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June 1st, 2016

Photo Of The Day By Andy Heatwole

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Andy Heatwole
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Spring Storm” by Andy Heatwole. Location: San Marcos, TX. “A thunderstorm approaches San Marcos, TX., behind a field of wildflowers,” said Heatwole, who shot this image on a Canon 6D with a 17-40L lens. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Your Favorite Places …
April 14th, 2016

Lexar Announces microSD Reader With Lightening Connector

Posted By Staff
For those looking for an easy way to offload and transfer content from a sports camcorder or aerial camera to an iPhone or iPad should check out the new Lexar microSD Reader. Featuring a Lightning connecter for rapid transfer of content, the small, portable device will be available April 18, 2016, for $41.99. Full details …
December 30th, 2015

Stormy Weather Assignment Winner Susan Taylor

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Yosemite National Park Light Show" By Susan Taylor
Congratulations to Susan Taylor for winning the Stormy Weather Assignment! “This one has a story . . . Was it worth it?” said Taylor. “Well, I was pretty tired after spending a sleepless but spectacular night in Yosemite while counting over 50+ strikes of thunder and lightning (some two miles away) while parked at Tunnel View. I …
December 16th, 2015

Behind The Shot: “Yosemite Lightning Strike” By Nolan Nitschke—Yosemite National Park, California

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Nolan Nitschke
In 2006, at the inception of my career in landscape photography, I set out with a very specific photographic goal that, at the time, seemed nearly impossible. The year before, while lugging my camera gear and trying to follow in the footsteps of legendary Range of Light photographers Galen Rowell and Ansel Adams, a thought …
November 7th, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Susan Taylor

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
Photo By Susan Taylor
Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Yosemite National Park Light Show” by Susan Taylor. “This one has a story . . . Was it worth it? said Taylor. “Well, I was pretty tired after spending a sleepless but spectacular night in Yosemite while counting over 50+ strikes of thunder and lightning (some 2 miles away) …
July 23rd, 2015

Photo Of The Day By Theresa Ditson

Posted By Kristan Ashworth
"Center Stage" by Theresa Ditson
  Today’s Photo of the Day was shot on a Nikon D810 with a Nikkor 24-70mm by Theresa Ditson. “The night I took this photo was unusually cool for a typical mid-summer night in Arizona,” said Ditson. “Of course, it didn’t help my temperature that I had already been saturated by the rains, having shot …
September 25th, 2014

A Stormy Night

Posted By Michael Frye
Lightning over Bishop and the Owens Valley, CA, USA
Photographing lightning is difficult. The main problem is being in the right place at the right time. You don’t want to be in the storm, as you’re likely to get wet, and risk being struck by lightning. You need to get a distant view of the storm, which means anticipating where a storm might go, finding a viewpoint, and hoping that the lightning doesn’t dissipate before everything comes together. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve set up my camera looking toward a distant storm, only to watch the lightning fizzle out.
July 14th, 2014

The Grand Canyon Monsoon—Best Locations To Shoot By Gary Hart

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Three Strikes, Grand Canyon, North Rim, Northern Arizona
In the July issue of Outdoor Photographer, Gary Hart gave some excellent tips for photographing the booming thunderstorms that hit the desert southwest in summer. This post is a followup to that article with Hart’s favorite locations to shoot in and around the Grand Canyon.
January 8th, 2014

Photo of The Day By Alex Chamberlain

Posted By Christopher Robinson
A Flare For The Dramatic by Alex Chamberlain
Alex Chamberlain submitted today’s Photo Of The Day to the Your Best Photo Of 2013 Assignment. Chamberlain describes how he got this photo, “After an evening shooting the Toadstool Hoodoos in Utah, my friend and I retired for the night only to be awakened at 4am by a lightning storm the likes of which we had seldom seen…
September 30th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Grand Canyon Light Show’ by Rolf Maeder – Moran Point, Arizona

Posted By David Alexander Willis
Long extended exposure of Moran Point overlooking the Grand Canyon in Arizona with multiple lightning strikes over the rim of the valleys in the distance
On August 30th, my friends Scott Stulberg, Holly Kehrt (both wonderful photographers) and I were driving from Sedona to the Grand Canyon to get some sunset shots. After a short time being there, we noticed that we couldn’t get what we wanted because of the very hazy light. So we decided to return to Sedona, …