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January 27th, 2015

What to Do When You Take Photos that Suck

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Teton Storm by Jay Goodrich
You may find this hard to believe, but there are times when every photographer struggles with what to do when their photos suck. I struggle with it, Art Wolfe struggles with it, and you can even bet early photographers like Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson struggled with it. The difference here is that pros typically …
December 9th, 2014

Behind The Shot: “Minnesota” by Annie Griffiths – Superior National Forest

Posted By David Alexander Willis
STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHS National Geographic. Photo by Annie Griffiths/National Geographic Creative Minnesota Morning sunlight burns through fog over Superior National forest.
Autumn in Minnesota is magical. Everyone loves the annual display of colors as trees and forests change color brilliantly. As a photographer, my favorite part of autumn is the morning mist that happens when the cool night air creates morning fog. I wanted to show this phenomenon while on assignment in northern Minnesota for National …
September 11th, 2014

National Geographic and World Wildlife Fund establishes “Frans Lanting Award” in the Netherlands

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Frans Lanting
Master photographer, and Outdoor Photographer columnist, Frans Lanting has been distinguished by National Geographic and World Wildlife Fund with their creation of the “Frans Lanting Award” in the Netherlands to recognize emerging photographers in the region. This year’s competition theme is “Where Land and Sea Meet” and the winner will be announced in late November, 2014.   …
September 16th, 2013

OP Columnist Frans Lanting To Receive First Honorary Award From National Geographic Magazine In The Netherlands

Posted By Christopher Robinson
Wandering albatrosses courting, Diomedea exulans, South Georgia Island
SANTA CRUZ, CA, September 16, 2013. We are pleased to announce that Frans Lanting will receive the first Honorary Award from National Geographic Magazine in the Netherlands on Monday September 23, 2013, at the Foam Museum of photography in Amsterdam. The award honors the photographic achievements of Frans Lanting and celebrates the 125th anniversary of …
June 28th, 2013

Behind The Shot: ‘Hanuma langur and her young’ by Stefano Unterthiner – Thar Desert, India

Posted By David Alexander Willis
A young Hanuman langur playing with his mother on a cliff in the Thar Desert of India
A mother of Hanuman langur (Semnopithecus entellus) and her young are looking at my camera. I worked several weeks on that species during my assignment for National Geographic Magazine. Hanuman langur is the only primate, apart from human, that thrive in the harsh habitat of the Thar Desert of India, where temperatures can reach 50°C …
March 9th, 2011

NG 50 Greatest Photographs

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) Underwater, Brazil
I got some pretty cool news today: my image of Amazon River Dolphins that appeared in the June 2009 issue of National Geographic has been included in their “50 Greatest Photographs” app now available for the iPad.  (I don’t have an iPad,  so I haven’t seen it yet, but apparently, it looks beautiful). Preview here. …
June 21st, 2010

Other Eyes

Posted By Kevin Schafer
Amazon River Dolphins (Inia geoffrensis) Underwater, Rio Negro,
I must have taken 4000 or more shots of Amazon River Dolphins while working on last year’s story for National Geographic.  (See related story in 9/09 issue of OP) Yet, out of these, less than a dozen made it into the final story. Some, happily, were among my favorites from the shoot. Inevitably, though, other …