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Extreme Close-Up


Extreme Close-Up

Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects? ...

Keeping It Real With HDR


Keeping It Real With HDR

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?"

Take Control Of Backlight


Take Control Of Backlight

The stars faded as darkness gave way to soft twilight.

HDR For B&W


HDR For B&W

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.

The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White


The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White

Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color.

Creative White Balance


Creative White Balance

Most of us use automatic white balance, letting our cameras choose the proper color balance for our photographs.

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Moving Your Moving Pictures


Moving Your Moving Pictures

The incredible explosion in time-lapse projects and the proliferation of HD video DSLRs have created a new golden age of filmmaking.

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Straighten Up


Straighten Up

There are a few technical elements that immediately stick out between amateur and professional photographs.

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Create Visual Tension


Create Visual Tension

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.

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Slot Canyon Photography


Slot Canyon Photography

Antelope, Little Wild Horse, Peekaboo, Secret.

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Wildlife Videography


Wildlife Videography

The light level was in the basement, and the wolves were very active.

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Pro Tips For Summer Hot Spots


Pro Tips For Summer Hot Spots

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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Revisit Without Reprise


Revisit Without Reprise

Beginning in the early 1990s, I set out to explore and photograph every nook and cranny of the canyon country across southern Utah, from the volcanic highlands of the Aquarius Plateau to the remote backcountry of the Dirty Devil Canyons.

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Stalking Landscapes


Stalking Landscapes

Before me in the setting sun, three half-circle rainbows rose from the mists of Kaietuer Falls in Guyana.

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Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes


Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes

Like many of us, my love of photography began with the wild landscape.

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Quick Tips For Spring Color


Quick Tips For Spring Color

After a long winter of bare trees and monochrome landscapes, the cornucopia of colors that erupts in spring is visually overwhelming. ...

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Solutions: Photography In The National Parks


Solutions: Photography In The National Parks

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. Spring and summer are prime time in the National Park...

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Plan A National Park Road Trip


Plan A National Park Road Trip

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. ...

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The Universal Exposure Strategy


The Universal Exposure Strategy

Menacing gray clouds filled the sky when I arrived before dawn on the crest of Black Face in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. ...

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The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms


The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms

The view out my window was pretty lousy! Sunrise looked to be dull and dark with thick clouds obscuring the sun.

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Full Dynamic Range Photography


Full Dynamic Range Photography

I wondered if I was getting lazy in the field, or if these new digital options were providing more control and better results. ...

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In Search Of Sharpness


In Search Of Sharpness

Sharpness is the most essential technical element of composition and quality in most photographs.

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New Ways To Think About Macro


New Ways To Think About Macro

There's a wonderful miniature world out there you can capture with your camera.

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Give Your Photos A Boost


Give Your Photos A Boost

The term "art sauce" is usually a pejorative that instructors use to excoriate their students on using gimmicks to make their work appear more snappy.

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Conquer Composition


Conquer Composition

There's a reason why so many people in this world enjoy picking up a camera and capturing the magic that lies in front of them. ...

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Yosemite Range of Light


Yosemite Range of Light

Shawn Reeder, a photographer, filmmaker and musician based in the magical nexus between the majesty of the Sierras and the expansive grandeur of Yosemite, recently completed an engaging time-lapse project called "Yosemite Range of Light." ...

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Wildlife Panoramas


Wildlife Panoramas

Readers of Outdoor Photographer Magazine and students at my seminars and field workshops know I love to create panoramic images.

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Pro Tips For Dynamic Fall Color


Pro Tips For Dynamic Fall Color

Every nature photographer knows that fall is prime time.

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Digital Pitfalls: A Cautionary Tale


Digital Pitfalls: A Cautionary Tale

The email was unlike any I had ever received.

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Is That Really How It Looked?


Is That Really How  It Looked?

The truth is, great photographers understand that it's impossible to duplicate human vision with a camera and plan their images accordingly without feeling frustrated by the inability to duplicate the color, contrast or depth their eyes see.

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