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Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls


Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Long Lens Tips And Techniques


Long Lens Tips And Techniques

My first long lens, purchased back in 1983, was the Canon 400mm ƒ/4.5 FD.

Shooting Blind


Shooting Blind

Blessed with nearly 10 million acres of wetlands and a major migration route along the Mississippi flyway, my home state of Minnesota attracts innumerable species of waterfowl and wading birds, especially during the fall and spring migrations.

A View From The Top


A View From The Top

Summits are magical places. Reaching the summit of a high peak gives me the exhilarating, humbling and awe-inspiring experience of being a tiny speck on top of the world. ...

Pro Tips For A Road Trip


Pro Tips For A Road Trip

When I can't get a signal with my phone, a weather radio gives me another option for finding out what's up with the crazy weather around me.

Get In Shape For A Workshop


Get In Shape For A Workshop

If you come from sea level and want to go on a tour at high elevation, are you physically fit and able to handle the abrupt acclimation?

Primeval Pulse


Primeval Pulse

The annual spring migration of shorebirds is an awesome phenomenon. Untold millions of them fly from wintering grounds all over the Americas to reach summer nesting grounds in the Arctic. As they cover distances spanning half the globe, their food...

Smooth Operator


Smooth Operator

When making the transition from stills to video, the conventional wisdom dictates that camera movement is bad.

Realizations


Realizations

A short one this time, just walking out to Papohaku Beach here on Molokai to watch the sunset.

Experience & Perseverance


Experience & Perseverance

When I'm teaching photographers how they can improve their photography, I often talk about the need for separation of tones in postprocessing.

Also labeled: On Landscape, Column

Give ’Em Some Space


Give ’Em Some Space

This issue will reach you in April, when spring is really getting started in most of the country.

Also labeled: Tech Tips, Column

Advanced Time-Lapse Gear Guide


Advanced Time-Lapse Gear Guide

The spectacular wilderness in California's Mojave Desert ignited my time-lapse addiction. I'd casually set up a camera and tripod, point it at something lovely, program an interval and meander through the desert, my robot camera clicking away.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Lighting For Wildlife


Lighting For Wildlife

The light is just blazing away as we head down the highway.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Magic Light Anytime


Magic Light Anytime

I think one of the most underutilized pieces of camera gear available to outdoor photographers is the portable flash.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Adventure

Taking The Prize


Taking The Prize

In a competitive world, getting your photographs to stand out from all the other entries isn't easy.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Digital Quick tips


Digital Quick tips

Every new digital photographer struggles with how to process images.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Be A Modern Ansel Adams


Be A Modern Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams was an accomplished musician, as well as maybe the finest landscape photographer of all time

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Do More With Your Polarizer


Do More With Your Polarizer

If you think a polarizer is only for darkening the sky, you're missing opportunities to enhance reflections, saturate color and emphasize texture in shade or overcast. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

How To Use The Zone System In Challenging Conditions


How To Use The Zone System In Challenging Conditions

The natural world offers an unlimited cornucopia of subject matter for the discerning black-and-white photographer, ranging from delicate details to classic grand vistas. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Landscapes Are Alive!


Landscapes Are Alive!

But the mood changed immediately when he realized I focus on landscapes. "Landscapes are dead," he said. "They don't move."

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Solutions: Big B&W Prints Made Easy


Solutions: Big B&W Prints Made Easy

When he was working in a black-and-white darkroom with glass plates and later with film negatives, Ansel Adams frequently made very large prints.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, Printers

Solutions: On The Slide


Solutions: On The Slide

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Action-Sequence Panoramas


Action-Sequence Panoramas

We see action before us as a blur of movement that often passes by in a linear progression.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Intensify Your Landscape


Intensify Your Landscape

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Make Your Panos Match Up


Make Your Panos Match Up

I'm having trouble getting my wide-angle panoramas to stitch together. Wide-Angle Panoramas

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Solutions: Video Fundamentals


Solutions: Video Fundamentals

For most photographers, the biggest hurdle to getting into video with a DSLR is taking the first step.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips


Solutions: Time-Lapse Quicktips

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. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Ghost Trees, Namibia


Ghost Trees, Namibia

Deep in the Namib Desert of southwest Africa, there's a remarkable place.

Also labeled: World View, Column

The Art Of Travel Photography


The Art Of Travel Photography

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

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Capture The Gigascape


Capture The Gigascape

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....

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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