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03/52 – Coasterra on Harbor Island, San Diego

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03/52 – Coasterra on Harbor Island, San Diego, California. One of the latest editions to the Cohen Restaurant Group in San Diego, Coasterra on Harbor Island provides some of the most amazing views of the downtown San Diego skyline coupled with innovative and modern Mexican cuisine. Located right next door to Island Prime, Coasterra is not typically the best place …

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02/52 – Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, California

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02/52 – Sunset Cliffs, Ocean Beach, California. This is another of my favorite places to shoot engagements and family photos, but be careful, the bluffs can be slippery (so not really suggested for small children and kids)! Sunset Cliffs is a large, long stretch of beach that stretches along the Pacific Ocean, offering a variety of sandy beaches and rocky …

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01/52 – Windansea Beach, La Jolla, California

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Since my surgery in 2014, the new year always brings a time of retrospect and opportunity to challenge and improve myself in some ever-so-slight, difficult, yet achievable way. I’ve quit smoking, retooled my priorities and completely eliminated sodas (the latter of which has been the hardest) in a quest to take small little baby steps towards a better quality of …

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Meet the Master Photographer on a Mission to Help us See the Sea

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A circle of barracuda swirls around Dinah Halstead in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. Schools of barracuda often form circles in the sea as a defensive behavior. Dinah extended her hand as they swam around her, creating a gesture that makes the picture stronger. —David Doubilet PHOTOGRAPH BY DAVID DOUBILET Without photography, the world beneath the ocean’s surface would remain …

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Nice Shot! How a Photographer Captured a Once-in-a-Lifetime Image of Lightning

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As an evening storm lights up the sky near Wood River, Nebraska, about 413,000 sandhill cranes—tall, bugling, crimson-capped birds—arrive to roost in the shallows of the Platte River, which is fed by the aquifer. PHOTOGRAPH BY RANDY OLSON, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC This shot happened on my last night on assignment. I was working on astory about the Ogallala Aquifer near Wood …

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Van Gogh Masterpieces Reimagined with Spellbinding Tilt-Shift Effect

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Vincent van Gogh is renowned for his Post-Impressionistic paintings, depicting open air scenes with lush color and swirling movement. Using Photoshop, Redditor melonshade has reimagined some of the artist’s masterpieces, blurring the backgrounds as if filtering the works through a tilt-shift lens. The digital technique appears like a modern cousin to the hyper-stylized aesthetic of the Post-Impressionism movement, warping sharper shapes …

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Behind the Picture: The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year

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A horseman charges across the frozen plain in Inner Mongolia. Photographer Anthony Lau captured this misty moment on his trip to the region. PHOTOGRAPH BY ANTHONY LAU, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC YOUR SHOT Nat Geo Travel spoke with the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year, Anthony Lau, to learn how he made the grand prize-winning photo. Congratulations on winning the …

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How Much Should Photographers Charge In 2016?

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Photography Pricing How Much? I write this annual article to help photographers with one of the toughest parts of their job, pricing their work. In the 2016 version, I’m going to add some new elements such as a little advise for photography buyers (found after the state of the industry). Another section I’m most excited about is the question and answer portion at …