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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 >

Landscapes on fire: A painterly take on nature photography


July 2017 issue News

They look otherworldly but they’re very much of this earth. Brendan Pattengale’s landscape images push the boundaries between photography and painting. “I’m really flattered most when people think I’m a painter,” he says.But how does he create such vivid, surreal images of real-life landscapes? Some of it’s accomplished in camera, some of it in post, he explains, such as the white balance setting, or how he processes the raw file to a working file. And sometimes it’s more... Continue Reading >

Symmetry in the city: A photo diary of New York edifices


August 2017 issue News

Jan. 7, 2016, fine art photographer Edi Chen committed herself to a 366 project: photographing the symmetry of New York edifices. Having recently moved to Brooklyn from Beijing, Chen was fascinated by the architecture of the city and wanted an ongoing project that would honor the beauty around her.“When I look back, I feel like it’s a diary of New York City because it records every day of life for me,” she says of the series, “Balance.” Lots of photographers commit to daily photo... Continue Reading >

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 >

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 >
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