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Straight path over a wooden bridge through a lush, summer Appalachian forest with a waterfall flowing underneath.

Break Out of a Creative Rut: Strategies for Rediscovering Inspiration

Lessons learned and actionable strategies to get out of a creative rut as a nature and landscape photographer.

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If we were on the trail together, standing with our tripods waiting for sunrise, or hanging around the campfire, this is a snapshot of what I’d share with you.

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The Three Most Important Words to Transform Your Photography

How do we train our brain to keep us motivated for landscape photography? There are three important words to improve and transform your photography.

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Discover the mountain photography story behind the image Peak Companions plus a new photography tripod technique.

A Tale of Peak Companions

Landscape Photography

Unlock your landscape photography potential and become a more creative photographer by eliminating just one word from your vocabulary.

From Conformity to Creativity: Landscape Photography’s Paradigm Shift

Landscape Photography

The step-by-step guide on how to photograph fireflies and lightning bugs sharing how to prepare, the camera settings to use, and the editing.

Capturing the Magic: How to Photograph Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

Photographing in the Field

Some simple and easy tips on how we can help make our properties and yards more lightning bug and firefly-friendly.

How to Create a Lightning Bug or Firefly-Friendly Yard

Stories, Thoughts, & Reflections

At what point do we stop being a person with a camera taking snapshots and become a photographer creating images? Better yet, how do we grow into an artist?

Building Creative Confidence: What Makes You a Photographer?

Stories, Thoughts, & Reflections

How do we train our brain to keep us motivated for landscape photography? There are three important words to improve and transform your photography.

The Three Most Important Words to Transform Your Photography

Stories, Thoughts, & Reflections

My biggest piece of advice to improve your flower photography: practice photographic promiscuity and perennial wooing. So what does that mean?

Improve Your Flower Photography with Promiscuity and Perennial Wooing

Landscape Photography

Discover the Magic of the Clear Blue Sky in Landscape Photography

Advice on scenes and locations that are perfect for photographing clear blue skies in landscape photography images.

Discover the Magic of Clear Blue Skies in Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography

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