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​Fall Color Links

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We are officially in our first days of Fall.

Autumn at Fern Falls Yosemite.

Like wildflowers in the spring, photographers are captivated with fall foliage.

There are tons of resources on the web that can steer you in the right direction.

Here are a few to get you inspired, let the hunt begin.

Check out the Farmers almanac prediction for peak dates by state

This will link you to a  map that shows a prediction map for the entire US


Eastern Sierras in the fall are a glorious sight.

Colorado is peaking. Check out the Colorado Fall Color facebook page. Awesome shots.

If you can't make it out of the city, there are still plenty of photo ops that will reflect the change of the season in your images.


Have fun and get out and shoot!

Arca Swiss vs Bogen / Manfrotto camera plates?

We often have customers ask if they can use their Bogen / Manfrotto quick release plates in an Acratech quick release clamp (Acra-Swiss style).Unfortunately the Bogen /Manfrotto plates will not work in an Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp. Here's why.... The Bogen on the left and the Arca-Swiss style on the right don’t appear to [...]

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Creepy Close Ups

With Halloween displays already in stores, we thought we would share some creepy close up photos.These are a bit different than your regular Halloween fare, but creepy none the less.These were some old black and whites images taken by Scott back in the 90's. The portrait below is the tattooed torso of a model.A close up of [...]

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Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

It’s that time of year again: the Perseid meteor shower is anticipated to hit its peak during the wee morning hours of August 11 and12. Although the Perseids are an annual event, this will be an especially good year for viewing them, even better than last year. The amount of meteors be hour is [...]

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Macro Monday - Exploring the possibilities in you own home.

We are always looking for new places and things to shoot. Today we are going to take a step back, and look for things we can shoot in our own backyard. This is a shot of a mini spider plant and my plant mister:There is really nothing special about this plant, but add just [...]

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Fuji Sneak Peek

A sneak peak of the Fuji XT2 w/ VPB grip. They also have a new flash. Full blog on the specs to come soon. ‪#‎FujiXT2‬

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​"Working the Clutter on the Beach"

"Working the Clutter on the Beach"The beach is a great place to find cool macro subjects like feathers, driftwood, odd critters and sea shells, Here is an area on the beach that has a mass of piled up sea shells. Not a pretty picture, and just to much chaos for the mind to take in.Now lets work in a little [...]

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Get Out Early for Tiny Critters - Macro Mondays

The best way to capture shots of small bugs, critters, is get up at daybreak on a cool morning with no wind, and search the little guys out in open field grass. When the temperatures drop at night, the critters body temps go down and in the morning they stay perfectly still and unable [...]

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Photography accessories, part 1: Choosing the right tripod

Recent advancements in technology have revolutionized not only cameras, but also photographic accessory equipment. For professional and hobbyist photographers alike, investment in quality equipment is necessary to fully showcase your skills, because it will allow you to produce the best possible final image. Every piece of equipment you use, from your camera and lighting setup down to the tripod and ball [...]

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Photographing Empty Urban Landscapes

For urban landscape photographers it’s that time of the year again - the most wonderful time of the year, when for a brief window even the busiest of arterial streets will be almost entirely free of traffic. This allows you to capture some wonderfully empty cityscapes, leveraging long, sweeping architectural lines to create otherworldly images [...]

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