Learn, Teach and Listen

Learn, Teach and Listen

by Mark Alberhasky, June 8, 2017

Today’s post is an admission of how hard it is sometimes to be a photographer. You learn and relearn over the years, teach others what you’ve learned and sometimes still struggle to take your own advice! Cindy and I just returned from much needed beach R&R in Jamaica. It was beautiful and … Continue reading

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Back To The Starting Line for a Better Workflow

Back To The Starting Line for a Better Workflow

by Mark Alberhasky, December 4, 2016

One of the pitfalls encountered by experienced participants in any activity is to occasionally lose sight of the basics. Re-visiting the starting line instead of only focusing on the finish line can sometimes yield surprising results. With this in mind, let’s take a look at first steps in an Adobe … Continue reading

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The Chimeric Photo

The Chimeric Photo

by Mark Alberhasky, August 28, 2016

Chi-me-ra (in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion’s head, a goat’s body, and a serpent’s tail. The backstory… A couple of years ago I decided it would be a good change of pace for the instructor to become the instructed, so I signed up for a workshop that … Continue reading

Out With the Old?

Out With the Old?

by Mark Alberhasky, July 24, 2016

Old habits die hard, but sometimes what’s needed is a cataclysmic change to make room for fresh ideas. For me, the habit in question has been processing photo files while traveling. I’m a pixel junkie and it’s embarrassing how many nights I’ve cut into needed sleep just because I can’t … Continue reading

Vision Quest

Vision Quest

by Mark Alberhasky, April 5, 2016

     If you want to see a puzzled expression on someone’s face, tell them you’re going to fly all the way across the country to photograph a rock, in the desert, at night.      But a rock can be a natural sculpture as intriguing as anything created by man. Put … Continue reading

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Up Close and Personal

Up Close and Personal

by Mark Alberhasky, January 26, 2016

99% of the time that’s the mantra of photojournalism. Want shots with impact? Get close, often closer than you feel comfortable. But sometimes you just can’t get close. Sometimes the scenario doesn’t let you get “there” at all. Especially when “there” is in front of 900 people, where you could … Continue reading

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African Safari Health Tips

African Safari Health Tips

by Mark Alberhasky, January 21, 2016

  I know everyone is super excited about the upcoming trip to Tanzania and rightly so. We’ve been sharing recommendations about equipment and travel but have yet to touch on some of the less sexy but very practical aspects of going on safari: health and wellness recommendations. As a physician … Continue reading

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

by Mark Alberhasky, January 20, 2016

Many of us are photographers for different reasons, but at a basic level we all want the same thing from our images: satisfaction. In this post I’m going to suggest something that may seem foreign to many of you as an alternate path to deriving satisfaction from your photography. Right now … Continue reading

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Safari Strategy:  Equipment Selection 2015

Safari Strategy: Equipment Selection 2015

by Mark Alberhasky, September 20, 2015

An African wildlife safari is one of the most exciting and rewarding photo ops you’ll ever undertake. So it’s well worth investing time (and money) in planning for images that will bring a smile to your face for the rest of your life. Let’s jump in… Cameras While rules are … Continue reading

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Plan B Photography

Plan B Photography

by Mark Alberhasky, June 25, 2015

One of the questions I’m asked repeatedly is whether I believe being a talented photographer is a natural gift or a skill that can be learned. In my opinion there is only one answer to this question: there has never been a great photographer who just picked up a camera … Continue reading

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