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October 2011


  • Choose The Best Workshop

    From afternoon seminars to weekends in the field to full-blown exotic tours, you’ll get the most out of a workshop when you select one that’s suited to your goals and schedule

    A workshop can be a great way to improve your skills and knowledge about photography.
  • Classic Fall Color

    Capturing the best of autumn takes a combination of skill, preparation, timing and equipment

    Traveling locally can have its advantages, as you can revisit the area if you aren’t satisfied with the results.
  • Making Time-Lapse

    Somewhere between still photography and full-motion video, time-lapse is moviemaking that any still shooter can do

    A movie is just a series of stills. It’s really that simple. While time-lapse is simple in concept, the range of gear and workflow options is vast
  • Solutions: How To Shoot Star Trails

    Follow these tips and tricks for shooting in the dark

    We’ve seen a number of outstanding star trail images in the OP Assignments galleries, contest entries and other direct submissions to the magazine.


  • Gadget Bag: GPS Made Easy

    Touch-screens and intuitive menus are making new GPS units more photographer-friendly

    Although they may never fully replace a trail map and compass, compact touch-screen GPS units pack convenience, ease of use and navigational power into a device small enough to slip into a shirt pocket.
  • In Focus: October 2011

    If you’re stepping up your travel photography from the point-and-shoot level to DSLR quality, the Canon EOS Rebel T3 is an intuitive camera that doesn’t sacrifice image quality for ease of use.
  • Macro Lens Guide

    A proper macro lens is designed to eliminate aberrations, focus colors and attain maximum sharpness on close-up subjects

    Macro is the photo op that’s always available: You can find good close-up subjects just about anywhere.
  • Sigma SD1

    The best Sigma DSLR ever

    Sigma’s SD1 has been a hot topic on the online photo forums, in part, for its remarkable Foveon X3 image sensor and, in part, for its equally remarkable price.


  • A Photo Highway

    Route 89 carves its way through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Western U.S. It’s a landscape photographer’s dream road trip.

    Ten years ago, I found myself staring at a map of the western United States looking for my next photographic project.
  • Discovering India

    Explore the subcontinent through the images of India’s Foreign Photographer of the Year, Fredric Roberts

    In 2011, Fredric Roberts of Los Angeles, Calif., was presented with the award for Best Foreign Photographer for India.
  • Off The Beaten Path

    Third-generation landscape photographer Marc Muench talks about his career, his latest book and what drives him

    When Marc Muench was a kid, he and his family spent their summers on the road.


  • Letchworth State Park, New York

    Commonly referred to as the Grand Canyon of the East, Letchworth State Park is located about 35 miles southwest of Rochester, New York.
  • Our Favorite Photo Tools

    Double Bubble Level • Wet Protection • Projected Flash LCD Viewers • Lightning Triggers • GPS • Apps

    If you read this column regularly, you know I love tech "tools." Sometimes my wife Kathy calls them "toys," but maybe she's just kidding.
  • The Beauty Seeker

    In a daily search for clarity, Dewitt Jones gives himself a photo assignment

    What are you willing to die for? Because you are doing that right now." Those 14 words on Twitter shook me to my core.

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