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The Wind and the Mountain

Capture the Wind

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Do you put your camera away when it gets windy? Or do you pull it out and let the wind paint a picture for you?
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Pre-Focus to Photograph Insects

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It would seem rather difficult to photograph insect, but knowing its behavior and how to setup your camera can make it easy.
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The Waiting Game

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Sometimes, landscape photography is as much about waiting as it is about getting the photograph itself.
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Getting it Right: Black and White

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Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2 is my favorite option for black and white conversion, but I don't usually just stick with the presets.
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Varina gets the Cover of Lightroom Magazine

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Varina's photograph of Metlako Falls in the Columbia River Gorge (Oregon) was chosen for the cover of Lightroom Magazine Issue #7.
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Getting Ready to Shoot Autumn

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Shooting in autumn is so much fun - I love the inevitable explosion of red and gold as the maples shift into their fall foliage.
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Shooting on an Overcast Day

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Being a photographer means being adaptable. You won't always get spectacular lighting - and some scenes look great on an over cast days.
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An Ode to Negative Space

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I am a dreamer. An artist. A mother. A reader. A wanderer. And a lover of negative space.
Erosion - Varina Patel

Landscape Photography: Maximizing Sales Potential

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Over the past several years, we’ve learned to maximize the potential of landscape photographs. Here are a few tips for making sales.
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Quick Black and White Conversion

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When Varina Patel converts an image to B&W, she usually uses Nik Silver Efex Pro. Here's a video that shows how she converted this photo.