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June 2014


  • Chasing Rainbows

    How to predict where a rainbow will be and how to set up your DSLR to photograph it to create dramatic rainbow-scapes

    It was "rainbow weather"—a pattern where rainbows were likely. But where would a rainbow appear?
  • Roadside Photo Ops

    Sometimes the best vantage point is literally by the side of the road

    In April, we reached out to the OP community on Facebook requesting submissions of images that actually were taken by the side of the road.
  • Solutions: eLearning

    Modern online courses allow you to learn from and interact with excellent instructors in your spare time at home

    There has been a flood of new options for photographers looking to take a class over the past few years.
  • The Underwater Landscape

    Dive into underwater photography with an interchangeable-lens camera and housing

    Underwater photography may be the most specialized form of nature photography there is.


  • Gadget Bag: Compact Binoculars

    10x25 sport optics provide high power in a camera bag-friendly size

    There are a large number of choices when it comes to binoculars.
  • In Focus: June 2014

    As of our press date, the specs for the Pentax 645Z are still being finalized, but this small-bodied, 51-megapixel, CMOS, medium-format-sensor camera is packing serious punch.
  • Lighten Up!

    How to choose and use light-hiking equipment and philosophy to make your photography forays more enjoyable, comfortable and productive

    Remote wilderness offers a unique venue for the outdoor photographer.
  • The Medium Mainstay

    Big telezooms get the glory and wide-angle models get the headlines, but the underappreciated middle child in a typical three-zoom kit may be your most useful lens. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

    Telephoto zooms are popular with wildlife photographers and wide-angle zooms with landscapists, but the mid-range zooms also have their fans.


  • Assignments: June 2014

    The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com

    From weather to light to mood, the weekly Assignments Winners showcased in this issue are from a diverse mix of themes.
  • Dutch Harbor, Unalaska, Alaska

    Nearly 1,000 miles southwest of Anchorage sit two small islands in Alaska's Aleutian Islands connected only by a 500-foot bridge
  • Something New!

    How a trek to the wide-open landscapes and extreme wilderness of Alaska led to a creative recharge for Marc Muench

    Devil's club and blueberries were everywhere, granite cliffs towering up into the misty clouds, looking like scenes out of the movie The Lord of the Rings.


  • Becoming The Camera

    When the cosmos speaks to you, listen

    Cartier-Bresson brought this into focus for photographers when he said, "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst!" And he meant shooting film, not digital!
  • Extended Vision

    Stacking Tele-Extenders • Power Pro • Straighten Up • Pay For Music

    I want to use more than one tele-extender on my Canon telephoto lens, but my tele-extenders won't mate.
  • Oaxaca

    This Mexico jewel is like photographic candy

    It's a tall order, and Oaxaca, Mexico fills it all, and then some.

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