Outdoor Photography

Mount Cook’s peak from Mount Cook Village, South Island, New Zealand, 2015. To make mountains look massive, towering over the landscape, a standard approach is to photograph them from miles away with a lens in the normal to telephoto range. Instead, here I was, right up against the base of New Zealand’s Southern Alps, with
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Congratulations to Vietfotos.idalands for winning the recent The Elements photography assignment with the image, “Morning Light.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Morning Light” By Vietfotos.idalands “I woke up at 4 a.m. and
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A while back, I wrote a Tip of the Week with the same title that appears above. “Installment 1” of Freaky Photo Fallacies received lots of great feedback, so below is installment 2. As with the first installment, I want to lighten things up a bit yet still provide information that ups your photo game.
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Photo By Marlon Porter “While walking along the shoreline of the Lakefront Promenade Park in Toronto, Canada, a mother swan spotted us and swam over with her three babies in tow riding safely between her wings,” explains Marlon Porter. “She waddled up onto the sand, and her tiny chicks plopped out and curiously walked over
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Summer is almost here, and many photographers are itching to hit the road on a photography adventure after a year of having to stay close to home. We’ve compiled 20 destinations that offer interesting landscape, wildlife and atmospheric photography opportunities. These summer photography road trip locations are sure to provide stunning scenes, plenty of photographic
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We received over 1,000 entries to our Great Outdoors 2020 photo contest, capturing unique natural phenomena, dramatic, sweeping vistas and intimate portraits of wildlife. We will be announcing the winners soon. Here we’re pleased to share a slideshow of the 30 finalist images. “Snakes Alive” by Dan Mottaz Like giant chess pieces, the sea stacks
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Photo By Steve Hirsch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pfeiffer Rush” by Steve Hirsch. Location: Pfeiffer Beach, California. “The ‘Keyhole’ in the rock formation at Pfeiffer beach in Big Sur is a favorite for photographers,” says Hirsch. “I used a long exposure to create the leading lines in this exposure.” Want to get your
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You never realize how the pieces of your life are fitting together as it’s happening. Then one day, you find yourself swimming through a world-class wave making photos of the world’s best surfers, and you take stock of how you got there. So many little things in my life, from where I was born to
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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of April’s selections in the slideshow below. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage,
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Sony’s full-frame mirrorless camera lineup includes a variety of models aimed at the unique needs of different users. The Sony a7R series provides the highest resolution, the Sony a7S series has the highest sensitivity and pixel-for-pixel 4K video, and the Sony a9 offered the fastest autofocus and continuous frames-per-second shooting when it was introduced. For
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Sony today introduced a fast, ultra-wide prime ideal for landscape and astrophotography. The Sony FE 14mm F1.8 G Master becomes the 14th lens in Sony’s top-tier G Master line and the widest E-mount prime lens. Sony representative stated that the company set out to “Reinvent the ultra-wide large aperture prime,” when engineering this lens, and
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Arrow Dynamic. The relationship that sand verbena have with dunes is truly remarkable. Somehow this hostile, wind-blasted environment is exactly where the delicate pink blossoms thrive. As someone who spends most of her time in wilderness environments, I felt a strong affinity for the small, vulnerable plant toughing it out in an inhospitable area. Not
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It feels good when onlookers of your images say, “Wow, I wish I’d have thought of that.” It complements your creativity and desire to be unique. While most “creative” techniques have been around for a while, for some reason, few photographers incorporate them into their workflow. Tricks like using slow shutter speeds while you pan
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Photo By AnganaB Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Spaceship” by AnganaB. Location: Kerala, India. “My family and I had embarked on a trip to the southern Indian state of Kerala and it was during the time that we were traveling from the pristine hill-station of Munnar to another dainty hill-town of Thekkady that we
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Ruby Beach is located in Olympic National Park in Washington state and is accessible via U.S. Route 101. The beach is the northernmost beach in the Kalaloch area and is approximately 10 miles north of Kalaloch Lodge. The beach is located a quarter mile from the parking lot and is an easy hike, although you
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Celebrate our feathered friends with this slideshow of incredible bird photography from our galleries. Photographing our feathered friends can be a challenge due to their size and speed and the fact that some of them are naturally elusive creatures. From flocks to singles, bird of prey to shorebirds and birds in flight, we hope these
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Congratulations to Christoph Stopka for winning the recent Winter Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Doe And Buck in Snowstorm.” See more of Stopka’s photography at www.christophstopka.com.  View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Doe
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Photo By Michael Baucham Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Macro Bloom” by Michael Baucham. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Many photographers have a preferred way to capture what they see in the world. Some possess telephoto eyes and bring everything closer or desire to make their subjects bigger. Others are born with wide-angle vision and love to push everything back to take it all in. Is either one right or wrong? Will the wide-angle
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Congratulations to Archie Tucker for winning the recent Macro Photography Assignment with the image, “Purity.” See more of Tucker’s work at www.aotucker.com.  View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Purity” By Archie Tucker
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