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Monday, January 9, 2012

Use Contrast For Impact

Take contrast beyond its traditional definition and intensify your images

The word "contrast" refers to the range of tones from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow. With black-and-white, it relates to the range of gray shades from pure white to rich black.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wide-Angle Distortion

Distort your view to create fun and unique photographs

Wide-angle lenses are wonderful tools that allow a photographer to take in large areas in tight quarters. Their angle of view exceeds sixty-five degrees and can go as wide as one hundred eighty.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Enhance Your Landscapes

How to use Photoshop Layer Masks and Layer Styles to simulate a graduated ND filter without the drawbacks of an actual filter

One of the greatest challenges in outdoor photography is properly exposing for contrasty lighting conditions.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Intensify Your Landscape

How to give your scenics extra punch when the situation calls for added intensity

There's a time for subtle, and there's a time to punch things up. Extra intensity is usually associated with punched-up saturation, but that only works when you have a shot that's strong to begin with.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Action-Sequence Panoramas

How to capture time and space in a single frame

We see action before us as a blur of movement that often passes by in a linear progression.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tips For Cold-Weather Photography

Things to remember when you decide to shoot outdoors in the cold

There are many advantages to shooting in cold weather. During the winter, the sun remains low in the sky, which provides a more favorable angle of light.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Basic Indoor Lighting

Four indispensable tips for taking your best indoor photos

I love the great outdoors—the smell of a pine forest, the wind on my face, the chill of a frosty morning, and the feel of an impending storm all get my adrenaline pumping.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Solutions: Video Fundamentals

A primer to get you started shooting video with a DSLR

For most photographers, the biggest hurdle to getting into video with a DSLR is taking the first step.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips

How to make a movie that will show the world differently

Time-lapse photography and videos have exploded in popularity. During the recent Sony Art of Expression contest hosted by OP, several of the finalists in the video category were time-lapse videos.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Balance the Family Vacation and Photography

How to juggle prime photo time with the family's vacation chaos

As readers of Outdoor Photographer, I’m sure many of you struggle with how to balance your photography while spending time with the family during the one big vacation you get a year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Work Your Subject

How to use multiple variables to improve your shots

There are many strategies that can be applied to change an image and the list goes on. When used in tandem, a plethora of variables can be applied.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Combine Two Or More If The Action Doesn’t Unfold

How to use Photoshop to create an illustrative wildlife image, by combining two or more files into a single photo.

Wildlife photography is a challenge. It requires lots of patience, dedication, trips to the animals, and time.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wet The Wood

You can use water to get more vibrant color when shooting wood

Some photographers add a bit of Vibrance or Saturation to their photographs in Photoshop, Lightroom or other RAW converter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Capture Better Wildlife Photos

Here are five tips for getting the best wildlife shots possible.

Wildlife photography is rewarding and a challenge. The reward is gratification knowing a special moment occurred with a wild animal.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?

New DSLRs with Auto HDR features can create high dynamic range images in just seconds, but are the results worth the convenience?

In the last few years, high dynamic range (HDR) photography has become incredibly popular, propelled in part by the capabilities of both digital cameras and HDR-enabled imaging programs.

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