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December 2014


How-To

  • Harness High Contrast


    Michael Frye takes us through the steps of getting the most out of a high-contrast landscape


    High-contrast scenes always have been difficult to process, but Adobe made this task considerably easier with the Process Version tools in Lightroom 4 and 5.
  • Landscape Astro Photography


    Tips, techniques and gear for exploring the exciting world of creating starry sky scenic photos


    The Milky Way is so bright that it reflects in the ocean, and the way it shoots up into the sky lines up with the small cove in front of you.

Gear

  • Gadget Bag: The Photographer’s Smartphone


    We look at the latest smartphones, and how their cameras and other features can benefit you



    The digital age has brought photo and video technology to the masses.
  • In Focus: December 2014



    Editor's Picks
  • Solutions: Keep Quiet


    Avoid startling wildlife with a modern DSLR sound blimp



    High-contrast scenes always have been difficult to process, but Adobe made this task considerably easier with the Process Version tools in Lightroom 4 and 5.
  • Solutions: The Monitor Debate


    LED vs. LCD, connectivity and more—which screen is right for you?



    If you edit digital images, you interact with your computer monitor more than with any other device, even more than with your camera.

Locations

  • Assignments: December 2014


    Winning Images From The Weekly Assignments At outdoorphotographer.com



    Congratulations to David Saylor, Wendy Gedack and Quynh Ton for their winning photographs from the Reflections, Better Lucky Than Good and Starry Nights Assignments.
  • Behind The Shot: Shiprock & Dust Storm


    I got to Shiprock, here in San Juan County, N.M., at about two in the morning, and if you've never seen the stars in all their radiant glory in the middle of the high desert, please, I beg you to come to my stomping grounds.
  • Off The Grid


    Far from the Tropic zone, Chris Burkard’s big-picture outlook leads to images that are a mix of stunning landscapes, dramatic coastlines and out-of-the-ordinary surf action


    All I ever wanted to do was shoot landscapes. That was the first thing I was ever passionate about.

Columns

  • Boca Ciega Millennium Park, Florida


    With more than 175 documented bird types, Boca Ciega Millennium Park is one of more than 500 stops along the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.
  • Flying High


    Connecting with the landscape through a new perspective



    Cruising along near Peebles, Ohio. Lovely countryside, but hardly wilderness.
  • Winter’s Sparkles


    Let It Snow, Let Me Go! • Crisp Winter Night Sky • Technology As A Hindrance


    As a longtime reader of your column and one who lives in a very cold environment, I'd like to know what kinds of subjects you look for during the winter months.

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