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I want to say that my very first film camera was a Nikon but, that honor belongs to a Yashica Palmatic 110 pocket camera in the early 1970s. Not even my second camera was a Nikon; it was a Canon Canonet rangefinder-style camera in the mid-1970s. The Canonet was the first camera that gave me some manual control of exposure. The first Nikon camera I received was an FG SLR as a gift at college graduation in 1982. This was my first true SLR and gave me full manual control of my exposures, and it came with the standard...

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National Parks had become popular in 2020. Indoor entertainment has been put on hold for at least a year, people have searched for more outdoor options, and National Parks fit the bill. This is both a good thing and a bad thing at the same time. It's good that everyone is enjoying the National Parks, and it a bad thing that everyone is enjoying the National Parks. The latter is particularly challenging for photographers. When practicing the craft of landscape photography, fewer people is better. I guess that just added to the challenge that is 2020.

This year is like no other. No need to rehash the reasons everyone is keenly aware of how and why 2020 is unique. The effects on those that like to travel to take photos have been severe and total. Landscape photographers are part of the worldwide travel and tourism industry. That industry has been halted until further notice. Landscape photography in 2020 is limited to what you can explore via your private automobile. While destinations may be limited, photo opportunities have not. Just because a location is within a few hours' drive of your home does not...

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