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March 2012


How-To

  • Be A Modern Ansel Adams


    Top tips to create high-drama landscapes


    Ansel Adams was an accomplished musician, as well as maybe the finest landscape photographer of all time
  • Do More With Your Polarizer


    It’s the ultimate outdoor photography landscape filter, and we’ll show you how to do more than just darken skies


    If you think a polarizer is only for darkening the sky, you're missing opportunities to enhance reflections, saturate color and emphasize texture in shade or overcast.
  • How To Use The Zone System In Challenging Conditions


    High-contrast scenes like late-winter snow and ice can be difficult to render in a photograph. Use the Zone System to get your best results.


    The natural world offers an unlimited cornucopia of subject matter for the discerning black-and-white photographer, ranging from delicate details to classic grand vistas.
  • Solutions: Big B&W Prints Made Easy


    Quick tips for Adams-esque results


    When he was working in a black-and-white darkroom with glass plates and later with film negatives, Ansel Adams frequently made very large prints.
  • Solutions: On The Slide


    Slider dollies add interest to your DSLR time-lapse and motion shooting


    The recent trend in jerky, handheld, rapid-fire, jump-cut TV defies this rule, but novice filmmakers would do well to start with less nausea-inducing techniques.

Gear

  • Gadget Bag: Make Your Own Photo Book


    Creating a hardcover photography book is easy, inexpensive and doable for anyone



    Making a custom photo book has become fast, easy and inexpensive.
  • In Focus: March 2012


    Sometimes a camera phone is all you need, especially if it's the camera in the iPhone. Now you can step up your iPhone photography with the iPro Lens System from Schneider Optics.
  • The New Breed Of DSLRs


    Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony are pushing into new territory with their latest high-end camera models



    A number of new high-end DSLRs have been introduced in recent months.

Locations

  • Assignments: March 2012


    Photo Assignments From The Editor Of Outdoor Photographer Magazine


    The images we spotlight here come from a few different Assignments.
  • Kumbh Mela


    Around the world, nothing matches this triennial Indian religious festival


    The Kumbh Mela is the largest religious gathering in the world.
  • Lake Tahoe, California


    Located along the border between California and Nevada, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America.
  • The Higher Ground


    Longtime OP contributor and Utah explorer James Kay gives us a unique look at a landscape that needs protection


    Bank to the left and lift the wing," I shout over my shoulder above the roar of the engine.
  • The Spirit Bear


    Cristina Mittermeier and Paul Nicklen journey to the Great Bear Rainforest in Canada to find the Spirit Bear of the Gitga’at People


    Fewer than 500—that's the number of Spirit Bears that exist in the entire world.

Columns

  • Landscapes Are Alive!


    Landscapes Don’t Move? • B&W Printers • Specialty Cameras For Unique Results • RAW Or JPEG, Once More



    But the mood changed immediately when he realized I focus on landscapes. "Landscapes are dead," he said. "They don't move."
  • Set Up For Smooth Motion


    Traveling gear that will keep your camera steady for video



    Of the great array of gear that I've used over the course of my career, there is no item about which I'm fussier than my tripod.

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