Outdoor Photography

Sony FE 50mm F1.2 G Master The Sony FE 50mm F1.2 G Master is the thirteenth lens in the company’s series of premium optics and the eighth prime. It’s also the fastest lens in the series with its ƒ/1.2 maximum aperture. The lens features a new 11-blade circular diaphragm to produce exceptional defocusing “bokeh” when
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Congratulations to James Day for winning the Tell Us A Story Assignment with the image, “Life Is Good.” See more of James Day’s photography at www.jdaypix.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: “Life
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Photo By Graham McKerrell Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mountains of Pillows” by Graham McKerrell. 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
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I feel privileged to have had photography as my passion, and my profession, for more than 45 years. I have been fortunate to have wonderful teachers, mentors, friends and colleagues along the way from whom I have learned so much about the craft and aesthetics of the medium, and whose images have inspired me during
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We’re excited to announce that Madavor Media, publisher of Outdoor Photographer, has just launched Image Creators Network, a new website that connects you to the latest trends and technology in the art of imaging. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span> At Image Creators Network, you’ll find the latest articles from
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The point from where a photo is created, determined by a high or low shooting angle, is instrumental to determine the success of the photograph. Regardless of subject matter, point of view is critical. The subject matter of this week’s tip is how to get good pattern, shape and form shots, so let’s explore how
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Monochrome can be a powerful alternative to color for nature and wildlife subjects. To better evaluate when to use black-and-white photography, consider its strengths. It magnifies focus on the subject by eliminating the distractions of color and excels in those instances where the subject lacks color naturally, creating interest through shades of gray. The human
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Photo By Nancy Russell Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Nature’s Art” by Nancy Russell. Location: Idaho. “Evergreen branches covered with snow after a recent snowfall in the backyard in North Idaho,” describes Russell. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen
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Whether you spent a long winter in a cold, wet climate or enjoyed a sunny, dry one, the change of seasons brings many things to look forward to. Fields covered in colorful blooms, birds singing songs in your backyard and insects all abuzz are just a few things that come to mind. In the gallery
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Congratulations to Nancy Reynolds for winning the Winter Black And White Assignment with the image, “Trunk Shadows.” See more of Reynolds photography at www.flickr.com/photos/nancyreynolds. 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: “Trunk Shadows” By
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The Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 can produce cut-sheet panorama prints up to 13×39-inches. Not so long ago, the photographic print was how everyone experienced photography. Before websites, smartphones and apps, shoeboxes with stacks of 4×6-inch photos of the family vacation were a household staple—I still have a few in the garage myself. For the casual photographer
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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of February’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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Photo By Elie Wolf “On a beautiful morning in June of 2019, my guide and friend Wilson pulled the safari rover up near the base of a kopje in Serengeti National Park,” recalls Elie Wolf. “Roughly 30 feet from the base of these pride rocks, stationed between and underneath the shade of two trees, was
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Congratulations to Gary Fua for winning the recent Patterns Of Winter Assignment with the image, “Snowballs,” which was taken at Yosemite National Park, California. 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: “Snowballs” By Gary
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In the previous articles in this series, we’ve discussed the ways to recognize great light and the best camera techniques to capture it. Now it’s time for the last step, understanding when and how an image needs to be post-processed. This is a panoramic scene created by focus stacking four images, including one image captured
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Photo By Sapna Reddy “And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” The words of John Muir seem so true when exploring the magical cypress forests of the bayou. Spreading 26,000 acres across the states of Texas and Louisiana, the bayou offers a primeval portal into incredible photography opportunities
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Congratulations to Denis Dessoliers for winning the recent Winter Grandscapes Photography Assignment with the image, “Tunnel of Lights.” 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: “Tunnel Of Lights” By Denis Dessoliers “There are many
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Monticello is located on the northern branch of the Meduxnekeag River in Aroostook County, Maine, and is made up of about 38 square miles of rolling hills and beautiful farmland. Starting from a small pond to the west of Monticello, the Meduxnekeag River winds 35 miles through the scenic woodlands and pastures of Monticello before
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Our Nature’s Colors 2020 received over 1,500 entries showcasing beautiful landscape scenes and wildlife portraits. From bold sunset hues to soft winter pastels and moody, dramatic storms, this year’s entries were among the most impressive we’ve seen. We will be announcing the winners soon. Check out the 26 finalists in the slideshow below. “Misty Sunrise”
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Photo By Delton Young Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Skiers” by Delton Young. Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. 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
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Skiers Aaron Carlson and Adam Karch breaking trail in the Ten Mile Range near Frisco, Colorado. Safety is our first priority, and having partners that you trust—and who trust you—is critical to having a great day in the mountains. Sony a9 II, Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN | A at 24mm. Exposure: 1/4000 sec., ƒ/5,
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Photo By Emily Kent Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Hike in Narnia” by Emily Kent. Location: Vail Valley, Colorado. “A hike through the aspens in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain region on a recent winter day during a snowfall was magical,” says Kent. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of
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A cold wind blows down from the North, and every breath falls to your feet in a puff of condensation. You press your frozen fingers into a set of animal tracks, and they come away wet with snow. The tracks are fresh—the animal likely passed through here only minutes ago. You follow the tracks up
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In part 1, we covered some techniques to consider when composing your shots. Review those tips before continuing on with the final part of this two-part series.  Photography is an art form, yet as photographers, we’re at a great disadvantage.  A painter can create his own dramatic light, an impending storm, a howling wolf upon
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Photo By mjones Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Swans on a Misty Morning Pond” By mjones. Location: Savannah, Georgia. 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
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It really is true that most of an iceberg is underwater. The ship pitches and rolls among the swells that send sea spray high into the air as the metal prow slaps against the water. My eyes are fixed straight ahead, straining to see the horizon, lost in the endless span of blue-white. An albatross
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