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...
Occasionally, strong images appear to suddenly jump into my camera, but that's not the norm.
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. ...
High-concept photographs go beyond mere literal representations of your subjects; instead, they seek to use light, composition, mood and color creatively.
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.
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.
Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.
The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?
Wide-angle zooms have always been popular with nature photographers.
We always think of snow as being plain white, but the reality is that it's a malleable element that can take on any of several colors depending on the conditions in which you're shooting.
During the entire history of photography, perspectives from above have been difficult, if not impossible, to capture without budgets large enough for the chartering of full-sized aircraft (helicopters and airplanes).
We've all seen it—that glowing violet fringe that sometimes lurks like a dirty halo in out-of-focus areas and along high-contrast boundaries of dark objects photographed against a bright sky.
In traditional terms, the focal-length range from 80mm to 135mm has been considered ideal for portraits.
Creating a compelling short film is easy, with a little planning and a willingness to stop what you're doing and position the camera and the action properly.
Digital photography is an amazing medium.
To capture the best of autumn color, you have to be in the right place at the right time.
I remember my first zoom lens, the Nikkor 80-200mm ƒ/2.8, as a gift from on high, a bulky chunk of metal and glass dropped down from another planet.
Fall is the nature photographer's dream season.
Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects? ...
One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, "How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?"
The stars faded as darkness gave way to soft twilight.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography can be an extremely useful technique for bringing out microtexture, enhancing the effect of light and shadow, and creatively influencing the overall tone of an image.
Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color.
Most of us use automatic white balance, letting our cameras choose the proper color balance for our photographs.
The incredible explosion in time-lapse projects and the proliferation of HD video DSLRs have created a new golden age of filmmaking.
There are a few technical elements that immediately stick out between amateur and professional photographs.
As outdoor photographers, we witness some of the most sublime feats of natural beauty, as well as some of the most delicate nuances often missed by others.
Antelope, Little Wild Horse, Peekaboo, Secret.
The light level was in the basement, and the wolves were very active.
There's nothing like getting out in the summer when the weather is warm, the days are long and the landscapes are inviting.
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