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...

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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

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

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

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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Hard Wired for Success

I’m not talking about those among us that seem to crush it every time they walk out the door.  That’s a post for another day.  I’m talking about the importance of owning and using a cable release for landscape photography, especially if you’re shooting in and around...

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Filling Your Cup

I recently returned from a weeklong stint teaching at the Audubon Camp of Maine on Hog Island.  This particular week was for educators of all kinds, both formal and informal to immerse themselves in nature, expand their knowledge of natural history and get new...

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Do The Work!

I’m not talking about your day job, although you probably should do that work if you want a paycheck at the end of the week and a fridge full of brewskis on Friday night.  I’m talking about your art, your craft, or whatever it is you’re passionate about.  I recently...

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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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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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Back Light: 5 Tips for Taming the Beast

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 shot quicker than light, it literally can make or break a shot.  How many mediocre compositions and subjects have you...

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Stay Thirsty My Friends

We’ve all heard this advice before in some form or another.  “There’s always something to shoot…” “Never give up…”, “Stay late…”  But every once in a while I get reminded of just how important it is to keep these axioms in the forefront of your mind.  And if you’re...

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Kurt Budliger

Kurt 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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