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July 8th, 2015

Traversing the Patagonian Ice Cap: A new breed of expedition-style Workshops

Posted By Michael Clark
Earlier this year I was approached by Vertical Shot Expeditions. They inquired if I would be interested in leading an expedition to traverse the Patagonian Ice Cap in 2016. Having spent a fair bit of time in Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, and having seen the ice cap several times, traversing the …
May 14th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Danan Rolfe

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Velvet and Water' by Danan Rolfe
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Spring Flowers Assignment by Danan Rolfe. 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 and several images from the Assignment Gallery are picked to be featured in …
April 23rd, 2015

Photo of the Day by Koustav Maity

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Hungry' by Koustav Maity
Today’s Photo of the Day comes from Koustav Maity. “Three tree swallow babies impatiently wait for their mother to bring food. I spot this tree swallow family at Yellowstone National Park and immediately noticed how hungry the chicks are. As tree swallows are really swift flyer it was very difficult to capture them in the …
April 22nd, 2015

Creating the Best Wildlife Photos

Posted By Jay Goodrich
Wildlife Photos Jay Goodrich 1
Wildlife photography is not a cheap investment. It typically requires big, expensive, high-quality lenses and fast cameras to even begin to think about creating a quality wildlife photograph. However, there are many photographers who show up on game day with the equipment, but not the game. In my opinion, it is fine to be a …
April 17th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Steve Perry

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Nose to Nose' by Steve Perry
Today’s Photo of the Day is “Nose to Nose” by Steve Perry. “This was captured shortly after I drove into Yellowstone from Gardiner. Normally, expectations tend to be low as you make the 5 mile or so drive from Gardiner to Mammoth, but today would prove an exception to that rule. As I drove along, …
April 14th, 2015

The Tropics Assignment Winner Lace Andersen

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'End of the Road' by Lace Anderson
Congrats to Lace Andersen for winning The Tropics Assignment! “This photograph was taken in January of 2014 at Ke’e Beach, Kauai, Hawaii,” says Andersen. “This beach can be very popular with photographers when the surf is up in winter. My actual intent for the evening was to photograph waves down the coastline. I was pleasantly …
February 25th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Robert Marić

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Beauty of Dawn' by Robert Marić
Today’s Photo of the Day featuring the Mont Blanc Massif was submitted to the Your Favorite Places Gallery by Robert Marić. “The direction I took is from Col du Montets where you can park you car and then just head to the well marked trail that leads to Lac Blanc. It should be mentioned that this …
February 24th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Phillip Nicholas

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'High Sierra Sunset' by Phillip NIcholas
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Colors Coming Through Assignment by Phillip Nicholas. “This photo was taken on the tail end of a magnificent sunset from Mt. Watkins in Yosemite National Park. As the color was beginning to fade, I turned around and saw a thin sliver of brilliant pink light spilling …
February 18th, 2015

Photo of the Day by Anna Cramer

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
'Nirvana and Brotherhood' by Anna Cramer
Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Colors Coming Through Assignment by Anna Cramer. “Driving back to work from an afternoon doctor appointment I crossed Brotherhood Bridge over the Mendenhall River and gasped. I pulled a u-ey (not legally but so worth it) and parked nearby. It’s times like these that I’m glad …
February 10th, 2015

Nikon Announces D810A DSLR Designed for Astrophotography

Posted By Ashley Myers-Turner
Nikon D810A
Nikon has announced the D810A – a version of the D810 modified specifically for astrophotography! To get the D810A ready to capture interstellar activity, Nikon modified the infrared cut filter by increasing the sensitivity of the 656nm wavelength to better capture the red hues of nebulae. The company also added a Long Exposure Manual Mode …