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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.

Action-Sequence Panoramas


Action-Sequence Panoramas

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

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.

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

Solutions: Video Fundamentals


Solutions: Video Fundamentals

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

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. ...

Ghost Trees, Namibia


Ghost Trees, Namibia

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

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

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....

Chasing The Aurora Borealis


Chasing The Aurora Borealis

They're back! After five years of relative quiet, the Northern Lights—the Aurora Borealis—have been on fire lately.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?


Auto HDR, Quicker, Faster And Better?

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Colors Of Snow


The Colors Of Snow

What setting would you recommend to shoot in Antarctica? ...

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Solutions: Contour+


Solutions: Contour+

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Close-Up Wide-Angle


Close-Up Wide-Angle

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Solutions: Rolling Shutter


Solutions: Rolling Shutter

We recently received an email from a contributor who had taken a photograph out of the window of a small airplane.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Workshop Diary


Workshop Diary

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...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Wilderness Reflections


Wilderness Reflections

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.

Also labeled: Column, World View

The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography


The Dark Secret Of Digital Photography

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.

RAW vs. JPEG


RAW vs. JPEG

Is there still a reason to discuss RAW versus JPEG?

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Land And Sky


Land And Sky

When the beauty of nature and chaos collided, it created the prairie.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

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.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, Column

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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).

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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?

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Macro Magic


Macro Magic

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

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

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

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