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A photography resource full of photo techniques, how-to guides, reviews, and recommendations - for all levels of landscape and outdoor photography.

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Justin Katz is a landscape, outdoor, and travel photographer living in San Francisco. He loves being in the wilderness with his camera, his dog, and good people. He finds it pretty weird to talk about himself in the third person, but agrees it sounds slightly more epic.

Contact him if you have any questions, inquiries, comments, ideas, or just want to chat; he's very likely to write you back.

Landscape Photography Blog

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The Best Online Photoshop Classes for Photographers

November 25, 2016

Face it, Adobe Photoshop is exceptionally complicated. Even if you know the basics and aren't a beginner, there is just way too much functionality...

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Comparing The Best HDR Photography Software Programs - Full Review

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October 30, 2016

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CreativeLive is Having Night Photography Week - 5 Days of Tips and Techniques for Epic Photos

September 9, 2016

Night Photography Week is a 5-day series of online video courses taught by the pros from National Parks at Night...

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The 17 Best Beginner Online Photography Courses from CreativeLive - Reviewed

July 7, 2016

CreativeLive has a TON of online photography classes, and it can be a bit daunting and overwhelming when you look at their extensive catalog, to determine which one is the best, or is right for you....

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The 9 Best Photoshop CC Tutorials for Beginners

February 16, 2016

Working with CreativeLive has allowed me to view a large number of their amazing online courses. These 9 Photoshop tutorials...

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The Best Websites for Photographers to Build a Stand-Out Portfolio

January 10, 2016

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The Best Websites for Photographers to Build a Stand-Out Portfolio

January 2, 2016

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The Everyday Messenger Bag is my New Favorite Travel Camera Bag

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The Everyday Messenger Bag from PeakDesign is by far the coolest and most well-built travel camera bag that I have ever purchased, and I don't say that lightly...

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20 Landscape Photography Tips to Help You Shoot Like the Pros

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December 1, 2015

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The 6 Ultimate DSLR Tutorials and Tips for Beginners

November 15, 2015

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The Best Panorama Stitching Software - Lightroom 6 For The Win

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After years of trial and error with various other photography software, I am thrilled with the performance and versaility of Lightroom 6 as a panoramic stitching tool. The groundbreaking...

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The 5 Ultimate Landscape Photography Courses Online and What I learned

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Choosing The Best Nikon DSLR Camera for Your Style of Photography

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July 24, 2015

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Travel Photos of San Francisco, California

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Travel Photos of Yosemite National Park, California

May 21, 2015

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May 21, 2015

A question I am frequently asked is, how did I get that shot? Especially of photos that seem to bend the reality of what we can see with our naked eye. I'm speaking primarily of time-lapse or extended...

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