Review: Katana Jr. Gimbal Head

If you are serious about wildlife photography, you are going to want to invest in a quality gimbal head. Most long telephoto lens used in wildlife work are simply too heavy and bulky for prolonged handheld shooting. A gimbal is designed to balance the camera and lens so that it rotates around its center of… Read more »

Behind the Shot: Iceland Ice Cave

I recently got back from a two-week winter trip to Iceland. I was leading a photo tour there most of the time, which limited my ability to make my own photos, but I managed to get a few that I liked. I also got a chance to fly my DJI Phantom 4 drone a bit… Read more »

OPG LIVE: June 2017

In this episode of OPG LIVE, Ian Plant, managing editor at Outdoor Photography Guide, discusses some of his secrets for taking compelling wildlife photos. He also answers a number of questions relating to wildlife photography, including tracking moving subjects, using auto ISO and shutter priority mode to ensure always getting sharp images, and other topics…. Read more »

Trip Report: Great Sand Dunes National Park

I believe that photographers should have a great idea of the shots that they want to take when they travel to a new location. I’m not talking about vague, general ideas about the shots you want to walk away with and add to your portfolio. I’m talking about very exact details of photographs that you… Read more »

Behind the Shot: Sun King

While scouting workshop locations in Chile’s famed Torres del Paine National Park last year with good friend and fellow photographer Rodrigo Moraga, we came upon a herd of Guanaco (Lama guanicoe, a camel relative and the wild ancestor of the domesticated llama). Since it was about two hours before sunset, the light wasn’t great, and… Read more »

Meet the Photographer: Chris Linder

When Chris Linder isn’t documenting scientific missions aboard icebreakers in the middle of the polar regions, he can often be found camped out in a penguin colony, awaiting the perfect shot. A former oceanographer, Chris takes a scientific approach to his photography, with the aim of educating his viewers on the wonders of the scientific… Read more »

OPG LIVE: May 2017

During the first OPG LIVE, Ian Plant, world-renowned pro photographer and managing editor at Outdoor Photography Guide, discussed some of his secrets for taking compelling landscape photos. He also answered a number of questions relating to landscape photography, including getting sharp focus throughout the image frame, using filters, including people in landscape photos for scale,… Read more »

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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… Read more »

Behind the Shot: Mojave Desert Mud Cracks

Death Valley National Park, which lies in California’s vast Mojave Desert, is often thought of as a desolate, unforgiving place. This perception does not tell the full story of this place since this desert is actually quite full of life. Still, Death Valley’s landscape is harsh and sometimes unforgiving. In developing a portfolio of this… Read more »