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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.




Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Control Your Perspective

A pair of new high-end tilt-shift lenses from Schneider Optics that mount on a DSLR

For photographers looking to get view-camera lens movements in a DSLR, there were just a few options.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Rarest Light

Look for the gap and the glow, and you’ll find light that transforms a scene into something extraordinary

For 18 years now, I've been specializing in wilderness landscape photography.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Why Choose B&W

Creating a monochrome image lets you focus on form, texture, shape and composition

We see and live in a world of color. That's how we've evolved, and it's the world that we know.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Once More Into The Shot

How to use self-timers and triggers to add a person to your photos when you’re the only one available

Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Experimenting With Perspective

It’s time to get creative in the unique world of the tilt-shift lens

Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Long Lens Techniques

How to use a big telephoto lens for wildlife and more!

How to use a big telephoto lens for wildlife and more!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fine-Art Camera Phone Photography

Using a bevy of sophisticated apps, Tony Sweet shows how to expand your creativity and make wall-worthy pictures from an iPhone

With the advent of new highly capable cameras in various smartphones combined with very cogent apps, we're now able to create images and optimize them almost exactly as we would in Photoshop.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Boost Your AF Performance

How to set up your camera and lens to get quick response when you’re shooting fast-moving subjects like wildlife

Today’s DSLRs are amazingly quick in their AF performance and firing rates, but you can make them even quicker by setting them appropriately.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Stoking The Flame

In her “Ghosts of the West” project, Cheyenne Rouse reignited her love of photography by embracing HDR

If you would have told me three years ago when I was living in Park City, Utah, that I’d be creating HDR images, running my own gallery, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loving my DSLR, I would have told you that you were crazy.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Quick Tips For Using A Polarizer

Get more from the single most useful accessory in your bag

The one accessory you’re likely to find in any professional nature photographer’s camera bag is a polarizer.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

10 Tips For Brilliant Landscapes

To get your best shots, follow the light

“Chase the light.” For years, landscape photographers have lived by this motto. It’s not really a technique—it’s a philosophy, a way of life, an existential state of being.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Find Your Focus

Use the essentials of strong design for better landscape compositions

Have you ever stood on a high point, soaking in the view, exhilarated by the vast space in front of you?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get Low For Big Impact

Change your camera angle to free your wildlife shots from cluttered, distracting backgrounds

It was a stifling late August morning. I lay in wet mud on the South Flats of the East Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. A thousand no-see-ums chewed on the exposed skin on the back of my hands.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Art Of Small

When, where and how to shoot better macro images

Mastering the art of macro photography in nature takes time and patience, but knowing when, where and how will make the journey a lot easier.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Supersized Panorama Stitching

Brandon Riza’s panoramas are crafted in the spirit of an Ansel Adams landscape. In each one, the mountains are larger than life, and the overall image is richly detailed and built from a series of high-resolution frames.

His work, above all, is meticulous and precise.

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