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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.

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.

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. ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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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Get Into The Wet Zone


Get Into The Wet Zone

Our affinity for and connection to the sea has been deeply rooted in our art and culture for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the United States alone, there are more than 95,000 miles of coastline, with approximately 39% of the U.S. population...

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Working The Landscape


Working The Landscape

Occasionally, strong images appear to suddenly jump into my camera, but that's not the norm.

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Eagle Eyes


Eagle Eyes

About a year ago, my friend and colleague Brent McGregor called to ask if I wanted to check out a bald eagle nest in a pine tree, below a canyon rim, that a pair had successfully used the year before. ...

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The High Concept Image


The High Concept Image

High-concept photographs go beyond mere literal representations of your subjects; instead, they seek to use light, composition, mood and color creatively.

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The Versatility Of A Telephoto


The Versatility Of A Telephoto

When I finally saw the camouflaged Eastern screech-owl in the dead tree, I used my 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto lens and 1.4x teleconverter to fill the viewfinder with the little raptor and captured a portrait image.

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Take Advantage Of Big Weather


Take Advantage Of Big Weather

Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

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Beyond Ansel Adams


Beyond Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.

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Sharpness The Deadly Dozen


Sharpness The Deadly Dozen

The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?

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