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Tonight’s the Night

The big day is here! Catch Peter on the “Today” show this morning and, of course, on The Weather Channel tonight at 8/7c in the world premiere of “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” We’ve been lucky enough here at HQ to have had a sneak peek at the first episode and, well, IT ROCKS! And judging by the flood of emails, Facebook...

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How to Become a Household Name

Word of the premiere of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” is spreading like a fire in a hayloft with media outlets across the country talking the show up. Peter’s appearance on the “Today” show tomorrow morning, and his towering digital presence in Times Square (as reported in our blog earlier today), certainly haven’t hurt the cause. TV reviewers from New England...

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Peter Takes Times Square

The news just keeps getting bigger! We’ve just learned that Peter is going to be a super-sized video star in the very epicenter of modern Western civilization: Times Square. Beginning this afternoon, Peter will be featured in four-minute spots every hour promoting “From the Edge with Peter Lik” on a 25-story digital billboard at the corner of 46th and Broadway. That’s...

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Tributes From the Team

With Peter on his way to New York City this morning to do media work for “From the Edge with Peter Lik” ahead of the premiere on Thursday night, we felt it was a good time to let the LIK USA™ team have a chance to wish him well. We sent out a company-wide email soliciting people’s sentiments and were inundated...

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The Weather Channel: A Volcanic Experience

“From the Edge With Peter Lik” premieres this Thursday 8/7c on The Weather Channel. And what better way to start things off than by taking on a volcano – and other challenges – on the Big Island of Hawai’i? Check out this clip for a taste of what you’ll experience on Friday night when the world finally gets to see...

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Oh What a Night!

It’s going to be the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve rolled into one at the 12 LIK GALLERIES™ on Thursday night. Each gallery, from Miami to Waikiki, from Las Vegas to New York City (where Peter will be in attendance), is throwing a special screening event of the premiere of “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” Extra-big screens have...

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Back from Alaska

Touching down at McCarran Airport after two weeks of shooting “From the Edge with Peter Lik” in the brutal cold of Alaska, Peter was happy to be back in sunny Las Vegas. But he was also more than okay with this being a tight turnaround. “A good night’s sleep, some Vegemite sandwiches, check in at headquarters, and then I’m off to...

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Peter on the “Today” Show

“From the Edge with Peter Lik” premieres on Thursday, March 31 at 8/7c – you know that, right? Well, here’s a news flash from the city: That’s not the only place you’ll find him on the airwaves as things heat up. Catch Peter on NBC’s “Today” with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, the morning of the “From the Edge” premiere....

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Shooting for the Stars

He may be the premier terra firma photographer on the planet, but Peter has also turned his lens skyward from time to time to capture some amazing shots of the stars. I sat down with him to find out a few of the key things that you should remember when taking aim at the night sky. 1. Location, location, location:...

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Pro Trekker 300 AW Camera Backpack

Today we look at another piece of equipment in Peter's bag. Well, actually, it IS a bag. The Pro Trekker camera backpack goes wherever Peter goes. Check back every Wednesday when we look at a different piece of equipment used by Peter and give you an insight into what this stuff can really do for you. There's no joy in...

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Taking Aim at the Stars

Each Tuesday we’ll be running a new blog series called “In Focus” which will be specifically about Peter. Some entries will be quite biographical, others will discuss his work philosophies, while others may include insights from friends and colleagues. In this first installment, we look at Peter’s fascination with the stars and capturing them on film. Some of Peter’s most...

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The Weather Channel: Peter’s Roooaaaring!!!

When you watch “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” you’ll see that Peter is not only a unique photographer, he’s a unique individual. Take a look at this clip and you’ll get the idea. You can see more promo clips for the show at http://www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/peter-lik/video. Tune in to the premiere of the “From the Edge with Peter Lik”...

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Catching the Art in Architecture

We work in buildings, climb staircases, and pass by skyscrapers and churches almost every day. But because we spend most of our time in or around some form of architecture, we tend to take them for granted. However, many possess great potential as photographic subjects. In order to produce attention-grabbing photographs of man-made structures, they cannot simply be taken at...

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The Beauty in the Details

Imagine that you are walking along a sandy beach or strolling through a shady forest. The sheer extent of the surrounding natural beauty is overwhelming. You’ve got your camera, and you can’t wait to start snapping pictures. But where do you begin in getting the best shots from such rich surroundings? With such a picturesque setting, it’s easy to skim...

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Peter’s App Now on iPhone!

We know everyone is champing at the bit for the premiere of Peter’s new TV show on March 31, but here’s something to tide you over. The Peter Lik Opus App featuring the Master Photographer’s 25th Anniversary Big Book is now available for iPhone! This follows the highly successful January release of the app for iPad. The app features the full...

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Catching the Morning Light

This week I sat down with Peter to ask him why he’s such an early riser when he’s out on shoots. As you’ll see, it’s one of the keys to his success. AZ: You often talk about getting up very early to get a shot. Why do you do that? PL: It’s mainly to do with the light. I love...

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Beta Shell™ SLR Lens Cases

Today we look at another piece of equipment in Peter’s bag: the Beta Shell lens cases. Check back every Wednesday when we look at a different piece of equipment used by Peter and give you an insight into what this stuff can really do for you. What they are: State-of-the-art lens cases that offer the ultimate protection for your camera...

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The Big Day is Nearly Here!

We’ve been trumpeting the premiere of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” for some weeks now. In case you missed the news, the big show kicks off on Thursday, March 31 at 8/7c on The Weather Channel. Mark it on your calendar! So what can you expect? You’ll see Peter travel all over the United States doing what he does...

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The Weather Channel: Peter at Death Valley

When we say that Peter goes to extremes in his new series “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” we’re not kidding. Death Valley is one of the harshest places on the planet. But, as you’ll see in this clip, for Peter it’s also a spectacular place to take landscape photographs. You can see more promo shots for the show at...

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Reflected Stories

Sometimes a photograph can be far more engaging when the subject isn’t shot directly. In fact, you can often tell a much more intriguing visual story by photographing the shadows or reflections of a subject. Great art is open to interpretation, and photographs of shadows and reflections give the viewer a chance to interpret what is both seen and unseen....

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The Tragedy in Japan

We have decided to hold back our scheduled blog post for today and instead devote this space to the tragedy unfolding in Japan. The current situation in Japan, triggered by the country’s worst-ever earthquake, followed by a massive tsunami, and now teetering on the brink of a nuclear tragedy, is something we can all relate to – primarily because of...

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“I Love My Job”

This week in “Riding Shotgun” I ask Mark about why he loves his job as Peter’s right-hand man so much and how he landed the gig. AZ: Okay Mark, when we left off last week, you were telling me you love your job. MT: Absolutely! I wouldn’t give up this job for anything. AZ: Why do you love it...

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Surf’s Up!

Welcome to “Focal Points: Tips From the Master,” our latest addition to the Peter Lik blog. Posted every Thursday, this series is intended to help beginner and intermediate photographers improve their skills. There’s something new on the Peter Lik blog every day, so keep checking back! Spring Break is approaching and summer will be here before you know it. So...

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The Kessler CineSlider

In this new blog series, we’ll look at a piece of equipment used by Peter out in the field. “It's in the Bag” will run every Wednesday. The Kessler CineSlider is a heavy duty, portable, mini-dolly system. The film crew shooting Peter’s new TV series “From the Edge with Peter Lik” for The Weather Channel uses it quite extensively. (Peter...

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Photo App Flavors

With continuous advancements being made to high-tech smart phones, photography is not only for large DSLR and smaller point and shoot cameras anymore. Since there are now over 17,000 smart phone photography apps, you can be sure that there is at least one that will do everything you want and more. Here are three great apps that are not only...

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The Weather Channel: Peter at Red Rock

If you’ve been enjoying Peter’s clips from The Weather Channel promoting his new TV series “From The Edge With Peter Lik,” you’re going to love this one! Here, Peter visits the stunning Red Rock Canyon in Nevada. To see more of Peter’s promo spots, visit www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/peter-lik/video#18957. And don’t forget to tune in on Thursday, March 31 at 8/7c...

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Photography: More Than Just Great Equipment

Austrian artist and photographer Ernst Haas once said, “Leica, schmeica. The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.” Since the advent of digital cameras, high-priced lenses, camera bodies, and flashes are being constantly updated and released. It’s easy for a photographer in this day and age...

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Folders, Files, and F-Stops

Believe it or not, there is more to photography than the equipment, lighting and perfect location. Okay, you’ve brought home a memory card full of great shots. Now what? There are numerous software options for organizing your photographs and doing some editing on them. Whether you are a beginner or a pro – or somewhere in the middle – there’s...

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“Lots of Funny Moments”

As we pointed out in “Riding Shotgun” last week, it’s tough out there shooting “From the Edge With Peter Lik.” The long days, the elements, the trudging and lugging. But there are lighter moments too. AZ: Let’s talk about some of the funny stuff that happens when you guys are out on shoots. MT: Yeah, there’s no shortage of that....

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Really Right Stuff Pano-Gimbal Head

Welcome to the first installment of our new weekly feature “It’s in the Bag.” Every Wednesday we’ll look at a different piece of equipment used by Master Photographer Peter Lik and give you an insight into what this stuff can really do for you. What it is: An attachment that fixes the camera to the tripod for shooting panoramic (pano)...

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The Weather Channel: Peter Shoots Yosemite

Here’s another clip from The Weather Channel promoting Peter’s new TV series “From the Edge with Peter Lik” which begins airing Thursday, March 31 at 8/7c. In this one, Peter captures some breathtaking winter scenes in Yosemite National Park. To see more of Peter’s promo spots from The Weather Channel, visit www.weather.com/tv/tvshows/peter-lik. Enjoy!...

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