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  • The Best Times to Take Outdoor Photos

    I’ve been a professional landscape, nature, and travel photographer for over ten years, and I often get asked the question: what are the best times of day for taking outdoor photographs? The answer, of course, depends in large part on what you are photographing. Outdoor photographers like myself spend weeks in the field hoping for

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  • OPG LIVE: September 2018

    In this episode of OPG LIVE, professional photographer Ian Plant shares some epic photos from his two weeks of photographing the badlands of South Dakota and Utah. He offers landscape photography tips and insights, helping you to take your photography to the next level! This OPG LIVE event is brought to you by:

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  • OPG LIVE: August 2018

    In this episode of OPG LIVE, professional photographer Ian Plant shares stories and photos from his recent trip to Senja, Norway. Ian also interviews his fellow pro photographer and OPG contributor Zac Mills about his experience photographing Sumatran orangutans, mountain gorillas, and the big cats of Africa.

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  • Photographing Water: Ideas for Making Great Photos

    Photographing Water: Ideas for Making Great Photos

    I love photographing water, whether in the form of waterfalls, streams, ponds, or coastal scenes. Making water photos is fun and easy, if you know how to do it right. To help you get the most out of your water photography, here are some of my top tips and ideas for making great water photos.

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  • Tips for Managing Your Raw Files

    If you are a serious photographer, you are capturing your digital photos in the RAW file format because of its highest possible image quality yielding the best quality edit. However, RAW files take up storage space and require efficient management. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant gives you tips on RAW

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  • Tips for Backing up Image Files

    Like most serious photographers, you probably spend a lot of time perfecting your images in post production editing. That’s why it’s important you employ a method of backing up your precious processed files. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you his own methods for image backup. He stores his processed

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  • Calibrating a Monitor for Photography

    Calibrating a Monitor for Photography

    You just purchased a great computer monitor. But there is one more step to take care of before you begin editing: calibrating a monitor for photography. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you how calibrating a monitor for photography is crucial in producing memorable images. Factory calibrations are not always

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  • Best Monitor for Photo Editing

    Tips for Choosing the Best Monitor for Photo Editing

    You’ve just captured a memorable image, and it looks great on your camera’s LCD screen. However, it doesn’t look as good on your computer monitor. That’s why it’s important to have the best monitor for photo editing. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you the optimum features you’ll need in

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  • Quick Tips to Enhance Blue Skies

    Have you often photographed a landscape and the sky doesn’t come out as blue as you’d hoped for? In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant travels to Lake Superior and shows you how to enhance the blue in your skies. He suggests you avoid the standard solution of polarizing filters because those

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  • 3 Quick Tips on How to Photograph Waterfalls

    How to photograph waterfalls. It’s a challenge, but the results can be spectacular. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant travels to coastal Lake Superior where waterfalls abound. He advocates three techniques in how to photograph waterfalls. First, he recommends a polarizing lens filter to reduce glare and improve the colors and

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