• Focusing-mini-course1

    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… Read more »

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  • hyperfocal distance

    You are a budding landscape photographer, but you’re struggling with image sharpness, keeping all the elements in focus from near to far. In this mini-course, world-renowned professional photographer Ian Plant shows you how to focus your lens to hold sharpness for everything in your frame. This technique is called hyperfocal distance, and it’s the key… Read more »

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  • 013512f_b2f628u_c Live View

    Landscape photographers are always trying to take the guess work out of finding the optical focal point in their compositions. In this mini-course, photographer Ian Plant shows you how to use live view to achieve that goal. You will learn to use the depth of field preview button to freeze your focal point on the… Read more »

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  • 013513f_b2f629u_c Focus Stacking

    In the modern world of digital imaging, landscape photographers are pushing the envelope, getting lower and closer to the scene in order to make the image exaggerated and larger but still perfectly sharp. These are extreme, wide angle compositions where you may run into problem issues such as depth of field, hyperfocal distance, and field… Read more »

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  • 012441f_b2c90u_c-ten-thousand-islands-course-preview

    Photographing wild birds in Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands can be wonderfully rewarding. In this tutorial series, outdoor photographer Doug Gardner guides his kayak through the mangroves of the Everglades to photograph these birds as they feed, flock, and fly. He will capture action shots and close-ups of willets, rosy spoonbills, pelicans, avocets, and more. You… Read more »

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  • 012442f_b2c91u_c-mangrove-forest

    Photographing wildlife in the mangrove forest of Florida’s Everglades is exciting. Outdoor wildlife photographer Doug Gardner will show you why. He searches for water birds in late afternoon when the tide drops, which creates food sources for the birds. From the vantage of a moving kayak, Doug shoots a flock of willets feeding in the… Read more »

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  • 012444f_b2c93u_c-spoonbills-white-pelicans

    The mangrove forest of Florida’s Everglades is a wonderful venue for photographing birds. In his yellow kayak, outdoor wildlife photographer Doug Gardner takes you through the Everglades in search of beautiful white pelicans. In the golden light of late afternoon, the mangrove shadows provide a dramatic backdrop for photographing the white pelicans taking off and… Read more »

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  • 012446f_b2c95u_c-satlwater-estuaries

    The saltwater estuaries at the end of the Florida Everglades are home to an ecosystem that supports remarkable wildlife, from large fish to small birds. Outdoor wildlife photographer Doug Gardner journeys there to explore this tremendous diversity of wildlife. He paddles the area in a kayak, keeping the wind to his back, allowing him to… Read more »

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  • opg-013387f_b2f32u_c-timelapse-free

    What is time-lapse photography and how does it work? In this video, you will find out more about time-lapse photography with outdoor shooter Ian Plant, who takes you to the Falkland Islands to photograph King Penguins. Ian uses his Canon 5DSR camera, which has a built-in feature that enables the camera to automatically assemble the… Read more »

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