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Advanced Shooter – Working a Scene: Discovering Your Heart’s Intent (preview)

As photographers, we are visually tuned into our surroundings. Even so, there are times when something we see stops us in our tracks and demands that we capture it in a photograph. Often we respond dutifully, make an image or two and then move on, hunting for the next visual trophy. But when we return […]

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Advanced Shooter — Do We Need a Code of Ethics in Nature Photography? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Every week there’s another story in the news or on social media about photographers behaving badly out in nature. I’ve read about people making selfies up close and personal with roadside bears, defacing rock formations with graffiti in national parks and setting up staged camps at iconic overlooks where […]

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Advanced Shooter – The Resurgence and Importance of the Photographic Print (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Abundance blinds us to the inherent value of things. As the old saying goes, “You never miss the water until the well runs dry.” In the case of photography, the digital revolution has created a paucity of the printed image. Twenty years ago, nearly every photo we took ended […]

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Advanced Shooter – Can Child Psychology Apply to Photographers? (full story)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett They say children pass through several developmental phases on their way to becoming an adult. Now, I’m no psychologist, but looking back on my 30-year career taking pictures, I can see some pretty persuasive similarities between childhood development and my creative journey as a photographer. Non-photographer (incubation) I started […]

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Advanced Shooter – Towards Realistic Wide-Angle Photography (full story)

Story and Photography by Darwin Wiggett What’s the perfect landscape photography lens? Did you immediately think a wide-angle lens? It’s no wonder as wide views seem all the rage now; the wider, the better. Just check out any landscape photo-sharing website and you’ll see a flood of images created with wide focal lengths. After all, […]

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Advanced Shooter – Would You Photograph if You Couldn’t Share? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett I recently found myself pondering a rather strange question: Would I still photograph if I could never share the resulting images with another soul? This thought got me thinking about why people photograph in the first place. Certainly we do so to share our memories, stories, travels and life […]

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Advanced Shooter — Lessons in Photography from Paul Burwell (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett One of the things that’s great about photography is that it brings you together with really interesting people. Paul Burwell was one of those individuals who influenced those around him and had a wide circle of people he touched. I was one of them. I first knew of Paul […]

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Advanced Shooter – The Unlikely Landscape Lens (full story)

“Often, I will slap on the 300mm lens and just explore a distant scene to grab graphic elements that attract my eye”   Ask any landscape photographer what their favourite lens is and you’ll most likely get answers that include wide-angle focal lengths or maybe the inclusion of a mid-range telephoto, like a 70–200mm lens, for those more […]

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Advanced Shooter — Atmospheric Haze: A Landscape Photographer’s Dream or Nightmare? (preview)

Story and photography by Darwin Wiggett Nature photographers like their landscapes pristine. Generally we don’t want to see any “hand of man” in our pictures, but rather we want to present nature in her purest and finest form. So we venture forth in hopes of recording clean and crisp mountain, desert and forest landscapes. When […]

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Advanced Shooter — Creative Photography – Using Post-Processing to Enhance Story and Mood (full story)

What is creative photography? For me, as soon as I see the word creative I think personal expression. Art is about personal expression. Therefore I think of creative photography as art. Art often points back to its maker. How do you feel about a subject? What is your connection to what you see? Why are […]

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