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John Batdorff
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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, Death Valley. This is one of my favorite locations to photograph in Death Valley. There's nothing like witnessing a sunrise from the top of one of these dunes. The shadows create stunning compositional possibilities which lend themselves to black and white. (ISO 100, 24mm, f/22 @1/13 sec) 

If you're interested in joining us next year then you can learn more at www.deathvalleyphotoworkshop.com

#deathvalleyphotoworkshop   #deathvalleynationalpark   #monochromephotography  
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Don't forget our #StreetPhotography @viewbug photo contest http://buff.ly/1witvxT (Inspiring images and great prizes!) #streettogs
 
Don't forget our #StreetPhotography @viewbug photo contest http://buff.ly/1witvxT (Inspiring images and great prizes!) #streettogs
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The fall colors in Michigan were amazing. Now it's time to pack up and head back to Chicago. #fallcolors
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Wow , the hues of the colors,,, you are a photographer ! 
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Hey friends, my New Year's resolution is to consolidate some of my social clutter, so I only plan on posting to my business page from now on. Please circle me at +John Batdorff Photography. Thanks for all your continued support!

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I don't plan on posting much to my personal page going forward so please circle me at my business page for the latest.  Thanks a ton for all the support. 
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The 2014 Death Valley workshop is complete, and it was definitely a success. We had such a great crew and so much fun. Honestly, I think I just luck out with having great people join us. Here's one of my favorite photos from Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes. 

(35mm lens w/ red filter, f/16 @1/90th)
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capturing the world one frame at a time = living in the moment. 🎈
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One of my favorite images from my recent trip to Coney Island. Share your favorite travel and/or street images using the #travelandstreetphotography to win a signed copy of my newest book.
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The fall colors in Michigan were amazing. Now it's time to pack up and head back to Chicago. #fallcolors
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Beautiful, wonderful colors...
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Reflections are a photographer's gateway drug to a different perspective. ;)

#blackandwhitephotography   #reflections   #quoteoftheday  
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Professional photographer and author capturing the world one frame at a time.
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John Batdorff is an award-winning landscape and travel photographer and a nationally recognized authority on black and white photography. Splitting his time between Chicago and Montana, John enjoys the solitude of the countryside as well as the bustling city, finding subjects to photograph in both places. He also loves to see the world, having traveled to Africa, India and Europe, as well as 49 out of 50 United States.

He especially loves black and white photography because of the strong compositions, textures, and timeless feel. Growing up in the newspaper industry, he “learned to visualize things in black and white,” and he has used that ability to create his own monochromatic style including high-contrast, highly-textured images.

John’s work has been featured in the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the Travel Photographer and Digital Photo Experience. 

John loves the outdoors and traveling, and sharing images with others. His most important message is to “just have fun.” “If you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, what’s the point?” He leads workshops and mentors other aspiring photographers. “Finding a mentor is a powerful way to get real feedback from someone who can objectively assess your work. There is simply nothing better for improving your photography and developing a style.”



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Chicago, IL - Cameron, MT - Kalamazoo, MI - Big Rapids MI
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1902 W. Foster Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
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Travel and Street Photography, Lightroom, Writing, Portraits, Photography Workshop Instructor
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  • John Batdorff Photography
    Photographer, 2005 - present
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