As a young boy, I learned early about the excitement of an original piece of art. As a young boy, I learned early about the excitement of an...
When you work behind the counter in a camera store for 35 years like I have, you see and hear virtually everything. ...
As a travel photographer, the environmental portrait has always been one of my go-to techniques.
If there’s a single buzzword in the photo community that has emerged in the last year it would be multimedia.
When shooting close-up and macro images, you quickly discover that depth of field is narrow regardless of what you do. ...
White balance is an adjustment that accounts for the color temperature of the light in a scene.
Mention Borneo and many people think of wall-to-wall jungle, but actually, the world’s third-largest island has lost most of its original forests over the past few decades in a relentless cycle of clear-cutting and burning.
For the last four hours, my mind was occupied with the thoughts of my weeklong photography trip to Yosemite National Park. ...
It almost looks like two rocks kissing. Or an elephant trunk. I found this granite arch in the 1970s purely by accident.
The 18-megapixel APS-C sensor has the advantage of higher resolution if you photograph with quality optics.
The concept of the decisive moment applies to most photographic endeavors. ...
It was off to Reno, Nev., for the 2010 North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) Summit.
Oh, if only Antoine had been a photographer. Traveling as a photographer and the word “light” generally aren’t spoken in the same sentence. ...
Many years ago, when I was involved with Ansel Adams’ workshops, I was fortunate to hear lectures by many master photographers.
I’m writing this column at the start of yet another big adventure. I recently moved from my home of 25 years in the sparsely populated and arid Colorado Plateau in the American Southwest to a new home on the outskirts of Sydney, Australia.
We’ve just returned from the 16th Annual Summit of NANPA, the North American Nature Photography Association (
For photo enhancements like burning and dodging, cloning and painting layer masks, you can’t beat the accuracy and efficiency of pressure-sensitive pen tablets from Wacom.
I started “shooting the moon” in a quest for unique photos, and while I’m certainly happy with my results, I’ve discovered that the actual experience of moon and moonlight photography is just as rewarding as the images I bring home.
Hippos have a bad reputation. They’re often called the most dangerous animal in Africa and are said to be responsible for killing more people than any other wild creature.
In the days of film, exposure in bright areas was always a challenge, and we’d constantly try to outthink the meter by over- or underexposing our images.
George Lepp recently returned from an expedition to Africa, where he was using the Canon EOS 7D and EOS-1D Mark IV, and one of his traveling companions was using the Nikon D3 and D3S.
It’s obvious at a glance that the cover of Steve McCurry’s new book, The Unguarded Moment (Phaidon), is a great photograph. ...
When Ansel Adams developed the Zone System with Fred Archer in 1940, he gave photographers a tool great for controlling their images—but only with black-and-white film, and only with view cameras, where sheets of film could be processed individually....
When we examine legendary photographers like Ansel Adams, we realize that, by today’s standards, the equipment they used was more of a handicap than a secret ingredient.
The great American author Ernest Hemingway once wrote, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.”
Abstraction is defined as “freedom from representational qualities in art.” That’s what I tried to do with my series of avian abstracts—to make a series where form is translated into another form, where you as a viewer have to make up your own mind as to...
What are the advantages, if any, of having a digital camera converted solely to infrared capture versus using the B+W 093 IR filter on my DSLR?
I recently had a client ask to see some images—black-and-white nature photographs for a corporate environment.
Jack Dykinga doesn’t treat his newest camera as a state secret, although it would be understandable if he did. After all, he calls it a “secret large-format camera.” And it’s made by Nikon.
Bird photographers and other action shooters frequently have to use really long lenses to get close-ups of often-distant subjects. ...
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