Outdoor Photography

Figure 1. The black-and-white print requires vision, technique and, more than anything else, practice. Black-and-white printing is an art unto itself. There’s a lot to consider, both creatively and technically. Without color to lean on, we must put more thought into how we render our image’s textures, patterns and contrast. We might need to dodge
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Located approximately 435 miles northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Mount Robson somehow manages to surpass all of the giddy expectations that a nine-hour drive can produce. On a clear day, the last stretch of the journey east on the Yellowhead Highway toward Mount Robson Provincial Park reveals the 12,972-foot peak of Mount Robson suddenly
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Photo By Prajkta Panchmukh Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fly Line” by Prajkta Panchmukh. 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 homepage,
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This image of a bear silhouetted in front of a waterfall captures what I felt witnessing the scene—the stillness of the bear against the rushing movement of the water. I remember the fixer smell I couldn’t get off my hands, seeing my image emerge on paper for the first time as it sat in the
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Gear Acquisition Syndrome (GAS) is a serious condition that impacts different photographers on different levels. It’s a malady that can psychologically make a photographer feel great, but in reality, its cure is found in having endurance and fortitude in photography. While it’s a luxury, to say the least, the latest and greatest gear doesn’t make
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What makes a great landscape photograph? An interesting subject and artful framing are important, but even more important is the quality of light. If the exposure is poor, photographs of the most beautiful scenes, thoughtfully composed, will still be unusable. Long exposure of ocean waves made possible by using a neutral density filter to reduce
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Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Shapes, Patterns, Textures And Lines Assignment with the image, “Lupine Leaves, Yosemite National Park.” See more of Beth Young’s work at www.optimalfocusphotography.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
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Photo By Steve Hirsch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Teardrop” by Steve Hirsch. Location: Monument Valley, Arizona. “An off-road ride or horseback can take the photographer to a special place in Monument Valley,” says Hirsch. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day
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The full moon setting over Longs Peak from the summit of Twin Sisters, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. We all make mistakes and ruin our photos, particularly when we’re in a hurry and sleep deprived, as nature photographers often are. And we all try to learn from our mistakes. Sometimes the best I can do
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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
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Photo By Jeremy Leder Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Old Icelandic Cabin” by Jeremy Leder. Location: Arnistapi, Iceland. “Cold winter winds blow fresh snow through the shell of an old isolated cabin on the coast of Iceland,” describes Leder. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature?
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Photo By Andrew C. Strom Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cracked Earth” by Andrew C. Strom. Location: Little Washoe Lake, Northern Nevada. “Right next to Washoe Lake in Northern Nevada is Little Washoe Lake,” explains Strom. “In the summer of 2021, through drought and irrigation, all of Little Washoe had completely dried up. While
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