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July 16th, 2014

40 Days of Africa

Posted By Ian Plant
40-Days-of-Africa
(© Ian Plant) So far, 2014 has been ridiculously busy for me. In the first six months of this year, I’ve been to 15 countries, with photography trips to the following: Venezuela, Morocco, Botswana, Argentina, Chile, Namibia, Tanzania and Rwanda (with non-photography visits or layovers in South Africa, France, Columbia, Ethiopia, Kenya, the Netherlands and …
 
March 1st, 2014

Monthly Essay: The Dynamic Landscape

Posted By Rafael Rojas
Bowing to the sun_RR_th
One of the things I have learnt after years of photographing the world is how dynamic all landscapes are. Before being bitten by the photography bug, my opinion was similar to that of most other people. Landscapes did not move. They were there, just waiting for me to be discovered, ready to show me that …
 
November 30th, 2013

Namibia, surreal beauty

Posted By Rafael Rojas
A lonely tree stands against the sand dunes in the Namib Naukluft NP, Namibia
This text belongs to the introduction of the e-book “A photographer’s vision: Namibia”, from Rafael Rojas. As a special Xmas gift for all Outdoor Photographer readers, this E-BOOK  can be downloaded FOR FREE during a period of 30 days by using the promo-code “opgift” at the checkout of Rafael Rojas’ website. Get your free e-book …
 
July 18th, 2013

Five Final Favorite Photos From Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Red Planet" - Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia
(© Ian Plant) Over the past few weeks I’ve shared a number of my favorite images from my trip to Namibia (in several posts including Photography, Copyright, and the Internet; Dynamic Spacing; Kolmanskop Ghost Town; and Quiver Tree Forest). For this post, I’ve decided to present my final five unshared photos. If you are interested in …
 
July 3rd, 2013

Photography, Copyright, and the Internet

Posted By Ian Plant
(c) Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) Every few weeks I get an email, Facebook note, or frenzied phone call informing me that some nefarious nogoodnik on the Internet has stolen one or more of my photographs. I’m sure many of you have also experienced Internet image theft at some point during the past few years. The questions that …
 
June 26th, 2013

Dynamic Spacing: Three Examples from Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"Flamingo Flamenco" - Dorob National Park, Namibia
(© Ian Plant) Georges Seurat was an incredibly talented Post-Impressionist painter, one of the great masters of the art. His famous quote, “Art is harmony,” contains an important truth: the goal of any composition is to create balance and harmony. But let’s step back for a moment of definition: by balance I don’t mean pure …
 
June 14th, 2013

Five Photos from Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"The Yellow Room" - Kolmanskop, Namibia
(© Ian Plant) Kolmanskop is an abandoned German mining settlement located in Namibia. The town was abandoned in the 1950s, and the desert has been reclaiming it ever since. With its colorful painted walls and sweeping sand dunes engulfing entire rooms, the ghost town is a neat place to shoot, and should be on everyone’s …
 
June 12th, 2013

Creativity is Dead

Posted By Ian Plant
"Dance of the Dead" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) cre·a·tiv·i·ty (noun): the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination. Source: Dictionary.com Creativity gets talked about a lot these days. It seems that every photographer (including me) admonishes others to be creative, and we …
 
June 4th, 2013

Quiver Tree Forest, Namibia

Posted By Ian Plant
"Giant's Playground" by Ian Plant
(© Ian Plant) I recently returned from a two week scouting trip to Namibia with my workshop partner Richard Bernabe. Namibia is an incredibly beautiful country filled with stunning desert landscapes and fantastic wildlife. We spent three days photographing a quiver tree forest near Keetmanshoop. Quiver “trees” aren’t really trees at all, but rather a species of aloe, …