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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 24, 2012

Get In Shape For A Workshop

Summer is photo workshop season. we asked several instructors and photo tour leaders for their advice on what you can do to be in top picture-taking shape when you go

If you come from sea level and want to go on a tour at high elevation, are you physically fit and able to handle the abrupt acclimation?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Macro Flash

Get complete creative control over your close-up photography with these versatile flash and mounting systems

If you're seeking to heat up the WOW factor in your images, macro photography may become your favorite pursuit. Viewers are captivated by larger-than-life images of very small things

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pro Tips For A Road Trip

Some of OP’s top professional contributors offer up suggestions about key gear and other items to bring on your next photo road trip

When I can't get a signal with my phone, a weather radio gives me another option for finding out what's up with the crazy weather around me.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Advanced Time-Lapse Gear Guide

Filmmaker Todd Sali talks about his favorite accessories for taking your time-lapse projects to the next level

The spectacular wilderness in California's Mojave Desert ignited my time-lapse addiction. I'd casually set up a camera and tripod, point it at something lovely, program an interval and meander through the desert, my robot camera clicking away.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lighting For Wildlife

Think about the way you illuminate your subjects to tell their story

The light is just blazing away as we head down the highway.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Digital Quick tips

OP Contributing Editor Jon Cornforth shares simple, but powerful steps to get your shots into top shape

Every new digital photographer struggles with how to process images.

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.

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