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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, February 14, 2012

How To Use The Zone System In Challenging Conditions

High-contrast scenes like late-winter snow and ice can be difficult to render in a photograph. Use the Zone System to get your best results.

The natural world offers an unlimited cornucopia of subject matter for the discerning black-and-white photographer, ranging from delicate details to classic grand vistas.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Do More With Your Polarizer

It’s the ultimate outdoor photography landscape filter, and we’ll show you how to do more than just darken skies

If you think a polarizer is only for darkening the sky, you're missing opportunities to enhance reflections, saturate color and emphasize texture in shade or overcast.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Be A Modern Ansel Adams

Top tips to create high-drama landscapes

Ansel Adams was an accomplished musician, as well as maybe the finest landscape photographer of all time

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Solutions: On The Slide

Slider dollies add interest to your DSLR time-lapse and motion shooting

The recent trend in jerky, handheld, rapid-fire, jump-cut TV defies this rule, but novice filmmakers would do well to start with less nausea-inducing techniques.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Intensify Your Landscape

How to give your scenics extra punch when the situation calls for added intensity

There's a time for subtle, and there's a time to punch things up. Extra intensity is usually associated with punched-up saturation, but that only works when you have a shot that's strong to begin with.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Action-Sequence Panoramas

How to capture time and space in a single frame

We see action before us as a blur of movement that often passes by in a linear progression.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips

How to make a movie that will show the world differently

Time-lapse photography and videos have exploded in popularity. During the recent Sony Art of Expression contest hosted by OP, several of the finalists in the video category were time-lapse videos.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Solutions: Video Fundamentals

A primer to get you started shooting video with a DSLR

For most photographers, the biggest hurdle to getting into video with a DSLR is taking the first step.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?

New DSLRs with Auto HDR features can create high dynamic range images in just seconds, but are the results worth the convenience?

In the last few years, high dynamic range (HDR) photography has become incredibly popular, propelled in part by the capabilities of both digital cameras and HDR-enabled imaging programs.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Chasing The Aurora Borealis

The Northern Lights are in a period of increased activity, and now is the ideal time to be out photographing this dance in the sky

They're back! After five years of relative quiet, the Northern Lights—the Aurora Borealis—have been on fire lately.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Capture The Gigascape

The GigaPan EPIC Pro creates the ultimate combination of camera technique and computer power for incredibly large, high-res images

In the November 2009 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, we wrote about a way to achieve highly detailed landscapes, the "gigascape," with your compact digital camera. It was made possible by a robot called the GigaPan EPIC.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Art Of Travel Photography

To make evocative travel images that tell the story of a place and its people, look beyond photo clichés

Ever since early photographers began capturing images of faraway places in the mid-19th century, travel photography has enthralled people with tantalizing glimpses of distant lands

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Close-Up Wide-Angle

Get stunning results with this technique for creating powerful, graphic scenic images

The conventional wisdom was that you shouldn't use a wide-angle lens up close because it would distort the subject or make it unflattering.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Solutions: Contour+

A compact HD video camera that delivers outstanding image quality and ease of use

We've been great fans of small HD video action camcorders since we started experimenting with lipstick-style units that had to be tethered to a separate and bulky apparatus.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Solutions: Beat The Blur

Choose the best shutter speeds for sharp sho­­ts

The most frustrating occurrence in nature photography is returning home with a card full of images and finding that your prized shots are soft.

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