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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...

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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...

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Few compositional elements bring a smile to a landscape photographer's face than a well-placed reflection. Reflections generally signal other favorable conditions are present for impactful images. Conditions such as mist and low winds generally help create sharp reflections. Mornings offer the best opportunity to find crisp reflections. The presence of a reflection increases the compositional impact to an otherwise pedestrian composition and increasing compositional opportunities tenfold. While the opportunities are endless, you will need...

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The Quiet Landscape

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Photography comes in many genres and styles. Landscape photography provides me everything I enjoy about the hobby. I can be in the forest or some secluded shoreline for the start of a new day or watch it end from the top of a mountain. I get to experience nature in all weather conditions, and your subject never complains. The best part - you are free to practice anywhere. Landscape subjects come in all shapes and sizes. They come big or...

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Zooming into Landscapes

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Ask any ten photographers what a landscape photo is, and you will get ten different answers. The truth is that most of their definitions would be correct. There really is no set definition; you just know it when you see it. I define landscape photos as any image that conveys the photographer's connection to the outdoor environment. That leaves the door open to any subject. It can be representational, impressionistic, abstract, urban, minimalist, rural, and...

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A Place by a Sharp Rock

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New York State is large and has a very diverse landscape. It is home to one of the world's most populous cities, vast mountain ranges, and enormous open rural spaces. Over 19 million people call it home. The State has a park system that is every bit as robust and diverse.

The New York State Park system is home to over 200 State Parks, which total over 350,000 acres. I have not visited...

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