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.
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...
Digital photography became popular at the same time that Internet access and usage exploded in growth.
When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, evaluate what to bring along.
There has been a flood of new options for photographers looking to take a class over the past few years.
Underwater photography may be the most specialized form of nature photography there is.
It was "rainbow weather"—a pattern where rainbows were likely. But where would a rainbow appear?
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.
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.
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.
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?"
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