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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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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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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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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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, but it’s really true. We’ve all no doubt heard the famous Albert Einstein quote about the definition of insanity: something like doing the same thing over and over the same way and expecting a different result... ...

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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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Landscape photograph of autumn aspens and the San Juan Mountains

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Autumn in Vermont photography workshop

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Acadia National Park Photography workshop

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Dramatic sunset in Olympic National Park

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