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Digital Photography Tips For Landscape & Wildlife Photos

Mastered the art of the wide angle yet? Know how to add a spicy kick to those action shots? Browse articles filled with expert digital photography tips. These landscape and wildlife photo techniques will improve your photography in no time.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Using Selective Focus

For unique images that highlight your subject’s details, experiment with shallow depth of field

Attempting to convey our three-dimensional world in a two-dimensional medium creates both challenges and opportunities for photographers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Controlling Lens Flare

Preventing unwanted haze effects and reflected light in the field, plus three ways to correct it with processing

As landscape photographers, we’re often entirely dependent upon available light from the sun.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Photographing The Milky Way

How and when to create panoramic images of our home galaxy

Panoramas are one of the most fun and dramatic ways of capturing the Milky Way over a landscape, created by stitching multiple exposures together in software to capture a much wider field of view than you could capture in a single photo.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Intro To DSLR Telephotos

Insights into long-lens technique for wildlife photography

I still remember the first time I tried a 500mm ƒ/4 super-telephoto lens a few years back, and it wasn’t pretty.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Camera Traps For Wildlife

To increase your creative options for photographing wildlife, take yourself out of the equation

Wildlife photography is defined by a single overarching challenge: getting close to critters.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sharpen Your Vision

5 ways to make more meaningful images of nature

You can make sharp, properly exposed photos—so what?

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Tips For Winter Photography

Essential considerations for safe and successful photo shoots in cold and wet conditions

Winter can be an exciting time to get outside and expand your photographic portfolio.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Specialized AF For Action

Use custom function settings to fine-tune autofocus performance for your subject

There’s nothing like coming away from a shoot knowing you’ve captured a potential once-in-a-lifetime shot.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Creative Landscape Photography

Knowledge is only the first step toward inspired images

Can a realistic landscape photograph be creative?

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Techniques For Fall Color

10 ways to create stunning autumn images

As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October.

Monday, September 28, 2015

¡Hermoso Otoño!

Tips for capturing fall color in Patagonia, Chile—or your favorite places

Autumn is the photographer's season, not just a season of great natural beauty, but a season of constant change.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Building Stories

How to think past pretty pictures to make images that engage the viewer and tell a story

A picture is worth a 1000 words. A truism if there ever was one.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Working With Mixed Light

Professional photographer David Wells shows how to create a polished look to your photo essays and video projects by knowing how to work with the quality of light as it changes during the day

I started my professional photography career back in 1979.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Think, Feel, Do

Jack Curran’s three-step process for shooting strong black-and-white images

Shooting black-and-white photography can be a confusing style to navigate.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Do More With Wide-Angle

Master of Dreamscapes Ian Plant shows his top-five tips for great wide-angle photography

Traditionally, anything wider than 35mm on a full-frame camera is considered a wide-angle lens; anything wider than 24mm is considered an ultra-wide-angle.

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