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Photo Challenge Week 2 Recap: Night

Hi everyone! Week Two of the Outdoor Photography Guide Photo Challenge is now done, and once again we have an incredible collection of photos submitted by participants. It seems that plenty of you were willing to brave the things that go bump in the night to try your hand at photography in the dark. Below…

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How to Use Complementary Colors in Photography

Complementary colors—that is, colors opposite one another on the color wheel—can be used very effectively in visual art, including photography. When juxtaposed, complementary colors make each seem brighter and more vivid, creating a powerful visual effect. Artists have been using complementary colors, such as the oranges of the starfish and the blues of the water…

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Trip Report: Nyiragongo Volcano, Virunga National Park, Congo

Mount Nyiragongo, located in Virunga National Park with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is an active stratovolcano that has erupted at least 34 times since 1882. The most recent major eruption of the volcano occurred in 2002, destroying 4,500 buildings, displacing 400,000 people, and causing 147 casualties. The primary draw of Nyiragongo is the…

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