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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, 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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gigapixel

How to create large-scale panoramic images with intricate detail using your everyday DSLR

Digital photography is an amazing medium.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Solutions: Zone Focusing

Go to manual and try this technique to get sharp close-ups in challenging conditions

When you're shooting macro, sharpness is especially critical.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Many Looks From Telezooms

Daniel J. Cox took an 80-400mm telezoom to the Galápagos to have a single lens that could create a tight portrait or back off to photograph behavior

I remember my first zoom lens, the Nikkor 80-200mm ƒ/2.8, as a gift from on high, a bulky chunk of metal and glass dropped down from another planet.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Pro Fall Color Hot Spots

With the season of vibrant hues upon us, pro nature photographers from around the country share some of their favorite places to get the best of autumn

To capture the best of autumn color, you have to be in the right place at the right time.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

10 Tips For Fall

Rod Planck shares some of his favorite techniques for the leaves of autumn

Fall is the nature photographer's dream season.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Keeping It Real With HDR

How to use HDR software to maintain appropriate contrast, overcome the limitations of the sensor and bring out detail—without overdoing it!

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, "How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?"

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Extreme Close-Up

Learn how to use proper technique for sharp, tight photos at extreme focal lengths

Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Take Control Of Backlight

Like facing into a refreshing breeze, backlight can flow through a scene to create depth, dimension and visual impact

The stars faded as darkness gave way to soft twilight.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White

Discover the secrets of classic B&W master photographers and see how you can apply their methods to working with your DSLR

Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color.

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