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Gadget Bag: Being A Hard Case


Gadget Bag: Being A Hard Case

Camera bags and backpacks are wonderful ways to carry your camera gear in the field, but for the ultimate in protection on your photo road trip, a hard case is good to have, as well.

Gadget Bag: Landscape Tripods


Gadget Bag: Landscape Tripods

There's no piece of gear that will do more to help you get sharp photos than a tripod. There's no piece of gear that will do more to help...

Go Old School


Go Old School

While most photography today is done digitally, there's still something to be said for large-format film. While most photography today is...

In Focus: March 2015


In Focus: March 2015

Nikon has introduced the next DX-format DSLR to their lineup. NIKON D5500 Nikon has introduced the next DX-format DSLR to their lineup. The D5500 is the smallest and lightest camera...

Gadget Bag: Winter Weather Camera Bags


Gadget Bag: Winter Weather Camera Bags

One of the most important and personal accessories is your gear bag. Winter months bring a refreshing change of scene full of...

Gear Up For Winter Shooting


Gear Up For Winter Shooting

Here are some tips and suggestions that will enhance the success of your winter photography. Cold, ice, snow, wind—these are just some of the...

Gadget Bag: The Photographer’s Smartphone


Gadget Bag: The Photographer’s Smartphone

The digital age has brought photo and video technology to the masses.

Solutions: The Monitor Debate


Solutions: The Monitor Debate

If you edit digital images, you interact with your computer monitor more than with any other device, even more than with your camera.

In Focus: December 2014


In Focus: December 2014

Editor's Picks

Solutions: Hard Cases


Solutions: Hard Cases

As nature photographers, we keep working to lighten our loads. ...

Gadget Bag: Situational Awareness


Gadget Bag: Situational Awareness

Throughout history, binoculars have been associated with explorers, spies and field marshals.

The Landscape Lens


The Landscape Lens

If there was an official lens of OP, it would be the wide-angle zoom. If there was an official lens of OP, it would be the wide-angle zoom. Take a...

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: November 2014


In Focus: November 2014

The Hasselblad H5D-50c medium-format DSLR camera has a 50-megapixel CMOS sensor with an improved ISO range of 100-6400.

The Modern View Camera


The Modern View Camera

Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay of high-end landscape photography for a century. Large-format view cameras have been a mainstay...

Also labeled: Cameras

Antarctica: What’s In My Bag


Antarctica: What’s In My Bag

It's cold in Antarctica. That's obvious, but what's less obvious, if you haven't been there, is how the cold and wet conditions that you encounter when you're aboard a ship affect the kind of specific gear you take with you.

Also labeled: Travel, workshops

Fall Color Essentials


Fall Color Essentials

Fall colors are one of outdoor photography's iconic staples. Fall colors are one of outdoor photography's iconic staples. The leaves turn...

In Focus: October 2014


In Focus: October 2014

Canon recently announced the EF 16-35mm ƒ/4L IS USM wide-angle zoom for use with full-frame EOS cameras.

Also labeled: In Focus

Gadget Bag: Super-Speed Hard Drives


Gadget Bag: Super-Speed Hard Drives

You've upgraded to a 1080p/4K camera, picked out your preferred lenses, looked into continuous light systems, and researched microphones and audio recorders.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

In Focus: September 2014


In Focus: September 2014

Nikon has announced the new 36.3-megapixel CMOS sensor D810—the much anticipated upgrade from the D800 and D800E.

B&W Essentials


B&W Essentials

While most landscape photography today is done in color, there's a long tradition of magnificent black-and-white landscapes.

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs, Paper, Printers, Software

Summer Hiking Footwear


Summer Hiking Footwear

There's no single piece of backpacking equipment so adored and loathed by hikers as their trekking boots. You know the routine....

Also labeled: Footwear, Hiking

In Focus: August 2014


In Focus: August 2014

If you want to lighten your hiking pack while maintaining some high-power photographic punch, Sony has you covered with the RX100 III.

Also labeled: In Focus

Gadget Bag: Extreme Telezooms


Gadget Bag: Extreme Telezooms

One of the major challenges for wildlife and sports photographers is getting close enough to the subject.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting


Solutions: What’s In The Bag: Big Tele Shooting

When you're going into the field for a day of wildlife or sports-action photography, evaluate what to bring along.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, How-To

Super Charged!


Super Charged!

Megapixel count is the most talked about digital camera spec by manufacturers and users alike. Megapixel count is the most talked about...

Also labeled: Cameras, D-SLRs

In Focus: July 2014


In Focus: July 2014

Fresh on the heels of releasing the a7 and a7R, Sony has now announced an exciting addition to the family for the photo and video shooter with the a7S full-frame, interchangeable-lens camera.

Lighten Up!


Lighten Up!

Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer. Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer. Quiet...

Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars


Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars

There are a large number of choices when it comes to binoculars.

Also labeled: Gadget Bag

The Medium Mainstay


The Medium Mainstay

Telephoto zooms are popular with wildlife photographers and wide-angle zooms with landscapists, but the mid-range zooms also have their fans.

Also labeled: Lenses

In Focus: June 2014


In Focus: June 2014

As of our press date, the specs for the Pentax 645Z are still being finalized, but this small-bodied, 51-megapixel, CMOS, medium-format-sensor camera is packing serious punch. ...

Also labeled: In Focus

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