As you know, nature photography isn’t easy. Most of us get excited when we simply see wildlife or a gorgeous landscape. But simply seeing it isn’t why we photograph. We lug our gear and tripods, travel great distances and keep crazy hours because we want the perfect shot. The number of times we encounter perfection
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.
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
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
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
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!
Congratulations to the finalists of our Nature’s Colors 2022 photo contest! These 24 images include landscape and wildlife photographs that exemplify technical skill and creativity in composition. We’re excited to share with you the official finalist slideshow below. Winners will be announced soon. If you missed your chance to enter, The American Landscape contest is
Leica just unveiled the M11 Monochrom, a black-and-white shooting digital rangefinder camera. Featuring a “dedicated monochrome multi-resolution full-frame BSI sensor,” the M11 Monochrom is aimed at photographers interested in “the timeless art of black and white photography.” Leica supplied Outdoor Photographer with a pre-production version of the M11 Monochrom prior to this morning’s launch and
Congratulations to Katherine Plessner for winning the recent Motivational Moments Assignment with the image, “A Photographer’s Dream Location.” See more of Plessner’s photography on Flickr. 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!
Thick gray clouds, dawn, interiors, dusk, cities at night, twilight and more all present low-light challenges. But before you throw in the towel, pack your gear and jump back in the car, “Exhaust All The Possibilities” I present below. One may be the answer to net a good photo. Will there be situations where the
Photo By Kenneth Wong Today’s Photo of the Day is “Dance with Me” by Kenneth Wong. Location: Hayward, California. 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,
Photo By Sumi Das “During Christmas and New Year’s of 2020-2021, I was visiting Yellowstone National Park with the hope that I’d get to photograph wolves,” explains Sumi Das. “Well, that wish was hard to come by despite our weeklong stay in the park. After spending a whole day driving up and down the Lamar
California gray fox at a fruiting palm tree. “These Butia palms produce sweet fruits every year which the foxes really enjoy eating,” Toft observed, “so I placed a camera trap to catch them coming during the night.” Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 10-20mm F3.5 EX DC HSM at 10mm, four Nikon SB-28 Speedlights, Camtraptions PIR Motion
Photo By Jennifer Carr Today’s Photo of the Day is “Short-Eared Owl in Flight” by Jennifer Carr. Location: Burlington, Washington. “A short-eared owl skims the ground in search of a vole in western Washington in the late afternoon sunlight,” describes Carr. “This photograph showcases my motivation as a photographer because I set a goal for