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Scott Donschikowski
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Attended San José State University
Lived in Northridge CA
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I am a landscape, nature and travel photographer from San Jose, California.  My passion for photography started in college around 2005, when I was gifted my very first DSLR, a Canon Rebel XT. I quickly turned all my energy towards photography and I spent the next few years learning everything I could about taking photos, from portraiture and studio work, to landscape and wildlife.  Since I had a graphic design background, and computers were always around when I was a kid, I naturally gravitated towards post processing and being intrigued by the tech side of things.  I started teaching professionally in 2009, a humble beginning teaching the Basics of Lightroom.  Since then I have traveled all over the world taking pictures and helping others to do the same.

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    Radio TV Film, 2004 - 2009
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Just got back from Costa Rica and Belize!  Heres a couple images,  More to follow!
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So Ive been getting more and more into using #speedlights   lately for photos.  +Alex Koloskov has some INSANELY great information on how to do just about anything product photography related.  Heres some testing Ive been doing using one speedlight/softbox and an old Russian knockoff of a Leica 35mm.  Called the Fed 5.
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Heres a shot for #waterfallwednesday  of a lovely falls called Catarata de Fatima, in the Costa Rican jungle near Bosque de Paz.  +Ellie Stone and I were here earlier this year and managed to find this #waterfall  along with a very elusive Resplendant Quetzal!
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Heres a classic shot for #mountainmonday  that +Brian Rueb and I shot last summer while on the Isle of Skye.  The Quiraing, as most people know it, is actually 90 degrees to the left of us, but this little tree is such a fantastic subject!
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#sunsetphotography  
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Wow, great shot. This would be a great one for #treetuesday  as well.
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Heres my final image for the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge  as nominated by +Ellie Stone.  This was a fun project I worked on years ago called "Party Faces." 
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#monochrome  
#pickyournose  
#partyfaces  
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As I was challenged by +Ellie Stone  heres Day 3 of #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge   .  One of my favorite shots of Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands.
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Damn! Nailed that one Scott! Great angle for Rodeo. 
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Was routed on the coast yesterday at sunset by the weather!  Looked so promising before I setup!  
Davenport Pier.  
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Heres a little something for #treetuesday   , A very popular spot in the Palouse, just outside Colfax, WA.
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Where is this, in the Palouse?
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Heres a shot from Olmsted Point from way way back.  I just got around to processing it using some new techniques.  
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Heres a shot from a while ago I finally got around to processing. I have always had extremely bad luck in Yosemite National Park, with respect to the weather. However there are some times where your luck just hits. Best viewed on black.
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+Tourism Ireland just sent me this WONDERFUL photo book via the post today!  Thanks to all the lovely people over there and I look forward to visiting #Ireland  again in the near future!!
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Day #4 of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge .  A shot from The Giants Causeway in Ireland while travelling with +Brian Rueb.  The fog in Northern Ireland was brutal the 3 days we spent there last summer. This part of the coast never fully cleared the whole time we were there. 
Thanks to fellow photographer +Ellie Stone for the nomination!
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Nice, well played!
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So I have been officially challenged by a dear friend and fellow photographer +Ellie Stone to participate in the #5dayblackandwhitechallenge !  Heres my effort for Day #2.
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you have done well  Scott-san
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