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With advice on everything from gear to travel, Solutions helps you make the most of your outdoor photography and solves some of the photographer's most common problems.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Solutions: Your Website Made Simple

PhotoShelter’s Beam makes the creation of an attractive and sophisticated website fast and easy

A whole cottage industry sprang up around building photographers' websites.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Safety

Spring is every bit as unpredictable as other seasons. Check out these tips and products for shooting at this time of year.

Warm weather and sunshine are natural draws for outdoor photographers, and spring is a welcome change after a long cold winter.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paper For Landscape Photography

Want to change the mood in your images? Try changing your paper.

During his career, Ansel Adams used a lot of different paper brands and types.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Real McCoy

Working with HP, a company called ARTtrust is enabling digital photographers to authenticate original fine-art photography

As a young boy, I learned early about the excitement of an original piece of art.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

NANPA Summit 2010

A look at the annual meeting of the North American Nature Photography Association

It was off to Reno, Nev., for the 2010 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Summit.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Wacom Intuos4 Wireless

The pressure-sensitive precision of Wacom’s pro pen tablet, now with less tether

For photo enhancements like burning and dodging, cloning and painting layer masks, you can’t beat the accuracy and efficiency of pressure-sensitive pen tablets from Wacom.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Adding Sound

Any filmmaker knows the soundtrack is an integral part of the visual experience. By adding sound to video or multimedia shows, you can give them a richer dimension.

We’re heading to a multimedia age. As new HD video-capable D-SLRs come online with more and more frequency, nature photographers are increasingly able to add dimension to their photography by incorporating motion and still imagery into short presentations.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

(HD) In A Nutshell

For the D-SLR shooter, there are many factors in shooting HD video

The still camera and HD video camcorder worlds slowly are starting to converge. The biggest news in the still-photography industry has been the arrival of HD shooting for D-SLR cameras. Last year, Nikon released the D90—a D-SLR that offers a 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor and the ability to record cinematic-quality movie files at up to 720p HD.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

The Poor Man’s Super-Telephoto

Using a tele-extender can give your long lenses even more punch for wildlife and landscape photos

The lens of choice among the serious pro wildlife photographers I know seems to be the 600mm ƒ/4 super-telephoto. It’s great for subjects that won’t let you get close, is incredibly sharp, and autofocuses quickly and accurately. However, it costs over $7,000. That being just a bit beyond my budget, when I really need “reach,” I turn my $1,200 300mm ƒ/4 lens into a 600mm ƒ/8 by attaching a $300 2x teleconverter between the lens and camera body.

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