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Chasing the Light on Route 66 with the Canon 5D Mark IV

Photographers chase the light, which is ever-changing in intensity, color, contrast and direction. On our Route 66 road trip, I chased the light for nine days in April 2017, and recorded it with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

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Revisiting Route 66 With My Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

In this article, I’ll share with you some of my favorite images [of Route 66] along with some photography and processing tips. In the subsequent articles, I’ll share more new images along with additional photo tips.

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Get in the Game: Winning Youth Sports Shots

This guide from Damian Strohmeyer will help you improve your sports photography, and give you an inside look at where he positions himself when shooting baseball and softball.

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Storytelling with Canon Lenses at the Bottom of the World

Join Canon Explorer of Light Rick Sammon as he shares his recent trip to Antarctica, and how he illustrates and tells his story through the use of different lenses. "Photographers are storytellers: we tell a story within the frame of a still image."

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Sri Lanka Sojourn with the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Photography is more than just taking, or as I say, making, a picture. It’s about the entire photographic process and the personal experience. In this article I’ll share with you some of my favorite photographs and experiences from my recent trip to Sri Lanka – a magical destination – documented with my Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

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The Canon EOS M5: Creativity in a Compact Size

Lately, I have been photographing with the Canon EOS M5 compact interchangeable lens camera, which I call the lightweight and compact camera for photographers who don’t specialize — because it can do it all.

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Welcome to the colorful world of Hot Air Ballooning!

Learn how to creatively photograph hot air balloons, whether during dawn or sunrise, during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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Composing Balloon Images with Light

As the balloons start to inflate before the sun rises, I search for compositions that will allow me to use the natural light from the sun to create unique photos.

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Photographing The Balloon Glow!

Learn how to creatively photograph hot air balloons, whether during dawn or sunrise, during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.

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How to capture stunning images of fireworks at Balloon Fiesta

Following each of the balloon glow performances at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you will be treated to a spectacular fireworks display over the northern section of Fiesta Park.

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