Tip Of The Week Mastered the art of the wide angle lens? Know how to get stunning close-ups of wildlife? Our quick tips for photographers offer up landscape and wildlife photo techniques that produce immediate results. Choose a subject and see how your images improve.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Travel Photography Tips Six tips to make the most of your vacation photography opportunities Planning a photo trip is always enjoyable. The anticipation of what awaits is a good motivator to make sure a complete and thorough job gets done.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Depth Of Field Basics Learn to use depth of field wisely and guide your viewer's focus to a particular aspect of your photo When it comes down to it, depth of field is synonymous with range of focus. It only seems natural that a photographer would want to produce a picture with a wide range of focus, but this is not always the case.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Backlit Landscapes Judicious use of backlighting can add a great dramatic flair to your landscape photos Backlight can impart many different looks to a landscape. It can emphasize a strong silhouette, it can rim light a subject with a strong outer glow, it can enhance the look of fog or mist.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Uncliché The Cliché Change-up your technique to capture unique photographs of iconic locations As a leader of photo tours to many classic natural destinations in the United States, it's my obligation to bring participants to the photographic icons of each location.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Textures—Rule Breakers And Rule Followers How to capture more texture in your images using light and direction Textures come in all shapes and sizes. They can be soft like the feathers of a bird, fragile as peeling paint, delicate as ripples of sand, patterned like a plowed farm field and more.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Pieces of The Whole Focus on the smaller aspects of a larger subject to take unique, and sometimes better, photos. The whole is the sum of its parts. If a single addend is eliminated, it prevents a proper total from being obtained.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Flower Close-Ups Great flower photos can be made any time of the day. These tips will help when light is at a minimum. Flower photography can mean different things to different photographers. Whether it's a sprawling field of orange poppies, a pattern in a field of tulips...
Monday, April 30, 2012
Environmental Wildlife Portraits Good environmental wildlife portraits are a blend of two subjects - the animal and the landscape My first encounter with the definition of a portrait came from personal experiences via school photos: a portrait is a chest to head shot of a person smiling at the camera.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Work The Scenic Getting the most out of a photo opportunity means learning to fully work the shoot Scenic photography can be very rewarding. To return home from a photo trip with a number of winners is a feel good.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Small Shift = Big Difference Backgrounds have impact, and a small shift in camera position can equal a big difference in the success of the photograph For those who are regular readers of the Outdoor Photographer Photo Tip Of The Week, you know I'm a big proponent of a clean background.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Capturing Waterfalls Waterfall photos can present unique challenges to photographers Capturing great waterfall shots is not as difficult as it may seem.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Photographing Small Subjects in Mid Day Sunlight To create a successful image in mid day sun, you need to compress the contrast range in the scene. Bright mid day sun is very contrasty which makes it difficult to obtain a good picture. Highlights are very bright and shadows are very dark.
Monday, March 26, 2012
Side Light For Scenics Give your scenic images stronger highlights and shadows The direction of light is very important in determining the success of an image. Whether the subject is lit by flash, room light, or illuminated by the sun, if the angle is wrong, the photo will fall short.
Monday, March 19, 2012
Tips For Sharper Images Refine your picture making methods and techniques to take sharper images Let’s face it, we spend a lot of money on equipment. We purchase sharp lenses and we want our pictures to impart their maximum capabilities.
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