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Dan Ballard
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Internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. Supported by SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Zenfolio, Blackradid, and Really Right Stuff
Internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. Supported by SanDisk, ThinkTank Photo, Zenfolio, Blackradid, and Really Right Stuff

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Here is a brand new image from Old Mexico! I have wanted to shoot one of these gaint Yucca plants as a foreground for years, but have never been able to find one with a great background.

It wasn't easy to find in Mexico either. Hours and hours of scouting over the course of two weeks with seriously more cactus and other wicked desert plant stings then you can imagine! It was so much fun exploring a new location though it was worth it!


www.danballardphoto.com
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Glacial Land, Patagonia
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Deep Winter

A beautiful evening in the Tetons.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  
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Soft Winter
 I just returned from a great camping trip in the Swiss Alps.  It's an amazing place any time of year, but covered in snow it is just stunning.   Getting to spend a big part of the trip in a tent high in the mountains without seeing another soul made it even better.  I camped at Stellisee Lake for three days waiting for this shot.  The morning it was taken the light was very special.  Everything just came together.   

#landscapephotography   #travelphotography  
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Double Rainbow over Machu Picchu

A friend and I had an epic morning at Machu Picchu a few months ago.  We had some great light.    Although I don't think this is the best image of the morning, I really love that it is a little different and I always love a double rainbow!   
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A recent trip to Patagonia in the fall was pretty incredible.   It is an amazing place at any time, but with the color going crazy it was just awesome. 
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A Winters Night Dream 

Hi All,  Sorry for my lack of time on G+ lately.  This shot was taken a few days ago while leading a private workshop to Iceland.   The Northern Lights went crazy for us and this is one of my new favorite shots.   Incredible country!!

Speaking of workshops, my 2013 workshops are now online and filling fast!    I love teaching and can't wait to start the season!

http://danballardphotography.com/Photography-Workshops
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I will be doing a Google Hangout with Nik Software next Thursday.    It should be a lot of fun, I hope you can make it!!
* Google+ Hangout on Air instructions: *
Link to view the event will be available here and on the Google+ Nik Software page on the day and time of the event. Please check back at that time. (If you are not a Google+ member, you will need to sign-up.)

(Note: This is not a ‘training webinar’ but rather a forum to share ideas and inspiration from the Pros. To see a list of our webinars, visit www.niksoftware.com/learnmore)

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Fireside Chat: How to shoot with Black and White in Mind with Dan Ballard (Google+ Hangout on Air with Host Scott Sheppard)

Knowing when to go black and white and when to go color can be a difficult decision, both in the field and on the computer.  Most people simply take the approach of always thinking in color, and then maybe converting a few to B&W later almost at random.  Top shooters generally don't take this approach. They usually have a very good idea which images will be converted and which will stay in color long before they take the shot.  In fact, many times images are shot with processing in Silver Efex Pro 2 in mind that would not even have been taken otherwise.  

This webinar will give you ideas and insight on when to shoot with Black and White processing in mind, and how to decide if images should be converted after the fact.  Dan will cover the steps to take before you get to the processing stage. 

Dan Ballard is an internationally known travel and landscape photographer and keynote speaker. He gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops. His work has attracted the attention and praise of some of the biggest names and companies in the photo industry, and he has sold images to clients around the globe, including The National Geographic Society and The Travel Channel. He is also an accomplished and entertaining keynote speaker and gives presentations on photography around the world at symposiums, festivals, trade shows and workshops. (www.danballardphotography.com)

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"Dream of Fire"    Dream Lake, RMNP Colorado.
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*Power of Beauty*  Grand Tetons

An incredible ray of light on the last night of a five day workshop I was leading in the Tetons.   I am not sure who was more excited and having more fun, me or my participants.  Nothing like the teacher running around yelling trying to make sure everyone was capturing this insane light, hitting the button on my own camera as I ran past:)
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