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A Rose By Any Other Name...


A Rose By Any Other Name...

I have one of the new Canon cameras that allows multiple captures on a single frame.

Full Dynamic Range Photography


Full Dynamic Range Photography

I wondered if I was getting lazy in the field, or if these new digital options were providing more control and better results. ...

In Search Of Sharpness


In Search Of Sharpness

Sharpness is the most essential technical element of composition and quality in most photographs.

New Ways To Think About Macro


New Ways To Think About Macro

There's a wonderful miniature world out there you can capture with your camera.

Exposure For HDSLR Video


Exposure For HDSLR Video

If there's one thing I haven't been sweating too much in the 11 or so years since I went from shooting slides to shooting digital, it's exposure.

Extend Your Range


Extend Your Range

A tele-extender, when placed between the camera body and lens, multiplies the magnification of the lens to which it's attached.

Give Your Photos A Boost


Give Your Photos A Boost

The term "art sauce" is usually a pejorative that instructors use to excoriate their students on using gimmicks to make their work appear more snappy.

Conquer Composition


Conquer Composition

There's a reason why so many people in this world enjoy picking up a camera and capturing the magic that lies in front of them. ...

Yosemite Range of Light


Yosemite Range of Light

Shawn Reeder, a photographer, filmmaker and musician based in the magical nexus between the majesty of the Sierras and the expansive grandeur of Yosemite, recently completed an engaging time-lapse project called "Yosemite Range of Light." ...

From Eye Candy To Soul Food


From Eye Candy To Soul Food

Thus began a journey that changed me both as a photographer and as a person.

Also labeled: Basic Jones, Column

Photographs For The Spirit


Photographs For The Spirit

For this column, I want to share some new images. ...

Also labeled: Column, On Landscape

Shoot For The Stars


Shoot For The Stars

Lately I've seen a number of interesting images of the night sky showing a silhouetted foreground and the Milky Way.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Wildlife Panoramas


Wildlife Panoramas

Readers of Outdoor Photographer Magazine and students at my seminars and field workshops know I love to create panoramic images.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Photo Fixie


Photo Fixie

Single-speed mountain bike riders, boulderers, prime lens users. ...

Also labeled: Column, Photo Adventure

Pro Tips For Dynamic Fall Color


Pro Tips For Dynamic Fall Color

Every nature photographer knows that fall is prime time.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Digital Pitfalls: A Cautionary Tale


Digital Pitfalls: A Cautionary Tale

The email was unlike any I had ever received.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Is That Really How It Looked?


Is That Really How  It Looked?

The truth is, great photographers understand that it's impossible to duplicate human vision with a camera and plan their images accordingly without feeling frustrated by the inability to duplicate the color, contrast or depth their eyes see.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Elevating Your Game


Elevating Your Game

It's the kind of challenge I get more and more frequently in these tight economic times.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Traveler

Deep Focus


Deep Focus

My wildflower photographs usually fall short.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Storm Watch


Storm Watch

Darkening skies, a flash of lightning and a distant clap of thunder.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Gear Up Your Photo Vehicle


Gear Up Your Photo Vehicle

Photographers such as Galen Rowell famously traveled light and bounded up mountains with nothing but a camera and lens.

Organization Will Set You Free!


Organization Will Set You Free!

Finding photos you've shot on your computer has long been a challenge.

Also labeled: Photo Software

Break Free From Your Comfort Zone


Break Free From Your Comfort Zone

Most people tend to establish what's known as a "comfort zone," which is a limited set of safe, predictable and comfortable behavioral patterns that gives a sense of security and allows one to deliver a steady level of performance.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

B&W Transformation


B&W Transformation

The technique that I'm about to illustrate will take your photos to the next level, creating killer black-and-white images.

Also labeled: Photo Software

Atmospherics


Atmospherics

Misty atmospherics are much less common than landscape shots taken on a clear day because most photographers refrain from venturing too far out into the fog.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

Cosmophobia...Really?


Cosmophobia...Really?

The supermoon of May 5, 2012, rose just after sunset, so the photographic opportunities were fabulous.

Also labeled: Column, Fleeting Vistas

Give POV A Try


Give POV A Try

In sports, the POV camera captures a game from the point of view of the player. The view might be over the shoulder or any location near their position, of them or the action.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Adventure

Bending The Rules


Bending The Rules

In most cases, grid-focusing screens are designed to intersect at the points where the camera focuses; that's one reason why they aren't interchangeable among manufacturers and specific camera models.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls


Solutions: Lightroom 4 Tone Controls

With Lightroom 4, Adobe has made the most significant change to its RAW image-processing engine since Adobe Camera Raw was first introduced in 2003.

Also labeled: Gear, Photo Software

Long Lens Tips And Techniques


Long Lens Tips And Techniques

My first long lens, purchased back in 1983, was the Canon 400mm ƒ/4.5 FD.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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