#464. DS HotSpot: 4 tips to photograph the Grand Canyon (duh!)

#464. DS HotSpot: 4 tips to photograph the Grand Canyon (duh!)

Photograph the Grand Canyon! Some tip, right? Thousands of readers will be amazed to hear that DearSusan recommends the Grand Canyon as a photographic HotSpot, no doubt … Bear with me, though, as it’s recently become obvious to me there’s quite a bit more to the Grand Canyon, for photographers,

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#454. Valerie Millett interview

#454. Valerie Millett interview

If you are a regular photo blog reader, the name Valerie Millett won’t be a surprise. Her landscape (see her Web site here) work in the American south west and the badlands is building her a solid reputation for having a fine eye. After spotting her work on the Luminous

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#427. Canyon de Chelly on horseback. Travel photo the hard way ;)

#427. Canyon de Chelly on horseback. Travel photo the hard way ;)

  The phone call was a mildly disappointing experience. In my naive mind, South of France calling Navajo Nation should have entailed far more obstacles than linguistics alone might suggest, but life has moved on since John Ford and contact was swift, easy and very kind. Though not without issues

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#417. Cars & Stripes

#417. Cars & Stripes

Cars tell a lot about a country. There’s very little I enjoy photographing more when traveling than the local cars. Over here, in Green Provence, the weather has been miserable and work has kept me away from my camera for some time. So I’ve taken a few minutes to dig

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#394. Arizona. In a state of ruins

#394. Arizona. In a state of ruins

Apparently, the Americans view the French as a bunch of fat blokes with a beret carrying a baguette under their arm. And of course, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Well, maybe that fat part is … But feel not ashamed, good people on the other side of the

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#389. Phoenix’s Frank Lloyd Wright legacy

#389. Phoenix’s Frank Lloyd Wright legacy

To me, the concept of travel photography is inseparable from architecture. Just as much as the local food and music, local architecture tells you a lot about the area you are visiting and photographing architectural landmarks make your travels that much more interesting and of lasting impact. That game is

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#386. Feeling Blue in Arizona ?

#386. Feeling Blue in Arizona ?

“Arizona, the Grand Canyon state”. Or so say the local registration plates that do not support a local sports team or a personal 1-word mission statement. Seems a tad reductive, though. There are so many canyons around here and they come in all shapes, sizes and … colours.During my trip,

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#385. A Black & White walk along Phoenix’s Holbert Trail

#385. A Black & White walk along Phoenix’s Holbert Trail

Let’s pause the travelogue for a while. For those of you who don’t get what I’m on about, my past few posts have been about pretty sites a long drive away from my lovely holiday home in Phoenix : Grand Canyon, Holbrook, Monument Valley, Biosphere. But my real photo love

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#384. Holbrook, Arizona. Low Profile, High Potential.

#384. Holbrook, Arizona. Low Profile, High Potential.

Route 66. My number one hope for photo opportunities when preparing my trip to Arizona. Ernst Haas, Albuquerque, you see. One of my favourite photographs ever. All the online reports warned me about the lack of interesting spots anywhere on my route. But, as the French say “Le cœur a

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#383. Photographing Monument Valley. Worth the trip ?

#383. Photographing Monument Valley. Worth the trip ?

Veni. Vedi. Selfie. For those who do not speak the local tongue, that’s Navajo for “Meh”. Obviously, I’m not referring to the landscape, which is sublime, but to the whole photographic experience surrounding it. Driving into Monument Valley, you queue up to pay your (reasonable) entry fee, walk up to

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