Congratulations to Evan Hindman for winning the recent Rule Of Thirds Assignment with the image, “Short-Eared Owl.” See more of Hindman’s photography on Flickr and Instagram. 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!
Photo By Ted Trafford Today’s Photo of the Day is “Balancing Act” by Ted Trafford. 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, Twitter and Instagram. To
The term Chiaroscuro (pronounced kee-AR-ə-SKYUR-oh) has been around since the Renaissance. Primarily used in paintings and woodcuts, it evolved into the photographic world. It comes from the Italian for light/dark. It relates to how contrasts of bright highlights and heavy dark shadows intermingle and share edges. Mostly reserved for very strong contrasts, it also relates
“After a heavy snow last year on the Front Range of northern Colorado, I went to check on a nesting pair of bald eagles,” recalls Arthur Trevino. “This one was perched on a bare cottonwood tree. I pulled my car over and waited for it to fly off. When it did, I followed it with
Figure 1. Four masks applied to an image of Tunnel View at Yosemite National Park. What’s the secret to creating a great photograph? What are the elements that make a photograph successful? Truthfully, even though photography is how I make my living, I’m not sure I can give a concise answer. It would be too
Regular readers of my weekly tips know what I’m about to say regarding the concept of light. But if you’re not a regular reader and are just beginning to study them, memorize the following: The single most important element that determines the success of a photo is light. It’s all about the light. I repeat,
For several years, I had wanted to travel to Antarctica and explore the region photographically. Images that I had seen from this part of the Earth seemed truly otherworldly. In February 2019, I finally had a chance to go as part of a photo workshop led by John Paul Caponigro and Seth Resnick, two outstanding
Congratulations to Jeremy Janus for winning the Winter Grandscapes Assignment with the image, “Sunrise at Loch Vale.” 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!
We’re already a few months into the new year and we thought now would be a good time to check in on what everyone is shooting with these days. A few weeks ago, we shared Outdoor Photographer‘s picks for the 10 best cameras and lenses of 2022 and now photographer and educator Serge Ramelli has
One needs to learn how to “see” a good composition. It’s critical to bring one’s photography to the next level. The art of seeing has long been a popular term in regard to all aspects of creativity. The opening sentence may sound elementary, so I take the concept to the next level to benefit everyone.
Congratulations to Josh Zielinski for winning the recent Snow And Ice Scenes Assignment with the image, “Ash Cave in the Winter.” 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!
Shot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM at 20mm, LEE 100mm 2-stop graduated neutral density filter, Gitzo tripod, Induro ball head. Exposure: 0.4 sec., ƒ/11 ISO 100. The Svalbard archipelago lies about halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. About the size of West Virginia with a
Photo By Dawn Wilson “I found this brown pelican waking on a cloudy, cold morning—especially for southern Louisiana—after a shower passed over the area earlier that morning,” explains Dawn Wilson. “There’s a series of pilings along a canal near Lake Pontchartrain where pelicans and other coastal birds rest each evening. The morning can be a
Photo By Randy Robbins Today’s Photo of the Day is “Puma Concolor” by Randy Robbins. Location: Lassen County, California. “In the fall and winter months, I use trail cameras and camera traps on my property to target local wildlife,” explains Robbins. “This mountain lion has a favorite path of travel about 100 yards behind my
The shutter duration was 30 seconds. I used a flashlight throughout the entire exposure to add light to the main elements. This week’s tip was conceived while driving through the mountains and listening to Deep Tracks on satellite radio. The sound of a lone cowbell filled the air, which was immediately followed by a fuzz
Photo By Ted Trafford Today’s Photo of the Day is “Whitetail Soaring Through Sunset” by Ted Trafford. Location: Saskatchewan. 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,