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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, September 4, 2012

Wildlife Panoramas

Try composite panoramas to get a wider view of wildlife while keeping the animals prominent in the frame

Readers of Outdoor Photographer Magazine and students at my seminars and field workshops know I love to create panoramic images.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Digital Pitfalls: A Cautionary Tale

Tom Till recently had an epiphany about how much enhancement is too much. It’s easy to become enamored of the power of digital to make colors pop, but it’s also easy to become addicted to the point where you need more and more.

The email was unlike any I had ever received.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pro Tips For Dynamic Fall Color

Top professionals share their techniques for capturing the best of autumn

Every nature photographer knows that fall is prime time.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Is That Really How It Looked?

Understanding how your DSLR sees the world will help you take pictures that match your vision

The truth is, great photographers understand that it's impossible to duplicate human vision with a camera and plan their images accordingly without feeling frustrated by the inability to duplicate the color, contrast or depth their eyes see.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gear Up Your Photo Vehicle

Accessories to turn your car into a photography companion

Photographers such as Galen Rowell famously traveled light and bounded up mountains with nothing but a camera and lens.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Storm Watch

How to capture the power and beauty of dramatic weather

Darkening skies, a flash of lightning and a distant clap of thunder.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Break Free From Your Comfort Zone

Familiarity can hamper creativity. If your photos have been feeling bland lately, it may be time to push yourself into some uncharted territory.

Most people tend to establish what's known as a "comfort zone," which is a limited set of safe, predictable and comfortable behavioral patterns that gives a sense of security and allows one to deliver a steady level of performance.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Atmospherics

The very air through which we shoot has a profound impact on the look and mood of an image. Position the camera in the same spot at the same time of day with identical focal-length settings, and you can get two entirely different photographs.

Misty atmospherics are much less common than landscape shots taken on a clear day because most photographers refrain from venturing too far out into the fog.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Shooting Blind

How to shoot from a floating blind

Blessed with nearly 10 million acres of wetlands and a major migration route along the Mississippi flyway, my home state of Minnesota attracts innumerable species of waterfowl and wading birds, especially during the fall and spring migrations.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Long Lens Tips And Techniques

Big-glass guru Arthur Morris shows you how to use long telephotos to get your best up-close wildlife shots ever!

My first long lens, purchased back in 1983, was the Canon 400mm ƒ/4.5 FD.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A View From The Top

Think about the sun to plan your time in the mountains, and you’ll get your most inspiring shots from the summits

Summits are magical places. Reaching the summit of a high peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world.

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.

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