your custom card.

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Photo Destination: Columbia River Gorge

Upper Horsetail Falls, Columbia River Gorge, Oregon, USA

Located in northern Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is one of our countries best spots for waterfall photography. Opportunities range from roadside falls tumbling hundreds of feet to secluded cascades deep in the lush forests. This article explores some of my favorite locations in this amazing area. Tips include what time of year to visit, where to explore, and how to make the most of your time in the area.

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Gearing up for Winter Photography

Dock during the winter on Lake Kabetogama, Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota, USA

Winter can be one of the most challenging seasons to be outside with a camera. It can also be one of the most rewarding. Being well prepared goes a long way to making it an enjoyable and rewarding experience. This article explores some of the new gear that enhance your experience this season. Learn to enjoy and make the most out of winter photography.

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Focus on Creativity: Exploring Color

Waterfowl lake along the Icefields parkway, Banff National Park, Banff, Canada

Color is one of the most powerful elements of design. It influences the way the eye travels through an image, creates dramatic impact, and contributes to the mood of the scene. This article explores some of the formal aspects of color, and how its use can improve your image. It explores primary colors, complimentary colors, and how warm and cool colors influence our perception. Example images demonstrate the ideas presented.

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Photo Location: Harriman State Park, New York

Trees alongside 7 Lakes Drive, Harriman, NY

Harriman State Park is located within an hours drive of New York City, and contains some of the best natural scenery in Southern New York. Photographic opportunities are abundant throughout the seasons. The park offers lakes, streams, winding trails, and wildflowers along with a wide range of recreational activities. This article delves into some of my favorite trails and locations in this vast park.

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Camera Raw Technique: Using the Adjustment Brush

Marsh at sunset along the Icefields Parkway, Banff National Park, Banff, Canada

The adjustment brush is one off the most exciting new tools in Adobe's Camera Raw and Lightroom. It allows photographers to non-destructively adjust sections of an image. The controls are simple and intuitive. This article covers both the basic and advanced functionality of this tool with a look at how it can dramatically affect the finished image.

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