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September 2013


  • Extreme Close-Up

    Learn how to use proper technique for sharp, tight photos at extreme focal lengths

    Looking for ways to get closer to your feathered, flying subjects?
  • Keeping It Real With HDR

    How to use HDR software to maintain appropriate contrast, overcome the limitations of the sensor and bring out detail—without overdoing it!

    One of the most frequent questions I'm asked by students in my landscape photography workshops is, "How do I make my HDR photographs look more realistic?"
  • Take Control Of Backlight

    Like facing into a refreshing breeze, backlight can flow through a scene to create depth, dimension and visual impact

    The stars faded as darkness gave way to soft twilight.


  • Gadget Bag: Extend Your Reach

    Tele-extenders give you an inexpensive way to boost your focal length

    Tele-extenders, also known as teleconverters or multipliers, are small optical accessories that mount between your lens and camera to extend your focal length.
  • In Focus: September 2013

    A compact camera with ultra-low-light capability, the Sony RX100 II fits in your pocket on days when you want to travel light.


  • Assignments: September 2013

    The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com

    Every week, the OP editors choose a winning image from the submissions to that week's Assignment on outdoorphotographer.com.
  • Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, Montana

    Captured as the sun was setting over a ridge on the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range, these fighting stallions are part of a herd of 150 free-roaming mustangs and feral horses known locally as "wild horses."
  • The Faces Of Kumbh Mela

    Amidst a cacophony of humanity, Fredric Roberts’ photos of the 2013 Kumbh Mela isolate the individuals, and through that, his images tell the broader story

    It was just after 3 a.m., and Fredric Roberts was descending a hill above the Ganges River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The New Traditionalist

    In less than a decade, Jim Shoemaker went from being afraid of his SLR to a life filled with landscape photography and creating images that convey what the scene feels like

    When Jim Shoemaker relocated from Southern Michigan to Southern California 13 years ago, the move changed his life.


  • Color Pools

    In the last 30 years, Antarctica has opened up, enabling travelers to witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.
  • Environmental Conservation

    The world needs more nature photographers with environmental and natural history backgrounds

    I'm a photographer and an environmentalist.
  • Overflowing

    On being part of the natural cycles we watch as photographers

    Stars were still hanging in the dark sky as I pulled my gear from the back of the car and headed off toward the edge of the sea.
  • Taking It Slow

    Water Done Softly • Time-Lapse Drama • Getting More MMs • Traveling With The Big Glass

    There are so many options when it comes to portraying the subject of moving water.

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