Photographer’s Guide to Zion National Park

As I have never been to Zion National Park, it is best to prepare. This article from Loaded Landscapes is a great guide for the first time photographer to Zion.

Photographer’s Guide to Zion National Park By Loaded Landscape

Photographing Zion National Park
Zion by Brandon Kendall

Utah’s Zion National Park is truly an unbelievable place. It is filled with striking rock formations, canyons, and the Virgin River flows through the park. Zion is a popular destination for hikers, climbers, as well as photographers.

If you drive to Zion from the Grand Canyon, as many visitors do, you will leave the arid desert of Arizona and when you reach Zion you will feel like you stepped into another world. In this article we’ll take a look at Zion from a photographer’s perspective, with plenty of insight and tips to help you get the most out of your time at the park.
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Best Outdoor Activities in Southern Utah

I am shortly heading off on my trip to the Grand Canyon, and I will be staying in Southern Utah. In Southern Utah, there is a lot to see and do. The first stop on my trip is going to be Zion.

Best Outdoor Activities in Southern Utah By Lonely Planet

There’s something about the coyote-meets-road-runner desertscape of southern Utah that attracts outdoor adventurers. In fact, there’s so much to do that you could spend a lifetime exploring the slot canyons, buffed-out slickrock trails and sinuous rivers. Get ready to get dirty – we mean really dirty – with these top desert adventures.

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Image by gcgebel / iStock / Getty Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. Image by gcgebel / iStock / Getty

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Sony Expands Flagship G Master™ Lens Series with New 100-400 mm

Sony Expands Flagship G Master™ Lens Series with New 100-400mm Super Telephoto E-Mount Zoom

NEW YORK, Apr. 19, 2017 – Sony Electronics, a worldwide leader in digital imaging and the world’s largest image sensor manufacturer, has today introduced their furthest reaching E-mount lens, the FE 100-400mm F4.5–5.6 GM OSS Super Telephoto Zoom (model SEL100400GM).

The new full-frame lens maintains the high standard of resolution that is shared among all of Sony’s flagship line of G Master™ series, while also offering incredibly fast, precise AF capabilities, a lightweight, portable design and a variety of professional functions and customizability. It’s an exceptionally powerful photographic tool for a variety of enthusiast and professional shooters, in particular, those that are commonly shooting sports or wildlife.
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The Best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and Beyond

I am in the process of planning a trip to the Grand Canyon, and I have been researching the best places to visit at the canyon. This article from the Lonely Planet is informative.

The best of Arizona: the Grand Canyon and beyond – Lonely Planet

Humbling geological features, fascinating Native American history, forest-covered mountains, and a vast range of activities – its nickname is The Grand Canyon State but Arizona has much more to offer the visitor than that undeniably grand canyon.

Cliff houses at Canyon de Chelly © Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet Cliff houses at Canyon de Chelly © Clifton Wilkinson / Lonely Planet

Luckily, it’s all within an easy-to-manage loop around this vast playground for outdoor enthusiasts and historians alike, taking in the highlights.
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Welcome to Twin Peaks

The Panoramist is based in Seattle, Washington and later this year a new season of Twin Peaks will be airing. Thanks to the Lonely Planet, I found this piece on the show’s filming locations.

If you live in the area or planning a visit these locations are great for photographing.

 Welcome to Twin Peaks: a guide to the locations of the cult classic

This may be the Golden Age of Television, but such gilded eras must start somewhere – and that somewhere might be Twin Peaks. Co-created by David Lynch, this cult-classic drama series of the 1990s blended crime, mystery, philosophy and humor in a fictional Washington town populated by quirky characters. With a new season airing this year, here’s how to visit key filming locations.

Snoqualmie Falls, below the Salish Lodge © Tim Richards / Lonely Planet Snoqualmie Falls, below the Salish Lodge © Tim Richards / Lonely Planet

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Professional Photographer’s Impressions Of The Sony α9

The Sony α9 has been designed to appeal to the professional photographer. The 693 point autofocus system, 20 frames per second, silent shooting, and improved battery longevity will enable photographers to capture images that other camera systems would miss. Sony has leapfrogged their competition and hopes to convince professional photographs using other camera systems to make the switch.

Several professional photographers were approached by Sony to get their initial impressions. See what Nick Didlick, Porter Binks, Patrick Murphy-Racey, Rick Wilking, David Burnett, Brian Smith, Cristina Mittermeier and Ben Lowy had to say about the Sony α9.

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The Big Island Of Hawaii Panoramas November 2014

In November of 2015, my wife and I made a trip to the Big Island. It was the last time I used my GigaPan Pro Epic (robotic panoramic head) before replacing it with the Seitz Roundshot VR Drive. The small … Continue reading

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