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Around the Galleries: Waikiki, Hawai’i

Waikiki. The very name evokes beauty, excitement and a sense of romance. Which is exactly what you can expect when you visit LIK WAIKIKI, the most engaging business in the Waikiki shopping district. The sea breeze almost ushers you into this enclave of world-renowned fine art. Locals and tourists alike have made the gallery a favored destination since it opened...

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365 Days a Year

There’s always something to photograph. Really, you’re only limited by your imagination. But if your imagination ever needs a break, think about this: Nearly every day of the year celebrates or commemorates something....

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Shooting Landscapes

At different times in this blog, Peter has shared his tips on shooting landscapes from a technical perspective. He’s also talked about equipment: the importance of a tripod, protective gear, etc. But one of the biggest things that has lifted Peter into the stratosphere of landscape photography is his aesthetic sensibility....

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Back to the Future

A key piece of equipment in Peter’s bag is his new Phase One IQ180 digital back – one of those digital wonders that are emblematic of just how far photography has come. Peter uses the back extensively, and why not? The Danish-made image sensor boasts a mighty 80 megapixels! Phase One also released 60-megapixel P65+ and 40-megapixel P45+ backs, and...

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Aussie Pride

“Everybody get over here and check this out!” It’s first thing Monday morning in the creative studio and the boss is enthusiastic for us to check out something on his computer. And when Peter gets enthusiastic about something, he just about gives off light. And there’s no saying “no.” “Get a load of this band: Rose Tattoo. Classic Aussie stuff!”...

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Catching up on the Awards

In recent months the awards, exhibition acceptances, honors and magazine articles relating to Peter’s work have been coming thick and fast. In fact, you could almost call the past few months his “Summer of Awards.” We always note these milestones in the News section of his website but we thought it might be a good time to do a roundup...

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Around the Galleries: Key West, Florida

Ready to escape? It’s almost as if the Florida Keys were made for just that purpose. And there’s no more breathtaking escape once you’re there than immersing yourself in the captivating scenes of Peter Lik’s fine art photography. Wander through the charming island-style space and take trip after trip with each majestic image you peruse. In typical island fashion, the...

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Ian Haight: My Peter Lik Story

Aloha! Ian Haight here from the LIK LAHAINA™ gallery on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawai’i where I work as a Senior Art Consultant. My Peter Lik Story took place when I was the Assistant Director at the Kona Gallery, Big Island. Pete was in town because he was doing a volcano shoot on the other side of the island....

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The Year in Review

Mark has been Peter’s right-hand man for a year now, so it seemed like a good time to recap the highlights. We asked him to list the top 10 highlights from the past 12 months. It’s a bit strange not doing an interview this week but it did give me a chance to think about what an amazing time I’ve...

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Confidence Tips: Clubs, Mentors, Mags, Courses

In “Focal Points” we’ve spoken about a number of things that can help improve your confidence as a photographer. We thought we’d round things out with a few final tips. Join a Photography Club This is a great way to get peer support, trade ideas, find a shoot buddy, and see what equipment other photographers are using. It’s like having...

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A New One for the Bag?

This is pretty amazing. It’s a far cry from when I started out with the Brownie! I’ll have to give them a shot.” That was Peter’s reaction to the news of Toshiba’s upcoming, two-way memory card. You probably know about the SD memory cards – EyeFi cards – that can send your photo and videos from your camera to your...

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Kickoff!

All of America knows that the pro football season kicks off for real on Thursday night when the New Orleans Saints travel to Lambeau Field to take on the defending champs the Green Bay Packers. Yep, the meaningless pre-season games are over and it’s time to get serious. That’s right, it’s time to stock up on beer and cheese platters,...

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Happy Labor Day!

So, what’s on the agenda for today? Family grill/BBQ? Some touch football? A jump start on your Christmas shopping with those Labor Day specials? One more question: We don’t need to remind you to keep your camera handy, do we? Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer with fall on its way (see this Thursday’s blog for fall photo...

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Around the Galleries: Rancho Mirage, California

Just up State Highway 111 from fabulous Palm Springs, you’ll find the newest addition to Peter Lik’s string of fine art galleries, LIK RANCHO™. Los Angeles art lovers come to the gallery in a constant flow, soothed by the calm, upscale ambience and exquisite landscape photographs. The Rancho staff add to the experience with their non-pressure attentiveness and deep knowledge...

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Lindsay Fields: My Peter Lik Story

We thought we’d try something different for the Peter Lik Story series so we sent out an email to Peter’s employees to see if anyone had a good tale to tell. Well, within 15 minutes, we had one! Lindsay Fields works at LIK USA™ headquarters in Las Vegas as the Materials Coordinator for our Production Department. I had never heard...

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Tahoe Trek

Peter has always appreciated the beauty and variety that the Lake Tahoe region offers and he taken great shots like “Tahoe Jetty” and “Midnight Blue” there. Well, the boys are back from another successful shoot at Lake Tahoe and “Uma” brings us up to speed. AZ: You were away for ten days. What spots did you guys hit this time?...

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Perfectly Out of Focus

Most of the time, photography involves getting your settings and available light just right so that you get a clean, sharp image. But there are times when focus isn’t everything. In fact, if done correctly and intentionally, being out of focus can take some shots to a whole new level. To begin with, you have to consider the effect you...

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