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March 2014


How-To

  • Beyond Ansel Adams


    Adhere to the Ansel Adams tradition of linking the viewer to the landscape while exploring new visual styles and artistic expression


    Ansel Adams' contribution to the art and craft of landscape photography is both far-ranging and deeply imbedded with us today.
  • Take Advantage Of Big Weather


    Current weather patterns yield rare opportunities for nature photographers


    Perhaps you thought last summer's weather was particularly wild, especially if you live along the Bow River in the town of Canmore, Alberta, at the gateway to Banff National Park.

Gear

  • Be A Digital Ansel Adams


    Essential gear to help you adopt an Ansel Adams-type workflow with today’s latest photography tools and technology



    The ultimate film purist (who left us in 1984) would never use "artificial" digital imaging.
  • Gadget Bag: Large Format Printers


    Ansel Adams was a master landscape printer. Take the same type of control with your prints by finding the perfect 17-inch printer to meet your preferences.



    Not only was Ansel Adams iconic due to his ability to compose grand landscapes with beautiful light, but he was also known for the excellence of his prints.
  • In Focus: March 2014



    The new Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD ultratelephoto zoom is compatible with both full-frame and APS-C formats.
  • Solutions: Smartphone Lenses


    Give your smartphone a boost with a small add-on wide or telephoto lens


    In an age of self-promotion, branding, Instagram, Twitter and more, the camera in your phone plays an increased role.
  • The Essential Zoom


    Venerable. Indispensable. Classic. Timeless. For a nature photographer, there just isn’t one word that expresses the true value of a fast, constant-aperture 70-200mm lens.



    There was a time when the 70-200mm ƒ/2.8 was the workhorse zoom of choice: a highly versatile range with formidable light-gathering ability.

Locations

  • Assignments: March 2014


    The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com



    Winning images from the Close To Home, Winter Scenics And Flocks, Herds & Schools assignments
  • See Through The Chaos


    OP blogger Rafael Rojas shows how to dig through the visual clutter to make dramatic photos in the forest


    Forests are some of the most rewarding environments to photograph in the outdoors.
  • The Art Of Vision


    Learn to connect with the landscape like the great masters Ansel Adams, Minor White, Philip Hyde and others


    Recently, about two months apart, top photobloggers Marc Graf and Jim Goldstein both wrote about the same topic.
  • Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming


    Yellowstone National Park is known for its spectacular scenery and incredible thermal features, including 300 geysers and hot springs, as well as a wealth of wildlife.

Columns

  • Hippo Pool



    Just as fertile as the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania or the inland delta of the Okavango in Botswana, the floodplains of Zambia's Luangwa River sustain wildlife in spectacular numbers.
  • Stop, Thief!


    Strategies and methods for protecting your work and maintaining proper attribution


    Have you noticed lately all those fine photographs floating around out there, seemingly unattached to any photographer?
  • The Quest To Be Better


    Build depth around a theme to create a broad body of work



    As a teacher, I'm often asked by students how they can improve.

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