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June 2010


How-To

  • Diversify Your Macro Portfolio


    Tips and techniques from a master that will take your macro photography to the next level


    For the last four hours, my mind was occupied with the thoughts of my weeklong photography trip to Yosemite National Park.
  • The Decisive Moment


    How to catch that instant when the whole photograph comes together with universal impact


    The concept of the decisive moment applies to most photographic endeavors.
  • White Balance


    Use a simple device to get perfect color in all of your shots



    White balance is an adjustment that accounts for the color temperature of the light in a scene.

Gear

  • Apps You’ll Love For Nature Photography


    Oh, the images you’ll make with these little software gems!


    Families all over the country give the classic Dr. Seuss story Oh, The Places You’ll Go! to their kids when they graduate from high school.
  • Gadget Bag: Get Your Images Online


    Instead of paying to have a website custom-made from scratch, try one of these powerful, easy-to-use options designed for photographers like you



    Taking time and exploring nature with a camera is half of the enjoyment of outdoor photography.
  • In Focus: June 2010


    If you’re looking to lighten up your camera bag when hitting the trail, Panasonic has expanded its compact interchangeable-lens camera lineup with the 12.1-megapixel LUMIX DMC-G2 and DMC-G10.
  • Panasonic Lumix DMC-G2


    A new touch-screen LCD monitor and HD video in a very compact interchangeable-lens camera



    Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-G2 adds HD video, a unique touch-screen LCD and more to its G1 predecessor’s fine features
  • Video DSLRs For Nature Shooters


    The excitement of having HD video in a DSLR has taken the photography world by storm. We help you wind your way through the technology and the range of camera models that have HD video built in.



    While the ability to record video has been built into compact digital cameras for years, as recently as two years ago there were no digital SLRs with video capability.

Locations

  • John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Wyoming


    John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is located in northwestern Wyoming leading to Grand Teton National Park.
  • The Grand Canyon From Within


    Be adventurous and get away from the hordes of tourists who crowd the plateau to see this natural wonder from a completely different perspective


    How many of us first approached the Grand Canyon from rim level, took a long sweeping look and then despaired over how to depict the beauty, spirit and scale of this geologic wonder in a photograph from that spot?
  • The Oh, So Magnificent Osa


    A photographer documents the biodiversity of a remote corner of Costa Rica


    In the Osa Peninsula, big things come in small packages. Covering just three percent of Costa Rica’s total land area, the Osa packs a wallop in terms of biodiversity, supporting more than 50 percent of the country’s animal and plant species.
  • You Wish You Were Here


    Brandon Riza’s spectacular mountain photographs transport the viewer into the place and the moment. They’re invitations to adventure.


    If a 3D graphics programmer with a daredevil streak and years of digital imaging under his belt ventured into landscape photography, one might expect the resulting images to be a little overdone—perhaps tending toward the “hyperrealism” of HDR, brimming with candy colors and super-saturation.

Columns

  • Jungle On The Edge



    Mention Borneo and many people think of wall-to-wall jungle, but actually, the world’s third-largest island has lost most of its original forests over the past few decades in a relentless cycle of clear-cutting and burning.
  • Resolution Vs. Sharpness


    Crowded Pixels • Extender Percentages • Shedding Light On Adobe Lightroom • Protection • Laminates • Storage Is In The Cards



    The 18-megapixel APS-C sensor has the advantage of higher resolution if you photograph with quality optics.
  • Unknown Arch


    Under our noses, a chance to make a statement—and a difference



    It almost looks like two rocks kissing. Or an elephant trunk. I found this granite arch in the 1970s purely by accident.

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