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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.

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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

7 Deadly Compositional Sins

Forget about adhering to the rules of composition and instead focus on staying clear of the pitfalls of a particular scene or situation

Most of us have heard of the "rules" of composition, but how many of us have ever contemplated the "sins" of composition?

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Guiding Vision

Ansel Adams was guided by an overarching vision for all of his photography. We look at his approach and how you can apply it to your own work.

Adams developed an interest in and an appreciation for nature at a young age while growing up in San Francisco in the early 1900s.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Sharp & Rich

As a digital photographer, you can learn a lot from Ansel Adams. Choose the right gear and emulate the attention to detail that Adams devoted to his craft to get your best possible landscape photos.

Ansel Adams and Group f/64 were synonymous with image quality, sharpness and detail.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Shooting In Snow & Ice

Instead of letting your cameras hibernate, get out and take advantage of the best of winter

The key to exposing snow (and bright ice) is to expose your scene so the snow is bright, not gray.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Solutions: Just Win, Baby!

How to put your best shots forward for a contest

The popularity of photo contests exploded with the rise of the Internet.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Landscape Astro Photography

Tips, techniques and gear for exploring the exciting world of creating starry sky scenic photos

The Milky Way is so bright that it reflects in the ocean, and the way it shoots up into the sky lines up with the small cove in front of you.

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