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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.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Long Lens Landscapes

Think out of the box and find something to make your photographs distinct

"Minimum of 200mm - have I gone nuts? Everyone in their right mind knows to photograph landscapes with a wide angle lens!"

Monday, January 9, 2012

Use Contrast For Impact

Take contrast beyond its traditional definition and intensify your images

The word "contrast" refers to the range of tones from the brightest highlight to the darkest shadow. With black-and-white, it relates to the range of gray shades from pure white to rich black.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Wide-Angle Distortion

Distort your view to create fun and unique photographs

Wide-angle lenses are wonderful tools that allow a photographer to take in large areas in tight quarters. Their angle of view exceeds sixty-five degrees and can go as wide as one hundred eighty.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Tips For Cold-Weather Photography

Things to remember when you decide to shoot outdoors in the cold

There are many advantages to shooting in cold weather. During the winter, the sun remains low in the sky, which provides a more favorable angle of light.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Basic Indoor Lighting

Four indispensable tips for taking your best indoor photos

I love the great outdoors—the smell of a pine forest, the wind on my face, the chill of a frosty morning, and the feel of an impending storm all get my adrenaline pumping.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Balance the Family Vacation and Photography

How to juggle prime photo time with the family's vacation chaos

As readers of Outdoor Photographer, I’m sure many of you struggle with how to balance your photography while spending time with the family during the one big vacation you get a year.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Work Your Subject

How to use multiple variables to improve your shots

There are many strategies that can be applied to change an image and the list goes on. When used in tandem, a plethora of variables can be applied.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Combine Two Or More If The Action Doesn’t Unfold

How to use Photoshop to create an illustrative wildlife image, by combining two or more files into a single photo.

Wildlife photography is a challenge. It requires lots of patience, dedication, trips to the animals, and time.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wet The Wood

You can use water to get more vibrant color when shooting wood

Some photographers add a bit of Vibrance or Saturation to their photographs in Photoshop, Lightroom or other RAW converter.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Capture Better Wildlife Photos

Here are five tips for getting the best wildlife shots possible.

Wildlife photography is rewarding and a challenge. The reward is gratification knowing a special moment occurred with a wild animal.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Add People For Impact

Great images can be made where the person takes up less than five percent of the photo yet is an integral component

When it comes to photographing people, portraiture is often the first word that comes to mind. This brings thoughts of face shots, head and shoulder images, and even full length body photos.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Send In The Clouds

Clouds can often be as important as the key element in the landscape

As nice as clear sunrises and sunsets can be, there's nothing like the drama of colorfully painted skies or carefully placed cumulus or lenticular clouds.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Let It Evolve

As your skills grow you become more selective before you make an exposure

As your ability to create better photographs evolves, you shoot fewer frames, as you don't recreate mistakes you made in the past.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Use Flash In Manual Mode To Control The Background

Most people associate flash with taking pictures at night or indoors, but that's the tip of the iceburg.

Flash has to be the most under rated piece of photo equipment on the market. Flash has evolved into a complete system.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Start Selling Your Prints

A good way to start producing income is by selling prints of your best work.

Part of the natural progression of becoming a better photographer comes the thought of how to make money with it.

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