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A Return to the Beginning

1984 was a turning point year for Peter Lik. He was a young, up-and-coming photographer from Australia making his first trip to the United States. And it was on that first trip that he went to Alaska and spent a few months, working as a fish packer in a cannery and taking photographs of “The Last Frontier.” It’s well documented...

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Memorial Day Memories

Memorial Day honors all military personnel who have died in the service of the United States. It is about remembering. And that’s why photographs are such an integral part of the occasion. Whether they are snapshots of loved ones in wars long past or actions in far flung lands, or iconic shots that we all have seen, photography has helped...

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Saluting National Photography Month

As National Photography Month draws to a close we’d like to take a moment to reflect and pay tribute. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan inaugurated the American Photography Celebration which ran for one week each year (May 7-14) but later became a full month. Over the years word has spread and this May National Photography Month was recognized widely, especially...

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Richard Gilbert: My Peter Lik Story

I had been dating my girlfriend, Michelle, for a year when she took me to the Peter Lik gallery in La Jolla, California. Her friend, Danielle, had recently returned from Australia and introduced Peter’s work to her who in turn introduced it to me. I was immediately blown away by "Dark Side of the Moon" and was determined to visit...

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When the Coast is Clear

It was a mammoth drive almost from San Francisco to Los Angeles to shoot the “California Coast” episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” And, as Mark tells us this week, it was awesome – when the coast was clear. AZ: So for last night’s episode, you blokes headed down the famed Highway 1 of the California coast. What...

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Adapt!

When you tune into tonight’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” (“California Coast”) you’ll see an interesting scene. Peter stops at Big Sur for some killer coastal shots. But when he got there he was faced with fog as thick as pea soup. “I had researched that trip and that shoot like I do every one,” said Peter....

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All the (Wide) Angles

When you’re standing on an epic piece of the California coastline and you want the entire stretch in frame, what can you do? In one of the early scenes in this week’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” Peter faces just that challenge: He’s on a spectacular strip of coast that bends out towards the ocean on...

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California Dreamin’

As a kid, beaches, rivers and fishing were important parts of Peter’s life – and early subjects of his photography. Family vacations to the coast of his native state of Victoria, Australia, meant the chance to get some great shots. In this week’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” called “California Coast,” Peter got reacquainted with those early...

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A Moment in Time

By Adrian Zupp Every photo is unique because no two moments are exactly the same. That’s why, if you love photography, it’s a good idea to always have a camera with you. Maybe it’s not always your Canon/Nikon, but something. Phone cameras? Far from ideal. But much better than completely missing a great opportunity. Many […]...

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Eye-Fi: The Future of Memory Cards

Last Saturday’s blog (May 14) entitled “CF & SD Cards: Past, Present, & Future” looked at the different types of memory cards and the ways they have progressed over the years. This week’s blog covers the latest and greatest memory card: the Eye-Fi. We all love to cut corners in order to make things easier and to save a bit...

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Keith Hearn: My Peter Lik Story

A while back we called for Peter Lik collectors, fans and Facebook friends to submit their best Peter Lik story, telling us how Peter or his work has somehow impacted their life. The response was great and we plan to run these stories each weekend. We encourage readers to keep the stories coming. Please submit to socialmedia@peterlik.com. To get things...

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“My Peter Lik Story” Starts Tomorrow

“My Peter Lik Story” Starts Tomorrow It’s been a while in the making, but tomorrow will see the launch of our new Saturday blog feature “My Peter Lik Story.” Each week we’ll feature a different reader who has sent in an account of a connection with Peter or his work: An occasion when they met Peter; a wedding at the...

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Dinosaurs Not Included

Wild chopper rides, incredible waterfalls, and imaginary dinosaurs – there was always something happening when the guys filmed on Kaua’i. AZ: Watching “Jurassic Falls” last night, I have to say I really envied you. Had you been to Kaua’i before? MT: Yeah, when I was 17. But this was even better. A whole different perspective. It’s an incredible place. AZ:...

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Fully Exposed

In yesterday’s “It’s In the Bag” we looked at how ND filters can help get those great long-exposure shots of waterfalls. For today’s “Focal Points,” Peter chipped in with some added thoughts about long exposures. AZ: We covered ND filters in “It’s In the Bag” yesterday and touched on why long exposures are important for the way Peter Lik wants...

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Beauty in Motion

You’re setting up your camera to take the perfect waterfall shot – to capture it just the way your eye sees it. Everything sharp – except the water, which you want to convey movement. You have your wide-angle lens, and your camera set for a long exposure, low ISO, with the aperture pin-tight to get great depth of field. But...

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Jurassic Adventures

Chasing waterfall shots on the lush island of Kaua’i, Hawai’i, isn’t easy. Much of the island is still pristine (read: “almost inaccessible”). That’s the attraction and the challenge of shooting there. But that was okay by Peter, when he was there filming for “From the Edge with Peter Lik” – you could say it’s in his blood. “I’ve always been...

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An Artrageously Good Cause!

Mark Monday, May 23 on your calendar as a special day. Kicking off at 6.30 pm, will be the 11th Annual ARTRAGEOUS Gala Dinner and Art Auction to be held at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City. ARTRAGEOUS raises funds for foster children and teens and uses their artistic input in the process. The foster kids collaborate...

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The Kessler “Hercules 2.0” Head

n our “Peter Lik Exposed” blog post of March 9, we looked at the Kessler CineSlider™. Today let’s take a peek at the Hercules 2.0 head that the company has developed specifically for use with its Kessler Crane®. Kessler products are for video work and have come in handy on several occasions during the shooting of “From the Edge with...

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CF & SD cards: Past, Present & Future

We all know that memory cards are very important to modern photography. Without them, there would be no digital cameras. But buying a new memory card for your camera can be quite a confusing task. Because there are so many options to choose from among both SD (Secure Digital) and CF (Compact Flash) memory cards, you have to make sure...

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Canucks Recognize Peter’s Work

Awards and recognition continue to tumble in for Peter. Three of his photographs have just been accepted and exhibited in the 2011 National Image Competition of the Professional Photographers of Canada (PPOC). In addition, his masterwork “Sacred Sunrise” was honored with selection for the PPOC Loan Collection. Read the full press release from the PPOC here....

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A “PR” Exercise

From M-16s to cathedral-sized caves, Puerto Rico was definitely something different for Pete and “Uma.” AZ: Puerto Rico was the first “From the Edge” shot in a U.S. territory. Was it a different experience? MT: Yeah. In a bunch of ways. But one thing I keep thinking about was when Pete and I pulled into a gas station and these...

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Peter Snags More Awards

He’s at it again. With the announcement of the Second Annual EPSON International Photographic Pano Awards, we’ve learned that Peter has been honored with five more awards. Everyone’s favorite Master Photographer won four silver and one bronze award. Singled out for the silver awards were his classic shots “Ancient Spirit,” “Angel’s Heart,” “Beyond Paradise” and “Sacred Sunrise,” while “Genesis” picked up...

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Underground Photography

We’ve all heard of underground movements in art and photography, but while in Puerto Rico shooting for “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” Peter experienced a different kind of “underground photography.” AZ: The most fascinating part of the Puerto Rico shoot seemed to be those massive Camuy Caves. What was it like shooting in them?...

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Shedding a Little Light

You may never go down a hole in the ground quite as mammoth as the Camuy Caves of Puerto Rico like Peter did in tomorrow night’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” But if you’re a photographer who does shoot in darker places, or is often out walking back from a shoot after nightfall, some quality illumination is...

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A Taste of the Tropics

The trip to Puerto Rico, featured in Thursday night’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” was Peter’s first trip to the U.S. territory – but tropical locations are nothing new to him. Much of Peter’s early career in Australia was spent shooting the vast state of Queensland, a considerable portion of which is tropical. Those times are captured...

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Join In!

We – your good buddies here at LIK USA™ -- have a couple of things going on that we want you to be a part of. First up, is “My Peter Lik Story.” This is a new blog feature that we plan to run on Saturdays. Submissions we’ve already received have included a couple who’s marriage had a big Peter...

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Making Fantastic Even Better

The feedback for “From the Edge with Peter Lik” has been fantastic. It’s obvious that viewers are really enjoying the show. And the good news is that there’s a way to further enhance the experience. The Weather Channel has a “From the Edge with Peter Lik” iPad companion app that you can get free from the App Store. Use the...

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Full Frame Vs. Crop Sensors

When delving into the ins and outs of photography and the decisions that come with buying a camera, it is important to understand the optics available. The quality of photographs is all about lenses. That being said, not all lenses are the same, and not all cameras have the same type of sensor. Camera bodies are available in two sensor...

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Pete Makes an Emergency Call

It was windy, wet and a little wild when the guys went to Olympic National Park, and even a call from Peter Lik himself couldn’t get the conditions changed. AZ: Doing the sea to sky thing: Was that arduous as it sounds? MT: It was very cool going from the beach all the way up a mountain, but because there...

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Shooting in the Rain

Gene Kelly might have had a ball singing in the rain, but trying to get great landscape shots when the skies open up is not so much fun. When you make your living shooting the great outdoors, there’s no joy in those raindrops. AZ: How was the trip up to Olympic National Park? PL: It went well but like all...

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Wet Weather Gear

In this week’s episode of “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” Peter goes to the rainiest place in the lower 48 states – Olympic National Park in Washington State. But things don’t have to be that extreme for a photographer to get “rain ready.” In previous “It’s in the Bag” posts, we looked at a couple of Peter’s favored weather...

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From Sea to Sky

When Peter headed up to Washington State and the Olympic Peninsula at the wettest time of year, he was facing some unique challenges. He was also going to see some places he’d never seen before. What also made this trip – and the related “From the Edge with Peter Lik” episode – different to most was that it took in...

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“Ghost” Gets Inducted!

Today, at a special gala event, Peter’s epic piece “Ghost” will be inducted into a special exhibition of nature photography that will be featured at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History through September 25. The photograph, taken at Antelope Canyon, was chosen for the exhibition as it was the winner of the Art in Nature category of the...

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New Timeslot for “From the Edge with Peter Lik”

From this Thursday, “From the Edge with Peter Lik” will be seen at the new time of 9/8c. You can see the full series episode listing here. And don’t forget you can enhance the viewing experience by using The Weather Channel’s free “From the Edge with Peter Lik” iPad™ app which is available at the App Store....

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“Inner Peace” Selected for Magazine Contest

Peter’s spectacular tree shot “Inner Peace” has been selected by “Outdoor Photographer” as an entrant in its 2nd Annual Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The contest is divided into two main sections. There is a people’s choice competition in which the entry receiving the highest number of online votes will be named the People’s Choice Prize winner. There will also be...

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We Hear You

We wanted to devote a blog post to let everyone know that we appreciate the comments that you send us, via the blog, Facebook, email, carrier pigeon… Okay, no carrier pigeons, but it seems like we get feedback by just about every other means – and it’s very encouraging to know so many people are interested enough to let us...

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That’s a Wrap!

Peter, Mark “Riding Shotgun” Thurman, and the crew from NBC’s Peacock Productions are winding up their Yosemite Park shoot – the 13th and final shoot for Peter’s debut season of “From the Edge with Peter Lik.” It’s been quite an adventure though. “Last night we had a five-mile hike to one of the locations and we barely made it for...

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