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November 2008

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Photography in the Peruvian Amazon

Amazonian Poison Frog (Dendrobates ventrimaculatus)

Michael takes you alongside as he travels into the Peruvian Amazon to photograph the unique wildlife and landscapes there. Having traveled there several times, he shares practical tips so you and your camera can survive this often hostile environment. This article will take you through all the steps in planning a trip to this unique part of the world. He shares his photographic expertise in making the most out of the opportunities you will likely encounter there.

Learn more about Michael on his website / blog

Article by Michael Lustbader

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San Miguel de Allende: A Banquet for Creative Souls

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Nancy takes you with her to experience the sights, sounds, and textures of colonial Mexico. With its bright colors and festive culture, San Miguel is a photographers paradise. She give helpful tips for visiting and capture successful images that go beyond the interpretive.

Nancy and her fellow author and photographer, Jeremy Woodhouse have just finished work on a new book on San Miguel. The book, La Luz del Pueblo: Discovering a Sense of Place in San Miguel de Allende will be released in December 2008, and is available from Luz Books.

For more information about Nancy, visit her website:

Article by Nancy Rotenberg

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Tips for a Successful Digital Adventure

Sand Dunes, Death Valley National Park, California, USA

It used to be that our biggest travel concern was whether we could get the airport guard to hand check our film. Today with digital, that concern has been replaced with how to backup, store, and care for all my files. This article takes you with me as I prepare for, and encounter issues with traveling digitally on my 100 day road trip during this summer. From the heat of Death Valley in July, to backpacking in the Washington, and the rains of the Olympic Peninsula, somehow my camera gear, computer gear, and I survived.

Article by Raymond Klass

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Fall Foliage in Southern Vermont

Tire swing along a road in Southern Vermont, USA

Southern Vermont offers some of the most extraordinary autumn photography opportunities in all of New England. From rolling streams, to reflections, landscapes, and close-ups, the possibilities are almost endless. This article will take you to my favorite locations, and give tips for capturing incredible foliage photographs.

Article by Raymond Klass

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