Dreamscapes News Roundup
19 Apr
2014
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Dreamscapes News Roundup

Bivouacking in a tent-shredding gale. Hiking ten-plus miles to find a wild patch not yet already covered with a thicket of tripod legs. Racking up mucho miles on airlines no one has ever heard of. Fighting frost-bite at 4 am at 14,000 feet. The photographers on the Dreamscapes team are always out on crazy adventures, suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous Fortune—all for the privilege of a chance at [...]

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Photography Mini Guides ($12.95) Released
17 Apr
2014
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Photography Mini Guides ($12.95) Released

Everything you need—and nothing you don’t. Need a brief guide to how to get the best shots?  Dreamscapes has you covered in a new series of bite-sized photography eBooks.  Here, Ian cuts through the fluff and blather, focusing his efforts only on what is important. Three books are in the set: one on Coastal Photography, another on Sand Dunes, and finally (for now), one on Slot Canyons. More releases in this exciting series are planned [...]

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A Photographer’s Guide to Prince Edward Island ($9.95) eBook Released
14 Apr
2014
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A Photographer’s Guide to Prince Edward Island ($9.95) eBook Released

Prince Edward Island is a wonderful place for the landscape photographer. It is a place of vibrant primary colors: red cliffs, green fields, and blue water. Canada’s smallest province; its compact size disguises a remarkable large diversity to its scenery. This guide by long-time Prince Edward Island residents John Sylvester and Stephen DesRoches includes detailed descriptions of and directions to over forty favorite locations across the Island. Whatever your shooting preference–images [...]

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Upcoming Total Eclipse: 5 Quick Tips for Photographing the “Blood Moon”
12 Apr
2014
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Upcoming Total Eclipse: 5 Quick Tips for Photographing the “Blood Moon”

For residents of North America, there’s a total eclipse of the moon coming early in the morning (about 2 a.m. EST) on Tuesday, April 15. It’s going to be a “blood moon,” so called because during the height of the eclipse, the moon turns a coppery red color. Here’s a few quick tips to get the most out of your blood moon photography: Pick a shooting location with clear skies. ClearDarkSky.com [...]

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Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway ($17.95) eBook Released
10 Apr
2014
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Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway ($17.95) eBook Released

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs for 469 miles along Virginia and North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains—occasionally detouring to the area’s most scenic destinations. It’s a drive to be savored at leisurely pace through a land full of stunning waterfalls, soaring mountains, picturesque forest, and Appalachian cultural and historical sites. A guide for this tour is not only necessary; it is invaluable. A long-time friend of the Blue Ridge, Nye Simmons has [...]

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Solar Flair: Chasing the Aurora
8 Apr
2014
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Solar Flair: Chasing the Aurora

There are many reasons to visit Iceland in February and nice weather is not one of them. Why would a sane, seemingly rational person book a trip to a cold and windy volcanic island in the heart of winter? The answer is simple: The aurora. The other answer is also simple: flights to Hawaii are expensive. Also, even without the aurora, Iceland has some stunning winter landscapes, though you will want [...]

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Dreamscapes News Roundup
5 Apr
2014
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Dreamscapes News Roundup

Bivouacking in a tent-shredding gale. Hiking ten-plus miles to find a wild patch not yet already covered with a thicket of tripod legs. Racking up mucho miles on airlines no one has ever heard of. Fighting frost-bite at 4 am at 14,000 feet. The photographers on the Dreamscapes team are always out on crazy adventures, suffering the slings and arrows of outrageous Fortune—all for the privilege of a chance at [...]

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5 Secrets to Killer Sunstars

5 Secrets to Killer Sunstars

Okay, I’ll admit it; I’m a sucker for elegantly crisp sunstars.  I may go so far as to say that I’m addicted to them; not in a shady, I’ll break into your house for prescription meds kind of way, but more like if it’s readily available I’m happy to imbibe sort of way.  I especially like using them in my landscapes to create an additional element of interest, particularly when the cloud [...]

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Photographer Eaten by Bear While Shooting Selfie, Finally Takes a Decent Photo
1 Apr
2014
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Photographer Eaten by Bear While Shooting Selfie, Finally Takes a Decent Photo

Nature photographer Ian Plant, 42, was eaten this morning by a hungry grizzly bear while taking a smartphone self-portrait, authorities report. Known as a “selfie” by today’s urban youth, the photograph is the last created by the struggling middle-aged artist, who appears to have supported his career by working part-time as a theme park janitor. Experts agree that it was the best photograph he had ever made. “In terms of composition, [...]

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Wild Dogs (Couldn’t Drag Me Away)
28 Mar
2014
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Wild Dogs (Couldn’t Drag Me Away)

During a recent trip to Botswana, I had the pleasure of witnessing a remarkable natural spectacle when I came upon a pack of African wild dogs sparring with a female gemsbok. The pack, numbering at least ten dogs, had just killed the gemsbok’s baby, but she wasn’t ready to give up her calf just yet. She stood guard, fighting off the dogs, for almost two hours. Every now and then, a [...]

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The Blue of Cornwall

The Blue of Cornwall

A couple of weeks ago I spent a week in Cornwall, in the southwest part of England. I had spent a lot of time behind the desk during the winter and felt a strong urge to get out for a week to concentrate on what I love the most–spending time outdoors with my camera. The  Cornwall landscape is really fascinating, with everything from big, dramatic cliffs to small, intimate beaches. I [...]

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Being a Well-Behaved Photographer: Landscape Photography Field Etiquette
19 Mar
2014
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Being a Well-Behaved Photographer: Landscape Photography Field Etiquette

Field Etiquette (or Lack Thereof) in Landscape Photography Yep, this post is long.   You might want to grab a tasty (and possibly caffeinated) beverage before diving in…  As fellow Dreamscaper Ron and I started writing our first e-book on photographing Iceland, we decided to include a section on photography etiquette since we had encountered a string of distressing behavior from other photographers during some recent trips. These incidents started becoming so common that [...]

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Congratulations David B. on winning the Gura Gear Uinta Adventure Pack!
17 Mar
2014
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Congratulations David B. on winning the Gura Gear Uinta Adventure Pack!

Our inaugural “Where in the World was Ian?” contest closed a few days back, and we can now reveal the winner of the Grand Prize Uinta Adventure Pack!  In case you are still stumped, the picture of the African Wild Dog above was taken in Botswana, where he spent several days this January. And if you weren’t one of the lucky winners this time round, don’t worry–we’ll be running another contest [...]

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Unprofessional Photography
12 Mar
2014
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Unprofessional Photography

Before I get started, I would like to thank Ian for his pleasant and completely true introduction and for allowing me to be a small part of the Dreamscapes Empire, a lapse in judgment that has not been equaled since, well, his post from a few years ago. Where in the world was Ian? Not on a Broadway stage! In all seriousness, I am honored to be included with a team [...]

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