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A dog is man’s best friend, but a dog is not man’s best photography model. Most dogs are playful and energetic, which makes them harder to photograph but not impossible. Dogs make really cute and funny expressions, and they will never criticize you for making their nose look big! However, capturing a sharp, well-composed snapshot of your best friend isn’t always as simple as “Sit! Stay!” Here are a few tips from our friends who have photographed more than 25,000 …

What’s all the fuss? There’s a total solar eclipse happening over the United States on August 21, 2017.  But why is everyone EXTRA freaking out about this particular one? Let’s look at why. What exactly is a solar eclipse? 🌎 🌚🌞 A solar eclipse is when the moon passes between the earth and the sun. There are a few variations of the eclipse that you may see depending on where you’re observing from. A total solar eclipse is when the sun …

Les Picker is a professional landscape, wildlife and award-winning travel photographer, and a Moab Master photographer for Moab Fine Art Papers. This month, we are going behind the lens with Picker as he tells the story of finding the perfect shot in the Alaskan wilderness.  I captured this image in Alaska, but the back story of how I got this image is what I think will be of interest to photographers. Moral of this story: perseverance matters. I was in Canada’s Yukon …

Fall foliage is one of the most beautiful things to photograph. It’s many people’s favorite season for a reason — the cool, crisp weather, the pumpkin spiced-everything, and most spectacularly, the color change featuring trees that turn from summer green to brilliant shades of orange, red and yellow. Because of the dramatic colors, fall leaves can be tricky to shoot great photos of. If you’re looking to take some photos to make your fall memories more tangible, here are some …

  There are some shots one never forgets. For me, this shot is one of them. I was traveling through Canada’s Dempster Highway, a narrow, gravel ribbon of road that stretches from Dawson City, Yukon Territory to Inuvik, Northwest Territories and then extends into Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Ocean. On this September day, it had been overcast almost all day, by the late afternoon storm clouds had started to roll in. The sub-arctic mountains act as wind tunnels when storms begin to approach. In …

I’ll admit it – I’ve been needing to up my design game in my home office for awhile now.  The space in the entryway to my office was in dire need of an upgrade. After browsing through some design magazines, I finally found the perfect way to amp up my space. I wanted to create a meditative/reflective space that could also inspire creativity.  By using some calming nature pictures I was able to achieve the look I was hoping for and you can too! Get ready …