Get Organized

Well it’s Sunday and I’ve got homework, a syllabus to modify and presentation to plan, lots of images to edit and process from an assignment or two and just like when I was in high school and college, I’m procrastinating!  When I was younger my procrastination...

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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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Winter Photography: Be Prepared, Be Successful

Winter is arguably one of the prettiest times to be an outdoor photographer; winter white can transform an otherwise lifeless brown landscape into a magical wonderland. However, winter is also one of the most challenging times to be outdoors shooting.  Frankly the...

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The Catalyst

I love looking at other photographers’ websites and almost as much as I enjoy perusing their wonderful work I love reading their biographies.  One of the things I’ve noticed over the years is just how many photographers have been set a drift on a journey across the...

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Don’t be a Slave to Foreground

Over the past several years I’ve notice my work evolving more toward favoring the wide-angle landscape.  What can I say?  I’m addicted to big scenes and wide-angle compositions that showcase a stunning landscape and dramatic sky.  In composing scenes like these I...

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5 Favorite Pieces of Photo Gear

Students and workshop participants often ask me what my favorite pieces of photo gear are.  This is always a tough question to answer, not because I don’t have favorite gear but because my favorite gear keeps changing.  I just returned from a trip up to Nova Scotia...

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It Aint Easy Being Green…

Especially with toothy critters like this lurking around waiting to gobble you up! Ian’s recent post about Kermit the Frog’s awesome meter being permanently set to awesome (read it here) got me thinking about our general approach and outlook on the craft of...

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Making Chicken Salad Out of Chicken S@#&

In my former life I was a middle school science teacher.  I’ll never forget the crusty old Vermonter that taught PE and coached basketball at the first school in which I taught.  He had a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, which he regularly shared with the new teachers...

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Want Your Images to Look Different? (part 2)

In part one of this series I offered 5 strategies for jumpstarting your creative juices and beginning the journey toward creating unique or different images.  Part one can be found here and is probably worth reading in conjunction with this post. 6) Incorporate...

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Want Your Images to Look Different? (part 1)

Then photograph differently!  I don’t mean to be glib, especially since this is my introductory post to the Dreamscapes Blog (give me a couple of more posts and believe me I can be glib) but it’s really true. We’ve all no doubt heard the famous Albert Einstein quote...

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How Photography is like Tequila

For some they both can be an acquired taste, a little bitter at first but after a while starts to get easier to swallow.  Just think about the first time you tried to shoot an epic sunset and came home with nothing but washed out skies or blocked up foreground...

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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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