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July 2011


  • AF Fine-Tuning

    Make micro adjustments to your focusing system to get your sharpest shots

    Cameras and lenses are both precision instruments, and today's AF systems are the best we've ever seen.
  • Experimenting With Perspective

    It’s time to get creative in the unique world of the tilt-shift lens

    Tilt-shift shooting is different than the typical approach to imagery.
  • Once More Into The Shot

    How to use self-timers and triggers to add a person to your photos when you’re the only one available

    Like most photographers, I'm happiest when I'm behind the lens, not in front of it.


  • Gadget Bag: The Tablet Revolution

    Between their bright displays, thin and lightweight designs, and the incredible range of apps from which to choose, tablets are rapidly becoming must-have accessories for nature photographers

    These slick, thin, computing wonders are technically referred to as tablet computing devices.
  • In Focus: July 2011

    For the first time ever, Adobe is making its Photoshop Creative Suite software available by way of monthly subscriptions.
  • Panasonic Lumix G3

    A new hybrid mirrorless, interchangeable-lens camera features a new 16.0-megapixel sensor and full HD video, and continues the trend to more compact sizes

    Anyone looking for a combination of still and motion capture in a small package that's easy to hike or travel with will be interested in the new Panasonic Lumix G3.
  • The Promise Of Stabilization

    Between image-stabilized lenses, in-camera stabilization and high-ISO technology, the game has changed for photographers seeking the freedom to shoot handheld

    Image-stabilized lenses and cameras let you capture sharp, handheld photos at lower shutter speeds than ever before, while supersensitive sensors let some DSLRs shoot in the dark.


  • Assignments: July 2011

    Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine

    The In The Mountains Assignment drew a number of excellent submissions to the gallery on the OP website.
  • Sand In My Shoes: The Other Mojave

    An adventurous trek to the desert leaves crowded cities behind and gives you a chance to capture unique photographs of an arid landscape

    Encompassing some 25,000 square miles of real estate in southeastern California and southern Nevada is the great Mojave Desert.
  • The More Things Change...

    Although his techniques and tools evolve, Edgar Callaert’s drive to explore the American landscape remains constant

    As a young boy, Edgar Callaert's family traveled constantly.
  • The Whale Guy

    Flip Nicklin has spent 30 years looking whales in the eye. His acclaimed photographs have practically defined these massive and graceful creatures to the general public and helped break new ground in marine mammalogy.

    On March 10, 1979, Flip Nicklin met Frank, who was "singing" in the waters off of Maui at the time.


  • Better Photography Is A Journey, Not A Destination

    A compendium of resources to inspire and teach, and get you on the path of making better pictures

    This column is dedicated to all of you who have asked me where you can access the information you need to improve your outdoor photography.
  • Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio

    Hocking Hills State Park is located in the picturesque sandstone region of Ohio about 57 miles southeast of the city of Columbus. It's an area of rock outcrops, deep recess gorges and caves, waterfalls, forest and wildflowers
  • Moments Of Wow!

    Get a glimpse of the simplicity on the other side of complexity

    There's a moment, before technique, before judgment, before even thought, when something turns my head.
  • Spring Sensation

    My roots in photography go back to my university days in Holland.
  • Think Locally

    Inspiring photographs help a community save a landscape in danger of being lost to development

    I've been reading Outdoor Photographer long before I ever entertained the dream of being a landscape photographer.

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