Southern California stargazing is easy in Death Valley

Southern California Stargazing Spots That Beat Light Pollution

Heavily urban areas make southern California stargazing difficult, but not impossible! From desert spots to more local light pollution havens, we’ve got 8 places to check out for your next meteor shower! If we could go back in time only a hundred years and tell people that the stars were gone, they’d call us crazy.
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Long Exposure Landscape Photos – 6 Essential Tips

Long exposure landscape photography often inspires the most intense ‘how did he do that?’ reactions, and for good reason. Long exposures turn rivers into flowing mist, remote lights into neon streaks, and the simplest motions into dynamic shots. If you’ve got the passion, here’s the know-how.  […]

gold wild flowers during the death valley super bloom

Death Valley Super Bloom: What It Really Looks Like!

Among California park rangers and desert-hiking explorers, the Death Valley super bloom is a near-mythical event. The wildflower bloom occurs only under very specific conditions, with the last one seen in 2005. However, does the natural display live up to the incredible hype?  […]

alpine backpacking will test your limits and teach you important life lessons

Alpine Backpacking at Big Pine: 5 Reasons to Go

The Big Pine Lakes are some of the most pristine, alpine backpacking spots in California. It’s also quite a trial to traverse, but this is a challenge that’ll expand you, mind, body, and spirit. So if you’re trying to take your outdoor game to the next level, here are five reasons to consider backpacking across
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Utah landscapes are among the best in the world

15 Amazing Images That Showcase Utah Landscapes

When it comes to natural beauty, Utah landscapes frequently top any list of American landmarks. From subterranean caves, to red-gold canyons, to monumental stone formations, no nature explorer worth their stones can afford to miss these indescribable Utah landmarks.  […]

gradients of orange and red in antelope canyon lower canyon road trip to Arizona

5 Epic Spots for an Arizona Road Trip

An Arizona road trip is a journey to one of the most attraction-filled states of the American Southwest. Not only is it home to two of the nation’s most revered tourism destinations (the almighty Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam), it holds a wealth of majestic deserts, monumental rock formations, and ancient Native American sites. There’s more to the state than most can fit into one trip. But what’s to stop you from trying, right? […]

Bucket List: Backpacking Mount Whitney

This backpacking Mount Whitney adventure is the epitome of spontaneity. Moreover, this trip has tested my limits and strengthened my will power and appreciation for Mother Nature. I want to share with you my experience on this trip so that it may inspire and guide you to the same rewarding experience I’ve had.  […]

Top 20 Photographers You Should Be Studying Right Now

What’s lacking in many lists of all-time photography greats is an eclecticism of styles and strengths, periods and characters. Here is a sampling of twenty photographers whose works have stretched the medium as we know it, in twenty different directions, be they commercial, artistic, or ideological. We sought to include the canonical alongside the rising to give you the greatest breadth possible in your search for inspirational figures, and to instill appreciation for the infinite facets of a timeless art.

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The World of Macro Photography!

THE HUMAN EYE VS. A MACRO LENS

The human eye is probably one of the most sophisticated and delicate optic on this earth. Along with the brain, the eye can see colors and depth that most regular camera lens cannot see. In addition, the censor in a camera body still is not as accurate as the eye and brain in portraying colors. In all these senses, it seems that the human eye has the upper hand. […]