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Assignments: April 2014


Assignments: April 2014

During the height of winter, as much of North America wrestled with biting cold, heavy snow, and in the case of the Southwest, sunny days in the 80s.

Photography Icons Of The NPS


Photography Icons Of The NPS

In this brief guide to the best national parks for photography in the United States, we aim to give you a glimpse into some of this country's greatest treasures.

See Through The Chaos


See Through The Chaos

Forests are some of the most rewarding environments to photograph in the outdoors.

Assignments: March 2014


Assignments: March 2014

Winning images from the Close To Home, Winter Scenics And Flocks, Herds & Schools assignments

The Art Of Vision


The Art Of Vision

Recently, about two months apart, top photobloggers Marc Graf and Jim Goldstein both wrote about the same topic.

Invisible Light


Invisible Light

Six years ago, I began exploring the challenge of making the invisible visible—photographing unusual places using a digital camera and the unusual, haunting light of infrared. I'm now a devotee of invisible light!

Pro Winter Hot Spots


Pro Winter Hot Spots

Top selections from recent Assignments Winners from outdoorphotographer.com

Assignments: January/February 2014


Assignments: January/February 2014

Top selections from recent Assignments Winners from outdoorphotographer.com

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

As one of the last remaining intact temperate ecosystems, visiting Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park is like taking an adventurous journey back in time to the last Ice Age.

Penguin Planet


Penguin Planet

Among the world's animals, penguins are absolutely unique.

For The Love Of It


For The Love Of It

Meet Frank Smith, and you understand why amateurs have always been the driving force behind photography's progress, whether as art, science or business.

Windows On The Natural World


Windows On The Natural World

Looking at some of Linde Waidhofer's photography, it occurred to us that she has a way of framing subjects within the rectangular frame.

Surf Alaska


Surf Alaska

Self-taught photographer Chris Burkard calls the ocean his muse. ...

Havasupai Reborn


Havasupai Reborn

The landscape of the Colorado Plateau is ephemeral, a changeling, although to beings with short life spans, this land seems immutable, a constant.

Adventures In The Landscapes


Adventures In The Landscapes

Adam Barker is a man of needs.

Assignments: October 2013


Assignments: October 2013

The submissions were excellent, and we reached out to several photographers to publish their work here in the magazine.

Next Generation Landscapes


Next Generation Landscapes

When Marc Adamus was a kid, he loved spending time studying maps of exotic locations.

The New Traditionalist


The New Traditionalist

When Jim Shoemaker relocated from Southern Michigan to Southern California 13 years ago, the move changed his life. ...

Assignments: September 2013


Assignments: September 2013

Every week, the OP editors choose a winning image from the submissions to that week's Assignment on outdoorphotographer.com.

Continental Divide


Continental Divide

Crouched in a photo blind near the border between the United States and Mexico, Krista Schlyer heard voices—beneath her.

Assignments: August 2013


Assignments: August 2013

The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com

The Reticent Landscape


The Reticent Landscape

For much of his 25-year journey through a few careers—from photojournalist to commercial photographer—Chuck Kimmerle's love of landscape photography simmered quietly on the back burner.

The Dragon's Backbone


The Dragon's Backbone

More than 10 years ago, I recall standing in the tram line to ascend Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Lijiang, Yunnan), where tourists ride and climb to elevations near 15,000 feet ...

The Digital Landscape


The Digital Landscape

Russ Bishop was raised on landscape photography.

Saving Serengeti


Saving Serengeti

The Maasai call it siringet, which means extended or endless, a place that goes on forever.

Big Landscapes & Intimate Details


Big Landscapes & Intimate Details

Originally from the Smoky Mountains area of Tennessee, Colorado photographer Tad Bowman thanks many long "adventures" as a boy hiking through the neighboring wilderness for fostering a love of nature.

The Petrified Forest


The Petrified Forest

In a land of blue mesas and crystal forests, Petrified Forest National Park celebrates a colorful primordial past.

Inca Summer


Inca Summer

When I'm planning where to go next on a next photo trip, a festival is often the best reason to single out a destination from the many.

Assignments: May 2013


Assignments: May 2013

On these pages are some of the best submissions from that Assignment.

Modern Landscape Masters


Modern Landscape Masters

Landscape photography can be a lonely endeavor.

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