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Color Pools


Color Pools

In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

Environmental Conservation


Environmental Conservation

I'm a photographer and an environmentalist. ...

Overflowing


Overflowing

Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea.

Take Control Of Backlight


Take Control Of Backlight

The stars faded as darkness gave way to soft twilight.

HDR For B&W


HDR For B&W

High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography can be an extremely useful technique for bringing out microtexture, enhancing the effect of light and shadow, and creatively influencing the overall tone of an image.

The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White


The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White

Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color.

My Pocket Camera Adventure


My Pocket Camera Adventure

There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.

Creative White Balance


Creative White Balance

Most of us use automatic white balance, letting our cameras choose the proper color balance for our photographs.

Moving Your Moving Pictures


Moving Your Moving Pictures

The incredible explosion in time-lapse projects and the proliferation of HD video DSLRs have created a new golden age of filmmaking.

Brace Yourself


Brace Yourself

Back in the days when I only shot stills, I was one cavalier dude when it came to using tripods and other bracing devices.

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10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment


10 Steps To Photographic Fulfillment

I've been hearing a lot lately from photographers who are working hard at their craft, but are just plain disappointed with the images they see on their screens and prints.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Straighten Up


Straighten Up

There are a few technical elements that immediately stick out between amateur and professional photographs.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Create Visual Tension


Create Visual Tension

As outdoor photographers, we witness some of the most sublime feats of natural beauty, as well as some of the most delicate nuances often missed by others.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Slot Canyon Photography


Slot Canyon Photography

Antelope, Little Wild Horse, Peekaboo, Secret.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Wildlife Videography


Wildlife Videography

The light level was in the basement, and the wolves were very active.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Pro Tips For Summer Hot Spots


Pro Tips For Summer Hot Spots

There's nothing like getting out in the summer when the weather is warm, the days are long and the landscapes are inviting.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Natural HDR


Natural HDR

I first started teaching photography way back in 1980 for The Ansel Adams Gallery.

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

Hot Summer Tips


Hot Summer Tips

It seems that all my photographer friends are going to Iceland this year, and last year they went to Africa, and sometimes they bring home great photographs that I feel like I've seen before.

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Revisit Without Reprise


Revisit Without Reprise

Beginning in the early 1990s, I set out to explore and photograph every nook and cranny of the canyon country across southern Utah, from the volcanic highlands of the Aquarius Plateau to the remote backcountry of the Dirty Devil Canyons.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Stalking Landscapes


Stalking Landscapes

Before me in the setting sun, three half-circle rainbows rose from the mists of Kaietuer Falls in Guyana.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

High-Tech Landscapes


High-Tech Landscapes

Perhaps in no other genre of photography has the advancement of technology so greatly improved our technical and creative options. In this...

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Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes


Add Scale To Your Grand Scapes

Like many of us, my love of photography began with the wild landscape.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Quick Tips For Spring Color


Quick Tips For Spring Color

After a long winter of bare trees and monochrome landscapes, the cornucopia of colors that erupts in spring is visually overwhelming. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field


Unleash Unlimited Depth Of Field

For the first time since the invention of the medium, photographers are now able to create images that rival our visual memory. ...

Also labeled: Software How-To

Solutions: Photography In The National Parks


Solutions: Photography In The National Parks

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. Spring and summer are prime time in the National Park...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Print And Share Your Photos


Print And Share Your Photos

Probably 90% of my images live on my hard drives and never manifest themselves in the non-digital world.

Also labeled: Column, Fleeting Vistas

Think Globally, Shoot Locally


Think Globally,  Shoot Locally

Among the many benefits of mass tourism, there are a couple of lurking downsides.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Traveler

Best Lens For Macro


Best Lens For Macro

When choosing a macro lens, it’s not just about magnification. ...

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Plan A National Park Road Trip


Plan A National Park Road Trip

Just about the sweetest two words you can hear if you're a photographer. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Use Lightroom Like a Darkroom


Use Lightroom Like a Darkroom

To do this in Photoshop, you need to use things like selections, feathering, layers, adjustment layers and layer masks. ...

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