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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 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.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Versatility Of A Telephoto

Whether photographing wildlife or landscapes, long lenses are great tools for more than just zooming

When I finally saw the camouflaged Eastern screech-owl in the dead tree, I used my 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto lens and 1.4x teleconverter to fill the viewfinder with the little raptor and captured a portrait image.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The High Concept Image

Pro tips to help you take your photos to a higher level

High-concept photographs go beyond mere literal representations of your subjects; instead, they seek to use light, composition, mood and color creatively.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Take Advantage Of Big Weather

Current weather patterns yield rare opportunities for nature photographers

Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Beyond Ansel Adams

Adhere to the Ansel Adams tradition of linking the viewer to the landscape while exploring new visual styles and artistic expression

Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Sharpness The Deadly Dozen

Defeat these threats to sharp photos and create images that get optimum sharpness from any camera and lens

The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Close-Up Wide-Angle

Armed with a Sigma 10-20mm lens on a Nikon D7100 DSLR, we explore the ins and outs of this dynamic compositional technique

Wide-angle zooms have always been popular with nature photographers.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The Colors Of Snow

Like a fresh white canvas, a new blanket of snow is a perfectly primed medium for painting with the subtle hues of winter

We always think of snow as being plain white, but the reality is that it's a malleable element that can take on any of several colors depending on the conditions in which you're shooting.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Defeat Chromatic Aberration

How to banish color fringes from your photos forever

We've all seen it—that glowing violet fringe that sometimes lurks like a dirty halo in out-of-focus areas and along high-contrast boundaries of dark objects photographed against a bright sky.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Get Above It All

Aerial imaging using consumer-level “drones” is now within reach of any photographer. In this first in a series of articles, we embark on the steps to get started.

During the entire history of photography, perspectives from above have been difficult, if not impossible, to capture without budgets large enough for the chartering of full-sized aircraft (helicopters and airplanes).

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Action Filmmaking 101

Most short action movies are actually pretty dull. Here are some tips for creating a film that will keep your audience engaged.

Creating a compelling short film is easy, with a little planning and a willingness to stop what you're doing and position the camera and the action properly.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Multitasking With Macro

Consider the talents of a 90mm macro lens at both ends of the composition spectrum

In traditional terms, the focal-length range from 80mm to 135mm has been considered ideal for portraits.

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