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Kids in Vietnam  Photo by David Simchock

It’s Not a Numbers Game

by David Simchock How many times have you heard someone say, “If I take enough pictures, one of them is bound to be a good one!” A gazillion times? More than that? I understand where folks are coming from when they say this, but it isn’t exactly the best way to approach photography if you …

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Biltmore Tulips  Photo by David Simchock

Travel Photography – Part 4 of 4: Things

by David Simchock This is the fourth and final segment of our “Travel Photography” focus. We’ve already covered “people” and “places,” so this month, we’ll round things off and take a look at the broad category of “things,” specifically, things of “nature.” Flora Here in Western North Carolina, there is no shortage of opportunities to …

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Travel Photography – Part 3 of 4: Places

by David Simchock In my most recent column, we explored the best techniques for photographing “people”. This month, we’ll look at some of the tools and techniques required for photographing “places” while on the road. Landscapes: How frustrating it can be to live in the Blue Ridge Mountains, surrounded by natural beauty, but always falling …

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Travel Photography Part 2 of 4: People

by David Simchock Last month, we had a look at some of the “generic” issues related to the wonderful world of travel photography. These were things that essentially apply to any facet of photography, as they form the foundation for all that follows. This month, we’ll explore some of the tools and techniques required for …

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