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Pete McBride’s epic photographic journeys


December 2018 issue Profiles

Documenting the Colorado River and the Grand CanyonLike most people who grew up in the Western United States, native Coloradan Pete McBride is acutely aware of water. From Colorado to California, life and lifestyle have been shaped by this ever-diminishing resource that provides the lifeblood to communities carved out of the desert, nourishment for farms bullied up from the arid ground, and catalyst for legal disputes between cities, states, and nations. Yet water remains something most... Continue Reading >

Less gear, more vision


11.25.2018 News

Why Pete McBride used minimalist gear for an epic journeyWorking on location means hauling your gear to wherever you need to shoot. That can be a backbreaking chore even if you’re just photographing in one location.Now consider the chore if you’re hauling your gear across 700-plus miles of rugged terrain … along with everything you need to eat, sleep, and survive for weeks at a time. You really start to think about weight and efficiency. And those considerations go beyond your... Continue Reading >

Grand Imaging Award 2019 finalists named by Professional Photographers of America

8.13.2018 News

Professional Photographers of America has announced the Grand Imaging Award finalists for 2019.The 100 finalists' images have been deemed the best of the 2018 PPA International Photographic Competition. The Grand Imaging Award finalists, 10 each in 10 categories, were selected from 5,200 entries judged by a panel of 32 jurors.At Imaging USA 2019, the top three photographers in each category will receive awards, with one of the 10 first-place images taking the overall Grand Imaging Award and... Continue Reading >

Website crowdsources images to raise funds for national parks

May 2018 issue News

Art on the rangeWant to give back to the U.S. national parks? Sweden-born photographer Oscar Nilsson did. “I moved to California five years ago, and from the moment I first moved here I was so blown away by the national parks. They’re kind of part of what inspired me to pursue photography.”Hoping to buoy his muse, Nilsson partnered with pop-up events producer Alex Tatem to found The Art Rangers, a website where photographers and other artists can donate their park-inspired works to be... Continue Reading >

Stefan Forster’s relentless landscape photography quest


April 2018 issue Profiles

As landscape photographer Stefan Forster remembers it, it was just before midnight last April when he was sleeping soundly inside a four-wheel drive SUV on a remote mountain pass in northeastern Chile when “All hell broke loose.”Photographer Stefan Forster © Stefan ForsterThe Swiss photographer had been in Chile and Bolivia for several weeks on a private photographic expedition. He’d made dramatic images of sunrises over expansive dunes, crystalline lakes, and other lowland... Continue Reading >

Scenic route: Travis Burke’s multi-year American road trip


February 2018 issue Profiles

It all started with a guest speaker at a community college. While taking photography classes in his hometown of San Diego, landscape and action sports photographer Travis Burke heard that a Surfer magazine editor would be giving a talk to some of the journalism students. Though the session had nothing to do with photography, Burke decided to attend, hoping to glean insight about the editorial process that might help him understand what imagery magazines need.  Photographer Travis Burke ©... Continue Reading >

A primer for deep space photography


January 2018 issue News

It takes more than 100 captures to create one deep-space image, says Chris Garner, Cr.Photog., CPP, whose astrophotography unmasks the hidden colors, shapes, and mysteries of deep-space star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies not decipherable to the naked eye.Photographing these celestial targets requires multiple, precise, long captures, he explains. Garner uses an older Canon 5D Mark II paired with either a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens or an Orion 80mm refractor telescope (480mm, f/6 quivalent). This... Continue Reading >

Former National Parks photographer shares his story


9.25.2017 News

©Landscape photographer Frank Ruggles had enviable access to America's most revered natural wonders during his tenure as eminent photographer for the U.S. National Park Service. Recently he published a book of images he captured during his off-time exploring the parks. The photobook is called "Chasing Light: An Exploration of the American Landscape," and a portion of its proceeds goes to the National Park Trust. © Frank RugglesHere's what we learned about this lovely RaceTrack playa... Continue Reading >
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