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No Tripod? No Problem

No Tripod? No Problem

If you’re a landscape photographer, a tripod is probably one of the pieces of equipment you most consistently carry into the field. When a new landscape photographer is looking to expand their toolkit, a tripod, even an entry level model, is always at or near the top of the list. Effectively using a tripod can allow you to:

Dealing with crowds: 8 Tips

Dealing with crowds: 8 Tips

Photographing in large cities and popular tourist areas can cause frustrations – people wandering in front of you, too many people in a scene, the “action” not occurring when/where you would like, etc. In many ways, it’s like the urban equivalent of wildlife photography!

So how do you embrace such challenges? Read on for 8 strategies to overcome crowds.

Documenting trail work

Documenting trail work

This past summer I volunteered for Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado (VOC), a statewide nonprofit that engages volunteers in stewardship projects across the state.  This includes restoration work, invasive weed control, trail maintenance, new trail construction, and more.

Previously, I had photographed other trail work trips I had been on (see previous post, American Hiking Society (AHS) Annual Report Cover), but this was the first time where I got to primarily photograph, rather than primarily work while occasionally grabbing the camera for a quick shot. It was a fun change of pace (not that hard labor isn’t fun too!) and a good excuse to photograph something besides landscapes.