Author Archives: cwexplorationphotography@gmail.com

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Why I Switched From Full-Frame to the Fujifilm X-T2

Oh the Madness My journey to the Fujifilm X-T2 wasn’t exactly straight and narrow and it definitely wasn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination; but 8 weeks into the switch, here I am writing […]

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F-Stop Collaborate and Listen Podcast

The very talented Matt Payne recently interviewed me for his new Landscape Photography Podcast: F-Stop Collaborate and Listen. It was an honor and a ton of fun to chat about my passion for landscape photography. We […]

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Black and White Landscape Photography: Why it’s still relevant today

Black and White Landscape Photography Let’s face it; we live in a world of saturated colors. In recent years it seems that the popularity of a photo is dictated by the ‘wow factor’. Saturated colors, […]

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Enchantments: Behind the Shot

Behind the Shot Enchantments Edition: “Inclement Weather” The journey to this photo started at Isolation Lake in the Upper Enchantments Core. We decided to take a jaunt up to the summit of Little Annapurna, break […]

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Consumption, creativity and their impact on landscape photography

Consumption, creativity and their impact on landscape photography This image was taken in a hidden canyon in Zion, Utah I love Iceland and Patagonia, but I have to say, seeing the same compositions from famous […]

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2016: A photographic year in review

2016: A Photographic Year in Review Can you believe that 2016 has already come and gone? As the New Year approaches I decided to take some time to reflect on what 2016 has meant to […]

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Hawaii: The Land of Lava and Waterfalls

  This is a story from our trip out to the Kalapana G61 ocean entry near Pahoa, Hawai’i. My wife and I ventured to the Big Island for our honeymoon and it was a trip […]

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Tahoma: An intimate look at Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier in Monochrome I decided to take a jaunt up to Mt. Rainier during some rather questionable weather conditions. I was really inspired to shoot the mountain in a different way that I haven’t […]

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Limitations of Imitation in Landscape Photography

Constraints of Imitation I’ve been reflecting a lot lately about how much personal style and taste has changed over the years.  I’ve found myself really refining and in some cases dialing back the way I […]

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Composition in Landscape Photography

Compositional Visualization: See the ball, be the ball Developing an eye for composition in landscape photography is something that takes a great deal of time and practice in the field.  Sure, some folks don’t have […]

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An Experiment in Black and White Landscape Photography

Shifting Your Mindset Prior to starting this project I had worked with various monochrome techniques (producing photos with one hue of color such as blue) but I had never really, truly worked within the constraints […]

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Art, Social Media and the Impact on Modern Landscape Photography

Forward Although I’ve touched upon the topic of social media and its impact on landscape photography before in a previous post: LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MEDIA: A BLESSING AND A CURSE; I felt that it was important enough […]

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Light Dance: Central Cascades Sunset

Okay so I thought I was done processing images for this year but man the sunset tonight was absolutely incredible!!! This is a 6 shot horizontal stitched pano taken from Snoqualmie Ridge looking toward Mt. […]

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Top 15 from 2015: Pacific Northwest Landscape Photography

Pacific Northwest Landscape Photography Best of 2015 This is a collection of my favorite images landscape photography images from 2015.  The images you see here were taken in Washington, Oregon and Montana.  It was a […]

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Predicting Sunsets and Sunrises in the Pacific Northwest

Predicting Sunsets and Sunrises in the Pacific Northwest Predicting the weather is never an easy task; especially when it comes to landscape photography.  We all hunger to capture epic light and 90% of the time […]