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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.

Think Globally, Shoot Locally


Think Globally,  Shoot Locally

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

Best Lens For Macro


Best Lens For Macro

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

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. ...

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. ...

The Universal Exposure Strategy


The Universal Exposure Strategy

Menacing gray clouds filled the sky when I arrived before dawn on the crest of Black Face in the San Juan Mountains near Telluride, Colorado. ...

The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms


The Beauty & Challenge Of Winter Storms

The view out my window was pretty lousy! Sunrise looked to be dull and dark with thick clouds obscuring the sun.

Getting Into Galleries


Getting Into Galleries

Many photographers have aspirations, secret or otherwise, of hanging our finest works on the walls of an acclaimed art gallery. Many...

Embrace The Fog


Embrace The Fog

I love the way winter fog and mist can simplify the landscape and lend a tranquil mood to a scene.

Keeping It Real, Or Calling It Art


Keeping It Real, Or Calling It Art

Every photographer will have grappled with the question of how much to edit photos in the camera or later with tools like HDR software, Photoshop and Lightroom.

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.

Also labeled: Column, Tech Tips

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. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

In Search Of Sharpness


In Search Of Sharpness

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

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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.

Also labeled: Column, Photo Traveler

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.

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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.

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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. ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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." ...

Also labeled: Camera Technique

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

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