Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...
Relax. It doesn't happen on just one day.
There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.
In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...
Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea.
If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? ...
There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.
It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.
Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.
The place I've called home along the coast of California for more than two decades is surrounded by thousands of acres of protected wild land.
I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.
Also labeled: How-To
I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.
It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.
One memorable evening during Botswana's long dry season, I waded into a water hole to capture a perfect reflection of a gathering of elephants at twilight with a full moon suspended in a luminous pink sky.
I've been wondering if there are any secondary effects caused by the amazing automation we find in cameras, especially with auto white balance settings.
Also labeled: Photo Adventure
Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...
Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.
Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.
When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification. ...
Few places on earth match the scenic wonders of the American Southwest.
It's such an exciting time for photographers, but it can be difficult to keep up with all the rapidly changing technology.
Also labeled: On Landscape
Each of us has different work to do with different cameras, we're gathering background for the written story, we know what the objective is, and we support each other as much as possible.
Also labeled: Tech Tips
I love the way winter fog and mist can simplify the landscape and lend a tranquil mood to a scene.
Every photographer will have grappled with the question of how much to edit photos in the camera or later with tools like HDR software, Photoshop and Lightroom.
I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.
ome animals live in the shadows of a mystique we have bestowed on them.
If there's one thing I haven't been sweating too much in the 11 or so years since I went from shooting slides to shooting digital, it's exposure.
A tele-extender, when placed between the camera body and lens, multiplies the magnification of the lens to which it's attached.
Thus began a journey that changed me both as a photographer and as a person.
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