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November 2004


  • Gadget Bag: Macro Anywhere

    Expand your possibilities of capturing the smaller world

    One of close-up photography’s great attributes is its ability to draw attention to the beauty of nature’s smallest creations. By using a close-up lens, extension tube or macro lens, we delve into a world that, although small, is as stunning and complex as any expansive landscape.
  • HP Designjet 130

    Create posters of your favorite images without leaving home

    The HP Designjet 130 printer provides outdoor photographers the ability to produce poster-sized prints at home. For those of us who have a desire to make prints that are markedly larger than 8x10 inches, Hewlett-Packard has made a 2400 dpi printer that delivers large-sized prints that are comparable to what we’ve become accustomed to via a traditional lab.
  • OP Editors' Picks 2004

    New technologies mean exceptional gear for photographers

    This is an exciting time to be a photographer. Whether or not you’re interested in digital, the explosion of the technology has reinvigorated the photo industry like no other in a very long time. Products just get better for everyone.


  • (Connecting) With The Subject

    The digital camera helps us in making exciting, evocative images

    How do you explain what makes one photograph jump out at you, grab you by the lapels and demand to be experienced? I’ve been helping a young student photographer take his images to the next level, to use today’s sports mantra. He has a passion for photography and nature, and wants to better express that in his images.
  • Terry Badlands, Montana

    The Terry Badlands look like the rest of eastern Montana from I-94: flat-topped buttes and a few erosion cracks in the sandstone cliff walls. Taking the Terry exit and proceeding north on Highway 253 for less than a mile and after crossing the bridge over the Yellowstone River, the gravel road sign heading west reads: "Scenic View." As you travel through flat, prairie lands, you see isolated buttes scattered in the distant landscape. After a few miles, the earth becomes more rugged.

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