Kevin Raber

Kevin Raber

Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 47 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passio...
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End Of The Road –  Hokkaido

In early 2019, I took a small group of photographers to Japan for a workshop.  It was an interesting workshop, to say the least, as we explored areas of Japan and took some amazing photos. We also learned a lot. This article will be...

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Get It Used – Used Photo Pro

Over the last few years, we have seen dozens and dozens of new digital cameras introduced. All of this is great, and it’s probably never been a better time to be a photographer. But, with these new introductions, there is a problem,...

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    End Of The Road – Hokkaido
    on: January 26, 2020 at 11:35 am

    Lovely images.  I love the image with the small snowball hat rolled down the hill.  All well fone.

    It was an interesting morning for sure.  We all came away with maybe some of the better images of the trip.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #1 on: January 25, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    I just published a new article about my experience in Hokkaido, Japan during a workshop there last year.  It’s about how to find a good picture in a difficult landscape.  You can read it HERE.

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    Re: black, blue, white
    Reply #2 on: January 25, 2020 at 9:55 am

    That one works… well done.  I head back in two weeks.

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    Re: Erin Sullivan: Does photographing a moment steal the experience from you?
    Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Good video sounds a lot like I tell folks on workshops.  I am leaving in a few weeks for our annual Antarctica workshop.  I have been there twenty times running photography workshops.  It’s my favorite place on the planet.  Many of my readers here remember when I got married on a beach there with a ship full of photographers and penguins.  The first time I visited Antarctica I machine-gunned my way through it.  Took a lot of giggage as Jeff Schewe would say.  I was so caught up in the immensity of it, and it is overwhelming that I never felt like I really became part of it.

    This changed me as I came home with a ton of great images but I didn’t feel like I connected.  Now, no matter where I go, I slow down to take pictures, but also sit on a rook or a stump and take in the place I am at.  More important I remind myself of the privilege to be at that location and to see it and experience it.  I have been fortunate to have photographed over the last 20 yers locations that are now overflowing with tourists as shown in the video.  I have been to some of those places where I was the only one there or sometimes just a few others.  I was fortunate enough to be in upper Antelope canyon with 6 others and we all spread out and our guide let us stay there for as long as we wanted.  Tripods and Phase One cameras.  Still, I have to take a moment to remember where I was and what I was seeing and to make sure my mind and memory got as good an image as my cameras did. Times have changed and for some reason the whole world goes to iconic locations and they shoot images.  It’s just the way it is now.

    So, take your pictures, stop for a minute, lean on your tripod and remember the spot you are at and remind yourself that for many you’ll be back at your desk in a week and becoming part of normal life again.  Cherish the moment in all aspects of life.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

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    Re: Gull on a Scooter
    Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020 at 9:44 am

    Speaking of gull shots I posted this one on social media today.  It was made while I was running a workshop in Southwest China.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

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