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Behind The Shot: "First Rays On Crater Lake"


Behind The Shot: "First Rays On Crater Lake"

I'd had a hunch that something special was about to happen in the park when I called the ranger from my home office in Portland that morning.

On The Road Again


On The Road Again

The life of an adventure photographer isn't easy. ...

Assignments: July 2015


Assignments: July 2015

For this special National Parks issue, we're featuring some of the best submissions to our recent National Parks Assignment.

Behind The Shot: Bringing Home Breakfast


Behind The Shot: Bringing Home Breakfast

I am a relative novice to the pursuit of serious photography, having purchased my first DSLR in June 2013.

Long Weekend Locations


Long Weekend Locations

Summer in Maine is a great reward for enduring the winter months. ...

Assignments: June 2015


Assignments: June 2015

Congratulations to Lorenzo Cassina and Alena Nichols. ...

Fine Art With A Purpose


Fine Art With A Purpose

So, he began using his free time to photograph landscapes around his Southern California home.

Behind The Shot: Amapondo #10


Behind The Shot: Amapondo #10

It was the end of the summer, and I was driving along the south coast of South Africa.

Through A Lens Darkly


Through A Lens Darkly

Portland, Oregon-based Michael Bollino seamlessly blends a classic landscape eye with the tools and sensibilities of a cutting-edge, 21st-century landscape photographer.

The State Of Our Art


The State Of Our Art

In celebration of this month's publication of the 100th "World View" column by legendary photographer Frans Lanting, we discuss the profound changes the Santa Cruz, California-based photographer has both witnessed and utilized over his...

Behind The Shot: The Intruder


Behind The Shot: The Intruder

I had been in the northern mountain range of Trinidad for four days already, and I kept hearing about Caroni Swamp and the roosting of the scarlet ibises.

Animal Stories


Animal Stories

Professional wildlife photographers share their tips about the regions and animals in which they specialize. Part of what makes wildlife...

Assignments: April 2015


Assignments: April 2015

Congratulations to Wendy Gedack, Nico DeBarmore, Erika Skogg and Vincent Bonafede for their winning submissions.

The Wild, Wild West


The Wild, Wild West

When Sandy Sisti first set foot in Yellowstone National Park, it was nothing short of a revelation.

The Big Sky


The Big Sky

The Montana skies that entrance most people are David Muench's daily fare. ...

Taken By Storm


Taken By Storm

In an age when black-and-white landscape photography is too often considered anachronistic, photographer Mitch Dobrowner literally never wavers from his monochromatic view of the world, as he makes images literally unlike any that have come before. ...

Assignments: March 2015


Assignments: March 2015

Congratulations to Kevin King, Harry Lichtman and Kevin Russell for their winning submissions.

Three Days In Utah


Three Days In Utah

For nature photographers looking for a long winter weekend of spectacular landscape vistas, Utah is ideal.

Antarctic Dreams


Antarctic Dreams

Grand glacial peaks present a powerful presence while providing a hub for penguin and seal populations.

Assignments: January/February 2015


Assignments: January/February 2015

Congratulations to Denis Dessoliers, Bud Walley and Valerie Millett.

OP 2014 Vistas Winners


OP 2014 Vistas Winners

After several seasons of trying, I was finally able to capture this image.

Behind The Shot: Shiprock & Dust Storm


Behind The Shot: Shiprock & Dust Storm

I got to Shiprock, here in San Juan County, N.M., at about two in the morning, and if you've never seen the stars in all their radiant glory in the middle of the high desert, please, I beg you to come to my stomping grounds.

Assignments: December 2014


Assignments: December 2014

Congratulations to David Saylor, Wendy Gedack and Quynh Ton for their winning photographs from the Reflections, Better Lucky Than Good and Starry Nights Assignments.

Off The Grid


Off The Grid

All I ever wanted to do was shoot landscapes. That was the first thing I was ever passionate about.

Underappreciated Vistas


Underappreciated Vistas

Many photographers repeat this journey now. ...

Assignments: November 2014


Assignments: November 2014

The winners of the Summer Storms, Into The Sun and Summer Travel Assignments are showcased on these pages.

Planes, Planes & More Planes


Planes, Planes & More Planes

Travelling to South Georgia Island and Antarctica on a dedicated photographic expedition presents some unique packing challenges for both personal equipment and camera gear.

Behind The Shot: Social Scrum


Behind The Shot: Social Scrum

Sitting on a boat, roasting like Sunday dinner in the unyielding heat of equatorial sun, staring out across a panorama of tropical blue.

The Concept


The Concept

When teaching photography workshops, I emphasize the importance of starting an image with a concept.

Earth Is My Witness


Earth Is My Witness

The sun, the moon, and the stars live together as a cooperative. "The entire cosmos is a cooperative. The sun, the moon, and the stars live...

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