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NEW Fall 2019 Workshops Announced!

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Exciting news! I have just posted two new workshops with dates from mid-October through November, with possible additional dates being added for December as well as 2020 in the near future. For full details on these Landscape and Nature photography workshops, as well as new details on my offerings in private workshops, head over to my Workshops page now. Also, don’t miss out on all of the new and updated content in the Learning Center that has been added in recent months, as well as a new batch of my …

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Off the Deep End – How I started Deep Sky Astrophotography

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My progression in photography started with a desire to spend more time outdoors, in the fresh air of nature and away from a computer screen. After a couple years of exploring the natural landscapes under the light of our nearest star – the sun, I began to explore and work some in the field of wide field astrophotography landscapes, capturing the natural world under the wide open night skies. Experimenting with different focal lengths ranging from the ultra-wide 14mm all the way to 50mm primes on my full frame Canon …

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Ultimate Southwest Workshop – with Mark Metternich

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After shooting for a number of years, and traveling to many corners of the globe, there was one region of the United States that I had largely not yet explored – the great American Southwest. It was a vast and varied landscape that both held untold numbers of amazing views, but also endless expanses to cross to find just the right spots to shoot. Knowing that I wanted to explore and experience the southwest at its best, I chose to put my trust in letting another photographer lead the way …

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Fischer Photography – Winter 2019 Updates

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2019 is starting off with a bang at Fischer Photography as both the website and portfolio are getting compete revamps that are finally starting to come to completion. I’ve been working on several new series of articles for the Learning Center – from new information on Lightroom, Photoshop, Landscape photography and more. All-new ‘Show and Tell’ articles takes you behind the shot and processing of some of my favorite photos taken over the past year. I am also working on getting up to date on my Travel Log series, updating …

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The Adventure Truck

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I started in photography in early 2012, by 2013 I was taking out of town and out of state photography trips on a fairly regular basis. As my camera kit grew, and I rediscovered my interest in camping as well, it soon became obvious that my current truck just wasn’t fitting my needs any longer. The 2003 GMC Sierra was a great truck, but a regular cab truck and camera gear just didn’t mix well. I was piling up my passenger seat with the camera bags, making taking another person …

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The Plight of the 50mm Lens

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Go ask almost any forum filled with Photographers “What is the first lens to buy after the kit lens?”, and the answer is often ’50mm’, ‘Nifty Fifty’ and so on. The 50mm has no shortage of fans. Simply Google ‘Why every photographer should own a 50mm’ and you’ll get dozens of articles from some of the biggest photography websites around. However, go back into those same forums you started at, and ask ‘What’s your least used lens’, and amazingly, the 50mm also gets mentioned a fair bit. And this got me …

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Sailing the British Virgin Islands aboard Arabella

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I’ll never forget the look on my friends face when she said she was leaving the company we both worked for and was taking a position on a yacht to be a deck hand and steward.  It was the same look I get when I start planning my next photography adventure – only this was that glimmer a hundred times over.  She was, to put it lightly, floating on air.  And soon she’d be floating on the ocean – aboard the gorgeous 3-masted schooner Arabella.  As she gushed over the …

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Photo Backup Strategies

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There are two ways to learn – by first hand experience, and by learning from other’s experience.  And while in some situations learning things second-hand doesn’t always sink in quickly enough, in other cases simply seeing the fallout is plenty to motivate one to be proactive.  Thankfully, on this particular topic, I’ve been lucky and have learned from the unfortunate misfortunes of friends and fellow photographers.  Simply put, in the world of digital photography, one can never have your photos in too many (secure) locations. Additionally, you can never get …

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Dinosaur Valley State Park – Spring Trip Review

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Overview As eluded to in the first post (Cleburne State Park) in this series covering my spring photo trip, Dinosaur Valley State Park was my actual intended target for my first stop along my route through Texas.  Unfortunately I was unable to get a camping site at the park, however I did do a quick drive through the camping area and found the area to be quite nice and certainly on my list for a future weekend or longer camping trip.  If you’re looking for a State Park to visit …

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Cleburne State Park – Spring Trip Review

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On April 9th I departed on my spring photo tour which I discussed in a number of my earlier posts.  During the following 9 days, I visited a half-dozen different State Parks and numerous other photographic locations through the state.  To make the ensure that the review of the trip is as helpful to those who may read it, I’ll be covering them by location instead of by the timeline of the trip.  I will however start with the first park I visited – Cleburne State Park. Overview My first …