• Peak Design Photography Bag
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    A flexible backpack is essential to organize your camera gear when you are in the field. In this free video, world renowned outdoor photographer Ian Plant shows you his favorite backpack, the 20L version from Peak Design. The Peak Design 20L backpack has a top opening with four latches, two side pouches with internal dividers… Read more »

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    In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant wades through waist deep water to get into a sandstone “sea cave” on the shore of Lake Superior. Join him as he discusses artistic and technical strategies for photographing sunset over the lake from inside the cave. To learn more about landscape photography, check out Ian Plant’s… Read more »

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    Nature photography can often be physically challenging. In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant takes you behind the scenes for a photo shoot inside a sandstone “sea cave” he discovered along the shore of Lake Superior. Join him as he travels by kayak to the cave, and then sets up his tripod with extension… Read more »

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    In this video, pro nature photographer Ian Plant discusses the importance of using a polarizer filter to reduce glare, enhance contrast, and improve color saturation when working with forest and waterfall scenes. Ian talks about proper techniques for using a polarizer, as well as the kinds of scenes where it is useful. To learn more… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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    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 a lightweight 70mm-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens. You can handhold the lens because at f/2.8, it lets in plenty of light, and along with image stabilization, you can… Read more »

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    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… Read more »

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  • Know Your Subject
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    In wildlife photography, understanding the behavior of your subject is critical. By way of example, professional wildlife photographer Zac Mills takes you to an Indonesian rainforest where he photographs the orangutan. He finds that the best time to photograph these solitary creatures is early in the morning after they emerge from the nests they built… Read more »

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    In this free video, world renowned photographer Ian Plant will give you tips on creating abstract images out of simple scenes. He takes you to the Falkland Islands of South America where you will learn how to recognize artistic elements in a channel of swimming seaweed. With his telephoto lens, Ian looks for swirls and… Read more »

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