Outdoor Photography

Arriving at Lake Wanaka with a few minutes to spare, we had planned to give our New Zealand photo workshop group a quick preview of the next morning’s sunrise subject, the famous Wanaka willow tree. But as our group surveyed the scene, Don Smith and I surveyed the sky. We had another sunset photo spot
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Wildlife is one of the most challenging subjects for photographers. The most interesting wildlife photographs combine elements of portraiture, landscape and action photography. Recording animal behavior in the wild also requires knowledge of your subject’s habitat and routines, technical camera skill—and lots of patience. And to photograph wildlife ethically, you also need to maintain awareness
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Bugaboo Provincial Park is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The park contains isolated 10,000-foot granite spires soaring above ice fields and glaciers with stunning views in all directions. Access to the Bugaboos begins in the small town of Brisco on British Columbia Highway 95. Turn west onto Bugaboo Creek Road and
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Figure 1. Shot with the new iPhone 12 Pro Max using the Apple ProRAW format. Developed in Lightroom Classic. Introduced in the iPhone 12 Pro and the 12 Pro Max, Apple ProRAW is an entirely new file format that indicates where Apple is heading with its camera technology. Two years ago, I did something I
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Going on a photo safari to one of the many great countries that teem with wildlife in Africa is a goal of many nature photographers. Words cannot describe the multi-sensory experience you’ll encounter. The sights, sounds and smells of the Serengeti or anywhere else you visit will leave you in awe. As if that wasn’t
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Photo By espyphoto Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Buckskin Pass” by espyphoto. Location: Four Pass Loop near Aspen, Colorado. “We hiked the Four Pass Loop just before the wildfires in Colorado got bad this August; this was the first and most difficult pass that we ascended, but the view was our reward!” Want to
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Photo By Tiffany F Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grand Tetons” by Tiffany F. Location: Wyoming. 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,
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“Botswana offers incredible biodiversity and ecosystems for wildlife photography,” explains Vicki Santello. “It’s one of the locations in Africa I visited annually to capture unique images. On this particular trip, my guide spotted a leopard tucked into the fork of a large tree. It’s a credit to his spotting skills that he noticed her because
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Congratulations to David Connel for winning the recent Birds In Flight Assignment with the image, “Sandhills in the Clouds.” 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: “Sandhills In The Clouds” By David Connel “I
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An important guideline to follow is to prevent mergers when you construct a composition. Mergers appear when photographers ignore subject overlap. When subjects converge and become one, the viewer of the photo misses out on seeing portions of the subject that are partially hidden. For instance, when two four-legged animals merge, it’s often difficult to
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Congratulations to Douglas Croft for winning the Contrasting Seasons Assignment with the image, “Ahwahnee Meadow.” See more of Croft’s photography at www.douglascroftimages.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: “Ahwahnee Meadow” By Douglas Croft
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Photo By Melody Revnak Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Shasta Reflection” by Melody Revnak. Location: Siskiyou County, California. “This view from Siskiyou Lake of Mount Shasta is one of the best,” says Revnak. “I’ve been to this spot many times to capture the reflection of Mount Shasta on the lake, and many times prior
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Photo By Gerry Groeber A rare foggy morning at Watson Lake, located in Arizona’s high country, is the backdrop of this shot. At almost a mile high in Prescott, Arizona, Watson Lake is undoubtedly one of the most unique lakes in the state. It’s one of two reservoirs in the Granite Dells that was formed
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Wildflowers are one of the more challenging subjects in nature photography to capture successfully. There are many aspects to learn, but it’s all the more rewarding when the outcome is positive. I have made many mistakes over the years photographing wildflowers, and I hope to pass on some of the wisdom I’ve accumulated with these
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Everyone loves to be rewarded. Be it emotionally or monetarily, smiles appear, egos are lifted and a good feeling consumes the body. Recognition is a valued emotion as it lifts the spirit. A feeling of positivity energizes one to show more benevolence, work harder and stay dedicated so the feeling can be relived over and
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Photo By Nadeen Flynn Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mountains for Miles” by Nadeen Flynn. Location: Near Asheville, North Carolina. “Mist settled into the valleys as the storm clouds moved in at sunset,” says Flynn. “This view is from the ridge at Craggy Gardens.” Want to get your images in the running for a
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Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Light” by Hi il Lee. Location: Montana. 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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Santorini. In daytime, the village of Santorini, Greece, is serene and beautiful. Just after sunset, the city lights begin to come to life with a warm glow, and the sky takes a softer light as it presents its most impressive colors. I chose the 24mm range of my mid-range zoom to capture the golden sunset,
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Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the recent Mountain Mania assignment with the image, “Marmolada.” See more of Lichtman’s work at www.HarryLichtman.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: “Marmolada” By Harry Lichtman “The
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Photo By Yvonne Baur Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Forces of Nature” by Yvonne Baur. Location: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. “The Kamokuna Ocean Entry was only a few miles away from where I lived, so I visited often and took advantage of the forces of nature,” says Baur. “One day, I went on a
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Photo By nicolecarlon Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Shoreline Sunset” by nicolecarlon. Location: Incline Village, California. “Taken just after the sun fell behind the mountains on the shoreline of Lake Tahoe,” describes the photographer. “This beautiful landscape is a reminder of what nature has to offer us when we take care of the land.
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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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