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June 30th, 2016

What’s Happening Now

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Creek cascading through a granite bowl, Yosemite NP, CA, USA
One of the biggest challenges in landscape photography is deciding where to go and what to photograph. Technical skill and an eye for composition are always important, but it certainly helps to put yourself in the right place at the right time. Of course everyone has their own preferences about the types of subjects and … 
June 28th, 2016

Photographing a Roadtrip through Big Sur

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Nadya has the unique experience of looking down on a sunset in Big Sur.
Big Sur is one of my favorite summer road trips.  A two lane road framed by sea cliffs and redwood blanketed mountains winds it’s way up the coastline.  Unmarked trails lead to hidden coves, empty surf, and waterfalls tucked away under a canopy of giant trees.   With your eyes focused on the winding road … 
June 28th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Valerie Millett

Photo By Valerie Millett
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Horton Springs” by Valerie Millett. Location: Horton Springs Trail, Payson, Arizona. “Horton Springs Trail in Payson, Arizona, is full of little waterfalls and run offs created by an ongoing spring that feeds the creek,” says Millett. See more of Valerie Millett’s work here. Photo of the Day is chosen … 
June 27th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Stan Bysshe

Photo By Stan Bysshe
Photo Of The Day: “Liftoff” by Stan Bysshe. This sandhill crane was photographed near Socorro, New Mexico. See more of Stan Bysshe’s work here. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, … 
June 26th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Mcginley

Photo By Ryan Mcginley
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Stirling Falls” by Ryan Mcginley. Location: Milford Sound, New Zealand. See more of Ryan Mcginley’s work here. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook … 
June 25th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Kathy Smith

Photo By Kathy Smith
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Painted Hills At Sunset” by Kathy Smith. Location: Oregon. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook and Twitter. To get your photos in … 
June 24th, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Eric Grimm

Photo By Eric Grimm
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Springtime In Yosemite” by Eric Grimm. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. See more of Eric Grimm’s work here. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, … 
June 23rd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Laura Zirino

Photo By Laura Zirino
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Storm Building Over Zion National Park” by Laura Zirino. Shooting location: Gooseberry Mesa Trailhead, Zion National Park, Utah. “Photography really wasn’t on my mind when I shot this,” said Zirino. “My husband was out mountain biking on Gooseberry Mesa while this storm was building, and I was anxiously watching … 
June 22nd, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Kellie Netherwood

Photo By Kellie Netherwood
  Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Red-Fronted Brown Lemur” by Kellie Netherwood. Location: Isalo National Park, Madagascar. Gear: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM See more of Kellie Netherwood’s work here. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places and the OP … 
June 22nd, 2016

Hasselblad X1D: Mirrorless Medium Format

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3/4 side view of Hasselblad's X1D mirrorless medium format camera.
Mirrorless medium format has arrived, and though the sensor is huge, the camera itself is comparable in size or smaller than full-frame DSLRs. Hasselblad today introduced the X1D, the first mirrorless camera with a 43.8×32.9mm medium format sensor. (For comparison, the sensor’s surface area is approximately 67 percent larger than a full frame 35mm sensor, which measure …