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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.

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.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

My Move To Mirrorless

See what drove professional photographer Dan Bailey to set aside his DSLR in favor of a mirrorless system

If you're an active outdoor photographer, then you know that when you're trekking, skiing or scrambling in the mountains, cycling or traveling out of your pack, extra pounds slow you down.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Watch The Weather

James Kay shows us how to see the weather before it’s fully formed so you can predict where to be to get great photos

I've always been fascinated by the weather. Growing up in New Jersey, my parents introduced me to skiing when I was five years old.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

HDR The Easy Way

Learn to make use of this increasingly mainstream technology without losing the soul of your images

We've all heard the sales pitch: High-dynamic-range imaging has solved photography's last great problem, creating beautiful, realistic photographs of high-contrast scenes.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Psych 101

To help you make landscape photos that resonate, we deconstruct the psychological baggage humans bring to a scene

One of the insights of modern psychology is how much our preferences and decisions are driven by unconscious processes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Above The Landscape

As drones become more popular and easier to use, we talk to leading aerial photographers about how they’re making the most out of this new way of looking at a scene

Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, multirotor radio-controlled aircraft, quadcopters—whatever you call them, photographers who have taken their cameras to the sky are changing the way we see the world.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Landscapes With Feeling

How to create and use texture in your scenic photography—it’s all about the filters

From smooth and serene to rough and woolly, texture in a photograph can convey feeling and emotion that reflect the photographer's response to the subject and surroundings.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lighting Wildlife

A compact light or portable off-camera flash can add an extra dimension to your photos of animals and birds

As a nature photographer, too often you're at the mercy of existing natural light.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Get Perfect Exposure Every Time

How to work with your camera systems to get the ideal exposure for every shot

Having taught workshops for many years, I've come to find that the biggest problem students have, both novice and experienced alike, is how to meter and set exposure for ambient light.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Solutions: Handheld Shooting Technique

When photographing wildlife, sometimes you just have to work "legs-free"

Wildlife photography is challenging in any circumstances.

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