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Sunrise Over Lithified Cliffs And Lava, Kauai

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Don Smith (California, United States) on 3 August 2011 in Landscape & Rural.


Summer Big Sur - 3rd Annual Mystical Fog and Colorful Headlands Photo Workshop - August 23-26, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out)
Full Moon Over Red Rock, Arches, and Canyons - 3rd Annual Arches/Canyonlands Photo Workshop - October 9-13, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out).
Bryce Canyon Hoodoos and Zion Fall Color - 1st Annual Bryce/Zion Photo Workshop - November 1-5, 2011 (Workshop Sold Out).
3rd Annual Magic Light, Moonlight, and Pfeiffer Beach Arch Big Sur Winter Workshop - January 8-11, 2012 (space available)
5th Annual Springtime and Moonlight in Big Sur and the Monterey Peninsula - March 7-10, 2012 (just added)
4th Annual Northern Arizona Workshop: Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, Horseshoe Bend and Sedona - April 23-27, 2012 (5 spots available)

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Join me and Nik Software August 12 at 10:00 am for a webinar where I will be discussing my workflow techniques utilizing the awesome Nik plugins. I'll be discussing and showing you how I process my images using Viveza 2, Sharpener Pro, and many of the fine filters found in Color Efex Pro 3.0. This webinar is limited to the first 1,000 signups so don't delay. You may sign-up using this link: Incorporating Nik Software Into Your Daily Workflow with Don Smith

A successful photograph is really a synergy between craft (camera/processing) and vision (composition/light). I believe a true student of photography must be proficient at both if they want their images to transform the ordinary. Moreover, the craft of photography can be learned relatively quickly (inside a year or two depending on the amount of study and practice], but the vision part takes years. I believe this because light, in all its varying forms, must be studied with a keen eye; sometimes this even means putting down the camera and enjoying its nuances - it's never quite the same. How much time have you invested in truly studying light? How much do you anticipate light? If you would like to read more about this topic, then please read my latest blog post Anticipating Light.

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