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Great Sand Dunes National Park 2013

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Landscape Photography: Shooting From Dawn to Dusk taught by Rick Sammon

Journey through stunning sand dune vistas with photo guru Rick Sammon & elevate your landscape photos from bland to breathtaking in this online class.

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Category Photography
Theme Nature & Landscape
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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? This was our first trip to the dunes. The sunrise and sunset light were absolutely amazing. The race of shadows across the dunes was difficult to describe to someone who has never been there. It's all about the light and the shadows. This is one of the most amazing locations we have visited across the US. It was so cool to come over a hill and see the dinky dunes in the distance, and then, arrive to those gigantic piles of windblown sand.

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? No special equipment or techniques since I am still rather a "newbie" at landscape photography. I used my Canon 7D during the entire shoot.

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What are you most proud of? That I am slowly, but, surely learning composition and exposure skills. Also, learning to look for the light, shadows, and shapes in the scene instead of just looking at the main subject.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan. Plan. Plan. We were there in the middle of May and early morning was FRIGID! Thankfully, we took clothing for all types of weather. Be willing to get up early to beat the crowds and to catch the golden, morning light.

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Love the shadows!!!!

04/17/2014 Flag

What about the compositions? Good? Bad? Ugly? What improvements are needed? Thanks for the quick feedback.

04/19/2014 Flag

Love the use of light and shadows great shoots. Keep it up.

04/19/2014 Flag

Nice shot.

08/07/2014 Flag
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