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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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Photographing the Moon and Moonlit Landscapes

Seeing the moon shining on the mountain peaks, I quickly set up to capture the moonlit landscape, placing some rocks in the foreground of the icy lake. I press the shutter for my first shot of the day knowing it will be my favorite and sunrise isn’t even for another half-hour. What a wonderful morning!

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Photo Safari, Photo Success

Having just returned from another photo-successful safari to Africa, where I photographed the handsome lion that opens this article, I thought I’d put together some thoughts on how you can make a photo safari a photo success.

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Photographing Auroras

Auroras dance in the night sky with amazingly colorful light. They can be seen mainly around the North and South Pole and are referred to as aurora borealis or northern lights in the northern hemisphere, and as aurora austrails or southern lights in the southern hemisphere.  

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Into the Night: Photographing the Milky Way and Night Sky

One summer long ago, camping in the bristlecone pine forest in the White Mountains of California, I decided to do some night photography. I had previously seen an image of the full moon at night with a few stars and did some photography with moonlight, however this evening the absent moon made for a dark sky...

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Capturing the Colors of Carnavale: Take Control of Color In-camera and in Post-processing

Good color is subjective, just like good wine or good pizza is subjective. Color affects the mood and feeling of a photograph. And when it comes to a photograph, the mood and feeling are the most important elements.

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Stunning Model Shots by Controlling the Light

In this article I’ll share with you some of the images I took while I, and several dedicated and talented photographers, were exploring the light on my recent “Face to Face” Canon photo workshop at the Canon Experience Center in Costa Mesa, California.

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Ken Sklute's Guide to Creating an Eclipse Composite

You had the opportunity to capture images of the partial phases as well as the beautiful details of totality. So why not use a composite to tell a visual story of the event. To create a composite you first need to pre-visualize what you are going to create.

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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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A Look Back on Totality

It has been almost one year that my team at Canon and I have been setting out to prepare a knowledge base for first-time eclipse shooters and those veteran eclipse chasers on how to best record the event safely, using the correct equipment to make the experience an easy, enjoyable one.

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