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ADK’s 2021 Calendar Showcases “Special Places” in the Adirondack Park


The 2021 edition of ADK’s (Adirondack Mountain Club’s) award-winning calendar is now available and features an array of outstanding professional Adirondack photographers. This year, ADK chose to emphasize landscape images of special places. These are the secret places you always go back to, be they a summit, a pond, the READ MORE

5 ADK Publications to Pass the Time


For outdoor enthusiasts, staying at home and self-quarantining are challenging tasks. It goes against our strong desire to adventure far and wide. However, we can satiate that need to explore right now by connecting with the Adirondack Park through the pages of a book. Whether you are looking to plan READ MORE

How You Can Use Social Media to Both Promote and Protect the Adirondacks


One of the most complex aspects of high use in the Adirondacks is the role that social media plays in over-promoting specific areas. It is generally accepted that, to a degree, social media has disproportionately directed hikers towards particular parts of the High Peaks, as well as the region as READ MORE

Carl Heilman’s Photo Principle #4: Capturing Motion with Small Frame Sensor Cameras


As I mentioned in my recent post, the shutter speed you use may change depending on the camera you select. Motion issues are related to the field of view coverage. No adjustments to shutter speed are needed with full frame sensor cameras. Smaller sensor cameras need to add in the READ MORE

Carl Heilman’s Photo Principle #3: Considering Motion


As I mentioned in my first post, there are three creative options for each photo shot - exposure, motion, and depth of field. Once a person is comfortable with exposure, motion is the easier one to master of the remaining two. Setting a fast enough shutter speed will stop action, READ MORE

Carl Heilman’s Photo Principles #2: Checking Exposure


Let's dive right in! When checking exposure, the first two things to know are: Making adjustments to the aperture diameter (f stop) and shutter speed affects the amount of light that reaches the sensor. The ISO setting adjusts how sensitive the sensor is to the light falling on it. Adjusting READ MORE

Basic Photo Principles with Carl Heilman II


Today's digital cameras offer so many options for shooting landscapes. Each new generation of cameras brings additional advances in sensor and processing technology, as well as shooting features that bring us closer all the time to being able to capture the beauty of what we are seeing. To make the READ MORE

Focus without a Camera Lens


Pictures are a beautiful thing, especially when we use them to capture the essence of the Adirondacks. And how could we not? From high peak views to mysterious black Adirondack lakes, rapid rivers, flawless flora, stunning sunsets, and serene snow, I often find it difficult to put my camera down! READ MORE