Venice in Black and White

I saw an earlier article on Photography Life about photographing the city of Venice (Venice – The Most Beautiful City in the World by Alan Mosley) and felt inspired to write one of my own. I, too, find the city to be inspirational for photography, especially architectural work. Moreover, I enjoy photographing Venice in black and white, which I find captures certain elements of the city with more emotion – the atmosphere, the light, the texture, and the patterns. That…

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Photography Life 2019 and 2020 Workshop Announcements

I am very excited to announce Photography Life’s 2019 and 2020 Workshops! We will kick off this year with our upcoming Dubai and Jordan Workshop in mid-March (please see detailed information below), followed by our Fall Colors Workshop in Colorado at the end of September and wrapping up the year with the first Death Valley Workshop in late November. The 2020 schedule will start with a Death Valley Workshop in mid-January, followed by another Dubai and Jordan Workshop in March.…

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Landscape Photography in Maui

I had the pleasure of visiting Maui for a short vacation this past holiday season. Maui is the second largest island by land area in the Hawaiian archipelago. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and tropical landscapes. Prior to my trip I did some research on the types of images I could expect to capture on this island paradise; I saw a lot of wide-angle landscapes around dusk and dawn. As such, I decided to bring my Nikon…

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Photographing Bhutan

Fine art travel photographer David Lazar first became fascinated with Bhutan after winning a photography contest in 2010, and then enjoying the fruits of his first prize – a free trip to the mysterious, “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. When he had the chance to return earlier this year, he could not have been happier! This is quite befitting in a country where the government actually has programs for the mental and spiritual wellbeing of its citizens, and measures what…

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Exploring New Zealand Tip-to-Tip

New Zealand has long been a ‘bucket list’ destination for photographers around the world. It has often been described as one of the most beautiful countries on the planet, scoring in the ‘Top 10’ on many travel and photography websites. My wife and I have been very fortunate to be able to visit New Zealand a number of times. Our most recent three trips (2013 to 2018) were focused on doing field work for a photography eBook (New Zealand Tip-to-Tip) which…

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What to Photograph in Morocco

What are the best places to photograph in Morocco? Having visited this picturesque country earlier this year, I made a detailed plan about the locations I wanted to visit that I have been wanting to sightsee and photograph for many years now. After spending a bit less than two weeks in Morocco and coming back with many images from a number of locations, I thought it would be a good idea to showcase the images, as well as share detailed…

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11 Travel Photography Tips When Traveling with Young Children

Let’s face it: it can be hard to pursue a hobby when you’re in the throes of raising children of a certain age (newborn to school-age). Photography is no exception. Add to that the challenges of traveling with children and travel photography starts to look like an impossible task. I’ve met so many people who told me that they gave up on photography because of these very hurdles. I picked up photography when I bought a DSLR to take better…

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Photographing Chile and Argentina

Sometimes you get to choose your holiday destination, sometimes circumstances choose it for you. I’ve had quite a lot of the latter over the years. Whenever my wife (a university professor) has a conference or research trip somewhere interesting, she tries to keep my wanderlust satisfied by tagging a holiday onto it. This was the case for our second trip to Chile a few weeks ago, though with the added bonus of visiting Argentina as part of the trip. I’m…

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