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Find Your Inspiration


Find Your Inspiration

With inspiration comes excitement accompanied by a drive to produce photographs that fulfill your creativity and enrich your audience.

Magic Light Anytime


Magic Light Anytime

I think one of the most underutilized pieces of camera gear available to outdoor photographers is the portable flash.

Max Depth Of Field


Max Depth Of Field

I've tried macro image-stacking software repeatedly, but have had terrible luck with it. When I change focus points, the image size changes slightly.

Set Up For Smooth Motion


Set Up For Smooth Motion

Of the great array of gear that I've used over the course of my career, there is no item about which I'm fussier than my tripod.

Landscapes Are Alive!


Landscapes Are Alive!

But the mood changed immediately when he realized I focus on landscapes. "Landscapes are dead," he said. "They don't move."

Going With The Flow


Going With The Flow

On a recent trip to Yosemite Valley, I spent some time photographing waterfalls.

Make Your Panos Match Up


Make Your Panos Match Up

I'm having trouble getting my wide-angle panoramas to stitch together. Wide-Angle Panoramas

Ghost Trees, Namibia


Ghost Trees, Namibia

Deep in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, there's a remarkable place.

10 Years After: Airport Security Survival Guide


10 Years After: Airport Security Survival Guide

Two weeks before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I was in the security line at Newark Airport once again.

The Colors Of Snow


The Colors Of Snow

What setting would you recommend to shoot in Antarctica? ...

Wilderness Reflections


Wilderness Reflections

California's Sierra Nevada has drawn people ever since word first got out about its breathtaking beauty. In the 1860s, Alfred Bierstadt enshrined these mountains as an iconic American place with his monumental paintings.

Be An Outdoors Person


Be An Outdoors Person

An endless supply of unique, never-photographed locations awaits all of us in the more remote areas of our country. Getting to these locations is the challenge.

Playing In The Rain


Playing In The Rain

I get a kick out of shooting in the worst kinds of weather—rain, snow, sandstorms—that sort of thing.

Speed Up To Slow Down


Speed Up To Slow Down

Are these photographers using special cameras and software, or can I do this with my DSLR's HD video?

Also labeled: Tech Tips

Our Favorite Photo Tools


Our Favorite Photo Tools

If you read this column regularly, you know I love tech "tools." Sometimes my wife Kathy calls them "toys," but maybe she's just kidding.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

The Beauty Seeker


The Beauty Seeker

What are you willing to die for? Because you are doing that right now." Those 14 words on Twitter shook me to my core.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, How-To

Macro Magic


Macro Magic

When I bought my first camera in 1974, it came with a set of extension tubes for macro photography.

Also labeled: How-To, On Landscape

Down The HDR Rabbit Hole


Down The HDR Rabbit Hole

Like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I came late to the tea party.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Luck Favors The Prepared


Luck Favors The Prepared

We've just returned from a three-week digital photo safari in Botswana and Zambia with a wonderful group of advanced nature photographers.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

The Timeless Moment Of Ice Light


The Timeless Moment Of Ice Light

Here, half a world away, I'm working away at one of my favorite notions: the timeless moment, and how to preserve it photographically.

Also labeled: How-To, Natural Connections

Packrafting


Packrafting

When adventurer and packraft legend Roman Dial asked if I wanted to join him and his son Cody on a packraft descent of Tasmania's iconic Franklin River, I said to count me in.

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Adventure

The Technical Side Of B&W


The Technical Side Of B&W

When I want the final results from my DSLR to be black-and-white, should I set the camera to shoot in black-and-white or continue to shoot in color (RGB) and convert later?

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Think Locally


Think Locally

I've been reading Outdoor Photographer long before I ever entertained the dream of being a landscape photographer.

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas, How-To

Moments Of Wow!


Moments Of Wow!

There's a moment, before technique, before judgment, before even thought, when something turns my head.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, How-To

Spring Sensation


Spring Sensation

My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland. My roots in photography go back to my...

Also labeled: How-To, World View

Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination


Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination

This column is dedicated to all of you who have asked me where you can access the information you need to improve your outdoor photography.

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Morning Light


Morning Light

Isn’t it funny how ideas get started? When my kids started back to school last August, I gave myself the assignment to develop a new portfolio theme.

Also labeled: On Landscape, How-To

Reactive Or Proactive?


Reactive Or Proactive?

Only one letter separates the words "take" and "make," but their meanings are worlds apart. Only one letter separates the words...

Also labeled: How-To, Photo Traveler

Fade In


Fade In

To lengthen the exposures, I used a Fader filter and a polarizer on my 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 lens. All the photographs from the shoot were unsharp!

Also labeled: How-To, Tech Tips

Haleakala Sunrise


Haleakala Sunrise

The migration from far, far below begins in predawn light. Hundreds of people wind their way up from sea level in cars, buses and motorcycles.

Also labeled: How-To, Natural Connections

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