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March 2011


  • Alpine Action

    Apply your scenic vision to capture unforgettable skiing and snowboarding shots

    It’s the middle of winter, and majestic mountain peaks are dressed head to toe in light, fluffy powder.
  • Supersized Panorama Stitching

    Brandon Riza’s panoramas are crafted in the spirit of an Ansel Adams landscape. In each one, the mountains are larger than life, and the overall image is richly detailed and built from a series of high-resolution frames.

    His work, above all, is meticulous and precise.


  • Would Ansel Adams Use A DSLR?

    If Ansel Adams were shooting digital, would a DSLR be his tool of choice? We look at the requirements of a serious landscape shooter and see if today’s best cameras are up to the challenge.

    Ansel Adams mastered both the artistic and the scientific aspects of photography, and is admired as much for the technical quality of his images as for their artistic merit.
  • Gadget Bag: Shells For Nature Photography

    Outerwear to make your late-winter and early-spring treks comfortable

    As we approach the transition from winter to spring, nature photographers’ thoughts turn to getting more time outdoors to take advantage of the changing weather patterns.
  • In Focus: March 2011

    Use the Tamron 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD for wide-open landscapes and faraway wildlife. The lens is compact, weighing just 15.9 ounces and measuring 3.8 inches in length and 2.9 inches in diameter.
  • Olympus E-5

    The long-awaited refresh of Olympus’ pro DSLR combines excellent image quality, ruggedness and lots of features

    Olympus introduced the Four Thirds System with a pro DSLR, the E-1, back in 2003.
  • Printers For Big Landscapes

    An Ansel Adams-esque landscape is up to being displayed big. We’ll show you the best of the best in inkjet printers and explain the technology of printing.

    Ansel Adams was a legendary craftsman who labored over the creation of perfect prints.
  • What Gear Would Ansel Adams Carry Today?

    If Adams was using a digital camera, here are some of the essential pieces of equipment he’d have in the field

    What did Ansel Adams carry into the field when he went off to photograph in places like Yosemite Valley?


  • Assignments: March 2011

    Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine

    The Assignments galleries on the Outdoor Photographer website have been a hit with readers, and as I look through the images, I’m constantly impressed by the wealth of strong photographs.
  • Safaris In The Digital Age

    Taking a dream trip to Africa to photograph the incredible array of wildlife there is more doable than you think

    As artists and craftsmen, we’re, by definition, super-observant, seeking ways to document and interpret the environments and interactions that move us.
  • Under The Big Sky

    Montana-based photographer Jay Wesler’s black-and-white landscape images are born from the same sense of grandeur seen in Ansel Adams’ iconic work

    Comparing a landscape photographer’s output to that of Ansel Adams is a tricky proposition.


  • Embrace Change

    Sometimes it takes staying home to leave your comfort zone

    In 34 years of professional photography, I had only ever spent, oh, about three quarters of an hour shooting in a studio.
  • Intimate Detail

    The process of making an image of magic and mystery

    I was at a party recently and was talking to someone who asked me what kind of photographs I take.
  • Keeping Your Images On Track

    AF And AI Servo Settings • Noise Abatement • Selling My Pictures

    I’m curious about whether using the AI Servo mode when you’re not tracking a moving subject would have a tendency to work against you.
  • Paper For Landscape Photography

    Want to change the mood in your images? Try changing your paper.

    During his career, Ansel Adams used a lot of different paper brands and types.
  • Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

    Banaras is one of my favorite places to photograph, with its diverse and vibrant landscape and culture.

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