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Stop, Thief!


Stop, Thief!

Have you noticed lately all those fine photographs floating around out there, seemingly unattached to any photographer?

The Quest To Be Better


The Quest To Be Better

As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.

Hippo Pool


Hippo Pool

Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.

5 Steps To More Professional Photographs


5 Steps To More Professional Photographs

What separates the photos that clients will purchase as prints or for licensing from the zillions of photos taken daily by everyone with a smartphone?

Photo Hoarding


Photo Hoarding

Editing your photography and deciding what you should keep or what gets sent to the trash is something we photographers do all the time.

What’s In My Bag


What’s In My Bag

This is one of the most frequent questions I receive, for this column, at my seminars and workshops, and during chance encounters in the field.

Legacy


Legacy

I reached out my hands til each touched one edge of the interior semicircle of the tree.

Field Of Possibilities


Field Of Possibilities

One of the main dilemmas for nature photographers is how to frame an image. ...

Talking Technique With Future Pros


Talking Technique With Future Pros

In my role as a Canon Explorer of Light, I recently presented a short, but intense seminar to the ASMP Student Chapter at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to...

The Precious Few


The Precious Few

After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.

Light Painting


Light Painting

If I can name one thing in photography that really brings the kid out in me, it has to be light painting.

Look! Something Shiny!


Look! Something Shiny!

Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...

Also labeled: How-To

Lepp On Fall Color


Lepp On Fall Color

Relax. It doesn't happen on just one day.

Also labeled: Tech Tips

Taking It Slow


Taking It Slow

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Color Pools


Color Pools

In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Also labeled: How-To, World View

Environmental Conservation


Environmental Conservation

I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...

Also labeled: How-To, On Landscape

Overflowing


Overflowing

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.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, How-To

But Is It Real?


But Is It Real?

If you stumble about believability, what are you living for? ...

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas

My Pocket Camera Adventure


My Pocket Camera Adventure

There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Adventure

Triumph Over The Color Cast


Triumph Over The Color Cast

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.

Also labeled: Tech Tips

Brace Yourself


Brace Yourself

Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Private Passage


Private Passage

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.

Also labeled: World View

10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment


10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

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, Tech Tips

Natural HDR


Natural HDR

I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Also labeled: How-To, On Landscape

Hot Summer Tips


Hot Summer Tips

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.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Elephant Reflections


Elephant Reflections

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.

Also labeled: World View

Seeing The Color


Seeing The Color

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

High-Tech Landscapes


High-Tech Landscapes

Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Print And Share Your Photos


Print And Share Your Photos

Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas, How-To

Think Globally, Shoot Locally


Think Globally,  Shoot Locally

Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

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