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The Importance of Horizon Lines in Landscape Photography

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

I'm a stickler when it comes to horizon lines in landscape photography. Where do you place the horizon line for the most emphasis and drama? Beginner photographers will almost always place their horizon lines dead center of [...]

The Benefits of Private Photography Workshops

By |November 25th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Have you considered a private photography workshop? Are you considering a private photography workshop? Here are some reasons to consider this option with Jansen Photo Expeditions. Private photography workshops give you flexibility and the ability to shoot where you [...]

How to Protect Your Camera in Wet Conditions and Keep Shooting!

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Since winter is at our door, I’m sure you have been gearing up for the season and perhaps you’re even thinking about joining us for our upcoming Iceland photography workshop. I thought I would address how [...]

How to Take Advantage of the Sweet Light in Landscape Photography

By |September 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Anyone that lives in California knows that November is the prime month for great sunsets on the Central Coast. The sun is in just the right place in these rugged locations. It reflects on the beaches, as it dances off [...]

Tripods, Landscape Photography and the Reason why?

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Are you wondering what type of camera tripod to purchase?  It can be a confusing task. Many newcomers are often lost on the subject of tripods altogether. In this blog and accompanying video, I will [...]

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Why you need an “L” Bracket for your Landscape Photography

By |September 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

"L" brackets for your camera are the cool cousin to the "always loosening up on you" single bottom plates.      View Mark's L Bracket Video The simple "L" bracket is for your camera's body and you need [...]

A Fresh look at a Salty World During Our Photography Workshop in the Eastern Sierra

By |August 11th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Moving through the dusty, gravel-strewn road, we soon arrived at our destination, the saline aquifer, Mono Lake. It’s one of our favorite stops on our photography workshop in the Eastern Sierra. After years of photographing its [...]

Wildlife Photography Lenses and Cameras for Traveling Photographers: What Works Best?

By |August 9th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

  What are the best wildlife photography lenses and cameras that will work for you? We all like to travel, explore and record our world through the lens, but SmartPhones leave many wanting more when [...]

5 Things You Need To Know About Dynamic Photography Landscapes Today

By |June 30th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Being primarily a landscape photographer, I am always trying to push my images to the next level of attention to create dynamic photography landscapes. Like most, I have this thought in the back of my [...]

7 Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Astrophotography

By |June 27th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

We are really excited about heading out on this season’s first astrophotography event in the Alabama Hills in the Eastern Sierra. Timing, location, and clear skies are what it’s all about when you plan one of [...]

5 Secrets to Creating Successful Landscape Photography

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Preparation, observation, persistence and patience and getting beyond the program modes are the key factors for getting your landscape photography on track! These are the 5 secrets for successful landscape photography. Getting great photos these [...]

The Process and the fundamentals of Landscape Photography

By |May 18th, 2017|Categories: Blog|

Photography has been going through a rapid transformation. With the internet, it’s no longer resigned to the skilled professional. Democracy rules this craft more than ever. This statement has been bounced around for years. While [...]

What to Expect on Our Costa Rica Photography Expedition

By |April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Blog, Workshops|

Costa Rica Photography Expedition Coming December 2018! You love to travel and you’re excited about your new camera and you want to learn to create some amazing landscape images. What a perfect opportunity to join our  Costa Rica Photography Expedition! We will [...]

Iceland Creative Photography workshop – Opening your Eyes to Adventure

By |April 4th, 2017|Categories: Blog, Workshops|

As we were standing on Diamond Beach in South Coast Iceland, we were surrounded by surreal looking blocks of ice the size of small cars that had calved off the nearby glacier. Our Iceland photography workshop group was giddy [...]

Landscape photography doesn’t stop just because things get wet and the temperatures drop. Be prepared!

By |December 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

I’ve been gearing up and preparing for our upcoming winter and Yosemite Valley and Iceland winter landscape photography expeditions. The following tips will help you avoid some unpleasant surprises next time you venture into the cold [...]

Photo Editing – Why You Need to Learn It to Produce Compelling Images

By |July 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Why is it Necessary to Learn Photo Editing? Are you spending a lot of time learning your camera and getting up early to shoot at just the right location, in just the right light? Are [...]

Photography Workshops – What to Expect When Booking

By |July 18th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Are you looking to book a photography workshop or photography expedition?   You love to travel and you’re excited about your new camera and you want to learn to create some amazing landscape images. What a perfect opportunity to [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: Find Meaning in Photography

By |July 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

When I approach an iconic landscape photographic location on our photography expeditions these days, I often see other photographers jockeying for position. Some have traveled great distances and most certainly planned for a particular composition. [...]

My Revisit to Film SLR Cameras and Black and White Photography In Yosemite Valley

By |June 30th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Captured on Ilford XP2 Super 400 The early dawn of digital photography promised endless quantities of free high resolution, simple to create images. That high tide has certainly been achieved, with the world’s [...]

Astrophotography: It’s More Than the Milky Way!

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Astrophotography is emerging as a new experience for many photographers. The Milky Way is now open territory for all. Imagery with good stories is now being produced using it, pushing night photography to new heights! Camera sensors have become so [...]

Iceland’s Warming Visual Ecstasy Will End Someday.

By |May 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

For the last 20 years, our planet’s environment has been going through some amazing and highly noticeable changes. Some will argue about the semantics of global warming. But inserting one’s self into the midst of it will [...]

Iceland: Land of Contrasts for the Landscape Photographer

By |April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: |

Every time we go to Iceland it’s different. The weather is very changeable in the late winter, and you can experience the whole range of the Icelandic climate. That’s what makes our travel and photography [...]

Beyond the Golden Circle…an Iceland Photo Expedition

By |March 11th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Iceland is an impressive and beyond beautiful country. It’s nestled far out in the North Atlantic, 700 miles east of Greenland. It’s located directly where the North American and European tectonic plates collide, boasting one of the most active [...]

Street Photography in Chinatown: My thoughts and what to expect!

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|

San Francisco's Chinatown is an amazing place to explore and photograph. Chinatown is nestled on Grant Street and Stockton Street in San Francisco. As as you explore the streets of San Francisco and approach this area, you're instantly transported into [...]

Mark’s Quick Tip: Anxiety of Photographing People on the Streets.

By |October 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

When hitting the city streets for the first time, many newcomers to street photography feel a certain anxiety about photographing people on the streets.  There’s something they should know up front, that might help a bit. Anyone [...]

Iceland Photography Tour: It’s more than the Golden Circle and Elves…

By |September 29th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

            Diamond Beach: 2016 Icelandic Tour Details Contrary to popular belief, Iceland is a very developed country at its core. Small and compact, with only 300,000 people. 200,000 of them [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: Luck favors the prepared Landscape Photographer

By |September 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Do you ever wonder how those amazing landscape shots are pulled off? Most likely, they're not created by the lucky opportunist, pulling off the highway during a mid-day road trip. They come about by someone who does careful research [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: Mirrorless Versus DSLR Cameras

By |September 13th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

Mirrorless Versus DSLR Cameras? This is a heated subject for many beginners just getting into photography. With so many options flooding the market these days, it’s a wonder anyone can make a choice. I myself [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: Mastering the Basics of Photography

By |September 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

Whether you’re shooting a DSLR, mirrorless, or even film, all cameras do the same thing once you dig through the array of options packed within. They capture light onto a light-sensitive emulsion or sensor. Each camera [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: The Woes of the Beginner Photographer and Editing Images

By |August 27th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

We live in a world of amazing technology, everything is at your fingertips. iPhones are so simple to use and take great shots right of the box. Many are seduced by the quality of smartphone [...]

Mark’s Quick Tips: There’s more to making a photo than pushing a button in our iPhone world

By |April 7th, 2015|Categories: Blog|

We live in the days of constantly evolving technology. New techniques of photo enrichment, manipulation, and photographic stylings are flowing like water with every software developer screaming for our attention. When something new hits the [...]

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