5 Tips for Better Stream & Waterfall Photographs

5 Tips for Better Stream & Waterfall Photographs

I’m naturally drawn to water as a photographic subject.  In fact, if forced to choose only one subject to shoot for the remainder of my days I’d be hard pressed to find something I’d rather shoot.  Perhaps it’s the fly fisherman in me or perhaps the peace and calm...

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Exacerbated Pixels: 5 Tips for Avoiding Them

Exacerbated Pixels: 5 Tips for Avoiding Them

I once listened to an interview with a film critic, or some such industry expert that described the newest spate of action films as a collection of “Exacerbated Pixels,” or EP for short.  Exacerbated Pixels, as the interviewee explained describes the over the top...

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2018 Images, A Year in Review

2018 Images, A Year in Review

Holy cow!! I can hardly believe that 2018 has already come and gone!  And just like that I'm realizing that my last post was from almost exactly one year ago; the 2017 year in review of my favorite images.  To say I've been a bit remiss in posting to the blog would be...

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Color is in the Eye of the Beholder

Color is in the Eye of the Beholder

So, I’ve got this friend… No, really I do!  He’s real, not just made up.  Anyway, we’ve been shooting together for a long time, routinely critique each other’s comps in the field, and email images back and forth for feedback or just to brag a little.   Lately I’ve...

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Best Images of 2017

Best Images of 2017

Happy New Year! I can hardly believe it's already 2018. I was hoping to get this post out before the end of the year but alas the holidays took over and you know what they say about the road to hell being paved with good intentions... Oh well, enough self...

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Back Light: 5 Tips for Taming the Beast

Back Light: 5 Tips for Taming the Beast

"Autumn Surprise," Groton SF, Vermont,  Sony A7RII, 52mm f16 @ 1/50 ISO 100 As photographers we’re keenly aware of light every time we head out to shoot, or at least we should be!  There are few elements that can improve a photograph quicker than light, it literally...

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Best of from 2016

Best of from 2016

Well, I have to admit, it's been a really really long time since I've updated the blog.  It's also been a couple of years since I've compiled a collection of my favorite images from the previous calendar year.  The past few years have honestly been a...

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Selective Blending

Selective Blending

To blend, or not to blend: that is the question: or at least it’s a question that I get asked regularly by many curious photographers and workshop students.  Another question that runs in the same vein as this one goes like this; “Is this HDR?”  Well here’s my answer,...

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Patagonia and the Sony A7R

Patagonia and the Sony A7R

Like many Canon shooters I’ve been long awaiting a new higher resolution, full frame camera body. Last fall, I could almost wait no longer and briefly considered making the switch to the Nikon d810. I held off making any bold moves until this winter when the...

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5 Secrets to Killer Sunstars

5 Secrets to Killer Sunstars

 Okay, I’ll admit it; I’m a sucker for elegantly crisp sunstars.  I may go so far as to say that I’m addicted to them; not in a shady, I’ll break into your house for prescription meds kind of way, but more like if it’s readily available I’m happy to imbibe sort of...

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Agents of Change

Agents of Change

I’ve been thinking about life and career a lot lately.  I guess realizing that you’re in your mid-forties, the beard is looking more and more grizzled with every glance in the mirror and the legs just don’t seem to bounce back like they used to after a powder day can...

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Photographic Order of Operations

Photographic Order of Operations

As a photographer and educator I work with a lot of folks that are fairly new to photography and/or getting a lot more serious about their shooting.  Inevitably I’ll find myself in a field situation, usually while shooting sunrise or sunset and the light is going off,...

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Kurt Budliger

is a professional photographer and educator based in Vermont. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous books, calendars and magazines and are routinely used by conservation organizations working to protect wild lands. His clients include Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, National Geographic Adventure, Outside Magazine, Vermont Life Magazine, Eastern Fly Fishing, Patagonia, 1% for the Planet, Trout Unlimited, Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, and many more.

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Colorado San Juans,Sept. 26-30, 2019

Landscape photograph of autumn aspens and the San Juan Mountains

Autumn in Vermont, October 6-10, 2019

Autumn in Vermont photography workshop

Acadia National Park, October 12-16, 2019

Acadia National Park Photography workshop

Arches & Canyonlands National Park, Jan 24-26, 2020

Death Valley & Eastern Sierra, Feb. 7-11, 2020

Olympic National Park Workshop, May 15-17, 2020

Dramatic sunset in Olympic National Park

Spring in Vermont, May 28-31, 2020

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