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Photographing Sacred Places

Photographing Sacred Places

NX300 | 1/160 | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | 48mm                                                         The Calling, Prague Traveling through Europe, I stumbled across impressive churches and mosques everywhere I went. In most of Eastern Europe, each town has its gem of a cathedral, and in Istanbul, mosques are gratuitously scattered across the city. I loved stepping into these holy spaces, immediately feeling at peace under their veil of silence and gaining a deep…

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NX20: Fiery Flamenco and Architectural Overload in Sevilla, Spain

NX20: Fiery Flamenco and Architectural Overload in Sevilla, Spain

NX20 | 1/80 | f/4 | ISO 200 | 24mm                                                            The Street Soundtrack  If you can smell the citrusy scent of thousands of orange trees in the air, see more horse drawn carriages than all Disney movies combined, and can hear the faint clacking of Flamenco shoes strutting in the distance, then congratulations, you’re in Sevilla. I was excited to get to explore this Andalucian fantasy since it was…

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Minimalism in B&W

Minimalism in B&W

Sometimes, less is really more. Using the NX300 inspires me to practice many different techniques for a portion of my portfolio that falls into the minimalist category. In minimalist photography, the goal is to present situations at the most basic level possible. With so much going on in the world, minimalist photography offers a breath of fresh air and gives the mind of the viewer room to drift through the…

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Small Town Wanderings in Andalucia

Small Town Wanderings in Andalucia

NX300 | 1/125 | f/4.5 | ISO 100 | 18mm                                                         Mary is My Homegirl  No road trip is complete without making a pit stop at some smaller towns to bring in some variety. While Cordoba and Ronda are definitely well-known cities in Southern Spain, compared to Sevilla and Granada they hold a small village vibe that is perfect fit for a day trip. While Ronda is known as a…

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Industrialization Seen Through the Lens

Industrialization Seen Through the Lens

Photography has become an integral part of our growth; photo-filled textbooks give visual recounts of where we’ve come from, news and science websites keep us updated on current and future advancements through images. The NX300 was introduced at a crucial point in time where sharing images among our peers is the “new news” — so this camera, with its easy functions and sharing capabilities, is a good tool for capturing…

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Exploring The Alhambra With The NX20

Exploring The Alhambra With The NX20

NX20 | 1/80 | f/3.5 | ISO 100 | 18mm                                                                  First Row There was definitely enough architectural eye candy to go around in the Alhambra, Granada’s royal palace and fortress. I actually had to take some breaks as I started getting cross-eyed from checking out all of the intricate details that surrounded me at this truly stunning oasis. A maze of gardens, baths, terraces, and quiet sanctuaries;…

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Tips on Photographing Winterscapes

Tips on Photographing Winterscapes

NX300 | 1/1000 | f/11 | ISO100 | 18mm Regardless of your geographic location in the world, snow is an ever-beautiful, dreamy, eye-catching sight to behold. With winter being off to an early start here in Ohio this year, Ohioans have already experienced temperatures in the negative teens in addition to higher-than-normal snow accumulation. On average Ohio gets around 28 inches of snowfall per year, mild in comparison to other…

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