Video: Shooting in Mixed Light

Although most photographers prefer overcast light when photographing forest scenes, in this video pro nature photographer Ian Plant discusses his preference for shooting in the mixed light that results when strong sunlight filters through the forest canopy. Ian shares his strategies for effectively using mixed light in the rain forest of the Pacific Northwest, especially

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Video: Using a 70-200mm Zoom Lens for Wildlife Photography

Photographers sometimes need a quality versatile lens. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant takes you to exotic settings and shows you the versatility of the lightweight 70mm-200mm Tamron zoom lens. You can handhold the lens because at f-2.8, it lets in plenty of light. To minimize the amount of camera shake,

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Video: How to Photograph a Rainforest

In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant explores the visual chaos of the rain forest of the Pacific Northwest. Ian discusses the importance of using bold shapes to create a sense of order when working with chaotic compositions. He also talks about working in different types of light in the rain forest, and the

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Course: Wildlife Photography in the Falklands

What’s it like to shoot images of wildlife in a remote location in fickle weather? In this video series, wildlife photographers Ian Plant and Zac Mills travel to the Falkland Islands for tips and techniques on photographing artistic images of penguins, elephant seals, albatross, and imperial cormorants. You will learn about the camera, lenses, and

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Behind the Shot: Firefall

Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. In early 2016, an eruption sent lava flowing slowly towards the ocean, the first time in three years. Since August 2016, lava has been dribbling into the ocean, but after a collapse of the cliff at the ocean entry

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Course: Focusing for Landscape Photography

With landscape photography, the accepted standard is to ensure that everything in the picture frame appears to be in sharp focus. This raises the question that is most vexing to landscape photographers: Where do you focus your lens to get everything in focus? In this mini-course, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant explains everything you need

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