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Get Airborne


Get Airborne

I’m not a pilot, but I love flying. Any flying device that can send me into the sky for a bird’s-eye view, no matter how precarious, I’ll give a try.

Convert A DSLR To Infrared


Convert A DSLR To Infrared

I’ve seen a lot of digital infrared landscapes lately. Some have different colors in the image that add an element of drama that I don’t see in pure black-and-white infrared.

A Leap For Life


A Leap For Life

For some of us, jellies may evoke childhood memories of gelatinous blobs on the beach; for others they’re milestones in the evolution of life.

Don’t Prove...Improve!


Don’t Prove...Improve!

My first published photograph was in National Geographic Magazine. Crazy, huh? Yes, it was.

Buyer Beware?


Buyer Beware?

I’ve started to look for a photo stock agency to promote and sell my work, and I have grave concerns about how one in particular operates.

Embrace Change


Embrace Change

In 34 years of professional photography, I had only ever spent, oh, about three quarters of an hour shooting in a studio.

Intimate Detail


Intimate Detail

I was at a party recently and was talking to someone who asked me what kind of photographs I take.

Keeping Your Images On Track


Keeping Your Images On Track

I’m curious about whether using the AI Servo mode when you’re not tracking a moving subject would have a tendency to work against you.

Ice And Time


Ice And Time

Every iceberg is a floating record of time, a frozen snapshot of events that occurred over many millennia. ...

Ancient Connections


Ancient Connections

I’ve visited the Three Rivers Petroglyph site, a unique place in the Chihuahuan Desert, many times over the years.

Keep Your Powder Dry


Keep Your Powder Dry

Some of the newer professional DSLRs and lenses are very well sealed, and you can work safely with them in damp conditions short of a downpour.

In The Canyons


In The Canyons

Experimenting with different techniques and new technology can help to break into new realms.

(Urban) Landscape Photography


(Urban) Landscape Photography

Ah, there’s nothing like wild nature! Standing alone on some windswept hill staring through your telephoto lens at a herd of elk quietly grazing in a meadow below.

Also labeled: Basic Jones

Make Your Best Black-And-White


Make Your Best Black-And-White

Many articles in OP suggest software programs to try for converting color images to black-and-white and discuss how to fine-tune the converted images.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Enchanted Forest


Enchanted Forest

The splendor of autumn foliage makes Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains a favorite stop on the annual circuit of many nomadic nature photographers in North America.

Also labeled: World View

Dancing Dogwoods


Dancing Dogwoods

When I went to Yosemite Valley this spring, as I have nearly every spring for the past 33 years, I photographed dogwood in bloom. I always gravitate to the same tree where I’ve made my best dogwood images.

Also labeled: On Landscape

Autumn In Alaska


Autumn In Alaska

I spent the last week of August deep in the heart of Alaska’s Denali National Park & Preserve as the visiting specialist for Camp Denali’s photographic Special Emphasis program.

Also labeled: Tech Tips

Stormlight


Stormlight

I’ve been at this game for a while, but in truth, I feel I’m doing some of my best work right now.

Also labeled: Natural Connections

Enigmatic Autofocus


Enigmatic Autofocus

Autofocus is a cooperative function of the camera and the lens. ...

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Slovenia


Slovenia

I found that, due to the extremely contrasty conditions, the “Portrait” Picture Control setting for my JPEGs in the D90, with its inherently lower-contrast algorithms, produced the best out of the camera files.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Rephotography


Rephotography

The volcanic activity this year in Iceland has me thinking about returning to that country to record the changes in the aftermath of the eruption.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Adventure

Photo Apps For Everyone


Photo Apps For Everyone

I keep hearing about photo apps for the iPhone, but I’m planning to get an Android-based smartphone.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Earth In The Making


Earth In The Making

Volcanoes are exhilarating subjects to photograph, but challenging places to expose your gear—and yourself. ...

Also labeled: How-To, World View

Try Something Completely Different


Try Something Completely Different

During a recent school break, my family and I enjoyed a vacation at the beach.

Also labeled: How-To, On Landscape

Copying Copyright


Copying Copyright

I had it on my computer as a JPEG image and was able to attach it to my photos as a layer in Photoshop. Where can I find it again? ...

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Portraits, Wide And Fast


Portraits, Wide And Fast

As a travel photographer, the environmental portrait has always been one of my go-to techniques.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Jungle On The Edge


Jungle On The Edge

Mention Borneo and many people think of wall-to-wall jungle, but actually, the world’s third-largest island has lost most of its original forests over the past few decades in a relentless cycle of clear-cutting and burning.

Also labeled: How-To, World View

Unknown Arch


Unknown Arch

It almost looks like two rocks kissing. Or an elephant trunk. I found this granite arch in the 1970s purely by accident.

Resolution Vs. Sharpness


Resolution Vs. Sharpness

The 18-megapixel APS-C sensor has the advantage of higher resolution if you photograph with quality optics.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Best Of The Year


Best Of The Year

Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adams’ workshops, I was fortunate to hear lectures by many master photographers.

Also labeled: On Landscape, How-To

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