Sarah Marino @sarahmarinophoto

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Sarah Marino Living in SW Colorado or traveling in our Airstream. Photographing nature along the way. 📷🌲🏜New Article: Photographing Dreamy Plants🔻

Sarah Marino (@sarahmarinophoto) Recent Photos and Videos

  • Here are a few more photos from my dreamy plant series. I added an IG story tutorial with some tips on taking photos like this and you can find a lot more information in the article I just published on the topic (link in my profile). If you have any questions about this approach to photographing plants, please let me know. I always happy to share info and tips. 💁🏻‍♀️ #plants #nature #abstract #macro
  • Here are a few more photos from my dreamy plant series. I added an IG story tutorial with some tips on taking photos like this and you can find a lot more information in the article I just published on the topic (link in my profile). If you have any questions about this approach to photographing plants, please let me know. I always happy to share info and tips. 💁🏻‍♀️ #plants #nature #abstract #macro
  • 1702 0 1 week ago
  • New Article + A Few New Photos... 🤗@naturephotonet just published my newest article: A Slice of Focus: Lessons for Photographing Plants with Shallow Depth of Field. I love the dreamy look and abstractions that come out of such a simple technical choice (a macro lens + f/2.8). The article includes a lot of other tips and lessons if you would like to learn more about this approach to photographing plants. Link in my story and profile!
  • New Article + A Few New Photos... 🤗@naturephotonet just published my newest article: A Slice of Focus: Lessons for Photographing Plants with Shallow Depth of Field. I love the dreamy look and abstractions that come out of such a simple technical choice (a macro lens + f/2.8). The article includes a lot of other tips and lessons if you would like to learn more about this approach to photographing plants. Link in my story and profile!
  • 1537 0 1 week ago
  • On our way home from the California desert in January, we stopped off in red rock country for a week, hoping to catch a winter storm. And we did! The snow lasted for about five hours, slowly melting following a steady rain. By the end of the day, we were totally drenched, nearly frozen solid, and feeling lucky to have caught a glimpse of what this place looks like in winter. Swipe for full photo 📷. #naturephotography #nature #winter #snow #coloradoplateau
  • On our way home from the California desert in January, we stopped off in red rock country for a week, hoping to catch a winter storm. And we did! The snow lasted for about five hours, slowly melting following a steady rain. By the end of the day, we were totally drenched, nearly frozen solid, and feeling lucky to have caught a glimpse of what this place looks like in winter. Swipe for full photo 📷. #naturephotography #nature #winter #snow #coloradoplateau
  • 1577 0 1 month ago
  • Finding scenes like this is one of the small pleasures of nature photography. Before I took up this pursuit, I would have walked by this little pond without taking the time to admire its subtle beauty. Although it comes off as a cliche, photography really does help a person see the world in completely different ways. While we were photographing this spot, I started calling it Fantasy Pond because finding such a mix of colors and leaves is an East Coast forest thing, not what you expect to find in Zion National Park. #utah #naturephotography #smallscene #nature #autumn #fallcolors
  • Finding scenes like this is one of the small pleasures of nature photography. Before I took up this pursuit, I would have walked by this little pond without taking the time to admire its subtle beauty. Although it comes off as a cliche, photography really does help a person see the world in completely different ways. While we were photographing this spot, I started calling it Fantasy Pond because finding such a mix of colors and leaves is an East Coast forest thing, not what you expect to find in Zion National Park. #utah #naturephotography #smallscene #nature #autumn #fallcolors
  • 1297 0 1 month ago
  • Photo + announcement! 📷: Desert Temple: a slice of light illuminates this massive monolith of Entrada sandstone, which rises more than 500 feet above the surrounding desert. 📣: Registration for the OUTSIDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE - March 20 to 22, 2020 in Kanab, Utah - just opened. Last year, I attended two photography conferences, both of which were highlights of my year in terms of inspiration and feeling motivated. Plus, the opportunity to spend time in person with other photographers offered such a refreshing alternative to the distance that comes with only connecting online. I am excited to be presenting alongside many of the top photographers in the country and beyond including special guest Art Wolfe (!), Alex Noriega, Jennifer Renwick, Joshua Cripps, Adam Gibbs, Dan Ballard, Eric Bennett, Kevin McNeal, Suzanne Mathia, Nick Page, Nicki Frates, and David Dinette.
Space is limited and seats are filling fast. You can use my discount code – MARINO150 – to save $150 off the full conference price of $649. I hope to see you there! Swipe for more information... :) www.outsidersphoto.com #bnw #bnwphotography #BNW_captures #bnw_greatshots ##bnw_planet #bwlandscape #bnw_drama #blackandwhite #nature #naturephotography #desert #coloradoplateau
  • Photo + announcement! 📷: Desert Temple: a slice of light illuminates this massive monolith of Entrada sandstone, which rises more than 500 feet above the surrounding desert. 📣: Registration for the OUTSIDERS PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE - March 20 to 22, 2020 in Kanab, Utah - just opened. Last year, I attended two photography conferences, both of which were highlights of my year in terms of inspiration and feeling motivated. Plus, the opportunity to spend time in person with other photographers offered such a refreshing alternative to the distance that comes with only connecting online. I am excited to be presenting alongside many of the top photographers in the country and beyond including special guest Art Wolfe (!), Alex Noriega, Jennifer Renwick, Joshua Cripps, Adam Gibbs, Dan Ballard, Eric Bennett, Kevin McNeal, Suzanne Mathia, Nick Page, Nicki Frates, and David Dinette. Space is limited and seats are filling fast. You can use my discount code – MARINO150 – to save $150 off the full conference price of $649. I hope to see you there! Swipe for more information... :) www.outsidersphoto.com #bnw #bnwphotography #bnw_captures #bnw_greatshots ##bnw_planet #bwlandscape #bnw_drama #blackandwhite #nature #naturephotography #desert #coloradoplateau
  • 390 0 1 month ago
  • Here is a small selection of photos taken during the spring around Boulder, Utah - a wild area full of sandstone, canyon systems, cottonwoods, aspen covered mountains, and expansive views of the layers of geology that characterize this region. I am partnering with @davidkingham and @jennifer.renwick.photography on a small group workshop in this area next year (May 13 to 17, 2020). This session has only one spot left, so sign up soon if you would like to participate (link to more info in my bio). This workshop will focus on photographing nature’s small scenes (telephoto landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, creative portraits of plants and trees, and macro photography). We will also spend a lot of time on experimentation, personal expression, exploring creativity, and photo processing instruction. I hope you will consider joining us for this unique educational experience in one of my favorite places. 💗 If you have questions about the workshop, please send me a message to discuss. 😊 #utah #naturephotography #smallscene
  • Here is a small selection of photos taken during the spring around Boulder, Utah - a wild area full of sandstone, canyon systems, cottonwoods, aspen covered mountains, and expansive views of the layers of geology that characterize this region. I am partnering with @davidkingham and @jennifer.renwick.photography on a small group workshop in this area next year (May 13 to 17, 2020). This session has only one spot left, so sign up soon if you would like to participate (link to more info in my bio). This workshop will focus on photographing nature’s small scenes (telephoto landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, creative portraits of plants and trees, and macro photography). We will also spend a lot of time on experimentation, personal expression, exploring creativity, and photo processing instruction. I hope you will consider joining us for this unique educational experience in one of my favorite places. 💗 If you have questions about the workshop, please send me a message to discuss. 😊 #utah #naturephotography #smallscene
  • 963 0 1 month ago
  • This photo is from a morning that felt overwhelming and intense because of the sheer grandeur of the scene that played out over the course of the sunrise. When we left our campsite about a half hour away from this spot, we could see some small clouds on the horizon but otherwise the sky was clear. By the time we made the drive and then walked the mile out to this spot, this massive cloud had suddenly formed and rain started falling over the mountains in the distance. Such a cloud over this wide-open, massive valley made the scene feel almost apocalyptic with impending doom (or at least a massive thunderstorm) about to spring forth. Since the horizon was clear behind us, this cloud eventually turned a glowing red but lost some of its shape so I like this twilight view a bit better. Mornings like this are one reason I pursue nature photography as it feels so invigorating to watch these moments evolve in such special places. #california #desert #naturephotography #sunrise #clouds
  • This photo is from a morning that felt overwhelming and intense because of the sheer grandeur of the scene that played out over the course of the sunrise. When we left our campsite about a half hour away from this spot, we could see some small clouds on the horizon but otherwise the sky was clear. By the time we made the drive and then walked the mile out to this spot, this massive cloud had suddenly formed and rain started falling over the mountains in the distance. Such a cloud over this wide-open, massive valley made the scene feel almost apocalyptic with impending doom (or at least a massive thunderstorm) about to spring forth. Since the horizon was clear behind us, this cloud eventually turned a glowing red but lost some of its shape so I like this twilight view a bit better. Mornings like this are one reason I pursue nature photography as it feels so invigorating to watch these moments evolve in such special places. #california #desert #naturephotography #sunrise #clouds
  • 1566 0 1 month ago
  • 📷: Social Network. I posted this photo as part of my recent Death Valley small scenes series and received some questions about it so I decided to share a little more of the story behind the photo. First, the most common question: what is it? The subject is a dormant or dead plant over a bed of colorful rocks. I have found similar plants growing in other parts of the park and have taken photographs of them in the past but this is by far the nicest specimen I have seen - both because of the size and the structure of the branches. For the composition, I wanted the network of the smaller branches to be mostly even throughout, with the thicker branches providing structure, visual interest, and a secondary pattern. Fascinating geology is one of Death Valley’s defining characteristics, so I like that the colorful rocks below add some color to the background. The title comes from both the subject (a network of branches) and the circumstances that allowed me to photograph this scene. We spent Christmas 2018 in Death Valley with a group of friends – Jessie, Jennifer, David, and Alex (second photo here). That day, we all hiked into a remote area of the park that was new to all of us. The scenery was enchanting and varied, and I felt lucky to be spending the day doing what I most love with a group of special friends. For me, photography is both an individual and a communal pursuit, with friends sharing ideas, subjects, and feedback that have all meaningfully contributed to my portfolio. In this case, @jennifer.renwick.photography spotted this plant and generously shared it with the group so a big portion of the credit here goes to her. 💗 #mojavedesert #deathvalley #california #smallscene #abstract #naturephotography
  • 📷: Social Network. I posted this photo as part of my recent Death Valley small scenes series and received some questions about it so I decided to share a little more of the story behind the photo. First, the most common question: what is it? The subject is a dormant or dead plant over a bed of colorful rocks. I have found similar plants growing in other parts of the park and have taken photographs of them in the past but this is by far the nicest specimen I have seen - both because of the size and the structure of the branches. For the composition, I wanted the network of the smaller branches to be mostly even throughout, with the thicker branches providing structure, visual interest, and a secondary pattern. Fascinating geology is one of Death Valley’s defining characteristics, so I like that the colorful rocks below add some color to the background. The title comes from both the subject (a network of branches) and the circumstances that allowed me to photograph this scene. We spent Christmas 2018 in Death Valley with a group of friends – Jessie, Jennifer, David, and Alex (second photo here). That day, we all hiked into a remote area of the park that was new to all of us. The scenery was enchanting and varied, and I felt lucky to be spending the day doing what I most love with a group of special friends. For me, photography is both an individual and a communal pursuit, with friends sharing ideas, subjects, and feedback that have all meaningfully contributed to my portfolio. In this case, @jennifer.renwick.photography spotted this plant and generously shared it with the group so a big portion of the credit here goes to her. 💗 #mojavedesert #deathvalley #california #smallscene #abstract #naturephotography
  • 765 0 2 months ago
  • 📷 Workshop Announcement 📷 I am excited to be partnering with @davidkingham and @jennifer.renwick.photography on two small group workshops in 2020: Death Valley National Park (February 5 to 9) and Boulder, Utah (May 13 to 17). Both workshops are almost sold out, so if you think you might want to attend, sign up soon. This post of 10 photos features Death Valley and the kinds of scenes we will be photographing during that workshop session (link in bio for more information). A jewel of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley offers up fascinating geology, surreal and otherworldly landscapes, and surprising biodiversity within an accessible, varied, and quite extensive landscape. The park’s topography, with narrow canyons, towering mountain ranges, surreal playas, salt flats, desert plants, interesting geologic features, and vast sand dunes, offers hours of changing light each day, which will provide our group with extended opportunities for photography. This workshop will focus on photographing nature’s small scenes (telephoto landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, creative portraits of plants and trees, and macro photography). We will also spend a lot of time on experimentation, personal expression, exploring creativity, and photo processing instruction. I hope you will consider joining us for this unique educational experience in one of my favorite places. 💗 If you have questions about the workshop, please send me a message to discuss. 😊 #deathvalley #mojavedesert #california #desert #naturephotography #smallscene
  • 📷 Workshop Announcement 📷 I am excited to be partnering with @davidkingham and @jennifer.renwick.photography on two small group workshops in 2020: Death Valley National Park (February 5 to 9) and Boulder, Utah (May 13 to 17). Both workshops are almost sold out, so if you think you might want to attend, sign up soon. This post of 10 photos features Death Valley and the kinds of scenes we will be photographing during that workshop session (link in bio for more information). A jewel of the Mojave Desert, Death Valley offers up fascinating geology, surreal and otherworldly landscapes, and surprising biodiversity within an accessible, varied, and quite extensive landscape. The park’s topography, with narrow canyons, towering mountain ranges, surreal playas, salt flats, desert plants, interesting geologic features, and vast sand dunes, offers hours of changing light each day, which will provide our group with extended opportunities for photography. This workshop will focus on photographing nature’s small scenes (telephoto landscapes, intimate landscapes, abstract renditions of natural subjects, creative portraits of plants and trees, and macro photography). We will also spend a lot of time on experimentation, personal expression, exploring creativity, and photo processing instruction. I hope you will consider joining us for this unique educational experience in one of my favorite places. 💗 If you have questions about the workshop, please send me a message to discuss. 😊 #deathvalley #mojavedesert #california #desert #naturephotography #smallscene
  • 1219 0 2 months ago
  • I’m happy to share the launch of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. Our first project has been developing 7 Principles for nature photographers to help minimize our collective impact. You can see the principles in my current story or go to naturefirstphotography.org to read about this effort and join (for free!). I also wrote a much longer blog post on the topic, which is linked in my profile. In that post, I talk about this photo. An excerpt: “During my almost ten years pursuing nature photography, I have done things like crossed boundaries to access closed areas, walked into fields of wildflowers, and left footprints on remote playas. Five years ago, this kind of behavior didn’t seem terribly consequential because I would be the only person to walk on that playa that week or one of the few visitors to the field of wildflowers that spring. With dramatically increased visitation to previously unknown places, these formerly innocuous behaviors now get amplified and have much more serious consequences. One notable example sticks in my mind. A friend recently posted on Facebook that access below the viewing platform at Panther Creek Falls in Washington has been entirely closed off. Based on news reports, this closure is due to the fact that a young woman died in a fall while trying to access the lower view – a view made popular by photographers like me. When I visited, access was sketchy but not restricted, probably because only a few photographers a year tried to get below the viewing platform. Vibrant mosses grew across the expanse at the base of the falls – more evidence that only a few photographers here and there accessed the area. Years later, all the moss is gone, tree roots are entirely bare, and a woman has died because she wanted to see the same view that I photographed years earlier. Thus, going into a closed area feels much more consequential today than the same thing did years ago.” You can read the rest in my blog post... I hope you will consider joining this important effort! #naturefirst
  • I’m happy to share the launch of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography. Our first project has been developing 7 Principles for nature photographers to help minimize our collective impact. You can see the principles in my current story or go to naturefirstphotography.org to read about this effort and join (for free!). I also wrote a much longer blog post on the topic, which is linked in my profile. In that post, I talk about this photo. An excerpt: “During my almost ten years pursuing nature photography, I have done things like crossed boundaries to access closed areas, walked into fields of wildflowers, and left footprints on remote playas. Five years ago, this kind of behavior didn’t seem terribly consequential because I would be the only person to walk on that playa that week or one of the few visitors to the field of wildflowers that spring. With dramatically increased visitation to previously unknown places, these formerly innocuous behaviors now get amplified and have much more serious consequences. One notable example sticks in my mind. A friend recently posted on Facebook that access below the viewing platform at Panther Creek Falls in Washington has been entirely closed off. Based on news reports, this closure is due to the fact that a young woman died in a fall while trying to access the lower view – a view made popular by photographers like me. When I visited, access was sketchy but not restricted, probably because only a few photographers a year tried to get below the viewing platform. Vibrant mosses grew across the expanse at the base of the falls – more evidence that only a few photographers here and there accessed the area. Years later, all the moss is gone, tree roots are entirely bare, and a woman has died because she wanted to see the same view that I photographed years earlier. Thus, going into a closed area feels much more consequential today than the same thing did years ago.” You can read the rest in my blog post... I hope you will consider joining this important effort! #naturefirst
  • 965 0 2 months ago