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Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop


Gadget Bag: Beyond The Tabletop

Once considered an inevitably endangered species because of built-in image stabilization, tripods have emerged just as important as ever.

Gadget Bag: Trail Lights


Gadget Bag: Trail Lights

If you want to get the very best photos, you need to capture the very best light.

Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy


Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy

Although they may never fully replace a trail map and compass, compact touch-screen GPS units pack convenience, ease of use and navigational power into a device small enough to slip into a shirt pocket.

Gadget Bag: Save Your Back


Gadget Bag: Save Your Back

When I was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, I was determined not to allow it to interfere with my regular activities. ...

Gadget Bag: Steady Shooting


Gadget Bag: Steady Shooting

Whether shooting for the ultimate sharpness in stills or looking to capture video that's as smooth as possible, there never has been a better time for photographers to be looking at tools for image stabilization.

Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution


Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution

These slick, thin, computing wonders are technically referred to as tablet computing devices.

Gadget Bag: Strapped For Photos


Gadget Bag: Strapped For Photos

The lowly neck strap is both the simplest and most intimate part of a camera. ...

Also labeled: Gear

Gadget Bag: Super Sized Backpacks


Gadget Bag: Super Sized Backpacks

We often tout the benefits of going light when you’re hiking into the field, but there are occasions when it really makes sense to bring a full complement of lenses and accessories.

Also labeled: Gear

Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age


Landscape Essentials In A High-Tech Age

Beyond the camera and lens, the accessories you use can go a long way in making your landscape photography look sharper, more creative and dramatic.

Also labeled: Gear

Gadget Bag: Field Audio Recorders


Gadget Bag: Field Audio Recorders

Putting together a top-notch slideshow is within reach of any nature photographer.

Also labeled: Gear

Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography


Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography

As we approach the transition from winter to spring, nature photographers’ thoughts turn to getting more time outdoors to take advantage of the changing weather patterns.

Also labeled: Gear

Gadget Bag: Memory Cards


Gadget Bag: Memory Cards

When digital was first catching on, it seemed like there were new memory-card formats coming out almost as fast as new cameras. ...

Also labeled: Memory Cards

Gadget Bag: Safety First


Gadget Bag: Safety First

Preparedness falls into the interrelated categories of first-aid, communication, navigation and protection.

Also labeled: Gear

Gadget Bag: Make Your Best Fall Prints


Gadget Bag: Make Your Best Fall Prints

The shadows have grown longer, the air is cooler, and there’s crispness in the air. Yes, warm summer days have made way for fall, and with fall comes the event so many landscape photographers look forward to every year.

Also labeled: Photo Printers

Gadget Bag: Hybrid Backpacks


Gadget Bag: Hybrid Backpacks

For comfort, convenience and sheer capacity, photo backpacks are hard to beat. ...

Also labeled: Backpacks

Gadget Bag: Inkjet Paper For B&W Prints


Gadget Bag: Inkjet Paper For B&W Prints

Back in the days when having a darkroom in your home involved chemistry and safelights, black-and-white printing ruled supreme. ...

Also labeled: Black & White

Gadget Bag: High Dynamic Range Software


Gadget Bag: High Dynamic Range Software

High Dynamic Range—even the words sound exciting. Dynamic range describes the breadth of differences in luminance between the darkest (pure black) and lightest (absolute white) areas in an image.

Also labeled: Sharing & Websites

Gadget Bag: Get Your Images Online


Gadget Bag: Get Your Images Online

Taking time and exploring nature with a camera is half of the enjoyment of outdoor photography.

Also labeled: Sharing & Websites

Gadget Bag: Carbon-Fiber Tripods


Gadget Bag: Carbon-Fiber Tripods

Admit it: You know you should use a tripod more often, but you can find more excuses than a ninth-grader who forgot his homework assignment. ...

Also labeled: Tripods

Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks


Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks

Serious hikers depend on backpacks to carry their shelter, clothing and chow.

Also labeled: Photo Backpacks

Gadget Bag: SDHC Memory Cards


Gadget Bag: SDHC Memory Cards

Despite strong competition from CompactFlash, the Memory Stick family and xD Picture Cards, the Secure Digital High Capacity memory card format—known as SDHC, for short—leads today’s popularity parade for digital image storage.

Also labeled: Memory Cards

Gadget Bag: Field Storage


Gadget Bag: Field Storage

Today’s sophisticated multimedia storage viewers (MSVs) offer large, bright LCD screens to browse images, making it possible to zoom in to check sharpness or delete the bad shots as necessary.

Also labeled: Storage

Next-Gen Photo Printers


Next-Gen Photo Printers

Printing is about sharing. Prints are tacked to the wall for all to see or given outright for others to treasure. Making prints at home heightens the pleasure of sharing your images with others.

Also labeled: Photo Printers

Gadget Bag: iPhone Apps


Gadget Bag: iPhone Apps

We’ve largely ignored camera phones in OP because they just haven’t been part of the nature photographer’s main photo-shooting toolkit. ...

Also labeled: Photo Software

Gadget Bag: Organizing Your Images


Gadget Bag: Organizing Your Images

So much has been written about digital workflow for photographers that it sounds like something that would be nice to have. The truth is, you already do—all of us already do.

Also labeled: Software

Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks


Gadget Bag: Photo Backpacks

This time of year, just about every outdoor photographer is enjoying the late-summer weather and some quality time with nature and a camera. ...

Filters For B&W Photography


Filters For B&W Photography

Every photographer who shoots black-and-white (digital or film) should own at least six filters for their SLR.

Hard (Drive) Decisions


 Hard (Drive) Decisions

You can set your watch by it—well, your calendar, anyway. Within 30 days of buying a new 12-megapixel camera, photographers everywhere are smacking themselves on the side of the head and asking, “Where am I going to keep all of these large image fil...

Gadget Bag: In A Flash!


Gadget Bag: In A Flash!

Strobe. EFU. Speedlite. Speedlight. Flash. No matter what you call it, a portable electronic flash unit is one of the most important accessories any photographer can own. But many who mainly shoot outdoors overlook the possibilities. Flash photography...

Gadget Bag: Keeping Track


Gadget Bag: Keeping Track

For nature photographers, once we come back home with cards full of inspiring images, it can be quite a challenge to get all of those images sorted out and organized. Big memory cards have made it easy to shoot digital images by the hundreds, and...

Also labeled: More Gear, Gear

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