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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, 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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Control Your Depth of Field

Try the Focus Slice Auto-Align technique to get tack-sharpness from near to far

A conventional lens has the planes of the sensor (or film), the lens and the focused slice of reality all perpendicular to the axis of the lens.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Whatever It Takes

Adventure photographer James Kay’s career is defined by his tenacity and drive to bypass the ordinary and take the extra steps to get something extraordinary

I can still recall the soft pillows of clouds drifting across the face of the Teton Range as I drove north to meet a client at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park many years ago.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Max Out Your DSLR Sensor

Make the best exposure for a scene when you know how your camera will respond to the full spectrum, from highlights to shadows

Sometimes your first capture is your only capture. Blow the exposure, and you’ve blown a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. You can’t bracket high-action wildlife or outdoor sports—you’re all but guaranteed to get the wrong exposure at the decisive moment.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Use Live View For Sharper Shots

How to make the most of this innovative feature to get better pictures

Most new DSLRs have Live View, yet too many nature photographers don’t use it.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Preparing For A Photo Workshop

A workshop is an excellent way to improve your photography. When you’re well prepared, you’ll get the most out of the experience.

When I teach my workshops, I find that there are some participants who come more prepared than others.

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