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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 8, 2014

See In B&W

How to train your eyes to predict how a scene will look before you take the picture

Although there are many aspects of photography that digital technology changed, the art of seeing in black-and-white remains the same.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

B&W In Harsh Light

The often-shunned midday conditions can yield surprisingly good results—when you’re thinking in black-and-white

As outdoor photographers, it doesn't take us long to find out that nature's lighting can be very fickle, differing greatly day to day and even over the course of a day, from that of the controlled lighting available in a studio setting.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Solutions: What’s In The Bag: B&W In The Field

Pack your bag with the right gear to get your best monochrome photos

The essence of black-and-white lies in tonality and texture.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Digital Mythbusting

We bust some of the most common myths that digital photographers take into the field to help you get your best images

Digital photography became popular at the same time that Internet access and usage exploded in growth.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Shooting The Monsoon

How to catch the big summer weather in the Southwest

It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me that finally got my attention.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting

How to pack for a day with a long lens

When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, evaluate what to bring along.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The Underwater Landscape

Dive into underwater photography with an interchangeable-lens camera and housing

Underwater photography may be the most specialized form of nature photography there is.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Solutions: eLearning

Modern online courses allow you to learn from and interact with excellent instructors in your spare time at home

There has been a flood of new options for photographers looking to take a class over the past few years.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Roadside Photo Ops

Sometimes the best vantage point is literally by the side of the road

In April, we reached out to the OP community on Facebook requesting submissions of images that actually were taken by the side of the road.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chasing Rainbows

How to predict where a rainbow will be and how to set up your DSLR to photograph it to create dramatic rainbow-scapes

It was "rainbow weather"—a pattern where rainbows were likely. But where would a rainbow appear?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Power Of Three

Reaching beyond the basics of the Rule of Thirds for more dynamic landscape photos

From the Greeks, who worshipped the amazing properties of triangles, to The Three Stooges, the number three has had a special relationship with human perception, art, music, science, religion and every other field.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Minimalist Landscapes

No matter the conditions, remove yourself from expectations and focus on what’s there and not on what you wish was there

It's early morning; your camera gear is packed. With a cup of steaming coffee in your hand, you hike to the viewpoint you selected the previous evening.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Working The Landscape

In this excerpt from his book Capture the Magic, Jack Dykinga guides us through the process of exploring a scene and a composition to create special images

Occasionally, strong images appear to suddenly jump into my camera, but that's not the norm.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Get Into The Wet Zone

Kurt Budliger gives us practical tips for creating dynamic coastal seascapes

Our affinity for and connection to the sea has been deeply rooted in our art and culture for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the United States alone, there are more than 95,000 miles of coastline, with approximately 39% of the U.S. population living in a coastal county.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Eagle Eyes

George Lepp shows how to use extra-long focal lengths to empower natural history photography

About a year ago, my friend and colleague Brent McGregor called to ask if I wanted to check out a bald eagle nest in a pine tree, below a canyon rim, that a pair had successfully used the year before.

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