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Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips


Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips

Time-lapse photography and videos have exploded in popularity. During the recent Sony Art of Expression contest hosted by OP, several of the finalists in the video category were time-lapse videos. ...

The Art Of Travel Photography


The Art Of Travel Photography

Ever since early photographers began capturing images of faraway places in the mid-19th century, travel photography has enthralled people with tantalizing glimpses of distant lands

Capture The Gigascape


Capture The Gigascape

In the November 2009 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, we wrote about a way to achieve highly detailed landscapes, the "gigascape," with your compact digital camera. It was made possible by a robot called the GigaPan EPIC....

Chasing The Aurora Borealis


Chasing The Aurora Borealis

They're back! After five years of relative quiet, the Northern Lights—the Aurora Borealis—have been on fire lately.

Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?


Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?

In the last few years, high dynamic range (HDR) photography has become incredibly popular, propelled in part by the capabilities of both digital cameras and HDR-enabled imaging programs.

Solutions: Beat The Blur


Solutions: Beat The Blur

The most frustrating occurrence in nature photography is returning home with a card full of images and finding that your prized shots are soft. The...

Solutions: Contour+


Solutions: Contour+

We've been great fans of small HD video action camcorders since we started experimenting with lipstick-style units that had to be tethered to a separate and bulky apparatus.

Also labeled: How-To

Close-Up Wide-Angle


Close-Up Wide-Angle

The conventional wisdom was that you shouldn't use a wide-angle lens up close because it would distort the subject or make it unflattering.

Also labeled: How-To

Solutions: Rolling Shutter


Solutions: Rolling Shutter

We recently received an email from a contributor who had taken a photograph out of the window of a small airplane.

Also labeled: How-To

Workshop Diary


Workshop Diary

The opportunity to study with a master photographer in the field, to see what he or she is seeing, and to travel with someone with a knowledge of the best locations and the ideal times to photograph them, are all great reasons for taking an...

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The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography


The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography

Digital photography vastly expands our opportunities for better pictures. We can now shoot in lower light with higher quality results, instantly see our images as we capture them and easily process those images for the best results.

Also labeled: How-To, Software How-To

RAW vs. JPEG


RAW vs. JPEG

Is there still a reason to discuss RAW versus JPEG?

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Land And Sky


Land And Sky

When the beauty of nature and chaos collided, it created the prairie.

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Choose The Best Workshop


Choose The Best Workshop

A workshop can be a great way to improve your skills and knowledge about photography. A workshop can be a great way to improve your skills and...

Also labeled: How-To

Making Time-Lapse


Making Time-Lapse

A movie is just a series of stills. It’s really that simple. While time-lapse is simple in concept, the range of gear and workflow options is vast

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Solutions: How To Shoot Star Trails


Solutions: How To Shoot Star Trails

We’ve seen a number of outstanding star trail images in the OP Assignments galleries, contest entries and other direct submissions to the magazine.

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Classic Fall Color


Classic Fall Color

Traveling locally can have its advantages, as you can revisit the area if you aren’t satisfied with the results.

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It's About Sharp


It's About Sharp

Autofocus is one of the two most revolutionary features to appear in SLR cameras in the past quarter-century (the other being digital media replacing film).

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The Ultimate Photo Sketch Pad


The Ultimate Photo Sketch Pad

Is the iPhone to be feared or embraced? Is it a threat or a complement to my DSLR? Is it a toy or the continuation of a photographic revolution?

Also labeled: How-To

Control Your Perspective


Control Your Perspective

For photographers looking to get view-camera lens movements in a DSLR, there were just a few options.

Also labeled: How-To

The Perfect Exposure


The Perfect Exposure

An exposure meter measures the amount of light that strikes it and, based on this data and the ISO you've programmed into it, provides you with a series of shutter-speed/ƒ-stop combinations that will produce proper exposure for the metered subject or...

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10 Tips For The Grand Canyon


10 Tips For The Grand Canyon

Postcard racks are filled with pretty pictures of iconic landscapes. ...

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Why Choose B&W


Why Choose B&W

We see and live in a world of color. That's how we've evolved, and it's the world that we know.

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The Rarest Light


The Rarest Light

For 18 years now, I've been specializing in wilderness landscape photography. ...

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Once More Into The Shot


Once More Into The Shot

Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.

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The Promise Of Stabilization


The Promise Of Stabilization

Image-stabilized lenses and cameras let you capture sharp, handheld photos at lower shutter speeds than ever before, while supersensitive sensors let some DSLRs shoot in the dark.

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Experimenting With Perspective


Experimenting With Perspective

Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery. ...

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Fine-Art Camera Phone Photography


Fine-Art Camera Phone Photography

With the advent of new highly capable cameras in various smartphones combined with very cogent apps, we're now able to create images and optimize them almost exactly as we would in Photoshop.

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Quick Tips For Using A Polarizer


Quick Tips For Using A Polarizer

The one accessory you’re likely to find in any professional nature photographer’s camera bag is a polarizer. The one accessory you’re likely to...

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Stoking The Flame


Stoking The Flame

If you would have told me three years ago when I was living in Park City, Utah, that I’d be creating HDR images, running my own gallery, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loving my DSLR, I would have told you that you were crazy.

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