I’ve often found myself in the field working in fast-changing lighting conditions. When a high shutter speed is necessary to capture moving subjects, constantly having to monitor and change my ISO slows me down, and sometimes means I miss capturing a special moment. In situations such as this, I switch my camera to Auto ISO.
Death Valley is the lowest, driest, and hottest place in North America. During the California Gold Rush of 1849, a group of westbound settlers got lost in Death Valley for several weeks, forced to eat several of their oxen to survive. When they eventually found a way out, one of the women in the group
Once you have your landscape photography tripod selected, you need to know which tripod head is ideal for the circumstances you’ll be shooting in. In this video you’ll learn about ideal tripod heads for landscape photography, taking a close look at several types of tripod heads. You’ll learn the pros and cons of each type,
So, you’re interested in getting serious about taking landscape photos. Is your current digital camera up to the task? Landscape photographs require a digital camera that is capable of capturing lots of detail and working in less than ideal lighting conditions. A full frame DSLR is probably your best camera for landscape photography, but there
Professional photographer Ian Plant notes that water attracts photographers because it adds a magical element to most photographs. Light on water reflects the subjects that are in, on, and around the water, adding an element of light and color. The wildlife in and around the water such as the plants and animals inspire photographers as
Valley of Fire is Nevada’s oldest and largest state park, named for the park’s extensive red sandstone formations. Despite being less than an hour’s drive away from Las Vegas, Valley of Fire seems to be from a completely different world. Over 150 million years old, the ancient rock has withstood eons of uplifting, faulting, and
A tripod can be an essential piece of equipment in many types of photography situations, whether you’re out in the wilderness or closer to home. In this video you’ll get valuable tips on how to choose a tripod, including a demonstration of numerous tripod types plus a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of
We’re pleased to welcome world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant to the Outdoor Photography Guide team as our new Managing Editor! Ian is a frequent contributor to many leading photo magazines, including Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, and Landscape Photography Magazine. He’s also a Tamron Image Master and the author of numerous books and instructional videos. Ian
Backlighting is a dramatic photography lighting style that will get your images noticed. Although it can be challenging to master, the stunning results are well worth the effort. Check out these helpful backlighting photography tips today!
Reflections – whether in mirrors, water, or other reflective surface – are a creative way to enhance the artistry of your photographs.