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Professional photographer Michael DeYoung takes in the majestic view of the Peruvian Ande mountains from Laguna Carhuacocha.

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Mastering Backlight: How and when to shoot into the sun
For Maximum Brilliance, Beautiful Contrast And Glowing Color

  If you’ve ever shot slide film, you know that a transparency looks its best on a light table - lit from behind with maximum brilliance and color. Backlight produces the most dramatic light...

Michael’s Travel Tripod Suggestions

DO I STILL NEED A TRIPOD? If you consistently want tack sharp landscape images in the best light with deep depth of field, you need a tripod. Sure, you can shoot at ISO 6400 handheld with IS/VR/IBIS...

5 Photo Worthy Hiking Trails Around Anchorage Alaska

Southcentral Alaska centered around Anchorage has abundant, photo worthy pristine wilderness landscapes viewable right from the highways. It’s also a hiker’s paradise and you will find Alaska’s...

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