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Harness High Contrast


Harness High Contrast

High-contrast scenes always have been difficult to process, but Adobe made this task considerably easier with the Process Version tools in Lightroom 4 and 5. ...

National Park Artist Residencies


National Park Artist Residencies

Nearly 150 years ago, visual artists played an instrumental part in the creation of the American National Park system, using their work to advocate for the protection of these majestic wild places.

Have Camera, Have Lens, Will Travel


Have Camera, Have Lens, Will Travel

I've always been a believer that what matters most in life is to see, experience and appreciate as much of our amazing world as possible.

Create Your Own Luck


Create Your Own Luck

One of my most important photographic mentors, Galen Rowell, grew accustomed to being told how lucky he was to capture the stunning natural events that he photographed.

Blurring The Line


Blurring The Line

Soon after acquiring my first SLR, I befriended a group of local artists and spoke with them about the way they responded to visual experience.

Lighting Nature


Lighting Nature

Flash is a powerful tool. It can soften the look of harsh lighting or it can simulate the sun on a cloudy day. Flash is a powerful...

Antarctica: What’s In The Bag


Antarctica: What’s In The Bag

Traveling to a location like Antarctica on a dedicated photographic expedition requires a little more thought about equipment and accessories than your average photography outing.

Shooting The Curl


Shooting The Curl

Like many aspiring wave photographers, Moniz started shooting with a GoPro camera.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Photographing The Milky Way


Photographing The Milky Way

Of all the wonders of the night sky, the most spectacular subject for photographers who lack a telescope is surely the Milky Way.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

See In B&W


See In B&W

Although there are many aspects of photography that digital technology changed, the art of seeing in black-and-white remains the same.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Traveling The World In B&W


Traveling The World In B&W

When we think of travel photography, the first images that flash in our minds are likely in color.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

B&W In Harsh Light


B&W In Harsh Light

As outdoor photographers, it doesn't take us long to find out that nature's lighting can be very fickle, differing greatly day to day and even over the course of a day, from that of the controlled lighting available in a studio setting.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Shooting The Monsoon


Shooting The Monsoon

It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me that finally got my attention. It was the bolt atop the ridge directly in front of me...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Digital Mythbusting


Digital Mythbusting

Digital photography became popular at the same time that Internet access and usage exploded in growth.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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, Gear

Solutions: eLearning


Solutions: eLearning

There has been a flood of new options for photographers looking to take a class over the past few years.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Underwater Landscape


The Underwater Landscape

Underwater photography may be the most specialized form of nature photography there is.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Chasing Rainbows


Chasing Rainbows

It was "rainbow weather"—a pattern where rainbows were likely. But where would a rainbow appear?

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Roadside Photo Ops


Roadside Photo Ops

In April, we reached out to the OP community on Facebook requesting submissions of images that actually were taken by the side of the road.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Minimalist Landscapes


Minimalist Landscapes

It's early morning; your camera gear is packed. With a cup of steaming coffee in your hand, you hike to the viewpoint you selected the previous evening.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Power Of Three


The Power Of Three

From the Greeks, who worshipped the amazing properties of triangles, to The Three Stooges, the number three has had a special relationship with human perception, art, music, science, religion and every other field.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Get Into The Wet Zone


Get Into The Wet Zone

Our affinity for and connection to the sea has been deeply rooted in our art and culture for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the United States alone, there are more than 95,000 miles of coastline, with approximately 39% of the U.S. population...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Working The Landscape


Working The Landscape

Occasionally, strong images appear to suddenly jump into my camera, but that's not the norm.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Eagle Eyes


Eagle Eyes

About a year ago, my friend and colleague Brent McGregor called to ask if I wanted to check out a bald eagle nest in a pine tree, below a canyon rim, that a pair had successfully used the year before. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The High Concept Image


The High Concept Image

High-concept photographs go beyond mere literal representations of your subjects; instead, they seek to use light, composition, mood and color creatively.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Versatility Of A Telephoto


The Versatility Of A Telephoto

When I finally saw the camouflaged Eastern screech-owl in the dead tree, I used my 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto lens and 1.4x teleconverter to fill the viewfinder with the little raptor and captured a portrait image.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Telephoto Landscapes


Telephoto Landscapes

Some of my favorite portfolio images have been taken with my telephoto lenses.

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas

Take Advantage Of Big Weather


Take Advantage Of Big Weather

Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Quest To Be Better


The Quest To Be Better

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

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

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.

Also labeled: World View, Column

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