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?
Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas were two of my heroes in nature photography, both superb practitioners of color photography with nature. ...
We see and live in a world of color. That's how we've evolved, and it's the world that we know.
For 18 years now, I've been specializing in wilderness landscape photography. ...
Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.
Cameras and lenses are both precision instruments, and today's AF systems are the best we've ever seen. Cameras and lenses are both precision...
I've been reading Outdoor Photographer long before I ever entertained the dream of being a landscape photographer.
There's a moment, before technique, before judgment, before even thought, when something turns my head.
My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland. My roots in photography go back to my...
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.
Image-stabilized lenses and cameras let you capture sharp, handheld photos at lower shutter speeds than ever before, while supersensitive sensors let some DSLRs shoot in the dark.
Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery. ...
You don't need a camera with a built-in GPS to geotag your images although such devices make it simpler since they do it automatically as you shoot.
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With the advent of new highly capable cameras in various smartphones combined with very cogent apps, we're now able to create images and optimize them almost exactly as we would in Photoshop.
The one accessory you’re likely to find in any professional nature photographer’s camera bag is a polarizer. The one accessory you’re likely to...
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.
Only one letter separates the words "take" and "make," but their meanings are worlds apart. Only one letter separates the words...
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!
If you would have told me three years ago when I was living in Park City, Utah, that I’d be creating HDR images, running my own gallery, living in Scottsdale, Arizona, and loving my DSLR, I would have told you that you were crazy.
Today’s DSLRs are amazingly quick in their AF performance and firing rates, but you can make them even quicker by setting them appropriately. ...
The Fuji 617G was a favorite camera for a relatively small group of photographers who wanted to make panorama images with maximum possible quality.
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“Chase the light.” For years, landscape photographers have lived by this motto. It’s not really a technique—it’s a philosophy, a way of life, an existential state of being.
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.
I’m not a pilot, but I love flying. Any flying device that can send me into the sky for a bird’s-eye view, no matter how precarious, I’ll give a try.
I’ve seen a lot of digital infrared landscapes lately. Some have different colors in the image that add an element of drama that I don’t see in pure black-and-white infrared.
Have you ever stood on a high point, soaking in the view, exhilarated by the vast space in front of you?
It was a stifling late August morning. I lay in wet mud on the South Flats of the East Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York. A thousand no-see-ums chewed on the exposed skin on the back of my hands.
Warm weather and sunshine are natural draws for outdoor photographers, and spring is a welcome change after a long cold winter. ...
Mastering the art of macro photography in nature takes time and patience, but knowing when, where and how will make the journey a lot easier. ...
During his career, Ansel Adams used a lot of different paper brands and types. During his career, Ansel Adams used a lot of different paper...
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