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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, May 11, 2010

Diversify Your Macro Portfolio

Tips and techniques from a master that will take your macro photography to the next level

For the last four hours, my mind was occupied with the thoughts of my weeklong photography trip to Yosemite National Park.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Decisive Moment

How to catch that instant when the whole photograph comes together with universal impact

The concept of the decisive moment applies to most photographic endeavors.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Minimize To Maximize

A National Geographic pro on how to lighten up on your gear and keep focused on getting the best photos

Oh, if only Antoine had been a photographer. Traveling as a photographer and the word “light” generally aren’t spoken in the same sentence.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Shoot The Moon

When the sun sets and the rest of the photographers pack up for the night, you can get some of the most stunning and unique images

I started “shooting the moon” in a quest for unique photos, and while I’m certainly happy with my results, I’ve discovered that the actual experience of moon and moonlight photography is just as rewarding as the images I bring home.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Unguarded Moment

Steve McCurry’s personal approach has created a career of stunning photographs of people from around the world

It’s obvious at a glance that the cover of Steve McCurry’s new book, The Unguarded Moment (Phaidon), is a great photograph.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Percentages

Today, “high ISO” means values like 25,600 instead of 800. These dramatic advancements are giving nature photographers a whole new way to think about making images.

George Lepp recently returned from an expedition to Africa, where he was using the Canon EOS 7D and EOS-1D Mark IV, and one of his traveling companions was using the Nikon D3 and D3S.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Be Adventurous

Pro tips on how to take amazing sports-action shots

The great American author Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Digital Zone System

If you thought DSLRs and new technology made the Zone System obsolete, think again. Updating the classic Ansel Adams tool for proper exposure will make your digital photographs as good as they can be.

When Ansel Adams developed the Zone System with Fred Archer in 1940, he gave photographers a tool great for controlling their images—but only with black-and-white film, and only with view cameras, where sheets of film could be processed individually.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Transforming Large Format

Landscape master Jack Dykinga’s new “secret” view camera is in the form of a modern DSLR

Jack Dykinga doesn’t treat his newest camera as a state secret, although it would be understandable if he did. After all, he calls it a “secret large-format camera.” And it’s made by Nikon.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Avian Abstracts

A different interpretation of bird photography that departs from the usual sharp, literal imagery to which we’re accustomed

Abstraction is defined as “freedom from representational qualities in art.” That’s what I tried to do with my series of avian abstracts—to make a series where form is translated into another form, where you as a viewer have to make up your own mind as to what it represents.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Nature & Nurture

Unique perspectives on outdoor photography and the importance of preserving our environment

Nature photographers not only are major contributors to the profession of photography, but also to our growing understanding of the natural world.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Go B&W In Winter

More than just a solution for bleak scenery, converting your images to black-and-white can give winter landscapes and sports action tremendous impact

Winter is a wondrous season for photographers, with its own unique challenges and triumphs. For many of us, the landscape changes shape and character entirely, covered in a blanket of Mother Nature’s finest frozen concoction.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Into The Caves Of Patagonia

New camera technology comes to the rescue when one of the world’s pristine wonders is photographed

A few days before, we had left our home in Colorado in the midst of a winter storm, our visions of sunshine, wildflowers and this lake calling us 7,000 miles south. Months previously, our friends, the landscape photographer Linde Waidhofer and her poet/graphic designer husband Lito Tejada-Flores, had shown us Linde’s haunting photographs of a group of marble caves accessible only from Lago General Carrera.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Old West Color

David Stoecklein brings a timeless cowboy allure to his photography by combining classic aesthetics with his own unique style

There’s an old cowboy adage that goes, “Talk less and say more,” and David Stoecklein does just that. Based out of Idaho, he has photographed amazingly iconic images of the American West for more than 20 years. Astoundingly, whether it’s of a modern cowboy or an expansive Southwestern landscape, his photographic style is instantly recognizable and remarkably consistent.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

10 Tips For Top Sharpness

Getting your sharpest photographs today is as much about processing as it is about shooting technique. We’ll show you some pro tips for making your best pictures.

Nature photographers are always on the quest for sharp pictures. I know I am. I want to be sure that when something should be sharp in a photograph, it’s indeed sharp.

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