Every morning (even when on the road) one of the first things I do after waking up and dressing is to post a photo on the National Park Traveler’s Instagram account @national_parks_traveler. To do that, I go online to the Traveler’s site to see what photo I have in my library might fit with one or more Traveler articles. It was then that I saw my latest Armchair Photography Guide had been published. For this month, the Armchair Photography Guide features Bryce Canyon National Park. So, I posted a shot of Bryce Canyon on Instagram, and, if you want to go check out the article, itself, then just click on the photo above (and maybe check out the Traveler’s Instagram account, too, while you are at it).
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Being on the move means I don’t always have access to internet, decent or otherwise. This past Tuesday, July 24th, the National Parks Traveler published my latest Photography in The National Parks column. To read the column, click on the photo above.
How many of you have seen photos like this one, where the sun appears many-rayed? It’s called a sunburst (aka starburst) and my article in today’s edition of the National Parks Traveler tells you what it is and how you can achieve one. Even if you don’t like the effect, you’ll still learn something about your camera’s manual settings.
Click on the photo above to be taken to the article.
Capturing sunrise along the rim trail, overlooking Bryce Amphitheater toward Sunset Point
The National Parks Traveler has published my May Photography in the National Parks column. During my Bryce Canyon National Park trip, I decided to try out a little bit of time-lapse video creation. This article shows you how you can capture your own, short, easy time-lapses using any camera: point-and-shoot, smartphone, or SLR. To read the story, click on the photo above.
This past February, 2018, I traveled to Zion National Park, Utah, for a little less than a week. During that time, I utilized not only my SLRs, but also a couple of point-and-shoot cameras, as well as my iPhone 8. I published an article about using these in the National Parks Traveler to show people that you can achieve lovely national park photos using any camera, as long as you put a little thought into your composition. I also provided some tips and techniques to try out. Click on the photo above to read the article.
Layers of sunset colors, patterns and textures at Sunset Point in Bryce National Park, Utah
Back in April, the National Parks Traveler published my latest photography article, which dealt with finding color, pattern and texture in your national park images. In the article, I described several techniques I always use when highlighting one or all three of these properties in my photos. If you want to know more about those techniques, click on the photo above to be taken to the article.
Note: The image above was captured with a Canon 5DSR and 24-70mm f2.8 lens at Sunset Point this past April, 2018
Sunrise over the glassine water of Swiftcurrent Lake in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, Montana
I check the National Parks Traveler every day to see what new articles have been published. One of the articles this morning deals with what other well-known authors, journalists, filmmakers, and other national park-related entities have to say about this non-profit, editorially-independent website.
I know, it sounds almost like overkill, doesn’t it: 3 posts in a single May morning about the National Parks Traveler. Well, I’m proud of this site and my photographic and journalistic contributions to this site and want to share that other well-knowns have the same opinion.
Click on the photo to be taken to the article.