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.
We've just returned from a three-week digital photo safari in Botswana and Zambia with a wonderful group of advanced nature photographers.
For photographers looking to get view-camera lens movements in a DSLR, there were just a few options.
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...
Postcard racks are filled with pretty pictures of iconic landscapes. ...
Occasionally, a solution comes along that's the perfect fix for a problem I thought I'd always just have to deal with.
Each year, the number of visitors to our national parks grows, looking to see and photograph their favorite icons. ...
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Here, half a world away, I'm working away at one of my favorite notions: the timeless moment, and how to preserve it photographically.
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.
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?
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