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Sharpen your Adobe Photoshop techniques with Outdoor Photographer. Our articles offer Photoshop tips on topics ranging from resizing images to enhancing color. Begin your lesson in Photoshop for wildlife and nature photography now.


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Sync Photos Across Devices With Mylio

A new app makes organizing, sharing and protecting photos an automatic snap. It just may change your life.

Mylio is "the first modern, intelligent photo manager."

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Create A Photo eBook

The tablet revolution has brought new life to e-books. We’ll show you how to make an impressive and full-featured e-book from your photos.

Traditional photo books have dropped off significantly in today's market.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

Use stacked focus to create images that overcome the bounds of optics for your macro shots and more

For the first time since the invention of the medium, photographers are now able to create images that rival our visual memory.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Use Lightroom Like a Darkroom

How to work like an old-school master printer when you’re processing images in the computer

To do this in Photoshop, you need to use things like selections, feathering, layers, adjustment layers and layer masks.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Solutions: Clarity

This incredibly useful control helps close the gap between actual global contrast and apparent contrast in a photo

One of the more interesting challenges that the digital revolution brought home to nearly every photographer, both amateur and professional alike, is that with digital, you're now in control of your own image processing.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Solutions: Vibrance

Often thought of as nearly identical to Saturation, this control can be much more useful for nature photographers

Vibrance is grouped along with Clarity and Saturation in Lightroom.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

B&W Transformation

Go from a weak color photograph to strong, dynamic black-and-white by taking advantage of HDR technology along the way

The technique that I'm about to illustrate will take your photos to the next level, creating killer black-and-white images.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Organization Will Set You Free!

Basic organization techniques to help you find, sort and catalog your images

Finding photos you've shot on your computer has long been a challenge.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

How the changes in Lr4 are important for nature photographers

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Solutions: Scanning Revisited

Breathe new life into your old film images by using powerful next-generation scanning software

This might be one article you didn't exactly expect to find yourself reading.

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, September 20, 2011

The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography

How the dark side of your photos can be limiting your prints

Digital photography vastly expands our opportunities for better pictures. We can now shoot in lower light with higher quality results, instantly see our images as we capture them and easily process those images for the best results.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Advanced Cloning

Retouching techniques give photographers more control than ever. Try a combination of tools for removing distracting elements from almost any scene.

Each year, the number of visitors to our national parks grows, looking to see and photograph their favorite icons.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Making Of Compelling Black-And-White-Images

Beyond just removing color, see how structure, tonal relationships, form, texture and contrast all play key roles

Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas were two of my heroes in nature photography, both superb practitioners of color photography with nature.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Making Best Use Of HDR

Tom Till is a master of Southwest landscapes. Recently, he’s been using HDR software to overcome some of the challenges of these high-contrast scenes without generating the bizarre-looking, hyperreal effect that’s objectionable to many nature shooters

I was an early adopter of graduated neutral-density filters to tame the huge discrepancies between mesa-top sunlight and the dark shadows of the canyon depths.

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