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January/February 2014


How-To

  • Close-Up Wide-Angle


    Armed with a Sigma 10-20mm lens on a Nikon D7100 DSLR, we explore the ins and outs of this dynamic compositional technique


    Wide-angle zooms have always been popular with nature photographers.
  • Sharpness The Deadly Dozen


    Defeat these threats to sharp photos and create images that get optimum sharpness from any camera and lens


    The pros get consistently sharp images. How do they do that, even when they're not using so-called pro lenses?

Gear

  • Gadget Bag: HDR Software


    When used in moderation, HDR software helps you maximize the dynamic range in your photos. Here’s a look at the tools that are available for doing it.



    Photo manipulation has always been employed to enhance details, even out exposure and increase contrast.
  • In Focus: January/February 2014



    The Panasonic LUMIX DMC-GM1 is a mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera squeezed down to a pocket-sized profile.
  • Olympus OM-D E-M1


    The new flagship Micro Four Thirds camera also replaces the E-5 pro DSLR. At Olympus, it would seem the time of the internal mirror has ended.


    The original Four Thirds System was introduced in 2003 based around a 17.3x13.0mm image sensor that was smaller than the 23.6x15.6mm APS-C sensors used in most DSLRs of the time.
  • Solutions: Prime Options For Mirrorless


    Zeiss Touit lenses for Sony and Fujifilm mirrorless APS-C cameras are fast, sharp and rugged tools


    As mirrorless cameras expand their foothold, lens manufacturers have started developing models.
  • Sony Alpha a7 And Alpha a7R


    The age of full-frame interchangeable-lens mirrorless has arrived


    One of the main reasons why mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras were designed was to provide DSLR image quality without the bulk.

Locations

  • Assignments: January/February 2014


    The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com



    Top selections from recent Assignments Winners from outdoorphotographer.com
  • Birds Of Paradise


    With the trained eye of a scientist, Tim Laman captures the behavior of the world’s most rare and extraordinary birds


    Patience, persistence and ear wax—three requirements for photographing the world's 39 species of birds-of-paradise.
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida & Mississippi


    Stretching over 150 miles of coastline from Cat Island in Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island in Florida, Gulf Islands National Seashore spans across two island chains from the Florida Panhandle to the coast of Mississippi.
  • Invisible Light


    Nevada Wier’s color infrared images show the people and places she photographs in an ethereal and surreal way


    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


    Top locations for you to get your best shots this winter



    Top selections from recent Assignments Winners from outdoorphotographer.com

Columns

  • 5 Steps To More Professional Photographs


    Try these tips to get photos that will stand out from the crowd



    What separates the photos that clients will purchase as prints or for licensing from the zillions of photos taken daily by everyone with a smartphone?
  • Photo Hoarding


    How to edit to keep your archive manageable and prioritized



    Editing your photography and deciding what you should keep or what gets sent to the trash is something we photographers do all the time.
  • What’s In My Bag


    In response to the many questions from readers, Tech Tips details the contents of George Lepp’s camera bag


    This is one of the most frequent questions I receive, for this column, at my seminars and workshops, and during chance encounters in the field.

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