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Landscape photographer traded her apartment for the open road


June 2017 issue Business

We’ve all heard stories of people selling their belongings and taking to the open road on an indefinite adventure. What’s that like? We asked landscape photographer Mandy Lea about her experience traveling the nation’s parks in her teardrop camper.What inspired you to go on this indefinite journey?I was working in Austin, Texas, at a camera store, and I was running the education department. It was very 9 to 5, and I would freelance outside the store. I was very overworked. It consumed... Continue Reading >

Bird by bird: 5 tips for the avian photographer


June 2017 issue Business

Joe Campanellie's Journey into the Fine Art of birds My interest in avian photography was sparked accidentally. It was never my intention for it to become a body of work that would define me. In the beginning my goal was simply to take my camera out for a few long walks to decompress and renew the passion I’d lost for my life’s work. In the end it led to that and so much more. The passion was indeed rekindled and my spirit renewed.But as with anything in life that’s worth achieving,... Continue Reading >

Jay Dickman’s movable feast


May 2017 issue Profiles

DEVOURING the world with his lensJay Dickman’s credentials are impeccable: a Pulitzer Prize, iconic pop music images, nearly 30 years with National Geographic, more than 40 National Geographic Expeditions, and his own highly touted FirstLight Workshops. Yet his most recent kudos is more comprehensive of the man: Travel and Leisure named him among “10 Fascinating People You Can Travel With in 2017.” He opines that the magazine might have run out of subjects after coming up with nine, but... Continue Reading >

Ian Plant blazes his own trail in landscape and nature photography


April 2017 issue Profiles

"It wasn’t a mutiny,” says landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant, “but it was close to one.” He was leading a nature photography workshop in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park when he explained to his attendees that they wouldn’t be going to Schwabacher Landing, the site where Ansel Adams made his famed “The Tetons and the Snake River” photograph in 1942. Instead, they would be going to a nearby and equally dramatic site.“They weren’t happy,” remembers Plant.... Continue Reading >

The “Solitude” fence has a quirky backstory


March 2017 issue News

© David Lorenz WinstonWith more than 400,000 impressions (posters, prints, and more) of David Lorenz Winston’s photograph “Solitude” sold since it was published in the 1980s, it ranks as one of the best-known images in recent memory. However, the intriguing story behind the image is far less well known.Winston photographed the famous picture in the early 1980s on the grounds of the Willistown Friends Quaker Meeting House in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.“Adjacent to the Meeting... Continue Reading >

Ryan Deboodt is addicted to discovering and photographing caves


March 2017 issue News

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt got hooked on caving and cave photography when he first explored Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and discovered "how amazing the world underneath us is," he says. Since then he's made a career out of subterranean photography, his work appearing in Smithsonian, Conde Nast Traveler, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Here's what we learned about Deboodt's success capturing the unseen underworld:    Photographing caves is... Continue Reading >

Michael Forsberg photo immortalized on U.S. stamp


2.22.2017 News

The size of the print is tiny, but its significance looms large.  On March 1, conservation photographer Michael Forsberg has his work immortalized when his image of sandhill cranes over the Platte River is dedicated as a U.S. stamp. The stamp commemorates Nebraska’s 150th year of statehood and represents an important part of the state’s natural heritage.Having grown up in Nebraska and now based in the state capitol of Lincoln, Forsberg has dedicated much of his 20-year career to... Continue Reading >
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