To obtain excellent-quality, tack-sharp nature images, I pose two scenarios: Wildlife: Is the animal still or moving? How big in the frame does the subject appear? What focal length is attached to the camera? Is a tripod or beanbag utilized? How much light is there? Landscapes: Is there a stiff wind? Do you need a
Congratulations to David Connel for winning the recent Shooting A Concept Assignment with the image, “Peeking Through The Keyhole.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!
Let’s be honest: getting your tripod level can be a tedious, time-consuming process. It can also make or break an outdoor photo. Missing out on great light as you fumble with a tripod’s legs while trying to get the horizon straight can be extremely frustrating, which is why the new Benro Theta is so innovative.
With its ergonomic, supportive design and durable frame, the Helinox Chair Zero has ranked among our favorite camp chairs for several seasons running. Light enough for backpacking yet comfy enough for campfire hangs, the Chair Zero is often copied by other brands — but never truly duplicated. Now, Helinox drops a larger version of the
The Fujifilm X-H2S—which since its introduction has been joined by the higher-resolution X-H2—is a fascinating successor to 2018’s X-H1. At that time, the Fujifilm X-H1 was an outlier in the Fujifilm X Series lineup. The camera was larger, featured a bigger grip and sported a large information display on top. It looked like a hybrid
If you’ve been around the mountain biking scene for a decade or three, you might associate the Pacific Northwest’s Kona Bicycle Co. with brawny big-hit rigs like the Stab, the Stinky, and the Stinky Dee-Lux. And with barrier-breaking shredders hucking them from unthinkable heights during the nascent freeride era of the late ‘90s and early
If you spend enough time outdoors, you’ll eventually run into bad weather. In fact, it’s inevitable. But just because it rains doesn’t mean you have to pack up your campsite and go. There are plenty of ways to endure or survive — or however, you want to describe it to your friends later on —
Over 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered with water. So why don’t more water photos exist compared to the magnitude of “topographic” pics of mountains, hills, plains, valleys, craters, canyons and caves? Some reasons are obvious and I know my question is rhetorical. But given water’s abundance, allow this week’s tip to motivate
When Polaris launched the RZR XP 10 years back, it was trying to be a little bit of everything to everyone. The sport side-by-side was the original, but being the original meant having to cast a wide net. The success of that model pushed Polaris to build vehicles for more specific functions. Like the tight
Tripods are one of the most dependable pieces of gear an outdoor photographer can own. They provide steady, stabilizing support for your camera set-up to help you capture sharp shots no matter the lighting or wind conditions. In some ways, an adjustable tripod is like a trusted friend you can lean on for your most
Speaking for myself, it’s easy to forget that New England has mountains. Sure, they may not be the Colorado Rockies, but they offer plenty of opportunity for lonesome backcountry adventures, as the latest vid from ultrarunner Andrew Drummond makes clear. In his latest point-of-view style video, Drummond tackles the Presidential Range of the state’s White
Luke Cuenco 04.11.23 As we approach warmer weather in the spring and summer months, it’s the perfect time to crack open some cold brews with friends and family. Whether that’s at home or out at one of your favorite destinations, canned beer just doesn’t go down the same way as it does from an open-top glass
Chevrolet is keeping its mouth closed on exactly what this camoed truck is. It parked it in front of a group of top automotive journalists on the first drive of the 2023 Colorado ZR2. It is unmistakably the highly anticipated second-generation Colorado ZR2 Bison. Yep, as we all expected, the next generation Colorado ZR2 will
Congratulations to Max Foster for winning the recent Extreme Angles Assignment with the image, “Flaming Peak.” See more of his work at maxfosterphotography.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots!
Luke Cuenco 04.13.23 Typical Red Dot optics for pistols are usually powered by replaceable or rechargeable batteries. Ruger’s new ReadyDot Micro-compact reflex sight instead relies on the power of the sun to give you an optic that not only requires no batteries to run and use but also features no windage or elevation adjustments meaning that