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Arctic To The Max


Arctic To The Max

The Arctic is known for its giant peaks, icy glaciers and raw unrivaled beauty that few ever get to experience in person.

Subtle Drama


Subtle Drama

Scott Mansfield is a rule breaker. Check his work against any list of tips for better landscape photographs and note how Mansfield's approach differs.

How To Be A Conservation Photographer


How To Be A Conservation Photographer

Gear has exploded all over my tiny 600-square-foot apartment in Boulder, Colo.

Assignments: July 2012


Assignments: July 2012

The galleries themselves show a wealth of beautifully crafted, thoughtful and inspiring photography, but Assignments is much more than just display.

Elemental Energy


Elemental Energy

Rafael Rojas is a high-energy guy, which comes through in everything he does.

Frogs Of The OSA


Frogs Of The OSA

My foot plunged through cool rushing water to find the firm purchase of a pebbled streambed.

The Nature Of Wildlife


The Nature Of Wildlife

Stefano Unterthiner's wildlife photography is about as up close and personal as you can get to timid wildlife and rare animals.

Glacier National Park, Montana


Glacier National Park, Montana

Northern Montana's expansive Glacier National Park offers over 700 miles of trails, with 760 lakes, 175 mountains and two dozen glaciers. ...

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Assignments: June 2012


Assignments: June 2012

I'm highlighting images from several recent OP Assignments In this issue.

The Forgotten Intimate Landscape


The Forgotten Intimate Landscape

The history of American landscape photography generally has been a continuum of great photographers like William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams and David Muench training their cameras on the big scenic image.

Rocks For Shots


Rocks For Shots

I can still recall the first time I laid eyes on the red rock country around Moab, Utah.

Crescendo!


Crescendo!

Ansel Adams described printmaking in musical terms: The negative is the score, and the print the performance.

Science On Ice


Science On Ice

Sleeping on the Greenland Ice Sheet, waddling with penguins in Antarctica and cruising aboard an icebreaker in the Bering Sea are typical days in the life of photographer Chris Linder.

A River Odyssey


A River Odyssey

When he was approached about doing a book on fishing for steelhead in the Northwest, Drew Stoecklein had never photographed such a large-scale project, and he knew little about fishing.

Solitude Is Bliss


Solitude Is Bliss

Kurt Budliger appreciates the great American tradition of Western landscape photography.

Safari!


Safari!

When it comes to exotic photographic destinations, most Americans have one place in mind: Africa. The cradle of man is a wildlife and landscape photographer's paradise. ...

Kumbh Mela


Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world.

The Spirit Bear


The Spirit Bear

Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.

The Higher Ground


The Higher Ground

Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.

Discover Alaska Wildlife


Discover Alaska Wildlife

I first visited Alaska almost 10 years ago and became so enamored with Alaska's snow-covered summits, tidewater glaciers and wildlife that I decided to make it the focus of my photography.

Assignments: March 2012


Assignments: March 2012

The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments. ...

Skin Trade


Skin Trade

Though undeniably bold, the slither-chic allure of this versatile piece is hard to resist.

Paradise


Paradise

Imagine Hawaii. No doubt you're picturing beautiful white sand beaches, lush tropical forests, maybe even an ocean sunset.

The Season Of Solitude


The Season Of Solitude

In 2011, he found snow in late September while leading a workshop in Glacier National Park, but his winter really kicked in when he landed in a remote Arctic range a few days into October. He'll take winter wherever, whenever he can find it.

Photographing With Purpose


Photographing With Purpose

What does it mean to be a photographer with purpose?

Assignments: November 2011


Assignments: November 2011

The Black And White Assignment was one of the most popular that we've run, and it attracted some of the best photography. ...

People In Color


People In Color

In the last decade, with the nation enthralled in two wars, combat photojournalism and photojournalists have woven their way into the day-to-day fabric of all of our lives. ...

Discovering India


Discovering India

In 2011, Fredric Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif., was presented with the award for Best Foreign Photographer for India.

A Photo Highway


A Photo Highway

Ten years ago, I found myself staring at a map of the western United States looking for my next photographic project.

Off The Beaten Path


Off The Beaten Path

When Marc Muench was a kid, he and his family spent their summers on the road.

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