Outdoor Photography

Outdoor Photographer contributors, long-time columnist and nature photography icon George D. Lepp, and Aaron Baggenstos, award-winning nature and wildlife photographer and photo tour leader. As photographers, we can make a continuing commitment to conservation. The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya is an example of a location where visitors can interact with orphaned wildlife and make a
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I primarily photograph wildlife. This means I seldom work in a controlled environment. I love the challenge of capturing subjects in natural light, in their own environment and on their terms. But when it comes to flowers, which don’t move, and some insects that have been raised under controlled conditions, I sometimes succumb and take
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Photo By Marcel Fagin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “White Rhino Family” by Marcel Fagin. Location: South Africa. “A rhino family grazes in the morning,” describes Fagin, who shot the image with an iPhone 8. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are
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Congratulations to Terrence Trevias for winning the recent Motion Blur Assignment with the image, “In A Hurry.” 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! Winner: “In A Hurry” By Terrence Trevias “While traversing through the
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We received more than 600 submissions to the 2019 Great Outdoors Photo Contest. The contest drew an exceptional selection of images, making the judges’ job quite difficult, and now we’re happy to present the 22 finalist images in this slideshow. Desert Shower Photographer: Erin Mueller Location: Bend, Oregon Description: The high desert is my absolute
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Photo By Teja Pamganamamula Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Whispers in the Valley” by Teja Pamganamamula. Location: Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland. “My cousin and I traveled all the way to Switzerland for 48 hours during the MLK long weekend to catch a glimpse of the Lauterbrunnen Valley in its winter glory,” says Pamganamamula. “It didn’t snow
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Photo By Zach Matthai Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snow Trees” by Zach Matthai. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have
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Photo By Theresa Ditson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snowy Morning at the Grand Canyon” by Theresa Ditson. Location: Arizona. “It was a very blustery morning on the edge of our state’s natural wonder,” says Ditson. “I had been wanting to capture a winter scene here for years and finally was able to. My
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Photo By Timothy Minnick Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Tree in Fog and Ice” by Timothy Minnick. Location: Guadalupe Mountains National Park, Texas. “A solitary tree stands shrouded in fog and covered with ice from an early fall ice storm in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park,” describes Minnick. Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100mm
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Congratulations to Dean Cobin for winning the recent Winter Fog And Mist Assignment with the image, “Isolated.” 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! Winner: “Isolated” By Dean Cobin Location: Elk Pen Loop Trail, Harriman
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Josh Miller talks about high dynamic range (HDR) photography techniques, when to use them and how to do so without overdoing it. Darell Gulin shares his top techniques for macro photography—a visually exciting genre of nature photography to learn and practice year-round, but especially with spring blooms. Also in this issue is a guide from
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Photo By Wendy Gedack Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mountain Mystery” by Wendy Gedack. Location: Schwabacher’s Landing, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. “Taken after an amazing snowstorm in Grand Teton National Park at Schwabacher’s Landing,” explains Gedack. “I was in awe of the mixture of fall and winter gracing this beautiful location. Such a
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Photo By Daryl Hunter Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Beartooth Mountain Majesty” by Daryl Hunter. Location: Beartooth Mountains, Montana. While exploring the northern Beartooth Mountains in Southern Montana, I found one photo gem after another,” explains Hunter. “You point your car south from interstate 90 and you can’t go wrong.” Nikon D850, Nikkor 16-35F/4
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Photo By Alexander Granat Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Friends” by Alexander Granat. Location: Botswana-Namibia Border Area. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do
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Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snowy Walk” by Gail Jones. Location: Alberta. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Published
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Congratulations to Gary Fua for winning the recent Snow and Ice Scenes photography assignment with the image, “Serendipity.” 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! Winner: “Serendipity” By Gary Fua “After several attempts of trying
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Morning Brush. Winter in the Eastern Sierra reveals a colorful array of foliage that is a highlight of the area and provides the best photographic opportunities. The Owens River meanders on for miles through the Owens River Valley along the base of the impressive High Sierra mountains. He makes images that are impressively refined and
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Every photographer has a unique way to see the world. Some use telephoto eyes, others exercise wide-angle ones and some avail themselves to macro eyes. Any one of the three can be used to capture great photos. The more the eye becomes trained to see compositions, the easier it is to become “amb-eye-dextrous.” It’s all
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Photo By Joshua Moore Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter’s Stream” by Joshua Moore. Location: Roan Mountain, Tennessee. “It was the first snowfall of 2020 here in eastern Tennessee,” says Moore. “Roan Mountain was getting hammered over night along with temperatures dropping to 10 degrees. My buddy Scott and I arrived around 5 a.m.
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Photo By Kyle Jones Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Castle Mountain Reflections” by Kyle Jones. Location: Banff National Park, Alberta. “This was taken next to the Bow River in Banff, Canada, at sunrise,” says Jones. “My goal was to find some smooth water for a reflection and I found this small pool near the
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Photo By Bob Larson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fire and Ice” by Bob Larson. Location: Prescott, Arizona. “Warm colors at sunset juxtapose the cold covering of snow at Willow Lake in Prescott, Arizona,” describes Larson. Canon T2i, Sigma 10-20mm lens. Settings: 1/13 sec., f/14, ISO 100. Photo of the Day is chosen from
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Congratulations to Jessica Nelson for winning the recent Winter Macro Assignment with the image, “Frozen Bubbles.” See more of Nelson’s photography at www.thegagglephotography.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! Winner: “Frozen Bubbles” By Jessica
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My business motto is, “It’s All About The Light.” More than any other aspect, light determines the success of a… Become an Outdoor Photographer Member to access this Tips & Techniques Article, plus techniques, inspiration and equipment reviews from the pros! By entering your email, you agree to our privacy policy and to receive emails
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