Outdoor Photography

One of the best parts of my year is when I get the opportunity to go back to Africa to lead another photo safari. It never ceases to amaze me how many incredible photo ops there are while driving through the Serengeti or other national parks in Tanzania. However, even though there are a lot
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Photo By Julie Boyd Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sapphire Shoreline” by Julie Boyd. Location: Northern California coast. 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
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Butterfly Wing. Darrell Gulin saw the beauty in the intricate patterns and color of the scales comprising the wing of a spicebush swallowtail butterfly. It was easy to capture with a long exposure at 1.4x with the Canon RF100mm 2.8L Macro IS USM. Exposure: 2 sec., ƒ/32, ISO 1250. In photography, the term macro is
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Nicknamed “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” due to its multi-colored canyon walls etched deeply into the terrain, Waimea Canyon on the south shore of the “Garden Island” of Kauai was formed when the Waimea River carved its way through the lava and basalt formations of the region. Waimea is Hawaiian for “reddish water.” Driving
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Photo By Nadeen Flynn Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fox in the Flowers” by Nadeen Flynn. Location: Western Washington. “An adolescent fox takes a break on the hillside covered with wildflowers,” describes Flynn. “Soon thereafter, she was sparing, chasing and running with her littermate.” Want to get your images in the running for a
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Spectacular landforms appear in every corner of the Earth. Where water meets land, gorgeous arrays of sea stacks and beautiful sandstone arches abound. New landforms are created every day as volcanoes erupt and change topography by the minute. Deserts with spring and summer wildflower displays, majestic mountains, sprawling canyon overlooks, rainforests with waterfalls, rolling hills
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Photo By Hope Pashos Today’s Photo Of The Day is “In Bloom” by Hope Pashos. Location: South Coast of Iceland. 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
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From lakes and rivers to oceans and waterfalls, water can be a great addition to landscape images by offering reflections, a sense of motion and exciting wildlife opportunities. Check out the 20 locations below where photographers found refreshing waterscape compositions.
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The elegant spiral of a fiddleneck flower. Shooting handheld allowed me to refine the framing of the flower to my liking from an angle I wouldn’t have been able to achieve easily on a tripod. Single frame capture. Exposure: 1/800 sec., ƒ/20, ISO 2000. Nikon’s expanding lens collection for its mirrorless Z system now includes
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For wildlife photographers, super-telephoto lenses are the key to capturing close-up, engaging compositions of subjects safely and respectfully. The advantages of super-tele primes compared to zooms are generally better image quality and constant maximum apertures, but that performance comes at a price, not only in dollars but also in size and weight. The options for super-tele
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Don’t just take a picture, make a picture. Take charge of the settings on your camera so your images turn out the way you envision them. Don’t let the camera make decisions for you. While the “P” on your camera dial, which stands for Program Mode, often provides a perfect exposure, it doesn’t know that
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Photo By Mattias Hammar “This is the first macro shot that I was really happy with,” photographer Mattias Hammar of Gothenburg, Sweden, confides. “A blue damselfly defending the forest. The photo was taken beside a forest path close to a lake. When I passed, I saw 20 to 30 damsels buzzing in an area covered
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Iris and Lupine. Schreiner’s Iris Gardens near Salem, Oregon, are a masterpiece of artistic floral composition. Canon EOS R5, Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM at 159mm. Exposure: 1/90 sec., ƒ/16, ISO 400. The memory seems almost like a dream. I walk alone among great fields of vibrant lupine and golden poppies, photographing magnificent landscapes
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