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Psych 101


Psych 101

One of the insights of modern psychology is how much our preferences and decisions are driven by unconscious processes.

Landscapes With Feeling


Landscapes With Feeling

From smooth and serene to rough and woolly, texture in a photograph can convey feeling and emotion that reflect the photographer's response to the subject and surroundings.

Above The Landscape


Above The Landscape

Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, multirotor radio-controlled aircraft, quadcopters—whatever you call them, photographers who have taken their cameras to the sky are changing the way we see the world.

Solutions: Handheld Shooting Technique


Solutions: Handheld Shooting Technique

Wildlife photography is challenging in any circumstances. Wildlife photography is challenging in any circumstances. To get great images, you...

Get Perfect Exposure Every Time


Get Perfect Exposure Every Time

Having taught workshops for many years, I've come to find that the biggest problem students have, both novice and experienced alike, is how to meter and set exposure for ambient light.

Lighting Wildlife


Lighting Wildlife

As a nature photographer, too often you're at the mercy of existing natural light.

7 Deadly Compositional Sins


7 Deadly Compositional Sins

Most of us have heard of the "rules" of composition, but how many of us have ever contemplated the "sins" of composition?

Also labeled: How-To

Guiding Vision


Guiding Vision

Adams developed an interest in and an appreciation for nature at a young age while growing up in San Francisco in the early 1900s.

Also labeled: How-To

Shooting In Snow & Ice


Shooting In Snow & Ice

The key to exposing snow (and bright ice) is to expose your scene so the snow is bright, not gray.

Also labeled: How-To

Landscape Astro Photography


Landscape Astro Photography

The Milky Way is so bright that it reflects in the ocean, and the way it shoots up into the sky lines up with the small cove in front of you.

Also labeled: How-To

Harness High Contrast


Harness High Contrast

High-contrast scenes always have been difficult to process, but Adobe made this task considerably easier with the Process Version tools in Lightroom 4 and 5. ...

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National Park Artist Residencies


National Park Artist Residencies

Nearly 150 years ago, visual artists played an instrumental part in the creation of the American National Park system, using their work to advocate for the protection of these majestic wild places.

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Have Camera, Have Lens, Will Travel


Have Camera, Have Lens, Will Travel

I've always been a believer that what matters most in life is to see, experience and appreciate as much of our amazing world as possible.

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Blurring The Line


Blurring The Line

Soon after acquiring my first SLR, I befriended a group of local artists and spoke with them about the way they responded to visual experience.

Also labeled: How-To

Lighting Nature


Lighting Nature

Flash is a powerful tool. It can soften the look of harsh lighting or it can simulate the sun on a cloudy day. Flash is a powerful...

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Shooting The Curl


Shooting The Curl

Like many aspiring wave photographers, Moniz started shooting with a GoPro camera.

Also labeled: How-To

Photographing The Milky Way


Photographing The Milky Way

Of all the wonders of the night sky, the most spectacular subject for photographers who lack a telescope is surely the Milky Way.

Also labeled: How-To

See In B&W


See In B&W

Although there are many aspects of photography that digital technology changed, the art of seeing in black-and-white remains the same.

Also labeled: How-To

Traveling The World In B&W


Traveling The World In B&W

When we think of travel photography, the first images that flash in our minds are likely in color.

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Solutions: What’s In The Bag: B&W In The Field


Solutions: What’s In The Bag: B&W In The Field

The essence of black-and-white lies in tonality and texture.

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B&W In Harsh Light


B&W In Harsh Light

As outdoor photographers, it doesn't take us long to find out that nature's lighting can be very fickle, differing greatly day to day and even over the course of a day, from that of the controlled lighting available in a studio setting.

Also labeled: How-To

Shooting The Monsoon


Shooting The Monsoon

It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me that finally got my attention. It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me...

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Digital Mythbusting


Digital Mythbusting

Digital photography became popular at the same time that Internet access and usage exploded in growth.

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Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting


Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting

When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, evaluate what to bring along.

Also labeled: Gear, How-To

Solutions: eLearning


Solutions: eLearning

There has been a flood of new options for photographers looking to take a class over the past few years.

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The Underwater Landscape


The Underwater Landscape

Underwater photography may be the most specialized form of nature photography there is.

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Chasing Rainbows


Chasing Rainbows

It was "rainbow weather"—a pattern where rainbows were likely. But where would a rainbow appear?

Also labeled: How-To

Roadside Photo Ops


Roadside Photo Ops

In April, we reached out to the OP community on Facebook requesting submissions of images that actually were taken by the side of the road.

Also labeled: How-To

Minimalist Landscapes


Minimalist Landscapes

It's early morning; your camera gear is packed. With a cup of steaming coffee in your hand, you hike to the viewpoint you selected the previous evening.

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The Power Of Three


The Power Of Three

From the Greeks, who worshipped the amazing properties of triangles, to The Three Stooges, the number three has had a special relationship with human perception, art, music, science, religion and every other field.

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