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Jan
13

The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Is A Fast, Premium Prime

The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM Is A Fast, Premium Prime

Sony today introduced a new prime in its premium G Master lens line. The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM is the twelfth lens in the G Master series and the seventh prime. Together, the G Master collection covers focal lengths from 12mm (FE 12–24 mm F2.8 GM) to 600mm (FE 600 mm F4 GM OSS), so Sony shooters who want the best optical performance have multiple lens options and coverage for nearly every application, from wide-angle landscapes to extreme telephoto wildlife photography.

The 35mm focal length is a great option for landscape and general purpose nature photography. This lens incorporates many of Sony’s most advanced optical technologies including two XA (extreme aspherical) elements for optimal resolution throughout the frame, and Nano AR II coating to prevent lens flare. It’s AF system also includes two XD Linear Motors for very precise, speedy—and silent—autofocus. The lens has a minimum focusing distance of 10.6 inches.

The lens features extensive weather sealing.

The Sony FE 35mm F1.4 GM will be available in February priced at $1,399. For additional details, see the press release below.

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Jan
16

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

Photo By Laura Schoenbauer

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Follow the Leader” by Laura Schoenbauer. Location: Minnesota.

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
13

Fall Color Assignment Winner Ross Stone

We received over 600 submissions to our two-week-long Fall Color Photography Assignment. Congratulations to Ross Stone for winning with the image, “The Cottonwood Forest Is Magick.” See more of Ross Stone’s photography at www.flickr.com/photos/99241048@N04/.

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 shots!

[See image gallery at www.outdoorphotographer.com]

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Jan
17

Photo Of The Day By Heather Nicole

Photo Of The Day By Heather Nicole

Photo By Heather Nicole

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cheesy Cheetah” By Heather Nicole. Location: Kenya.

Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD A011. Exposure: 1/3200 sec., f/5.6, ISO 1600.

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
15

Photo Of The Day By David Connel

Photo Of The Day By David Connel

Photo By David Connel

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Howling Wolves” by David Connel. Location: Montana.

“I’ve been to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center several times,” says Connel. “On this particular snowy winter day, the wolves were really active and playful. As evening drew on, all the wolves ceased playing and started howling together into the cold wind. It was an eerie but extraordinary experience.”

1/400 sec, f/8, ISO 125, 200mm.

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Jan
14

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

Photo By Gary Fua

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Trilogy” by Gary Fua. Location: Yosemite National Park, 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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
13

Behind The Shot: Fairy Dancers

Behind The Shot: Fairy Dancers

Photo By Linn Smith

Lake Jesup is located in central Florida and is one of the area’s largest lakes as well as home to a wide variety of wildlife. Living in close proximity to this area affords me many opportunities for observing and photographing wildlife. To better understand their many complexities and behaviors, I’ve spent countless hours watching the wildlife perform different activities and capturing these various endeavors with my camera.

When photographing wildlife mannerisms, it’s especially rewarding to watch the interaction between members of the same species. On this particular day, after two hours of photographing other birds, I spotted these two great egrets engaged together in movement across the water. They appeared intent to find an appropriate landing spot to begin their search for food. Luckily, I spotted them due to their large size and could check my settings for capturing their landing.

Watching their interaction as they descended to the shoreline and coming very close to where I was positioned reminded me of a dance movement, as if they were performing around a score. Their graceful timing was perfectly in sync with one another and balletic in a smooth, precise touchdown. The rhythmic steps of their descent were fluid in beauty and perfection.

When I returned home and viewed my multiple captures of their flight and landing, I chose this particular image as it seemed to remind me of fairy dancers in a soft mist as they flowed across the water and approached landing with delicate grace. On further reflection and in studying my composition of these two great egrets, I decided to convert the image to black and white in order to emphasize their dreamlike landing. I hope I accomplished this effect.

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Jan
13

Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

Photo By Douglas Croft

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Clearing Storm” by Douglas Croft. Location: Lake Tahoe, California.

“A clearing winter storm left only blue and white at Lake Tahoe,” describes Croft.

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Jan
11

The Allure Of Winter Landscape Photography

The Allure Of Winter Landscape Photography

As I drove home from visiting family one winter day, the snow covered the trees and the roads. I was drawn to the “S” curve of the road and the pop of yellow in the street signs and captured this with my 85mm lens as we approached the bend.

Winter may be cold and intimidating, but its mesmerizing beauty makes it worth the challenge to capture its magic with your camera. Winter landscape photography has a truly dreamlike allure. Fresh snow leaves the landscape untouched and pristine. The sun creates a sparkle over the blanketed land. Mist rises from running water, trees shine in the sunlight and mountains stand more majestically with their snow-capped peaks. Cold temperatures lead many people to curl up inside, which leaves a quiet and serene world for those of us willing to venture out.

As my 40th birthday loomed several years ago, my one wish was to see the Tetons in all their winter glory. Although I had spent time in the Tetons almost every year since I was a tiny girl, I had never been there in the winter. My grandparents’ home in the valley wasn’t winterized, and they boarded up the house every October to June. Living in the Chicago area for over 20 years, I was very familiar with cold winters and the beauty of snow, but I longed to see the mountains I loved covered in white. As I flew into the valley with the Tetons in view, the beauty brought tears to my eyes. That trip with my husband was spent enjoying many of the winter activities that the Jackson Hole area has to offer, but it was also when I solidified my love of winter landscape photography.

Preparing For The Climate

My biggest fear on that first winter trip out to the Tetons was that I would get too cold and be unable to shoot for as long as I wanted. I especially worried about my fingers, as I had experienced the biting pain of frigid fingertips. I learned on that trip that the right gear is the key to enjoying winter landscape photography. With the proper gear, I was able to stay comfortable despite the cold. Preparation and planning are always important with landscape photography, but this is especially true in the winter as you prepare to brave the elements.

On an extremely frigid February morning in Grand Teton National Park, I visited the Snake River Overlook for sunrise. The sun lit the peak and the few clouds hugging it with a stunning purple alpenglow. I used a 70mm focal length to capture the river below while getting close enough to the mountains to showcase their majesty.

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Jan
11

What’s The Proper Choice?

What’s The Proper Choice?

When I run my nature photo safari to Tanzania, I often get asked what’s the proper (fill in the blank) to make a photo of the (fill in the blank) and what aperture and shutter speed do I use. My standard answer is it depends. What animal are you photographing? Are you trying to stop the action? Do you want to experiment with panning? Do you want a noisy or clean file? Do you want an environmental portrait or a head shot? Are you making a vertical or horizontal? What lens is attached to your camera? Do you want maximum depth of field? Do you want to narrow the depth of field?

Based on the above, it’s easy to understand why I always answer it depends. I need more information to provide a concrete answer. In paragraph one I wrote a number of questions. Think about their importance in regard to making images. If there are so many variables, be sure to cover all bases when you’re in the field so you come back with as many variations as possible. As I always say, “Exhaust All Possibilities.”

The lens you have on your camera is the best one for each new encounter with your subject. Regardless of the lens you wish was attached, make at least one photo using the lens and camera currently in your hand. This guarantees you cover one of the above variables. If you have a long telephoto, first make the headshot. Yes, the environment in which the animal is located is gorgeous, so after you create those first few headshots, change the lens and create the wide version.

The reason I profess this is too often I’ve been in the field and by the time I switch lenses to make the image I have in my head, the light dissipated or the animal took off and I was left with zero. Until my fantasy 20-600mm f/2.8 that weighs just one pound is manufactured, I’ll live by my mantra to first make a photo with the lens that’s attached.

What’s great about my “it depends” response is it gets people thinking about their composition and lens choice as the subject is approached. This is called previsualization. If you don’t already do this, adopt the practice to optimize your time spent with a subject in a very productive way. If you’re with other photographers, after you make an image, look to see what lens is attached to their camera. You may have a fixed telephoto and they may have a mid-range zoom.

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Jan
12

Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

Photo By Garry Everett

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Eerie” by Garry Everett. Location: Lake Mulwala, eastern Australia.

“Lake Mulwala is an unforgettable sight with its dead twisted ghostly red gum forest,” says Everett. “While the trees themselves can take on a somewhat eerie appearance in the early morning light, the foggy conditions added a haunting dimension to this image.”

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
11

Photo Of The Day By Stan Bysshe

Photo Of The Day By Stan Bysshe

Photo By Stan Bysshe

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “King of the Mountain” by Stan Bysshe. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
10

Photo Of The Day By Dawn Wilson

Photo Of The Day By Dawn Wilson

Photo By Dawn Wilson

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Bluebird Perch” by Dawn Wilson. Location: Estes Park, Colorado.

“Mountain bluebirds return to Estes Park, Colorado, each year in late February,” explains Wilson. “It isn’t uncommon to see this harbinger of spring in a spring snowstorm, a great mix of spring and winter.”

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
09

Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

Photo By Archie Tucker

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Four Peaks With White Desert” by Archie Tucker. Location: Arizona.

See more of Archie Tucker’s photography at www.aotucker.com.

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Jan
08

Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

Photo By Gene Putney

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “New Headdress” by Gene Putney. Location: Estes Park, Colorado.

“On an October morning during the elk rut I came across this Rocky Mountain bull elk that found a new headdress he was trying out,” says Putney. “It’s pretty obvious by his expression he wasn’t satisfied with it. I witnessed him for several minutes trying to remove it on nearby trees but just couldn’t remove it off his antlers and eventually went back to guarding his harem.”

See more of Gene Putney’s photography at www.putneynatureimages.com.

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Jan
04

The Art of Luminosity, Part 1

The Art of Luminosity, Part 1

In nature, magical light is fleeting. It can transform a scene from ordinary to unforgettable, only to vanish into thin air. Will you be ready for it?

What makes good light so magical? Andvord Bay, Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula.

Most of us can recognize good light when we’re paying attention. What can be more difficult to recognize is how light in a photograph can be properly exposed and later adjusted to enhance a particular scene, something that requires post-processing skills.

We all have a natural sensitivity to light and the quality of it. Bright light lifts our spirits, and low light can do the opposite. Contrast pulls our attention, while pastel colors make us contemplative, and the list goes on. Photographers have the opportunity to use these aspects of light as a powerful tool when creating images to tell stories or simply command attention.

What makes light especially challenging to photographers is when it is not what we had hoped. The shadows are too dark or in the wrong place. The color is wrong, or the contrast is too high. When things finally get a little better and shadows form in just the right location and the highlights are striking the subject, but it’s too dark, what will your camera settings be?

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Jan
04

Our Top 10 Instagram Posts Of 2020

Our Top 10 Instagram Posts Of 2020

Happy New Year! And what a year 2020 was. For some, it was a chance to discover new interests and hobbies or hone existing ones. And for photographers, it was a great time to work on portfolios, edit images and seek out new photography opportunities close to home. Let’s look back on some of the brighter moments of 2020 through our most-popular Instagram posts of the year. 

Here are our 10 Instagram posts from 2020 that received the most engagements. 

10. Photo By @maxfosterphotography

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Jan
04

A Baker’s Dozen: Tips For Better Wildlife Images, Part 2

A Baker’s Dozen: Tips For Better Wildlife Images, Part 2

In the final part of this two-part series, I continue with a Baker’s Dozen of 13 key points to help you return home with good wildlife images. If you missed part one, be sure to go back and review it before continuing on with part two.  

The Sweeteners

Work the Light

Photographers often use the term “sweet light” to describe the way the sun illuminates the earth at sunrise and sunset. Wildlife is painted with a golden glow of warm color. Be sure to be in the field at these two key times of day. An added bonus is that animals become more active early and late, so there’s a better opportunity to capture behavior and action.

Details, Details

The angle of the head and expression in the eyes are two key details that must not be overlooked. Direct eye contact is powerful. It’s great when wildlife makes a connection with the photographer. When that file is printed, a direct connection is in turn made with the viewer. Look beyond the obvious to find abstracts. Move in close to make images of zebra patterns, the face of a yawning fox, feather patterns on large shore birds and more.

The Background

The background is equally as important as the subject. I say this all the time and have written full Tips of the Week about it. If the background is busy, the viewer’s eye is distracted. It doesn’t allow the animal to stand out. Be patient and wait for the subject to move to a location that has a better background.

Fill Flash

When the contrast is strong, use flash to soften the ratio between deep shadow and bright highlights. Dial in just the right amount of power so shadow areas are filled in by the flash in conjunction with the camera exposure to hold detail in the highlights. For wildlife that’s a bit far, use a MagMod flash extender. It uses a Fresnel lens to project the light farther than it could reach if just the flash was used.

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Jan
06

Spooky Shots Assignment Winner Rick Moore

Congratulations to Rick Moore for winning our Halloween-inspired Spooky Shots Assignment with the image, “Alfred Hitchcrow.”

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 shots!

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Jan
06

Photo Of The Day By Jody Partin

Photo Of The Day By Jody Partin

Photo By Jody Partin

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lonesome” by Jody Partin. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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 AssignmentsGalleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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