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1 week, 2 days ago 4
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While taking a group around the South of France many years ago with Bryan Peterson, one of our students climbed up on top of his rental car to get just the right angle on a field of Lavendar. I once did a workshop in the prairies of Illinois and Rod Planck pulled a 8 foot step ladder of the top of his Ford Expedition to do the same thing, alter his perspective.

Today’s tip to make a real difference in your images is try to avoid shooting from your standing height, either get higher or get lower, move in closer or move back but vary your altitude!!!!

How much to I beleive in doing this?


I got a hunderd feet in the air to do this shot, no, not a step ladder, a drone!! Changing perspective can really make a big difference in how your images will appear to the viewer!

One of my favorite imges shot by Wes in the America From 500 Feet project, coast of Maine near Acadia N.P., two small row boats.

Canyonlands N.P. from 8,000 fet AGL

Burned forest in winter, Yellowstone N.P.

Wetlands along the coast at low tide.

Try it, I think you will love it!


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1 week, 3 days ago 7
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Remember when we walked out into the woods along the still water of a lake to see a beautiful antique fishing boat resting on the glassy water with brilliant fall foliage on the far shore?

Or do you remember that morning we drove down the coastal highway in Maine and found a little stream shaded by the trees, only to discover brilliant fall leaves floating on the water just waiting to be photographed!?

Maybe you will remember that day we we were all gathered for photography and fellowship at Shaker Village and somone said we’ve got to make a group photo to help us always be able to relive this moment!

Then there was that April when we all gathered on the road to Tremont and found the conditions and water level perfect to capture one of the most famous scenes in the Smokies!! Remmeber that?

I know you must remember standing on a hill in the Badlands waiting for just the right car to come around the curve! I remember us talking and laughing and just enjoying being is such a cool place!

So, clean your llenses, charge your batteries and get ready, it won’t be to long until we will be out there again and I hope you will be standng right next to me!

God bless!


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1 week, 5 days ago 2
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This week I’ve tried to Honor Wes, inspire you with a father/daughter singers and now it’s time to laugh! This guy is really funny, I hope you enjoy it! Pleae take care of yourselves and stay healthy!!!


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1 week, 6 days ago 2
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Dad And Daughter Have Incredible Voices

This dad and daughter duo sound absolutely incredible! 😍

Posted by Arron Crascall on Friday, April 3, 2020

I’ve heard this song performed by many famous singers across the world, this is just as much of a blessing as any of them, I hope it brightens your quarantined life today!!!!


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