Panorama Number of Shots Calculator

This calculator is used to determine the number of shots in the horizontal and vertical for a panorama. The user inputs the sensor size, lens focal length, % of frame overlap, horizontal rotation, and the vertical rotation.

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The Big Island Images November 2014

In November 2014, I took my newly purchased Sony A7s, Sony A7r, Sony f4 70-200 mm lens, Sony f4 24-70 mm lens, Sony f4 16-35 mm lens, and a Sony f1.8 55 mm lens on my trip to The Big … Continue reading

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How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

I was trying to find a great article on sunscreen, and I came across this one on The Atlantic magazine.

How to Choose the Best Sunscreen

International team member Branden Grace of South Africa puts on sunscreen on his neck before the start of the first round of the 2015 Presidents Cup golf tournament at The Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Incheon, South Korea, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Kim Hong-ji – RTS365V

If you walk along South Beach right now, you might notice something strange, even by Florida standards: Dotting the sandscapes are sky-blue boxes that supply free sunscreen. In a novel experiment this year, Mount Sinai Medical Center partnered with the City of Miami Beach to put 50 dispensers in public spaces, and those dispensers are full of radiation-mitigating goo, free to any and all passersby. The sunscreen even comes with local celebrity endorsements: “I have a bottle of Miami Beach SPF 30 on my desk,” Mayor Philip Levine told Forbes. “It’s a great product. I’ve used it.”
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Advice For Shooting in Utah’s National Parks

Southern Utah contains 5 National Parks, and each is an adventure unto itself. To get the maximum out of your trip you must plan. This article will help with your planning.

Advice For Shooting in Utah’s National Parks

Copyright Peter West Carey

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Snow Canyon State Park

If you are planning a trip to southern Utah, I would recommend visiting Snow Canyon, State Park. I was drawn to the park because of its unusual geological features- 27,000 years ago there was an active volcano. Also, many of the hikes are family friendly such as slotted canyon Jenny’s Canyon. If you are in the area do not miss it.

Snow Canyon State Park

Discover the majestic beauty of Snow Canyon State Park, just nine miles north of St. George along highway 18. Notorious for its unique geological features, Snow Canyon State Park is comprised of volcanic cones, sand dunes, deep red sandstone cliffs, and twisted layers of rock. The scenery is so spectacular it has been the backdrop for Hollywood movies including The Electric Horseman and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid! Campsites cost $16 for tents, $20 for RVs. Pets are allowed if kept on a leash in the campground and on West Canyon Road and Whiptail Trail only.

Opened to the public as a Utah State Park in 1962.Petrified Sand Dunes 2

Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment. Majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and color dancing across canyon walls evoke strong emotional responses from visitors.
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Zion National Park Kolob Canyons

Most who visit Zion National Park visit the main canyon; however, many do not visit the Kolob Canyons in the Northwest corner of the park. Therefore, in this section of the park, the number of visitors and traffic is far lower than in Zion Canyon.

Zion National Park Kolob Canyons

Storm in Kolob Canyons Late Summer Storm in Kolob Canyons Welcome to Kolob Canyons
The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15, 40 miles north of Zion Canyon and 17 miles south of Cedar City. A five-mile scenic drive along the Kolob Canyons Road allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic viewpoints.Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, forming majestic peaks and 2,000-foot cliff walls. Whether you come to view the panoramic landscape from our scenic drive, hike into one of our majestic canyons, or begin a multi-day adventure into the Zion Wilderness, Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
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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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