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The Versatility Of A Telephoto


The Versatility Of A Telephoto

When I finally saw the camouflaged Eastern screech-owl in the dead tree, I used my 500mm ƒ/4 supertelephoto lens and 1.4x teleconverter to fill the viewfinder with the little raptor and captured a portrait image.

Telephoto Landscapes


Telephoto Landscapes

Some of my favorite portfolio images have been taken with my telephoto lenses.

Take Advantage Of Big Weather


Take Advantage Of Big Weather

Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

The Quest To Be Better


The Quest To Be Better

As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.

Hippo Pool


Hippo Pool

Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.

Beyond Ansel Adams


Beyond Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.

Sharpness The Deadly Dozen


Sharpness The Deadly Dozen

The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?

Photo Hoarding


Photo Hoarding

Editing your photography and deciding what you should keep or what gets sent to the trash is something we photographers do all the time.

Close-Up Wide-Angle


Close-Up Wide-Angle

Wide-angle zooms have always been popular with nature photographers.

The Colors Of Snow


The Colors Of Snow

We always think of snow as being plain white, but the reality is that it's a malleable element that can take on any of several colors depending on the conditions in which you're shooting.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Get Above It All


Get Above It All

During the entire history of photography, perspectives from above have been difficult, if not impossible, to capture without budgets large enough for the chartering of full-sized aircraft (helicopters and airplanes).

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Defeat Chromatic Aberration


Defeat Chromatic Aberration

We've all seen it—that glowing violet fringe that sometimes lurks like a dirty halo in out-of-focus areas and along high-contrast boundaries of dark objects photographed against a bright sky.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Talking Technique With Future Pros


Talking Technique With Future Pros

In my role as a Canon Explorer of Light, I recently presented a short, but intense seminar to the ASMP Student Chapter at the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California.Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to...

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Multitasking With Macro


Multitasking With Macro

In traditional terms, the focal-length range from 80mm to 135mm has been considered ideal for portraits.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Action Filmmaking 101


Action Filmmaking 101

Creating a compelling short film is easy, with a little planning and a willingness to stop what you're doing and position the camera and the action properly.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Precious Few


The Precious Few

After many safaris, cheetahs are still among the most alluring subjects in Africa to me.

Also labeled: Column, World View

Solutions: Zone Focusing


Solutions: Zone Focusing

When you're shooting macro, sharpness is especially critical.

Look! Something Shiny!


Look! Something Shiny!

Specular highlights, those seemingly random pinpoints of light reflected from shiny surfaces, can be huge distractions in photography. ...

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Gigapixel


Gigapixel

Digital photography is an amazing medium.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Create A Photo eBook


Create A Photo eBook

Traditional photo books have dropped off significantly in today's market.

Also labeled: Software How-To

Pro Fall Color Hot Spots


Pro Fall Color Hot Spots

To capture the best of autumn color, you have to be in the right place at the right time.

Also labeled: Camera Technique, Hot Spots

The Many Looks From Telezooms


The Many Looks From Telezooms

I remember my first zoom lens, the Nikkor 80-200mm ƒ/2.8, as a gift from on high, a bulky chunk of metal and glass dropped down from another planet.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

The Impact Of A Print


The Impact Of A Print

So how's the gallery doing?

Also labeled: Fleeting Vistas

10 Tips For Fall


10 Tips For Fall

Fall is the nature photographer's dream season.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Extreme Close-Up


Extreme Close-Up

Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects? ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Keeping It Real With HDR


Keeping It Real With HDR

One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, "How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?"

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Taking It Slow


Taking It Slow

There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

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.

Also labeled: Column, World View

Environmental Conservation


Environmental Conservation

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

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

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.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, Column

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