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What’s in Your Bag?

Every Wednesday in this blog we talk about the equipment Peter uses when he goes on shoots. Well, now it’s your turn! “Exposed” has always been about appealing to photographers of all levels, so don’t feel intimidated if you’re just a beginner: We really what to know what you carry. So what we’d like to see is a list of...

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Fit for Photography

Landscape photography can make real demands on your body. Long hikes, tough terrain, extremes of temperature – they all take their toll. And then there are those unexpected things like freak weather events, slips and falls, and… quicksand! (Remember the scene in “From the Edge with Peter Lik” where Peter’s “world” started sinking?) Not to mention the fact that you...

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On the Road Again

Peter and the boys – his assistant Mark Thurman and best friend and fellow photographer Mike Plumridge – are currently up in the Lake Tahoe area tracking down more gallery shots. It was a pretty quick turnaround between trips this time. We decided to give them a call. “The trip to the California coast a few weeks ago was successful...

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The Posterity Factor

“Yosemite Reflections” by Peter Lik By Adrian Zupp The recent fire at the doorstep of Yosemite National Park brought to mind some important issues for landscape photographers. Both nature and human activity can cause natural treasures to incur terrible damage. While the current Yosemite blaze doesn’t quite fall into that category, it is a reminder […]...

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Denise Meredith: My Peter Lik Story

By Denise Meredith My Peter Lik story starts in 2002 when I was diagnosed with glaucoma. In a mad panic, I decided to book a 15-day trip to Australia because I wanted to see it in all its majesty before I went blind. An insurance policy matured which gave me enough money for a holiday […]...

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In Awe

“Uma” has learned a lot about the technical side of photography from working with Peter, but what are his thoughts on the fine art side of things? We decided to find out. AZ: We haven’t talked at any length about your views of Peter’s art. What did you know about his work before you started this job and when did...

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The Kids are Alright

We’ve talked quite a lot about confidence-building and self-improvement for photographers in these Thursday posts on “Exposed.” But here’s one suggestion you will probably be a little surprised to see: Learn from children. Huh? That’s right. Watch what kids take photos of and how they go about it. “The thing about kids is that they come to photography completely fresh,” said Peter. “Nobody...

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Quite a Caper

If you’ve ever been to a sports event when the skies opened up, you’ve probably seen the TV cameras covered in “raincoats” to protect them. Well we’ve had some inquiries about keeping still cameras dry and, yes, there is an item for your bag: rain capes. Like most photographic gear, there’s a range of versions of these capes – and...

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Stylishly Practical

You’re not likely to catch Peter wearing a suit. He’s not too fond of them, and besides, they don’t fit his lifestyle. “I like to be comfortable,” said Peter. “I like to be able to move easily, stay cool and wear the clothes that fit my work. Anyway, I bloody hate suits and ties and all that stuff.” Peter is...

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Welcome to the Community!

Peter’s Facebook page is booming! In the past month we’ve had over 2 ½ million post views! That’s a number that many commercial sites would kill for. Why’s the page so popular? We believe it’s because there’s a great sense of community between like-minded people who want to participate, interact, and help each other in their photography pursuits....

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Around the Galleries: Miami, Florida

Miami! The very name brings to mind stunning beaches, swaying palms and aquamarine waters. But the grand visions don’t end there. LIK MIAMI delivers nature’s beauty in a way you’ve never seen it before. From jeweled seas to scarlet-colored canyons to hypnotic forests. No photographer has captured the beauty of America the way that Peter Lik has, and a visit...

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Amy Noble: My Peter Lik Story

t was a series of chance encounters and decisions that led me to Peter Lik and his work in November 2009. I had booked a two-week holiday in Byron Bay, NSW (Australia), to celebrate my 22nd birthday; however, two weeks before leaving I decided to see how much a trip to New York would be instead. When I realised it...

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Cloudy California

The boys are back from another trek in pursuit of gallery shots and we asked Mark how it went. AZ: Welcome back, Uma. Where did you guys go this time? MT: San Diego, La Jolla. Also Manhattan Beach and little side trip to the botanical gardens at Balboa Park, San Diego. AZ: Who went?...

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Lost and Found

You’ve been out to your favorite location, away from the masses, out in nature, having a great day shooting landscapes. As you hit the road to head back from your trip you feel pretty good about what you’ve captured. There’s just one problem: When you get home and unpack, you find you’ve left your tripod back out there… somewhere....

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Win an Autographed Pic of Pete!

We’re giving away 25 8x10 photos of the man himself, signed by the man himself, for the first 25 people to get 10 of their friends to “like” Peter’s Facebook page.It’s really simple: 1. Get 10 people to “like” the page 2. Tell your friends that they must post on Peter’s Facebook page with the message “I GOT 10 CONTEST...

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Under the Hood

An item that Peter carries in his bag, and you should consider carrying in yours, is the lens hood. A lens hood can help reduce flare although photographers debate the degree of value they really provide. Peter uses his on occasion. “I always have it in my bag,” said Peter. “I’ve used it on some shoots where there was very...

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Turning Back the Clock

One of the things Peter enjoys most about his work is returning to happy hunting grounds. Places where he’s taken shots in the past and enjoyed special moments. For him, these places are inspirational and rarely let him down in getting yet another great shot. “There’s something special about turning back the clock like that,” said Peter. “When we went...

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Getting the BIG Picture

We recently blogged about Peter’s exhibits at the huge Las Vegas Market Design & Living Exhibition at the World Market Center here in Las Vegas. Well there’s another reason that this was a big occasion for Peter. Literally. The show saw the first public unveiling of Peter’s largest-ever, commercially available image: the massive six-panel, 24-feet by 7 ½- feet format...

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Around the Galleries: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas

The first-established of Peter’s current U.S. galleries is as epic as Ancient Rome itself. You can tell from the moment you look through the all-glass front paneling. Iconic images hang throughout the space, like the statues of the gods in the Pantheon. And the impact is just as stunning. Highlighted photographs of amazing scenes of nature grab at your attention...

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David Murphy: My Peter Lik Story

By David Murphy You could say I lost to Peter Lik six times this year. In one contest, the Epson International Pano Awards. Peter achieved six silver awards on the photos he entered while my entry received a bronze award. The competition received over 3,500 entries for 2011. One of those was mine, my first […]...

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Research! – Pt. 2, Technology

In the second part of this two-part series, we look at another important area of research work Uma does for Peter: keeping abreast of the latest photographic technology and equipment. AZ: What sort of technology are you researching? MT: I’m always looking up different cameras, different capabilities of cameras,...

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More Accolades for Peter

Peter continues to pick up steam in the awards department. His latest haul comes compliments of The California Pacific International Exhibition of Photography. The CPI has just notified Peter that three of his classic shots have been accepted into the 2011 exhibition....

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When Eyes Are On You

One of the most common hurdles that many young or novice photographers face is self-consciousness. When shooting amongst people – or in any location where they might be observed – some photographers feel very uncomfortable, and this added tension can cause them to rush their shot and not get exactly what they were after....

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Music, Music, Music

If you’ve followed “Exposed” for some time, you will know that music is not only an important part of Peter’s life, it plays an important role in his photography. “I’ve loved rock music as long as I can remember,” said Peter. “I play it all the time, wherever I am, and it definitely plays a role in my photography in...

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The Romance of Shooting Film

Today everything is digital. From our computers to our phones to our cameras. The digital era has made things easier, faster and, generally, more efficient. But that isn’t to say that the “old ways” have been completely abandoned....

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Around the Galleries: Noosa Heads, AU

In the land where it all began for Peter Lik, LIK NOOSA stands sentinel for the man and his work. Located in the beautiful coastal town of Noosa Heads, the gallery exudes typical Lik class as well as good old Aussie charm. Dozens of Lik originals welcome you along with the classic “G’day” of the resident consultants. Tourists and locals...

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Sue Bidstrup: My Peter Lik Story

My husband and I were in Las Vegas for a weekend with friends about three years ago and we were winning! We walked into a Peter Lik gallery having no idea what was about to happen -- we were blown away by the beautiful photographs! Naturally, we were in a great mood since we we’d been having good luck at...

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Research! – Pt. 1, Locations

Because Peter’s shoots are almost as much about the preparation as about pressing the shutter, we decided to talk to Uma a little more in depth about his role in this. This week we look at researching locations and logistics. AZ: Do you help Peter choose his shoot locations? MT: What I do is I look up different locations and...

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“The Question I Get Asked The Most”

Every week, we field dozens of questions and requests for Peter. They reflect the intense following he has as well as the wide array of experience levels of his admirers. The question that is asked most is “What can I do to become a successful landscape photographer?” – or something along those lines. It is, at once, a simple and...

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Win a Signed Copy of “Spirit of America”

Want the chance to win an autographed copy of Peter’s classic book “Spirit of America”? Then head on over to his Facebook page and click “Like.” Every month, on the last day of the month, we select one person at random from his Facebook page’s following to receive a copy of the book, which chronicles Peter’s first major photography...

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Don’t Leave Home Without ‘Em

Okay, you love heading out into the wilderness to get those way-out-of-the-way shots. Great. But you really have to think of these adventures as expeditions: You have to prepare and take precautions. We’ve touched on this in other blogs but let’s look at five things you really shouldn’t go into remote areas without....

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Peter Donates “Eternal Beauty”

Last night saw the Las Vegas Market Design & Living Exhibition at the World Market Center here in Las Vegas host the inaugural Gift for Life charity event to benefit DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS). To help the cause, Peter donated a framed “Eternal Beauty” – his recent release that has proven wildly popular with collectors. “We have a...

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The Value of a Wingman

We’ve been talking quite a bit in “Exposed” about building confidence and becoming a better photographer. Having another photographer (or a few) to go on shoots with you can be a real advantage. And it’s something that’s been a big part of Peter’s experience as a photographer over the years. “My mate Michael Plumridge and I grew up together and...

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We’re Headed to the World Market Center

Today through Friday, we’re setting up camp at the huge Las Vegas Market Design & Living Exhibition at the World Market Center here in Las Vegas. Peter has two plum spaces reserved at the exhibition (C-0435-7 and C-0405-3) and will also have his fine art photography hanging in the café/wine bar. “I settled in Las Vegas because of all the...

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