Outdoor Photography

I begin this week’s tip with a definition: Composure – The state or feeling of being calm and in control of oneself. To create a good composition, it’s beneficial to remain calm and composed when the light, animal, wind, water flow, etc., all fall into place. When everything is perfect, excitement overwhelms the brain. During
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Photo By Philip Slotte Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Coastal Cave” by Philip Slotte. Location: Nynäshamn, Sweden. “This photograph was captured in my hometown of Nynäshamn in Sweden, on the small peninsula of Knappelskär,” explains Slotte. “To capture this image, I walked as far into the cave as I could and mounted my camera
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Congratulations to Max Foster for winning the Discovery Landscape Photography Assignment with the image, “The Citadel.” See more of Foster’s photography at maxfosterphotography.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: “The Citadel” By Max
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When photographer Paul Zizka set off to skate the length of Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park, he knew it would be a great day out no matter what he found. For one, skating is an exhilarating way to access the backcountry. It requires perfect conditions: thick enough ice and a smooth, snow-free surface. When
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When I’m helping a student set up a shot, I always ask three questions: “Have you refined your composition?” “What is your exposure strategy?” And, most importantly of all, “How could you make the best possible photograph of your subject?” This image taken near Columbine Falls, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, is an example of
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“It’s all about the light!” How often do we hear this refrain when discussing photography? But, there are many times we don’t see the light for what it is. In part one of this article series, we talked about how light is recorded and translated into a digital image. We also reviewed the concept of
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Congratulations to Gerry Groeber for winning the recent Working The Scene photography assignment with the image, “Rooted in Time.” See more of Groeber’s work at www.gerrygroeber.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: “Rooted
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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of January’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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The Fujifilm GFX100S is built around a 102-megapixel medium format sensor. Fujifilm today introduced the GFX100S mirrorless medium format camera that offers similar performance to the GFX100 which debuted in 2019, but with a smaller form factor and a considerably lower price. Like the GFX100, the Fujifilm GFX100S features a 102-megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor with
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Photo By Dutch Dyer “The cold morning air in Bojanala can make you hunt those warm rays of South African sunshine just to break the chill,” explains Dutch Dyer. “Several hours into a guided photo safari in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, we had been on the hunt for some of that sunshine along with what
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Photo By Krish Chandran Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mottled Wood Owls” by Krish Chandran. Location: Pune, India. 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
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Congratulations to Saradwata Sarkar for winning the Fall Sunsets Assignment with the image, “The Belt of Venus on the Grand Canyon.” See more of Sarkar’s photography at www.fromdelhitocali.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!
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The Sony Alpha 1 features a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked image sensor. Sony today introduced the Alpha 1, the new flagship camera of its full-frame mirrorless system. The Alpha 1 includes several benchmark-setting improvements over the company’s previous flagship, the a9 II, that make it an incredibly powerful camera for both landscape and wildlife photography.
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The 900 miles along the California Pacific Coast, strewn with dramatic rocky cliffs, sandy beaches, majestic mountains, desert lands and redwood forests, offer enormous opportunity for photography. Coastal redwoods occupy a narrow strip of land approximately 470 miles in length and 5 to 47 miles in width along the Pacific Coast; the most southerly grove is in
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Congratulations to Jessica Nelson for winning the Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Tufted Titmouse Fall.” See more of Nelson’s work at www.thegagglephotography.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: “Tufted Titmouse Fall”
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Are you ready? It’s the time of year for shooting winter scenes, determining whether landscape conditions are naughty or nice, making an outdoor gear list and checking it twice and finding and developing those iconic winter wonderlands so you can walk away with memorable photographs. All year we’ve known—winter is coming. But are you ready,
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We received over 600 submissions to our two-week-long Fall Color Photography Assignment. Congratulations to Ross Stone for winning with the image, “The Cottonwood Forest Is Magick.” See more of Ross Stone’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current
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Photo By Linn Smith Lake Jesup is located in central Florida and is one of the area’s largest lakes as well as home to a wide variety of wildlife. Living in close proximity to this area affords me many opportunities for observing and photographing wildlife. To better understand their many complexities and behaviors, I’ve spent
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When I run my nature photo safari to Tanzania, I often get asked what’s the proper (fill in the blank) to make a photo of the (fill in the blank) and what aperture and shutter speed do I use. My standard answer is it depends. What animal are you photographing? Are you trying to stop
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In nature, magical light is fleeting. It can transform a scene from ordinary to unforgettable, only to vanish into thin air. Will you be ready for it? What makes good light so magical? Andvord Bay, Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula. Most of us can recognize good light when we’re paying attention. What can be more difficult
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Congratulations to Rick Moore for winning our Halloween-inspired Spooky Shots Assignment with the image, “Alfred Hitchcrow.” 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: “Alfred Hitchcrow” By Rick Moore “This crow was sitting in the
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Photo By billtphoto Today’s Photo Of The Day is “And Then She Said” by billtphoto. Location: Galapagos Islands. 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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Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of December’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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