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Mark Ali
I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (markaliphotos.com)

Fun ideas to get you outdoors with your camera

A bird flies by an early-morning sky, just before sunrise.
A bird flies by an early-morning sky, just before sunrise.
“Bird at Dawn” (© Mark Ali)


A friendly reminder for all of us.

Photo by Kunal Shinde on Unsplash


Riff Summer Challenge

It was a late-summer night in L.A., and JD was in top form.

Flowers open up to gather in the morning sun.
Flowers open up to gather in the morning sun.
Photo by Benjamin Kubitza on Unsplash


How to answer that question when you’re not a wedding photographer.

A photographer taking a picture of a bride and groom cutting the cake at their wedding reception.
A photographer taking a picture of a bride and groom cutting the cake at their wedding reception.
Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash


Man holding a camera and adjusting its settings on the back.
Man holding a camera and adjusting its settings on the back.
Photo by William Bayreuther on Unsplash


Sometimes an epic story can be condensed into a single track.

Musical notes and lyrics
Musical notes and lyrics
Photo by Michael Maasen on Unsplash


Put a new slant on your image composition.

A shot looking up at flag poles and skyscrapers in Manhattan.
A shot looking up at flag poles and skyscrapers in Manhattan.
“Manhattan Flag Poles” (© Mark Ali)


Shoot up at flowers for that behind-the-scenes look.

“Reaching for the Sky” (© Mark Ali)


Depth of field isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be.

Image by the author (© Mark Ali)


The album that renewed my faith in rock

Photo by Juan Di Nella on Unsplash

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