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Think Differently About Your DSLR


Think Differently About Your DSLR

Whether you enjoy creating by pencil, brush or camera, the challenge of keeping your creative level at its peak can be daunting. ...

Prepare For A Photo Expedition


Prepare For A Photo Expedition

"ONE MORE STEP." This mantra is bouncing around in my brain as my body tries to follow suit.

Ice And Time


Ice And Time

Every iceberg is a floating record of time, a frozen snapshot of events that occurred over many millennia. ...

Ancient Connections


Ancient Connections

I’ve visited the Three Rivers Petroglyph site, a unique place in the Chihuahuan Desert, many times over the years.

Keep Your Powder Dry


Keep Your Powder Dry

Some of the newer professional DSLRs and lenses are very well sealed, and you can work safely with them in damp conditions short of a downpour.

Making Best Use Of HDR


Making Best Use Of HDR

I was an early adopter of graduated neutral-density filters to tame the huge discrepancies between mesa-top sunlight and the dark shadows of the canyon depths.

In The Canyons


In The Canyons

Experimenting with different techniques and new technology can help to break into new realms.

(Urban) Landscape Photography


(Urban) Landscape Photography

Ah, there’s nothing like wild nature! Standing alone on some windswept hill staring through your telephoto lens at a herd of elk quietly grazing in a meadow below.

Make Your Best Black-And-White


Make Your Best Black-And-White

Many articles in OP suggest software programs to try for converting color images to black-and-white and discuss how to fine-tune the converted images.

25 Pro Tips


25 Pro Tips

We polled a number of professionals for some of their best photo tips, and in the spirit of our 25th Anniversary issue, we’ve come up with a list of 25 that are sure to help you make better photographs.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

How To Set The Black Point


How To Set The Black Point

Ansel Adams wrote extensively about the importance of blacks in a print in his classic book, The Print.

Also labeled: Solutions

25 Pro Gear Choices


25 Pro Gear Choices

Nature photography is part art and part science. There’s the spiritual side of being out in the wilderness where you can find a beautiful scene.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, Gear

On The Wing


On The Wing

After a 10-year absence to tend to other business, Chris Klapheke rededicated himself to photography in 2004. He really never had paid any attention to birds before, but a workshop with bird photography guru Arthur Morris at Bosque del Apache National...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

X Marks The Spot


X Marks The Spot

The first time I tried to photograph the full moon setting over Longs Peak from the summit of Twin Sisters in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains was a complete fiasco.

Also labeled: GPS

How To Create The Complete Outdoor Image


How To Create The Complete Outdoor Image

In this era of digital photography, we’re bombarded with imagery each and every day.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Special Techniques For Landscapes


Special Techniques For Landscapes

In Outdoor Photographer, you’ve learned core techniques to use while photographing the landscape: exposure, depth of field, use of lenses, composition and more.

Also labeled: Digital Darkroom

Enigmatic Autofocus


Enigmatic Autofocus

Autofocus is a cooperative function of the camera and the lens. ...

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Making A Faux Mat


Making A Faux Mat

A few years ago, I put together a large exhibition of work for the benefit of an environmental cause. A few years ago, I put...

Fall Reflections


Fall Reflections

There are few places on earth where all nature’s colors mingle with such quintessential romantic and wild sceneries. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Wildlife Photography


Wildlife Photography

When I’m away to teach or photograph elsewhere, I feel that I’ve somehow abandoned my responsibility to witness the progression of the extended animal families at home.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Whatever It Takes


Whatever It Takes

I can still recall the soft pillows of clouds drifting across the face of the Teton Range as I drove north to meet a client at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park many years ago.

Control Your Depth of Field


Control Your Depth of Field

A conventional lens has the planes of the sensor (or film), the lens and the focused slice of reality all perpendicular to the axis of the lens. ...

Slovenia


Slovenia

I found that, due to the extremely contrasty conditions, the “Portrait” Picture Control setting for my JPEGs in the D90, with its inherently lower-contrast algorithms, produced the best out of the camera files.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Traveler

Rephotography


Rephotography

The volcanic activity this year in Iceland has me thinking about returning to that country to record the changes in the aftermath of the eruption.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Adventure

Photo Apps For Everyone


Photo Apps For Everyone

I keep hearing about photo apps for the iPhone, but I’m planning to get an Android-based smartphone.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Use Live View For Sharper Shots


Use Live View For Sharper Shots

Most new DSLRs have Live View, yet too many nature photographers don’t use it. Most new DSLRs have Live View, yet too many nature p...

Also labeled: Solutions

Preparing For A Photo Workshop


Preparing For A Photo Workshop

When I teach my workshops, I find that there are some participants who come more prepared than others.

Also labeled: workshops

Video Quick Tips


Video Quick Tips

Video is a wonderful visual medium that adds whole new dimensions of movement and sound to your photography. Video is a wonderful visual medium...

Also labeled: Solutions, Video

Earth In The Making


Earth In The Making

Volcanoes are exhilarating subjects to photograph, but challenging places to expose your gear—and yourself. ...

Also labeled: Column, World View

Try Something Completely Different


Try Something Completely Different

During a recent school break, my family and I enjoyed a vacation at the beach.

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

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