The recent trend in jerky, handheld, rapid-fire, jump-cut TV defies this rule, but novice filmmakers would do well to start with less nausea-inducing techniques.
We see action before us as a blur of movement that often passes by in a linear progression.
There's a time for subtle, and there's a time to punch things up. Extra intensity is usually associated with punched-up saturation, but that only works when you have a shot that's strong to begin with.
I'm having trouble getting my wide-angle panoramas to stitch together. Wide-Angle Panoramas
For most photographers, the biggest hurdle to getting into video with a DSLR is taking the first step.
Time-lapse photography and videos have exploded in popularity. During the recent Sony Art of Expression contest hosted by OP, several of the finalists in the video category were time-lapse videos. ...
Deep in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, there's a remarkable place.
Ever since early photographers began capturing images of faraway places in the mid-19th century, travel photography has enthralled people with tantalizing glimpses of distant lands
In the November 2009 issue of Outdoor Photographer Magazine, we wrote about a way to achieve highly detailed landscapes, the "gigascape," with your compact digital camera. It was made possible by a robot called the GigaPan EPIC....
They're back! After five years of relative quiet, the Northern Lights—the Aurora Borealis—have been on fire lately.
In the last few years, high dynamic range (HDR) photography has become incredibly popular, propelled in part by the capabilities of both digital cameras and HDR-enabled imaging programs.
What setting would you recommend to shoot in Antarctica? ...
We've been great fans of small HD video action camcorders since we started experimenting with lipstick-style units that had to be tethered to a separate and bulky apparatus.
The conventional wisdom was that you shouldn't use a wide-angle lens up close because it would distort the subject or make it unflattering.
We recently received an email from a contributor who had taken a photograph out of the window of a small airplane.
The opportunity to study with a master photographer in the field, to see what he or she is seeing, and to travel with someone with a knowledge of the best locations and the ideal times to photograph them, are all great reasons for taking an...
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.
Digital photography vastly expands our opportunities for better pictures. We can now shoot in lower light with higher quality results, instantly see our images as we capture them and easily process those images for the best results.
Is there still a reason to discuss RAW versus JPEG?
When the beauty of nature and chaos collided, it created the prairie.
A workshop can be a great way to improve your skills and knowledge about photography. A workshop can be a great way to improve your skills and...
A movie is just a series of stills. It’s really that simple. While time-lapse is simple in concept, the range of gear and workflow options is vast
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.
What are you willing to die for? Because you are doing that right now." Those 14 words on Twitter shook me to my core.
We’ve seen a number of outstanding star trail images in the OP Assignments galleries, contest entries and other direct submissions to the magazine.
Traveling locally can have its advantages, as you can revisit the area if you aren’t satisfied with the results.
Autofocus is one of the two most revolutionary features to appear in SLR cameras in the past quarter-century (the other being digital media replacing film).
Is the iPhone to be feared or embraced? Is it a threat or a complement to my DSLR? Is it a toy or the continuation of a photographic revolution?
When I bought my first camera in 1974, it came with a set of extension tubes for macro photography.
Like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I came late to the tea party.
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