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Photo Of The Day By John Koskulitz

Photo Of The Day By John Koskulitz

Photo By John Koskulitz

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Death Valley” by John Koskulitz. Location: California.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Philip Kuntz

Photo Of The Day By Philip Kuntz

Photo By Philip Kuntz

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Moody Louise” by Philip Kuntz. Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta.

“Looking up Lake Louise’s outlet at the storm building in the distance,” describes Kuntz.

See more of Philip Kuntz’s photography at philipkuntzphotography.com.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Carol Grenier

Photo Of The Day By Carol Grenier

Photo By Carol Grenier

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Yellowstone Wolves” by Carol Grenier. Location: West Yellowstone, Montana.

“The Wapiti wolf pack had taken down a bison with a broken leg and unusually, it was in an open area near a road,” explains Grenier. “The morning I saw this scene, wolves were resting in the snow well beyond the carcass, but occasionally made their way back to the kill. This involved lots of interaction as they wrestled and nipped at each other. I was trying to capture one of those moments when they were showing their formidable teeth, were close enough for a good shot and were facing towards me, and it all came together in this image.”

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Does Camera Sensor Size Matter?

Does Camera Sensor Size Matter?

Does camera sensor size really matter anymore? As photographers, we have never had so many great camera options that will produce amazing images. There are very capable cameras sporting everything from Micro Four Thirds sensors to APS-C, full-frame and all the way up to massive medium-format sensors.

One of the advantages of full-frame when shooting this scene in the Sierras was the ability to use a tilt/shift lens to control the depth of field. Currently, none of the smaller-sensor systems offers perspective control lenses; lens selection remains a key advantage of full-frame systems.
The scene was very high contrast, so I bracketed for HDR, lessening in this case the dynamic range advantage of full-frame.

Right off the bat, let’s clear things up by saying yes, all things being equal, a larger sensor will give you a better image file, but like most matters in life, all things are not equal. The common wisdom is that for each jump in sensor size, you gain about a stop of performance in terms of noise and dynamic range. Following that logic, we should all be shooting 8×10 digital cameras or even larger in order to gain the absolute highest quality image. One can go down the rabbit hole of image quality to crazy extremes, but in reality this quest comes with its own issues beyond just the cost of such a camera. Who wants to carry a large-format view camera anywhere beyond the parking lot?

A Camera Is More Than Just Sensor Size

With so many great options in different formats now, the real key as an artist is to weigh your options and decide what attributes are the most important to you. Is it portability, lens options, absolute image quality, price? For the last 10 years or so, the go-to sensor format for most serious and professional photographers has been full-frame, which closely resembles the size of the 35mm film many of us had been shooting prior to switching to digital. In the early days of digital, most of us were shooting cameras from Canon or Nikon that had cropped APS-C sensors, which were very limited in terms of dynamic range and high ISO ability. Like many others shooting at the time, when I got my first full-frame camera (a Nikon D3 in my case), it blew me away with its ability to produce quality images at high ISOs in light I had never previously even bothered to shoot in. At the time, switching to full-frame sensor size was a game changer that gave us an edge over shooting smaller sensors.

This image of Dusy Basin, Kings Canyon National Park, California, is from the very last time I carried a heavy full-frame kit on a long backcountry adventure. My camera system without the tripod weighed close to 10 pounds. Lately, I have been carrying the smaller Sony a6500 with the 10-18mm F4 OSS and Vario-Tessar T* E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS lenses and have cut the weight in half.

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Iconic Locations Assignment Winner Darlene Gillespie

Congratulations to Darlene Gillespie for winning the recent Iconic Locations Assignment with the image, “Tunnel View Storming.” See more of Gillespie’s photography at www.focusedonphotos.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 shots!

[See image gallery at www.outdoorphotographer.com]

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Photo Of The Day By AlissaJoy

Photo Of The Day By AlissaJoy

Photo By AlissaJoy

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Not Tonight, I Have a Headache” by AlissaJoy. Location: Round Island, Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By David Shield

Photo Of The Day By David Shield

Photo By David Shield

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Platform to the Winter Canyon” by David Shield. Location: South Rim, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

“A large February snowstorm at the Grand Canyon inspired me to drive to the South Rim and attempt to capture an image of the canyon cloaked in snow,” explains Shield. “The sky was still gray when I arrived, but as I set up to shoot at this particular viewpoint, the clouds started to slowly clear, casting brief rays of light onto the Canyon below.”

See more of David Shield’s photography at www.davidshieldphotography.com.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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reCOMPOSE Podcast 069: Interview With Richard Bernabe

reCOMPOSE Podcast 069: Interview With Richard Bernabe

In this episode of the reCOMPOSE podcast, hosts Andy Williams and Marc Muench talk with nature photographer and workshop instructor Richard Bernabe and take a dive deep into how he sees, what drives him photographically and some of his favorite lessons. 

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Original author: Hosted By Andy Williams & Marc Muench
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Photo Of The Day By Beth Howell

Photo Of The Day By Beth Howell

Photo By Beth Howell

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Morning, Tunnel View” by Beth Howell. Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

“Tunnel View is never more awe-inspiring than when dressed in a fresh blanket of undisturbed snow on a crisp winter morning,” says Howell.

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF24-105mmL. Exposure: 1/100 sec., f/14, ISO100.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Inna Malostovker

Photo Of The Day By Inna Malostovker

Photo By Inna Malostovker

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunset in the Swamp” by Inna Malostovker. Location: Georgia.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Look Sharp, Part 2

Look Sharp, Part 2

In this multi-part Tip of the Week series, I discuss many ways photographers can attain the sharpest images possible. Factors that impact a photo’s sharpness include proper use of a stable tripod, the working aperture, what shutter speed was used in combination with the working aperture, the focal length of the lens, the ISO and how much ambient light was there when the image was made. Check last week’s tip for an in-depth tutorial on tripods.

As sturdy as a tripod can be, if it moves or shakes when a picture is taken, the photo will be soft. A cable release prevents the transfer of movement from the shutter finger to the camera body. The shutter is tripped electronically or, if you have an old camera, mechanically. Mechanical releases screw into the threaded shutter release button while electronic ones fit into a separate socket. Alternative ways to trip the shutter and not have to touch the camera are via the self-timer or a remote release. The self timer allows sharper images to be made in that the movement dissipates prior to the opening of the shutter. Although a bit pricey, a remote release triggered by radio or infrared waves also triggers the camera without touching the shutter.

Mirror Lock-Up

Mirror lock-up is a feature I wouldn’t want to be without. I use it with long lenses, when I make macro images and when the slapping of the mirror may impact sharpness. Macro and long lenses both magnify the subject. As magnification increases, poor technique becomes more evident. Specifically needed apertures often necessitate shutter speeds between 1/2 and 1/60th of a second. These speeds are notorious for causing vibration due to mirror slap. To alleviate this, lock up the mirror and the slap is eliminated. This keeps the camera rock solid during the exposure.

When a camera’s shutter is released, the mirror flips up and then returns to its set position. This movement, be it ever so slight, sets the camera in motion and causes the photo to be soft. Shutter speeds greater than 1/60th and less than 1/2 a second aren’t impacted as heavily. The ratio of time the motion occurs relative to the amount of time the shutter is open is less. If you don’t have mirror lock-up, hang your camera bag from the tripod as the extra weight provides stability.

Filters

Filters are a great asset, yet they can also be a nemesis. They’re frequently changed, which makes them susceptible to fingerprints, smudges, dirt and dust. Before every shoot, do a thorough cleaning of both sides. Concerning filters, photographers can be fickle. We spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on a lens yet try to save a few bucks and purchase a cheap filter. Cheap glass translates to increased chances of flare. Don’t skimp on filters. Budget good ones into the price of the lens.

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Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

Photo By Jeff Sullivan

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rocks and Salt” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: South Tufa State Natural Reserve, California.

“Salty bushes and tufa after sunset,” describes Sullivan. “Mono Lake is known for its tufa calcium carbonate rock formations that form underwater where springs bring calcium-rich water to the alkaline lake. In the fall, the winds are less at Mono Lake, so sunsets tend to get calm. The alkaline waters of the lake are nearly three times saltier than the ocean.

“I had a nice single exposure result, but for a little extra color depth and contrast I adjusted three exposures in Adobe Lightroom then processed them in Photomatix HDR before adjusting the 16-bit TIFF result in Lightroom.”

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Kim Hang Dessoliers

Photo Of The Day By Kim Hang Dessoliers

Photo By Kim Hang Dessoliers

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “White Sands Autumn Sunset 2” by Kim Hang Dessoliers. Location: White Sands National Monument, New Mexico.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Mickey Rebecchi

Photo Of The Day By Mickey Rebecchi

Photo By Mickey Rebecchi

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Half Dome Framed” by Mickey Rebecchi. Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

“Wandering around the valley floor, I was looking for something different of Half Dome and came across this tree, giving me this framed image of Half Dome,” says Rebecchi.

See more of Mickey Rebecchi’s photography at micksnaturepics.smugmug.com.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By Tim Nicol

Photo Of The Day By Tim Nicol

Photo By Tim Nicol

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Goldfinch in the Snowfall” by Tim Nicol. Location: Republic, Washington.

“An American goldfinch in the falling snow of Republic, Washington,” describes Nicol. “Taken with a Nikon D850 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens.”

See more of Tim Nicol’s photography at https://tjnicol.wixsite.com/photo.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Photo Of The Day By David Bodine

Photo Of The Day By David Bodine

Photo By David Bodine

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Coolin’ Off” by David Bodine. Location: Jackson, Wyoming.

“This bull was at the lily pad pond taking a dip and letting out some frustration,” describes Bodine.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Lake Mulwala

Lake Mulwala

Lake Mulwala is a man-made reservoir that was created by the construction of the Yarrawonga Weir across the Murray River in 1939 to provide water for irrigation of the surrounding area. The reservoir is located between Bundalong and Yarrawonga on the Victoria side, accessed via the Murray Valley Highway, and Mulwala on the New South Wales side, accessed via Corowa Road/Spring Drive.

The Murray River originates near Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains, then makes its way across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria. It continues its northwest journey into South Australia before making a southerly turn, finally reaching the Southern Ocean at Goolwa.

An important irrigation storage source, Lake Mulwala also serves as a recreational area for both locals and visitors who enjoy water-based activities, such as fishing, sailing, water skiing, kayaking and swimming. The flooded red gum forest provides an ideal habitat for the local bird and fish species. You also may be fortunate to catch a glimpse of a playful platypus or some of the other unique Australian wildlife that frequent the water’s edge.

Weather At Lake Mulwala 

The area’s climate is considered to be temperate, with four distinct seasons that are opposite that of the northern hemisphere. The summers are hot and mostly clear. January is the hottest month, with temperatures in the low 90s. The winters are cold and partly cloudy. July is the coldest month at Lake Mulwala, with temperatures just slightly above freezing.

The rainfall is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, and even in the hot summer months, you can expect some local rainfall or afternoon thunderstorms, which can make for some interesting photography. From late autumn through early spring, you may get morning fog or mist on the lake, and provided it’s not too thick, it has the potential to elevate the light conditions to another level.  

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Last Frame: High Five, Mom!

Last Frame: High Five, Mom!

Photo By Andy Lerner

“I watched as a mother grizzly and two young cubs ran down the beach in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska,” says Andy Lerner. “When one cub took off alone, I expected the others to follow and hoped to get a few shots as they passed. Instead, when they got right in front of me, they turned around to play for a minute. I was lucky to capture this loving moment of the cub reaching up to its mother.”

Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4.0G ED VR II at 400mm. Exposure: 1/1000 sec., ƒ/5, ISO 2000.

See more of Andy Lerner’s work at andylernerphoto.com.

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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 “River Bend” by Douglas Croft. Location: Yosemite National Park, California.

“The Merced River meanders beneath the granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley after an overnight snowstorm,” describes Croft.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsGalleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, FacebookTwitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

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Autumn Sunsets Assignment Winner Harry Lichtman

Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the recent Autumn Sunsets Assignment with the image, “Teton Fire Light.” See more of Lichtman’s photography at www.harrylichtman.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 shots!

[See image gallery at www.outdoorphotographer.com]

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