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Photographer: Ken Kaminesky Location: Diamond Beach at Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland Equipment: Fujifilm X-T1, FUJINON XF10-24mmF4 R OIS WR, Formatt-Hitech Firecrest ND 6-stop filter. Situation: Unique, breathtaking and soul-stirring can all be
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Ruby Beach
Ruby Beach is located in Olympic National Park in Washington state and is accessible via U.S. Route 101. The beach is the northernmost beach in the Kalaloch area and is approximately 10 miles north of Kalaloch Lodge. The beach is located a quarter mi
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The ALLURE of the WINTER LANDSCAPE
Winter may be cold and intimidating, but its mesmerizing beauty makes it worth the challenge to capture its magic. Snowy winter landscapes have a truly dreamlike allure. Fresh snow leaves the landscape untouched and pristine. The sun creates a sparkl
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Winter exposures
Are you ready? It’s the time of year for shooting winter scenes, determining whether landscape conditions are naughty or nice, making an outdoor gear list and checking it twice and finding and developing those iconic winter wonderlands so you can wal
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Balance
And into the forest I go to lose my mind and find my soul.” The words of John Muir seem so true when exploring the magical cypress forests of the bayou. Spreading 26,000 acres across the states of Texas and Louisiana, the bayou offers a primeval port
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Lion Around
“On a beautiful morning in June of 2019, my guide and friend Wilson pulled the safari rover up near the base of a kopje in Serengeti National Park,” recalls Elie Wolf. “Roughly 30 feet from the base of these pride rocks, stationed between and underne
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Memory Lane
Are you like me? Do you catch yourself drifting away from time to time on a fluffy cumulus cloud of memories from your life’s travels? If not, may I suggest that you try this from time to time? It works particularly well during a pandemic, when one c
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Destination Antarctica
The ship pitches and rolls among the swells that send sea spray high into the air as the metal prow slaps against the water. My eyes are fixed straight ahead, straining to see the horizon, lost in the endless span of blue-white. An albatross skims ac
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Field Test: canon EOS R5
A brief two years ago in this publication’s December 2018 issue, we wrote about a significant breakthrough in photographic technology of particular interest to Canon users: the 30.3-megapixel, full-frame EOS R mirrorless camera. Today we offer a majo
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In This Issue
As a resident of sunny Southern California, winter is my favorite season. Here winter brings cooler, milder weather and a respite from the record-breaking temperatures of summer and fall. But in other parts of our country—maybe where you are—this tim
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Showcase
By Harry Lichtman “Experiencing the first snow of the season is always a special occasion. I saw a wet snow was forecasted for New Hampshire’s White Mountains that might leave the trees coated while the surrounding ponds and waterways remained unfroz
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2020 Outdoor Photographer Editors' Picks
The Canon EOS R5 is the new flagship of the Canon EOS R full-frame mirrorless system, and the 45-megapixel camera excels in both still and video capabilities. Of all of the impressive full-frame mirrorless cameras introduced this year, it represents
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Insights for shooting when the mercury drops below freezing. By Paul Zizka. Available on our website—or delivered directly to your inbox—our “Tip of the Week” provides shooting and processing techniques to sharpen your photography skills. Sign up tod
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Wes Pitts Editorial Director Kristan Ashworth Managing Editor George D. Lepp Field Editor Elizabeth Carmel, Melissa Groo, Amy Gulick, Bill Hatcher, Dewitt Jones, Ken Kaminesky, Frans Lanting, George D. Lepp, David Muench, William Neill Mark Edward Ha
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In This Issue
A fortunate turn of events led to our feature article in this issue when I received an email from John Sexton asking for help with his Outdoor Photographer membership. Of course, I knew the name—Sexton is among the great photographers living today, h
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The American Landscape 2020
By Gary Grossman “This photograph was shot at daybreak in early February 2020 at Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in southwest Washington. The refuge is on the Pacific Flyway and is part of a diverse chain of habitats extending from the arctic to
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Di III Duo
Tamron expanded its lens lineup for Sony’s full-frame E-mount mirrorless cameras this year with the 70-180mm F/2.8 Di III VXD (Model A056) and 28-200mm F/2.8-5.6 Di III RXD (Model A071). Both zooms offer appealing features for Sony shooters: compact
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Bear Rocks Preserve
The Nature Conservancy’s Bear Rocks Preserve is remote, rugged, high-elevation West Virginia mountain land with an often-severe and quick-changing boreal climate. It’s atop the Allegheny Front, the predominant ridge of the Appalachians and the “easte
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Always Learning
Black-and-white photographs have inspired me for decades. Edward and Brett Weston. Paul Caponigro. Minor White. Wynn Bullock. Ansel Adams, of course. These photographers were early influences, even for my color work, as I wanted to inscribe the kind
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Grounded
Bad weather can ground airplanes. Parents ground children for bad behavior. And a microscopic virus has ground life as we knew it to a halt. What’s a nature photographer to do? Aldo Leopold said, “There are some who can live without wild things and s
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WHEN TO CHOOSE Black & White
Black and white is a powerful tool for nature and wildlife photography. It magnifies focus on the subject by eliminating the distractions of color and excels in those instances where the subject lacks color naturally, creating interest through shades
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Writing with Light
I feel privileged to have had photography as my passion, and my profession, for more than 45 years. I have been fortunate to have wonderful teachers, mentors, friends and colleagues along the way from whom I have learned so much about the craft and a
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The Art Of luminosity Part 3
In the previous articles in this series, we’ve discussed the ways to recognize great light and the best camera techniques to capture it. Now it’s time for the last step, understanding when and how an image needs to be post-processed. Over the years,
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Last Frame
“The cold morning air in Bojanala can make you hunt those warm rays of South African sunshine just to break the chill,” explains Dutch Dyer. “Several hours into a guided photo safari in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, we had been on the hunt for some o
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Fairy Dancers
Lake Jesup is located in central Florida and is one of the area’s largest lakes as well as home to a wide variety of wildlife. Living in close proximity to this area affords me many opportunities for observing and photographing wildlife. To better un
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Wes Pitts Editorial Director Kristan Ashworth Managing Editor George D. Lepp Field Editor Elizabeth Carmel, Melissa Groo, Amy Gulick, Bill Hatcher, Dewitt Jones, Ken Kaminesky, Frans Lanting, George D. Lepp, David Muench, William Neill Mark Edward Ha
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Aesthetic expression in a photograph is more important than the tools and techniques used to make it. By Huntington Witherill Share your best shots in our weekly “Assignments” photo challenges. Submit images that fit the week’s theme—you may be our n
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Cover Shot
Photographer: Aaron Baggenstos Location: Katmai National Park & Preserve, Alaska Equipment: Nikon D5, AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR Situation: In June 2017, I was leading my Ultimate Alaska photo tour in Katmai National Park & Preserve, a wildernes
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outdoorphotographer.com Wes Pitts Editorial Director Kristan Ashworth Managing Editor George D. Lepp Field Editor Elizabeth Carmel, Melissa Groo, Amy Gulick, Bill Hatcher, Dewitt Jones, Ken Kaminesky, Frans Lanting, George D. Lepp, David Muench, Will
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Photographer: Marc Muench Location: Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland Equipment: Nikon D810, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED Situation: It’s said that fairies bathe in the streams of Scotland, and if I were a fairy, I’d bathe here, too. Up in the Glen
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