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Here are some links to outdoor photography websites you may find interesting. Check back regularly as we are adding to this list all the time.
Colorado Urban Wildlife Photo Club http://www.couwpc.com/
First Light Photo Workshops http://www.firstlighttours.com/
http://www.shortcourses.com/ Good stuff and embedded sales links
http://www.nyip.com/ Go to the reference shelf
http://www.shutterbug.com/techniqueslp/ Like most magazine sites, this provides access to a lot of past issue articles.
http://www.admedia.com/digital-media-photography.phpThis page was suggested by a youth group in Elm Grove researching a photo guide.
http://dealnews.com/pages/articles/best-photography-resources-kids-teens/ This is a great photography resource for kids! Thanks to Ms. Deborah Ward and her student Carrie at their school in Delaware!
http://www.thesnugg.com/the-proper-care-and-maintenance-for-dslr-and-smartphone-cameras.aspx Is a site about The Proper Care and Maintenance for DSLR and Smartphone Cameras'
https://www.bobbooks.co.uk/blog-post/20-essential-photography-tips-for-beginners-1 is a blog post from a UK site, Bob Books, that has a set of good basic tips for beginners.
Some useful software sites
Adobe Photoshop Elements®
Helicon Focus® focus stacking software
Zerene Stacker® focus stacking software
Monument Valley Tribal Park
We have used the following businesses in our travels and found them to be excellent.
Check them out!
Parlor Car B&B, right across the street from the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railway Station in Chama New Mexico. Wendy and Bonsall run a great little B&B.
Simpson's Trailhandler Tours offer a wide variety of guided tours of Monument Valley. We have used them for basic tours as well as early morning and late afternoon photographer tours. Their Navajo guides are knowledgeable and friendly. They not only know the area well but can help with selecting your locations, getting the best meals and generally making your time in the Tribal Park most enjoyable.
The former Thunderbird Lodge is a great place to stay and to arrange for a Navajo Guide to explore Canyon de Chelly. They are the only lodge within the National Monument and they have everything you'll need for your stay (food, lodging, tours, trading post, etc.).
Sawin' Logs B&B just south of Devil's Tower National Monument in northeastern Wyoming is a delightful place to use as a base for touring and photographing the Tower. It also great for just relaxing. Twila makes a great breakfast and goes to great lengths to ensure you feel comfortable.
Whale watching in the Pacific Northwest is a great adventure. We recently had an opportunity to go out with Port Angeles Whale Watch out of Port Angeles, Washington. They do a great job, the boat is clean and comfortable and their staff courteous and very knowledgeable.
Nature Down Under run by Bill Turner. Bill does several trips a year to Central America and Australia. His primary business model is to do birding tours and other nature-based travel, but he has been expanding his offerings to include more cultural and scenic trips. Email Bill for information on upcoming trips at email@example.com
A very good walking tour operator in Seattle, specializing in food tours of Pike's Place is Savor Seattle. Their website is https://www.savorseattletours.com/
Cumbres and Toltec
Rio Grande Scenic
California State Railroad Museum
Southeastern Colorado links:
Colorado Birding Trail
Picketwire Canyon Information
Picture Canyon Information
Vogel Canyon Information
Towns along the Arkansas River and southeast:
La Junta and Bent’s Old Fort
Granada and Camp Amache
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