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5 Tips for Winter Photography

One of the benefits of shooting in the winter is that the light at sunrise and sunset can be amazing.  Couple the later sunrise times with the early sunset times, and getting out when the light is best is easier in the winter.  Additionally, because the sun does not rise as high in the winter months, it takes a shallower angle across our horizon, which means that the magical light that comes at sunrise and sunset lasts longer, so dress warm and take advantage of that time.  

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Shooting An Icon

We arrived at the lighthouse 90 minutes before sundown and found a traffic jam.  We considered leaving and finding another location, but a quick recon of the area showed that many people were coming and going, so parking would be available soon.  However, finding a traffic jam along the coast of Maine was a sobering reminder of why these locations are considered icons: everyone wants an image of Bass Harbor Light in their portfolio.  Much like it's sisters to the south, Nubble Lighthouse and Portland Head Light, Bass Harbor Light is a must get for all New England landscape photographers, a fact that we were quickly reminded of when we tried to pull into the already full parking lot.  

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Thomas Heaton Challenged Me... Twice

First, yes, it was THAT Thomas Heaton.  For those of you not familiar with Thomas' work, go check out his Youtube channel.  Ten hours later when you are done binge watching his work, come back here and finish reading this post.  You'll understand why this was so meaningful to me.  

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Out of Acadia workshop organized by Out of Chicago in Acadia National Park in Maine.  With 100 passionate participants and 20 professional photographers and venders to help with our techniques, strategies, gear, etc in the iconic Acadia National Park there was no shortage of "aha" moments to be had.  But, when Thomas Heaton challenged me personally, twice, it wasn't hard to take note.  

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