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Dealing with Weather Challenges: Heat

June 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
DEALING WITH WEATHER CHALLENGES No matter who we are or what we do, we all have to deal with the weather. It is an inescapable force, even when you work in a cozy studio. Weather affects our daily lives, which is why the morning news has weather reports every 10 minutes! As photographers, how we deal with the weather, and use it to our advantage, c...
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Sharing Photography

June 19, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
SHARING PHOTOGRAPHY Kyle Cook Let me start with saying I love nature. I love photography. There is nothing better than going out and enjoying them both together. The sounds, the smells, the excitement of capturing a great image - what could be better than that? Well, from my experience this past weekend, I thought that what makes a wonder...
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Just Stop and Shoot!

June 12, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
JUST STOP AND SHOOT! Melissa Southern I know we have all been off somewhere driving to get to work or pick up kids or get to some appointment and have seen a beautiful or interesting scene and not been able to stop and shoot it. It has happened to me countless times over the years. I spend most of my driving life rushing from one place to the...
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Look Around You!

June 05, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
LOOK AROUND YOU! Kyle Cook Everyone loves a great sunrise or sunset - myself included. We all want to capture those vivid colors that inspire wonder and make us appreciate the natural world that we have been blessed with. However, when you go out for that sunrise or sunset event, I want to remind you to look around. The star of the show is not...
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Finding Your Special Place

May 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
FINDING YOUR SPECIAL PLACE Melissa Southern There are some places in this world that feel like home to me, even though I have never lived anywhere near them. It is a feeling in the air. As soon as I get there, I relax and feel like I have come home. The landscape speaks to my soul. That is how I feel whenever I hit the Blue Ridge Parkwa...
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Focus on the Small Things!

May 23, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
FOCUS ON THE SMALL THINGS! Kyle Cook I love to shoot scenics. I love to LOOK at scenics. When I do, I find little pieces that seem to attract my attention. Such was the case on our Waterfalls Workshop early in May. While we went to several waterfalls, I became particularly interested in Eastatoe Falls. It's on private land, but the owners a...
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Getting Inspired

May 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment
GETTING INSPIRED Melissa Southern Sometimes we all have problems getting inspired to go out and shoot. I know that I do. Our lives are often so hectic and full that photography takes a back seat. We need to make sure that we pay attention to those people and activities that fill our lives with joy. It is usually a delicate balancing act, espec...
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Waiting for the Right Light

May 08, 2018  •  1 Comment
WAITING FOR THE RIGHT LIGHT Melissa Southern We all know that photography is about light. Even an ordinary subject can look magical in the right light. However, as nature photographers, we have to find the right light, or simply wait for it. Kyle and I were in the waterfall country of North and South Carolina over the past few days for our W...
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