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Lindsay Hebberd: Reimagining Las Vegas

05 March 2008 Written by :  Maileen Hamto
Published in : Destinations

Lindsay Hebberd's new book challenges the public perception of "Sin City" and reveals Vegas as the cultural heart of America.

Enigma, excitement, energy: Las Vegas is a great many things to many people. But as Lindsay Hebberd's new book attests, the city that never sleeps — and never stops growing or gambling, either — continues to inspire the world's imagination.

"Las Vegas ~ Imagination to Reality" is a big book, both literally and figuratively. Following the success of her previous works that showcased cultural life in India and Indonesia, Hebberd made a radical subject shift by moving to Las Vegas nearly six years ago. There, she embarked on a book project that got her intimately involved with the heart, mind and soul of this eclectic and dynamic city.

"I've worked in over 50 countries, and Las Vegas is one of the happiest...

Aerial Photography: Where The Air is Rarified

01 October 2005 Written by :  Beth Plambeck
Published in : Destinations

Outdoor photography can be a demanding business, a constant battle against wind, rain, flying insects and temperature extremes in the search for just the right light and composition. However, some photographers — usually those who pursue their trade with little beneath them but thin air — must add the force of gravity to this list of everyday hardships.

To get their unimpeded bird's-eye views, aerial photographers George Steinmetz, Adriel Heisey and Lindsay Hebberd use some relatively unconventional aircraft: a motorized paraglider, a self-built plane and a blimp, respectively.

"If I fly in rain, I get wet. If I fly into a swarm of insects, I get bugs in my teeth. If I fly through smoke, I get choked up," says the Arizona-based Heisey about shooting from his open-cockpit...

Mount St. Helens: Smoldering Beauty

17 April 2005 Written by :  Roddy Scheer
Published in : Destinations

Destinations: Mount St. Helens, Roddy Scheer captures the volcano’s explosive beauty. As I rounded the curve in my van, there before me, in all her majesty, stood Mount St. Helens, aglow in the golden morning light. I pulled into the Bear Meadow turnout, parked and walked over to the spot where unemployed taxi driver and amateur photographer Gary Rosenquist had risked life and limb 25 years before to shoot those famous time-lapse photographs of the mountain in mid-eruption.

Less Than Zero: Shooting in the Deep Cold

21 October 2004 Written by :  Yvette Cardozo
Published in : Destinations

Intrepid outdoor photographer Yvette Cardozo provides tips for those readers planning on lugging their cameras into sub-zero Arctic climes this winter

It was supposed to be the world’s best tripod for ultra-cold weather, made of some space-age, super-stable, shatterproof material. I bought the thing from a guy who had a reputation for taking lots of midwinter photos in ridiculous conditions.

The only problem was, it was utterly useless for me. The legs were controlled by rings and, at 30 below, I couldn’t feel the rings, much less turn them. I returned the tripod, eventually getting one with levers that I could trip with my knuckles when necessary — which all goes to prove that what works for me may not work for others...

New Mexico's Enchanted History

28 October 2003 Written by :  Andy Long
Published in : Destinations

Influenced equally by American, Spanish and native Pueblo culture, New Mexico is packed with architectural and historical treasures.

Long before U.S. expansion reached New Mexico, the native people of the region, known as the Pueblo Indians, had many encounters with the Spanish, who shaped their culture almost as dramatically as the American settlers did. The mountainous northern areas of New Mexico are some of the best places for today's photographers to document how Pueblo culture has been altered by Spanish and American influences. Missions, ruins and thriving...

Hood River: Thrill-Seekers’ Paradise

17 October 2002 Written by :  Dave Waag
Published in : Destinations

Photographer Dave Waag takes you on a tour of the Northwest’s nerve center for outdoor recreation. Perhaps best known as a windsurfing mecca and home to Oregon’s largest pear orchards, the Hood River Valley is also a growing hub for recreation junkies. Located in the heart of the Columbia Gorge Scenic Area, Hood River and the surrounding peaks of Mount Hood and Mount Adams are a worthy photographic destination.

Awe and Wonder in Yoho National Park

17 March 2002 Written by :  Linda J. Moore
Published in : Destinations

Destinations: Yoho’s Awe and Wonder — Photographer Linda Moore guides you through Canada’s Yoho National Park, a land of soaring waterfalls and panoramic vistas.

Yoho National Park is a special place on the western slope of the Canadian Rockies in British Columbia. Wedged between Banff National Park to the east and Kootenay National Park to the southeast, Yoho — which takes its name, aptly, from a Cree word for "awe and wonder" — offers photographers a concentration of jaw-dropping mountain scenery that few North American parks can equal.

Powerful erosional forces by glaciers and rivers have carved Yoho’s landscape, creating dozens of valleys, lakes and waterfalls...

Riding the Canadian Rails, Eh?

16 March 2002 Written by :  Doug Wilson
Published in : Destinations

Don't want to hassle with airport security? Travel shooter Doug Wilson shows us how a rail journey from Seattle To Alberta can be its own destination

If you don’t plan carefully, you might miss the train. We’re not only talking about going on a trip; we’re talking about getting the image on film. With today’s concerns about air travel, train travel may offer an alternative way to get where you’re going. It may even be your next destination assignment. I’ve been fortunate to provide photographs for three train articles for the New York Times Sunday travel section in the past year...

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