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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, 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.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Alpine Action

Apply your scenic vision to capture unforgettable skiing and snowboarding shots

It’s the middle of winter, and majestic mountain peaks are dressed head to toe in light, fluffy powder.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Think Differently About Your DSLR

How experimentation can pay big creative dividends

Whether you enjoy creating by pencil, brush or camera, the challenge of keeping your creative level at its peak can be daunting.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

25 Pro Tips

Try these tips from some of OP’s top professionals to get your best shots ever!

We polled a number of professionals for some of their best photo tips, and in the spirit of our 25th Anniversary issue, we’ve come up with a list of 25 that are sure to help you make better photographs.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

On The Wing

A look at the many facets of avian photography and techniques for getting colorful, inspiring images

After a 10-year absence to tend to other business, Chris Klapheke rededicated himself to photography in 2004. He really never had paid any attention to birds before, but a workshop with bird photography guru Arthur Morris at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in New Mexico got him hooked.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

How To Create The Complete Outdoor Image

Whether you’re shooting landscapes, wildlife, sports-action or travel, the best, most compelling images have common traits

In this era of digital photography, we’re bombarded with imagery each and every day.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Wildlife Photography

In his new book, wildlife photographer and Tech Tips guru George Lepp shares lessons learned in a lifetime of photography

When I’m away to teach or photograph elsewhere, I feel that I’ve somehow abandoned my responsibility to witness the progression of the extended animal families at home.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fall Reflections

Autumn is a season when fleeting colors produce exceptionally vivid scenes. By combining water elements, you can add extra dimensions and motion.

There are few places on earth where all nature’s colors mingle with such quintessential romantic and wild sceneries.

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