Jansen Photo Expeditions Blog

Do you Have More Camera Than You Need?

Will that new camera make you a better photographer?

By Mark Jansen | April 6, 2018 | 2
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We live in a time of rapidly advancing technology everywhere, especially when it comes to digital cameras. Long gone are the days of that infrequent film camera purchase, where the type of film you used determined so much. Not so in our digital world. The wear it out, get it repaired cameras seem to be […]

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Photographing with Lazy Eyes Reveals Nothing New!

Private Photography Workshops in Yosemite

By Holly Higbee-Jansen | March 19, 2018 | 0
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Yosemite National Park is one our favorite places to hold our photography workshops and we offer both group and private workshops there. One of our most popular offerings is our private photography workshops in Yosemite. Here are some of the reasons why: Yosemite is Well Loved Yosemite is well loved by people from all over the world, and […]

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Central Coast Photography Workshop

Landscape Photography Manifesto

By Mark Jansen | December 11, 2017 | 0
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Beyond everything else, and I think you’ll agree, the greatest thing about landscape photography is that it is a passport to adventure. The camera has always been an excuse to explore nature’s wide open spaces and capture its beauty. The prize is to bring it home and perhaps print it and hang it above your fireplace mantle. Much like […]

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Private Photography Workshop

The Benefits of Private Photography Workshops

By Holly Higbee-Jansen | November 25, 2017 | 0
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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 want when you want. We are also able to offer these workshops mid-week when there are […]

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Waterproofing your camera

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

By Mark Jansen | September 26, 2017 | 0
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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 mist from all those amazing Icelandic waterfalls can cause frustration. During Iceland’s winter, seldom do these magnificent giant waterfalls freeze […]

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Private Yosemite Photography Workshop

Private Photography Workshop in Yosemite

By Holly Higbee-Jansen | September 25, 2017 | 0
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Yosemite National Park is one our favorite places to hold our photography workshops and we offer both group and private workshops there. One of our most popular offerings is our private photography workshops in Yosemite. Here are some of the reasons why: Yosemite is well loved by people from all over the world, and that’s not always a […]

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Iceland morning light

How to Take Advantage of the Sweet Light in Landscape Photography

By Mark Jansen | September 23, 2017 | 0
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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 the Pacific in the late afternoon glow and fades to dark. In much the same way, Iceland offers […]

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What kind of tripod should I purchase?

Tripods, Landscape Photography and the Reason why?

By Mark Jansen | September 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Tripods, Landscape Photography and the Reason why?
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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 try to de-mystify tripods, landscape photography and the reason why? You know you need one, but don’t know exactly what […]

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L brackets for photographers

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

By Mark Jansen | September 9, 2017 | 0
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“L” brackets for your camera are the cool cousin to the “always loosening up on you” single bottom plates. The simple “L” bracket is for your camera’s body and you need one if you’re a landscape photographer. L brackets are very useful tools for your digital photography and they mount easily to your camera and give you […]

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How to clean your camera sensor

How to Clean Your Camera Sensor Simplified!

By Mark Jansen | September 4, 2017 | 0
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On almost every digital photography workshop we have held, one problem our clients seem to stress about is sensor dust cleaning. Many take their cameras to the local camera store if they can find one these days, to have this service done. Or, they end up sending directly to the manufacturer to have the camera sensor […]

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Mono Lake

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

By Mark Jansen | August 11, 2017 | 1
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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 otherworldly calcified towers, I was looking for something new and unique that would give a fresh perspective to the place. […]

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Best Lenses for wildlife photography

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

By Mark Jansen | August 9, 2017 | 0
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  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 it comes to wildlife photography. It’s difficult to get in close and capture anything of quality you’ll want to keep […]

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Why the Craft of Photography is Learned and Not Purchased

Why the Craft of Photography is Learned and Not Purchased

By Mark Jansen | July 11, 2017 | 0
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With all the new and improved digital and mirrorless camera gear available these days everybody’s out there shooting. That’s mostly what we see in the field, a lot of shooting going on. High capacity memory cards and high-end cameras have pushed information gathering to new limits. But, we are here to tell you, photography is learned and […]

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What makes a dynamic photograph?

5 Things You Need To Know About Dynamic Photography Landscapes Today

By Mark Jansen | June 30, 2017 | 0
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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 mind anytime I head out for a shoot, hoping for some magic. Here’s my photographic process. We all spend some time […]

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Waiting for the Light Eastern Sierra Photography Workshop

The Eastern Sierra Ultimate Photo Expedition

By Holly Higbee-Jansen | June 29, 2017 | 0
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It’s five a.m. and all I can see in the pre-dawn is the light from my headlamp as I head across the desert. My husband and business partner is waiting for me at one of the famous sandstone arches in the Alabama Hills. This arch is hidden from view and not easily found without a guide. It is […]

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7 Simple (But Important) Things To Remember About Astrophotography

By Mark Jansen | June 27, 2017 | 0
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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 these events. Don’t forget a bit of luck as well. Night sky photography is everywhere. Being in the landscape photography field […]

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Landscape Photography Tips

5 Secrets to Creating Successful Landscape Photography

By Mark Jansen | June 23, 2017 | 1
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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 days seems as simple as the point and click of your smartphone, but not if you want to create successful […]

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Yosemite Winter Photography Workshop

Yosemite Photography: Expect an Adventure

By Holly Higbee-Jansen | June 19, 2017 | 2
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Yosemite Photography is in my blood.  I’ve been there too many times to count, but my favorite time is winter. Yosemite in winter is the best time of year because it’s quiet. The crowds of summer are gone and just the hardy, adventurous types are there to experience nature at its finest.  On one particular trip, […]

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How Come My Photos are Never Sharp?

How Come My Photos are Never Sharp?

By Mark Jansen | June 16, 2017 | 0
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The most common question asked by many people is “How come my photos are never sharp?” Their big concern is that the lens or lenses they already own are not good enough and they need to upgrade. Photography has always been a lens specific pursuit. So much of what we do as photographers are wrapped […]

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Your creative circle

Complete the Creative Circle with your Photography

By Mark Jansen | June 9, 2017 | 0
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Last weekend I attended a local art show here in beautiful Camarillo, California. Having spent quite a few years working the Fine Art circuit from Malibu to Santa Barbara, (now guiding workshops and teaching photography with Jansen Photo Expeditions), I have a lot of respect for artists who put their art out there in hopes […]

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Private Photography Workshop

The Lost Landscape Photographer

By Mark Jansen | June 1, 2017 | 0
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Now that summer has officially kicked in, you are most likely considering quite a few locations for capturing some great imagery. One can certainly cruise the web, or flip through that stack of landscape magazines you’ve been collecting all year to pick a location and find some of those pretty places splashed on their pages. Or perhaps, you’ve opted into quite a […]

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