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Choose The Best Workshop


Choose The Best Workshop

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...

Making Time-Lapse


Making Time-Lapse

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

Our Favorite Photo Tools


Our Favorite Photo Tools

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.

The Beauty Seeker


The Beauty Seeker

What are you willing to die for? Because you are doing that right now." Those 14 words on Twitter shook me to my core.

Solutions: How To Shoot Star Trails


Solutions: How To Shoot Star Trails

We’ve seen a number of outstanding star trail images in the OP Assignments galleries, contest entries and other direct submissions to the magazine.

Classic Fall Color


Classic Fall Color

Traveling locally can have its advantages, as you can revisit the area if you aren’t satisfied with the results.

It's About Sharp


It's About Sharp

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).

The Ultimate Photo Sketch Pad


The Ultimate Photo Sketch Pad

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?

Macro Magic


Macro Magic

When I bought my first camera in 1974, it came with a set of extension tubes for macro photography.

Down The HDR Rabbit Hole


Down The HDR Rabbit Hole

Like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland, I came late to the tea party.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Traveler

Luck Favors The Prepared


Luck Favors The Prepared

We've just returned from a three-week digital photo safari in Botswana and Zambia with a wonderful group of advanced nature photographers.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Control Your Perspective


Control Your Perspective

For photographers looking to get view-camera lens movements in a DSLR, there were just a few options.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Perfect Exposure


The Perfect Exposure

An exposure meter measures the amount of light that strikes it and, based on this data and the ISO you've programmed into it, provides you with a series of shutter-speed/ƒ-stop combinations that will produce proper exposure for the metered subject or...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

10 Tips For The Grand Canyon


10 Tips For The Grand Canyon

Postcard racks are filled with pretty pictures of iconic landscapes. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Transmit Image Files


Transmit Image Files

Occasionally, a solution comes along that's the perfect fix for a problem I thought I'd always just have to deal with.

Advanced Cloning


Advanced Cloning

Each year, the number of visitors to our national parks grows, looking to see and photograph their favorite icons. ...

Also labeled: Software How-To

The Timeless Moment Of Ice Light


The Timeless Moment Of Ice Light

Here, half a world away, I'm working away at one of my favorite notions: the timeless moment, and how to preserve it photographically.

Also labeled: Column, Natural Connections

Packrafting


Packrafting

When adventurer and packraft legend Roman Dial asked if I wanted to join him and his son Cody on a packraft descent of Tasmania's iconic Franklin River, I said to count me in.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Adventure

The Technical Side Of B&W


The Technical Side Of B&W

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?

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

The Making Of Compelling Black-And-White-Images


The Making Of Compelling Black-And-White-Images

Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas were two of my heroes in nature photography, both superb practitioners of color photography with nature. ...

Also labeled: Software How-To

Why Choose B&W


Why Choose B&W

We see and live in a world of color. That's how we've evolved, and it's the world that we know.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Rarest Light


The Rarest Light

For 18 years now, I've been specializing in wilderness landscape photography. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Once More Into The Shot


Once More Into The Shot

Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

AF Fine-Tuning


AF Fine-Tuning

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...

Also labeled: Solutions

Think Locally


Think Locally

I've been reading Outdoor Photographer long before I ever entertained the dream of being a landscape photographer.

Also labeled: Column, Fleeting Vistas

Moments Of Wow!


Moments Of Wow!

There's a moment, before technique, before judgment, before even thought, when something turns my head.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, Column

Spring Sensation


Spring Sensation

My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland. My roots in photography go back to my...

Also labeled: Column, World View

Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination


Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination

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.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

The Promise Of Stabilization


The Promise Of Stabilization

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Experimenting With Perspective


Experimenting With Perspective

Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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