Photographing the Tumacacori Mission near Tucson, AZ

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Mary and I love visiting and photographing old missions.  We have photographed all 21 of the CA Missions.  When we were in Tucson in December, we made the 50 mile trek down to the Tumacacori National Historic Park.  Here is what you will see. Continue reading

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Photographing Wahweep Lookout in Page, AZ

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Besides the ever popular slot canyons in Page, there are a couple other subjects to photograph after you have finished your slot canyon tours (see last weeks blog about the Page slot canyons).  Here is one of our favorites: Continue reading

Photographing Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

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The Main Building from the Bow of the Property

Taliesin West was architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home and school in the desert near Scottsdale, AZ from 1937 until his death in 1959 at the age of 91. Today it is the main campus of the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.  The complex drew its name from Wright’s summer home, Taliesin, in Spring Green Wisconsin.  Here is what you might see: Continue reading

A Weekend in Tucson, AZ and Saguaro National Park

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Mary and I just returned from a photography workshop in Tucson, Arizona with National Geographic Traveler photographer Catherine Karnow and another instructor from the Sante Fe Photography School, Jennifer Davidson.  The workshop plan had three shoots: a “walk around” downtown Tucson; a dusk shoot of a Native American medicine man; and a morning in Saguaro National Park photographing cactus.  Even before we went, I knew the landscape shooting would be more natural and easy for me, but the other two would be a challenge,because I do not like to make photographs of people.  I looked at Catherine’s work on-line before the workshop and did not immediately connect with her style.  To see how we did go to our photoshelter site to see our creative southwest  nature pictures. Continue reading