World Photo Day

Today is the worldwide celebration of photography…

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Monk performing the Black Hat dance at a religious festival in Bhutan

What incredible advances have been made since the film days…Remember bringing in those rolls of film to get developed, paying money, opening the packages and getting bummed when pics came out under or over exposed? Did you ever process your own film in the dark room? I remember shooting slides for magazines when I first started out. Now they sit in little boxes in the closet. Digital changed our world overnight. Now we get immediate feedback. And cameras keep getting better. Who thought ISOs could climb so high?

I love how photography allow us to ~~~

record adventures…

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like skiing to an ice cave in Norway with Dave and my father

the WAVEhiking the WAVE with Dave and friends in Arizona,

blog_penguinhidingplaying tag with penguins in South Africa,

or boating to a remote island in Kuna Yala, Panama

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create magic…

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dragging the shutter– to capture water flowing back to sea while iceberg fragments remain on a volcanic beach in Iceland,

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or capturing northern lights in Abisko, Sweden

preserve memories…

Father and daughter walking along Caribbean beach, Providenciales, Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands

savoring family time in the Turks & Caicos

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or kayaking in northern Minnesota

document cultures…

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Lama performing a blessing ceremony in Bhutan

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an Embera Indian woman applying a jagua tattoo on her son in the jungle

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a rice farmer scorpion hunting in Issan, Thailand

and capture beauty

Ancient camelthorn trees on pan with dried footprints, Deadvlei, Namibia

Ancient camelthorn trees on pan with dried footprints, Deadvlei, Namibia

Wouldn’t life be dull without the ability to capture snapshots of life–whether on your iphone or expensive lenses–and share them with the rest of the world?

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