A Message About The Great Outdoors 2021 Photo Contest Judging

by Ann de Bruyn

It has come to our attention that the Grand Prize winning image in our Great Outdoors 2021 photo contest is a composite of multiple images. The photographer, Shashank Khanna, attempted to contact us to advise us of this prior to the final judging and announcement of the contest winners, but unfortunately his email was misfiled by our customer service team and this information was not available to our judges. We have since been in communication with Mr. Khanna, and in the interest of fairness to

Read More

How To Take Sharp Photos

by Ann de Bruyn

There are numerous factors that impact the sharpness of an image. There are also numerous strategies you can utilize to attain the necessary sharpness in your subjects. Some are basic and some aren’t so obvious. But even the most professional photographers sometimes get lazy and wind up with images rendered unusable due to a lack of sharpness. Here I’ll discuss some strategies, from those that are ultra-basic to those that aren’t so obvious, for consistently obtaining sharp photos. Be

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Jensen Botanical Garden Ladybug Macro” by Beth Young. Location: Carmichael, California. “I ventured to my local botanical garden very close to my house to capture a series of airy, spring images taken in the early morning after a fresh rain,” explains Young. “Dew lightly covered the plants and flowers for some fun macro opportunities.” See more of Beth Young’s photography at www.optimalfocusphotography.com. Want to get your images in the running

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Mills

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Christopher Mills Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Katahdin Reflections” by Christopher Mills. Location: Baxter State Park, Piscataquis County, Maine. “After spending a night in a tent at Roaring Brook Campground in Baxter State Park, I woke up at 4 a.m. and started hiking to Sandy Stream Pond,” explains Mills. “I got to the pond about 10 minutes before sunrise and made my way out to what they call ‘Big Rock’ and set up my camera and tripod and waited for the sun to ri

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Harry Lichtman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lifting Mist – Bonsai Cove” by Harry Lichtman. Location: Mooselookmeguntic Lake in Western Maine. “I worked this composition on Mooselookmeguntic Lake from every angle during the summer and fall, but drastically low water levels made it exceedingly challenging to get the desired reflection between the rocks in a pleasing composition,” explains Lichtman. “I used the rule of thirds to roughly line up the foreground rocks in t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Tom Arnhold

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Tom Arnhold Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fly Away” by Tom Arnhold. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Published June 21, 2022

Read More

Seeing For Science

by Ann de Bruyn

A scientist walks along the edge of a melt pond in the Arctic Ocean to take a water sample. My eye was immediately drawn to the strong landscape composition made by the ice “island” in the melt pond. I anticipated the scientist’s route and started shooting as she walked into the frame. Photo credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Chris Linder. Nikon D2Xs, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 12-24mm f/4G IF-ED. Exposure: 1/250 sec., ƒ/11, ISO 100. From the polar regions to tropical rainfores

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Hi il Lee

by Ann de Bruyn

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Gorge River” by Hi il Lee. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Published June 15, 2022

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Clayton Peoples

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Clayton Peoples Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Vivid Mountain Bliss” by Clayton Peoples. Location: Glacier National Park, Montana. “Cumulus clouds create drama over Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park,” describes Peoples. “This lake is already dramatically beautiful with the nearby mountains (e.g. Sinopah, center) and the multicolored rocks under the surface of the water. But add some clouds, and the light and shadows create even more drama to the scene.” Want

Read More

Storm Light In Landscape Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

Seek out dramatic light when an impending or waning storm occurs Text Photography By Russ Burden Updated June 20, 2022 As my photography evolved, it became more and more obvious that the most critical piece that dictates the success of a photo is the light. It grew so evident that it’s become my business motto: “It’s all about the light.” I even parlayed that slogan into a few more: “I’d rather photograph a mundane subject in great light than a great subject in flat li

Read More

Macro Photography Assignment Winner Tim Nicol

by Ann de Bruyn

Congratulations to Tim Nicol for winning the recent Macro Photography Assignment with the image, “Calliope Portrait.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Calliope Portrait" By Tim Nicol

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Bob Faucher

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Bob Faucher Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Tent Rocks Canyon” by Bob Faucher. Location: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico. “The tent rocks are white hoodoos of a particularly brittle ash tuff,” explains Faucher. “In many instances, their hard layer cap rocks have vanished and they’ve been eroded into perfectly conical shapes, similar to teepees, that vary in height from a few feet to 90 feet.” EF 16-35mm @ 35mm. Exposure: 1/50 sec., f/16, ISO 100.

Read More

Visit William Neill’s “Passages of Light” Exhibit At The Ansel Adams Gallery

by Ann de Bruyn

Outdoor Photographer “On Landscape” columnist William Neill is presenting a collection of his work that spans his career in an exhibit entitled “Passages of Light” at The Ansel Adams Gallery, located in the Village Mall at Yosemite National Park. Half Dome, Elm and Sunbeams, Yosemite National Park, California 2016 The exhibit is open now and runs through July 23. Neill will host a book signing on Sunday, July 10 from 11 a.m. through 1 p.m. Additional details and a gallery of the i

Read More

National Parks Guides For Planning Summer Travel

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published June 10, 2022 Grand Canyon’s monsoon season in the summer months brings sudden thunderstorms with exciting lightning displays. If you’re getting ready to plan your summer photo adventures, we’ve collected several guides to national parks that are excellent destinations to consider across the country. Whether you’re looking for dramatic landscapes, wildlife or a both, these guides to national parks written by photographers who know the locations well wi

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Steve Hirsch

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Steve Hirsch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Under the Ice” by Steve Hirsch. Location: Iceland. “Although not the largest waterfall, this glacial ice cave waterfall is nonetheless spectacular,” says Harshaw. “In the winter of 2016, my wife and I went ice caving in Southern Iceland and were fortunate enough to witness this waterfall of melting glacial ice. Each year, new caves form and old ones disappear.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day fe

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Cairl

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Ryan Cairl Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cape Royal Color” by Ryan Cairl. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Publ

Read More

How To Photograph Volcanos

by Ann de Bruyn

A long exposure reveals the waterfall-like motion within a pahoehoe flow of Fagradalsfjall of Fagradalsfjall. The floor is lava, literally. That’s pretty much my story as a photographer of volcanos. Last year alone, I documented four active volcanoes, multiple times, throughout various locations across the globe. Photographing volcanos is an absolutely exhilarating, nerve-wrecking, humbling and challenging experience, with each volcano having a distinct personality of its own. In this e

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published June 7, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Neist Point Lighthouse” by James Day. Location: Isle of Skye, Scotland. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit

Read More

Undiscovered Country

by Ann de Bruyn

Mirroring the sky, Kokshaal-Too mountains, Kyrgyzstan, 2021. Fujifilm GFX100S, FUJINON GF45-100mmF4 R LM OIS WR, Singh-Ray LB circular polarizer, Really Right Stuff TVC-24L tripod, Arca-Swiss D4 geared head. Exposure: 2.5 secs., ƒ/11, ISO 100. In a far-off corner of Central Asia, as far from an ocean as one can get, lies the Kyrgyz Republic, a little-known Silk Road nation about the size of Nebraska. My wife, Lena, was born and raised in this former Soviet republic, also known as Kyrgizi

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ross Stone

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated June 6, 2022 Photo By Ross Stone Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Brewing Clouds at The Witch’s Arch” by Ross Stone. Location: Lone Pine, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running,

Read More

Spring Has Sprung Assignment Winner Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated June 3, 2022 Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Spring Has Sprung Photography Assignment with the image, “Antelope Valley Poppy Bokeh Macro.” See more of Young’s photography at www.optimalfocusphotography.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Antelope Valley Poppy Bokeh Macro" By Beth Young “I n

Read More

Photo Of The Day By mi allsbrook

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated June 3, 2022 Photo By mi allsbrook Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Natural Harmony of Complementary Colors” by mi allsbrook. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is sub

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated June 4, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Anna’s” by Douglas Croft. Location: San Jose, California. “When our aloe plant blooms in early spring, the Anna’s hummingbirds have a field day!” says Croft. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook,

Read More

Canon RF800mm F5.6 L IS USM: A New Standard In Super-Telephoto Lenses

by Ann de Bruyn

Sponsored Agile handling, impressive autofocus and exceptional image quality make this lens ideal for wildlife photography Text Photography By Charles Glatzer Updated June 1, 2022 As a professional wildlife photographer, my first and foremost desire is to record my subjects without disturbing natural behavior. Wild animals are naturally skittish, and many are dangerous to approach, so I frequently need to use long focal length, super-telephoto lenses to make my photographs. Canon

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated June 1, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunflowers in the Sunlight” by Garry Everett. “The morning sun streaming through a small opening in the trees of an almond orchard behind me to spotlight a pair of sunflowers,” describes Everett. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured o

Read More

Sigma Announces 16-28mm Wide Zoom For Sony E-Mount And L-Mount

by Ann de Bruyn

Sigma today introduced a new wide angle zoom for Sony E-Mount and L-Mount (Sigma/Leica/Panasonic) full-frame mirrorless systems. The Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary is an internal zoom design, meaning that its exterior length doesn’t change as you move throughout the zoom range. At 4 inches in length and 3 inches in diameter, it’s relatively compact for a wide angle zoom with a fast, constant maximum aperture and weighs just under one pound. The lens can focus on objects as close

Read More

Spotlit Subjects Assignment Winner Jody Partin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published May 27, 2022 Congratulations to Jody Partin for winning the Spotlit Subjects Assignment with the image, “Center Stage.” See more of Partin’s photography at http://jody-partin.pixels.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Center Stage" By Jody Partin ”Just as the weather in Virginia began to cool slightly

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 26, 2022 Photo By Christopher Baker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pelican Parade” by Christopher Baker. Location: Decatur, Alabama. “A group of pelicans enjoying the sunset from the Flint Creek in Decatur, Alabama,” describes Baker.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are feature

Read More

The Art of Mystery

by Ann de Bruyn

As a nature photographer, my primary goal is to help those who view my work to appreciate the value of pure, unspoiled wilderness. Creating captivating images that seize and sustain the viewer’s attention is key. The longer you can get someone to look at a photograph, the greater the odds that they will connect with its subject matter. In this fast-paced world where people can consume hundreds of images and videos in a matter of minutes, why should they stop scrolling for your image? While th

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 27, 2022 Photo By Linn Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “A Searching Examination” by Linn Smith. Location: Oviedo, Florida. “Intent on what is happening upward, a cattle egret gives the occurrence careful scrutiny,” says Smith. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on t

Read More

Shoot Low Or Shoot High? It Depends.

by Ann de Bruyn

When the situation calls for it, you can capture unique views by shooting high or shooting low A favorite angle from which I love to make photographs is above my subject looking down. A favorite angle from which I love to make photographs is from down low looking up or across. Wait…these concepts contradict each other! How can both be favorites if they’re opposites? What it boils down to is based on one of my favorite ways to answer any photo question I’m asked: It depends. Is sof

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Holly Jansen

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 24, 2022 Photo By Holly Jansen Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Iceland Photographer” by Holly Jansen. Location: South Coast of Iceland. “The isolation of this photographer helped to capture the scale and size of the Icelandic glacier,” explains Jansen. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Mills

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 22, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Calm Before The Storm” by Christopher Mills. Location: Littleton, Maine. “A huge shelf cloud forms above the backroads of Littleton, Maine,” describes Mills. “As it went over, it was so still and quiet before we got hit with heavy rain and wind. It was really eerie.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Clayton Peoples

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 21, 2022 Photo By Clayton Peoples Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Stormy Sawtooths” by Clayton Peoples. Location: Sawtooth Wilderness, Idaho. “We took a summer road trip that took us through Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Sawtooth Mountains,” says Peoples. “In this particular image, storm clouds are billowing above the Sawtooth Range, reflected in a pond.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Tom Elenbaas

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Into The Wild Behind the scenes with David Yarrow and his unconventional approach to wildlife photography. Read More Pumas Of Patagonia Private lands adjacent to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, now opening to photographers, provide an unparalleled opportunity for observing wild puma behavior. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing mos

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 18, 2022 Photo By Harry Lichtman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Spring Bloom” by Harry Lichtman. Location: White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire. “Watching the spring greens creep up the mountainsides in the White Mountains is much like watching fall foliage moving in the opposite direction,” explains Lichtman. “The mix of fresh and vibrant greens and yellows mixed with red buds can be quite striking. I used the alternating diagonals of this dr

Read More

Abstract Wildlife Assignment Winner Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published May 19, 2022 Congratulations to Christopher Baker for winning the Abstract Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Peacock Patterns.” See more of Baker’s photography at cscottphoto.smugmug.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Peacock Patterns" By Christopher Baker

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Tom Elenbaas

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 19, 2022 Photo By Tom Elenbaas Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Disappearing Moon” by Tom Elenbaas. Location: Death Valley National Park, California. “My brother and I made a trip to Death Valley in May to photograph the total lunar eclipse,” says Elenbaas. “Our original plan was to capture the entire arc of the moon from rise to set, but Mother Nature had other plans. A heavy cloud cover developed right after sunset, but we remained optimistic. The weat

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Stan Bysshe

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 20, 2022 Photo By Stan Bysshe Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Noisy Young Tern” by Stan Bysshe. Location: Long Island, New York. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to d

Read More

Abstract Wildlife Assignment Winner Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published May 19, 2022 Congratulations to Christopher Baker for winning the Abstract Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Peacock Patterns.” See more of Baker’s photography at cscottphoto.smugmug.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Peacock Patterns" By Christopher Baker

Read More

Mount Robson

by Ann de Bruyn

Mount Robson Provincial Park, British Columbia Text Photography By Mike Magee Published May 12, 2022 Located approximately 435 miles northeast of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Mount Robson somehow manages to surpass all of the giddy expectations that a nine-hour drive can produce. On a clear day, the last stretch of the journey east on the Yellowhead Highway toward Mount Robson Provincial Park reveals the 12,972-foot peak of Mount Robson suddenly in a way that requires a mom

Read More

5 Tips To Master B&W Printing

by Ann de Bruyn

Figure 1. The black-and-white print requires vision, technique and, more than anything else, practice. Black-and-white printing is an art unto itself. There’s a lot to consider, both creatively and technically. Without color to lean on, we must put more thought into how we render our image’s textures, patterns and contrast. We might need to dodge and burn to direct the viewer’s attention either toward or away from certain parts of our composition. We want to know which paper or oth

Read More

Photo Of The Day By garynack

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 17, 2022 Photo By garynack Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cliff View” by garynack. Location: Big Timber, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit

Read More

Beyond The Portrait: Capture Behavior In Wildlife Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

Bring your wildlife photography to the next level by showing behavior and action in your animal portraits Making a good wildlife portrait is a challenge. Many factors must fall into place to create a successful image. The light can’t be harsh, ideally there’s a highlight in the subject’s eye, the background should be clean, the animal should be a good specimen, the head angle should show the eyes, if other subjects appear it’s best to avoid awkward mergers and many more factors.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Zirino

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More How To Use Histograms For precise exposures that best capture a scene’s dynamic range, ignore what the image preview looks like and rely on the histogram. Read More Parks For The People George Grant toiled in obscurity for nearly three decades as the first official photographer of the National Park Service. Ren and Helen Davis want to make sure his story isn’t lost to history. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Mark Koskulitz

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 13, 2022 Photo By Mark Koskulitz Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Devil’s Tower” by Mark Koskulitz. Location: Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is subm

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Prajkta Panchmukh

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 10, 2022 Photo By Prajkta Panchmukh Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fly Line” by Prajkta Panchmukh. Location: Pune, India. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is s

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Zirino

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 12, 2022 Photo By Laura Zirino Today’s Photo Of The Day is “First Hint of Light” by Laura Zirino. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. “Light breaks through clouds at dawn, seen from Yavapai Point,” describes Zirino. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 8, 2022 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Schwabacher Landing” by James Day. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all yo

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 11, 2022 Photo By Laura Schoenbauer Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Badlands View” by Laura Schoenbauer. Location: Wall, South Dakota. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you hav

Read More

Shapes, Patterns, Textures And Lines Assignment Winner Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published May 5, 2022 Congratulations to Beth Young for winning the Shapes, Patterns, Textures And Lines Assignment with the image, “Lupine Leaves, Yosemite National Park.” See more of Beth Young’s work at www.optimalfocusphotography.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Lupine Leaves, Yosemite National Park" By Beth Young

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 7, 2022 Photo By Jeff Sullivan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Aglow” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. “Self-portrait looking out of a cave at the Milky Way on a dark starry night,” describes Sullivan. “Not a composite. All elements of this image were captured with a single press of the shutter. Nothing was moved, scaled or layered.”  Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature?

Read More

Behind The Shot: Slot Canyon Moon Rise

by Ann de Bruyn

Moab, Utah Text Photography By David Connel Published May 6, 2022 Photo By David Connel The canyons of Arizona and Utah are some of my favorite photographic locations. The reflective light makes the canyon walls glow. After a day of photographing this particular slot canyon, I thought it would make a great night project. The canyon was too narrow to capture the Milky Way but was wide enough for the full moon. I used one of the many available star charting apps to determine if, wh

Read More

The Advantages Of Square Filters

by Ann de Bruyn

What makes a great landscape photograph? An interesting subject and artful framing are important, but even more important is the quality of light. If the exposure is poor, photographs of the most beautiful scenes, thoughtfully composed, will still be unusable. Long exposure of ocean waves made possible by using a neutral density filter to reduce the light for a slower shutter speed. Photo by Warren Wise Landscape Photography. Optical filters are the key to controlling the light that your

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Steve Hirsch

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 3, 2022 Photo By Steve Hirsch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Teardrop” by Steve Hirsch. Location: Monument Valley, Arizona. “An off-road ride or horseback can take the photographer to a special place in Monument Valley,” says Hirsch. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured o

Read More

Photos Of The Day For April 2022

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated May 1, 2022 Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of April’s selections in the slideshow below! Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. "Bohm's Bee

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christoph Stopka

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Christoph Stopka Today’s Photo Of The Day is Lightning in Cloud” by Christoph Stopka. Location: Wet Mountain Valley, Colorado. “The Mother of All Storms—that’s what everyone in Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley called this incredible storm,” say Stopka. “It started as a typical summer monsoon thunderstorm, but after its initial shower and rumbling thunder, this storm did something very unusual: It sucked in all the clouds and moisture in the vicinity and kept on build

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Raj Sarda

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 28, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Oryx on the Dune” by Raj Sarda. Location: Near Ondangwa, Namibia. “Early-morning trek by oryxes over the dunes heading to the river,” describes Sarda. “This lone oryx stopped to pose.” Nikon D800, 200mm lens. 1/60th sec., f/8. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments ha

Read More

Sony Introduces Second Generation 24-70mm G Master

by Ann de Bruyn

Sony today announced an update to its 24-70mm G Master lens, the FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II. Sony describes the new lens as the “world’s smallest and lightest” F2.8 24-70mm zoom, and it is indeed compact and lightweight at 20 percent lighter and 18 percent shorter than the first generation 24-70mm F2.8 G Master. Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II The FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM II incorporates four of Sony’s XD Linear Motors for autofocus performance that can keep pace with fast moving subjects and the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Craig Bill

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 22, 2022 Photo By Craig Bill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunquest” by Craig Bill. Location: Arizona. “This time I wanted to get the sun,” says Bill. “Over the past few trips to this Arizona slot canyon location, I was successful at capturing several great shots of Antelope Canyon. After my first couple shots, I wanted to change up the perspective some. For instance, I have shots that showed the popular rays of light that penetrate the canyon durin

Read More

Isolation Assignment Winner Yvonne Baur

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 26, 2022 Congratulations to Yvonne Baur for winning the recent Isolation assignment with the image, “The Snow Tree Revisited 2019.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "The Snow Tree Revisited 2019" By Yvonne Baur Originally Published April 25, 2022

Read More

Photo Of The Day By lindsaydanielsphoto

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 21, 2022 Photo By lindsaydanielsphoto Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Wildflowers at Factory Butte” by lindsaydanielsphoto. Location: Wayne County, Utah. “Elusive wildflowers in the Caineville desert with Factory Butte in the background,” describes the photographer. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Troy Harrison

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 24, 2022 Photo By Troy Harrison Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Wild World” by Troy Harrison. Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. “A little brown bear cub poses in front of the distant mountains that make up the wide range of its home in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska,” describes Harrison. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 25, 2022 Photo By Christopher Baker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “High Key Sunrise” by Christopher Baker. Location: Madison, Alabama. “A great blue heron enjoying a relaxing morning sunrise,” describes Baker. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage

Read More

Tree Photography In Every Season

by Ann de Bruyn

Go out on a limb to capture images of trees in as many ways as possible Text Photography By Russ Burden Updated April 25, 2022 Although the theme of this week’s tip is trees, it can be applied to many subjects. Press on and apply much of the advice and particulars to whatever you photograph. I begin with a teaser: Why did the tree take a nap? For rest. The Root Of The Problem Trees became a poplar subject for me when I got into a photo funk. I got caught up in the doldrums, I w

Read More

Photographic Portals Assignment Winner Yvonne Baur

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published April 20, 2022 Congratulations to Yvonne Baur for winning the recent Photographic Portals Assignment with the image, “Maku’u Sunrise.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Maku'u Sunrise" By Yvonne Baur

Read More

Great Outdoors 2021 Photo Contest Finalists

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published April 19, 2022 Congratulations to the 26 finalists of our Great Outdoors 2021 photo contest! This year, the contest received hundreds of beautiful images ranging from grand landscapes to intimate wildlife portraits. We’re excited to share with you the official finalist slideshow below. Winners will be announced soon. If you missed your chance to enter, our The American Landscape 2022 photo contest is now accepting submissions. Enter now through May 17 to take advant

Read More

Macro Portraits And Macro Flash

by Ann de Bruyn

A portrait is a portrait. To simply add the modifier of macro doesn’t change the rules of good composition, light, creativity, depth of field, etc. What does change is the way in which the subject is captured. If you use natural light, time of day and angle of the sun still help determine the success of an image. But you have a tremendous advantage making macro portraits over ones of large mammals or people. With just a few modifications, macro portraits can be made mid-day when most photo

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Hi il Lee

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 18, 2022 Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Windy Sand Dunes” by Hi il Lee. Location: New Mexico. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Holly Jansen

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 20, 2022 Photo By Holly Jansen Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Big Sur Beach” by Holly Jansen. Location: Big Sur, California. “This iconic beach is visited by thousands of tourists every year, but it’s the winter solstice that makes it really special,” says Jansen. “The sun is at the perfect angle to shine through the arch and give off a beautiful glow.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is ch

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Bob Faucher

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 13, 2022 Photo By Bob Faucher Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Moonlit Second Beach” by Bob Faucher. Location: Olympic National Park, Washington. “Low clouds and fog surround a lone sea stack at Second Beach on a moonlit evening along the rugged Washington coast,” describes Faucher. EF 28-70mm at 70mm. 6 sec., f/11, ISO 100. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, includin

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 15, 2022 Photo By Harry Lichtman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cloud Forest” by Harry Lichtman. Location: Rangeley Lakes Region, Maine. “While the grand vistas are often the prize of the landscape hunter, I find the more subtle intimate nature images more difficult to find but equally gratifying as nailing the big view,” says Lichtman. “These tree tops caught my eye during a fog-filled morning near Rangeley Lake in the western mountains of Maine. Mo

Read More

Check Out The All-New Digital Photo & Digital Photo Pro Websites

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published April 11, 2022 We’re excited to share that our sibling publications, Digital Photo and Digital Photo Pro , have introduced totally redesigned websites and teamed up for an innovative membership program. For 25 years, Digital Photo has been the how-to guide for photographers of all skill levels who want to stay on top of the latest gear and technology. And since 2003, Digital Photo Pro is the leading source of new ideas and techniques for professional photograp

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Mark Koskulitz

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 12, 2022 Photo By Mark Koskulitz Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Glacier Point Sunset” by Mark Koskulitz. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the r

Read More

3 Easy Steps To Black & White Photos

by Ann de Bruyn

I’m a fine art photographer with a passion for digital infrared, and black-and-white images are a significant part of my portfolio. There is a purity and intensity to a well-crafted monochrome image and many software options out there to help convert a color image to black-and-white. In my experience, the best way to convert a color image to monochrome is a method that gives me the most control over how each color is translated. Filters that automate the conversion often don’t allow for fin

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Zita Quentin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 11, 2022 Photo By Zita Quentin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Supermom Grizzly” by Zita Quentin. Location: Jackson, Wyoming. “It took three trips to the Tetons for me to finally see her and her cubs,” says Quentin. “She is one of a kind of a grizzly who was able to raise four cubs at the age of 25. Truly an experience of a lifetime to see her.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from v

Read More

See The Light

by Ann de Bruyn

When you gain an understanding of a concept, it’s referred to as “seeing the light.” For photographers, this expression has much greater depth and meaning both in a literal and figurative way. It takes on a much broader meaning. The key to “seeing the light” lies in the word seeing. Every time a camera is held to a photographer’s eye, does he or she see the composition, the balance, the shapes, the textures, the mergers, etc? These are additional concepts that should be addressed

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 8, 2022 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grizzly Siesta” by James Day. Location: Katmai National Park, Alaska. “A grizzly taking an afternoon siesta after a large feast on a beached whale,” describes Day. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the webs

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Dan Mitler

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 10, 2022 Photo By Dan Mitler Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Long Live the Storm King” by Dan Mitler. Location: Olympic National Park, Washington. “A steep trek with ropes and exposure leads you to this breathtaking view over part of Olympic National Park, revealing just one of the park’s many diverse ecosystems,” describes Mitler. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Harshaw

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 5, 2022 Photo By Jeff Harshaw Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Take Me To The Mountain” by Jeff Harshaw. Location: Big Pine, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Jeff Sullivan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cloud Machine” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “This was captured on the first morning of our Spring in Yosemite workshop in late April,” says Sullivan. “What a great way to start the week! I saw this weather coming a week away, the only question was whether to go on the Valley floor and shoot ground fog or go to a higher perspective to get the mist forming, and swirling around the Valley. Start

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Cairl

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 6, 2022 Photo By Ryan Cairl Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fire in the Sky” by Ryan Cairl. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Publ

Read More

Flower Power, Part 3

by Ann de Bruyn

Part one of this three-part flower photography series focused on the importance of light and part two on the importance of the background. Now, in the final part, we’ll take a look at specimen choice. Let’s face it. Not every flower you encounter is a good specimen. The goal is to find one with excellent form and color. Factors that impact their beauty are the seed from which it grew, wind, sun, bugs and age. Be patient, persistent and observant to find pristine petals of perfection.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Beth Young Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Merced River Dogwoods in Shade, Leaning Tree” by Beth Young. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “Recently, I had the pleasure of a quiet, contemplative morning spent exploring the Merced River in Yosemite Valley for dogwood compositions, a favorite May activity I missed out on last year due to the pandemic,” explains Young. “Before sunrise, in full shade, this particular tree caught my eye with a very Zen mood and a si

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Clayton Peoples

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 2, 2022 Photo By Clayton Peoples Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grizzly in Meadow” by Clayton Peoples. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. “A wild grizzly bear grazes in a meadow in Yellowstone National Park,” describes Peoples. “This grizzly bear emerged from the forest and grazed in a meadow adjacent to a road in Yellowstone, causing a ‘bear jam.’ I pulled over in a safe spot (an area designated for parking) across the road from its l

Read More

Winter Grandscapes Assignment Winner Timothy Van Minnick

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 30, 2022 Congratulations to Timothy Van Minnick for winning the Winter Grandscapes Assignment with the image, “Glacier Bay Vista.” See more of Minnick’s photography at  View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Glacier Bay Vista" By Timothy Van Minnick “This image was made from the deck of a cruise ship in

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Robert Henderson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated April 1, 2022 Photo By Robert Henderson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Bohm’s Bee-Eater Green on Green” by Robert Henderson. Location: Nyerere National Park, Tanzania. “This Bohm’s bee-eater was sitting on a branch along the Rufiji River in Nyerere National Park, Tanzania,” explains Henderson. “We caught him during a brief sun break between showers. The patches of sky match the blue streak below his eye, while his emerald feathers blend well with the l

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 31, 2022 Photo By Garry Everett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flyout” by Garry Everett. Location: Walnut Grove, California. “Four Sandhill cranes take to the air in the foggy sunrise light,” describes Everett. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepag

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Heather Nicole

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 28, 2022 Photo By Heather Nicole Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Serene Spring Cub” by Heather Nicole. Location: Alaska. “A spring cub enjoys a moment of peace in the lush green meadow on a warm summer day,” describes Nicole. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the w

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Stephani Holdorf

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 25, 2022 Photo By Stephani Holdorf Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Calm Spring in the Tetons” by Stephani Holdorf. Location: Jackson Lake near Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your p

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 29, 2022 Photo By Linn Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Identical Goals” by Linn Smith. Location: Oviedo, Florida. “Two anhingas fly off in the same direction in pursuit to accomplish a like goal of finding some food in the waters of Lake Jessup located in Central Florida,” explains Smith. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Joshua Moore

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 24, 2022 Photo By Joshua Moore Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sunset From Woolyback” by Joshua Moore. Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina. “Over the past year, my family has taken more evening drives than I can remember,” says Moore. “We would go out along the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) to catch a sunset and enjoy the views. Usually, we were always alone. We could pull out some chairs or sit in the car and watch. “My wife and I were out on a

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Denis Dessoliers

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 23, 2022 Photo By Denis Dessoliers Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Redwood Trails” by Denis Dessoliers. Location: Lady Bird Johnson Grove Trail, Redwood National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Read More

Great Falls Park

by Ann de Bruyn

Many people are surprised to learn that in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of northern Virginia, just 17 miles from Washington, D.C., a National Park Service site sits nestled along the Potomac River. Great Falls Park is an 800-acre natural oasis that offers views of the mighty Potomac River as it crashes over jagged rock formations. The park’s three designated overlooks—two of which are handicap accessible—are all within a short walk of the visitor center. There’s even a goo

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Kathleen Wasselle Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Pumas Of Patagonia Private lands adjacent to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, now opening to photographers, provide an unparalleled opportunity for observing wild puma behavior. Read More How To Use Histograms For precise exposures that best capture a scene’s dynamic range, ignore what the image preview looks like and rely on the histogram. Read More Parks For The People George Grant toiled in obscurity for nearl

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jon Reynolds

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 16, 2022 Photo By Jon Reynolds Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Tracking the Trails” by Jon Reynolds. Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California. “As I snowshoed past Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center and ascended the snow-covered Lassen Peak Highway, I stopped to notice the myriad meandering tracks of more intrepid snowshoers down in the valley below,” describes Reynolds. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Pho

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Bill Sisson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 17, 2022 Photo By Bill Sisson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Liquid Ice” by Bill Sisson. Location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania. “Ricketts Glen State Park in northeastern Pennsylvania features more than 20 waterfalls along steep hiking trails,” explains Sisson. “The trails are open three seasons, but during the winter they’re closed except for hikers with proper ice climbing equipment. Especially during cold snaps, the waterfalls freeze o

Read More

Photo Of The Day By John Welch

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 14, 2022 Photo By John Welch Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Presidential Range in Winter After Snowstorm” by John Welch. Location: New Hampshire. “Fierce cold (-5 degrees air, -30 windchill) and winds on Mt. Pierce created a beautiful landscape of snowdrifts on the trail near the junction of the Crawford Path and Webster Cliff Trail (also part of the Appalachian Trail),” explains Welch. “It was special to break trail up Crawford Path to Mt. Pierce an

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 12, 2022 Photo By Laura Schoenbauer Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Snowy Fields” By Laura Schoenbauer. Location: Afton, Minnesota. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have

Read More

Nikon Z 9: A Wild Opportunity

by Ann de Bruyn

Bighorn sheep at Rocky Mountain National Park. To not disturb the wildlife, I often stayed pretty far away and used the Z 9’s DX crop mode to magnify my lens’s telephoto reach. Preproduction Nikon Z 9, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/5.6E PF ED VR via Mount Adapter FTZ II. In the summer of 2021, I was rock climbing with my 10-year-old stepson, Miles, and my husband when I got a call from Nikon that put me in tears. For years, I have been promising Nikon, “If you give me a campaign, I will kill

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Bryce Hill

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 11, 2022 Photo By Bryce Hill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rising Clouds” by Bryce Hill. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Publi

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Hi il Lee

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 10, 2022 Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Line Made By Snow” By Hi il Lee. Location: Utah. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Read More

Every Version Under The Sun

by Ann de Bruyn

The sun is the center of the universe and an amazing celestial body. It provides energy for plants, heat for warmth, gravity to hold the planets in orbit and light to make photographs. Without its light, photos of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and every other subject couldn’t be made. It illuminates the earth in rich warm tones of orange and red, allows rainbows to bridge the sky and provides color to paint the clouds. Regardless of its quality, photos can be made. Learn all the options.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Tom Elenbaas

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 9, 2022 Photo By Tom Elenbaas Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cotton Candy Sunrise” by Tom Elenbaas. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “Cirrocumulus clouds fill the sky above El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks,” describes Tom Elenbaas. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are

Read More

Patterns Of Winter Assignment Winner Sharon Ramer

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published March 9, 2022 Congratulations to Sharon Ramer for winning the recent Patterns Of Winter Assignment with the image, “Winter’s Paintbrush.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Winter's Paintbrush" By Sharon Ramer

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gerry Groeber

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 7, 2022 Photo By Gerry Groeber Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Watson Lake” by Gerry Groeber. Location: Prescott, Arizona. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is

Read More

Every Version Under The Sun

by Ann de Bruyn

The sun is the center of the universe and an amazing celestial body. It provides energy for plants, heat for warmth, gravity to hold the planets in orbit and light to make photographs. Without its light, photos of landscapes, seascapes, wildlife and every other subject couldn’t be made. It illuminates the earth in rich warm tones of orange and red, allows rainbows to bridge the sky and provides color to paint the clouds. Regardless of its quality, photos can be made. Learn all the options.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Cairl

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 5, 2022 Photo By Ryan Cairl Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cotton Candy Sunset” by Ryan Cairl. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally

Read More

Winter Black And White Assignment Winner Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published March 2, 2022 Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the recent Winter Black And White Assignment with the image, “Squall.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Squall" By Harry Lichtman

Read More

Photo Of The Day By P. Yo Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 3, 2022 Photo By P Yo Photography Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Egg Art” by P. Yo Photography. Chrysopidae eggs on a thistle. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Kevin King

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 28, 2022 Photo By Kevin King Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Where the Waters Flow” by Kevin King. Location: Iceland. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is s

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Stephen Smith

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated March 1, 2022 Photo By Stephen Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Yellow Warbler” by Stephen Smith. Location: Floreana Island, Galapagos. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105MM lens at 28mm. Exposure: 1/500 sec., f/5.6, ISO 320. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the websit

Read More

Snow And Ice Scenes Assignment Winner Gerry Groeber

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published February 25, 2022 Congratulations to Gerry Groeber for winning the recent Snow And Ice Scenes Assignment with the image, “Desert Snow.” See more of Groeber’s photography at www.gerrygroeber.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Desert Snow" By Gerry Groeber

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Zita Quentin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 26, 2022 Photo By Zita Quentin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Red Foxes” by Zita Quentin. Location: Kodiak, Alaska. “Three red foxes were playing on the shore,” explains Quentin. “Two of them headed up to these rocks and they both stopped and posed for a second.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments

Read More

Snow And Ice Scenes Assignment Winner Gerry Groeber

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content By Staff Published February 25, 2022 Congratulations to Gerry Groeber for winning the recent Snow And Ice Scenes Assignment with the image, “Desert Snow.” See more of Groeber’s photography at www.gerrygroeber.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Desert Snow" By Gerry Groeber

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 24, 2022 Photo By Christopher Baker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Spear Fishing” by Christopher Baker. Location: Madison, Alabama. “A great blue heron showing off his breakfast,” describes Baker. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jody Partin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 17, 2022 Photo By Jody Partin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lolo Pass” by Jody Partin. Location: Idaho. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Read More

Grand Island National Recreation Area

by Ann de Bruyn

Hiawatha National Forest, Upper Peninsula, Michigan Text Photography By Neil Weaver Published February 15, 2022 Grand Island National Recreation Area is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of Lake Superior, about a half-mile offshore from the town of Munising. This 13,500-acre wilderness island is part of the Hiawatha National Forest and features massive sandstone cliffs, just across the lake from its famous neighbor, Pictured Rocks Natio

Read More

OM Digital Solutions Introduces OM-1 Flagship

by Ann de Bruyn

OM SYSTEM OM-1 OM Digital Solutions, formerly known as Olympus, has unveiled its first camera under the new OM SYSTEM brand. Though the Olympus name remains on the OM-1, the company states that this is a nod to the company’s history and that future OM SYSTEM cameras will not include Olympus branding. OM-1 (top) The OM-1 is an advancement of the Olympus OM-D E-M1 series cameras, similar to the E-M1 Mark III and E-M1X in design but with enhanced capabilities. The 20-megapixel Micro

Read More

Your Best Photo Of 2021 Assignment Winner Linn Smith

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published February 17, 2022 Congratulations to Linn Smith for winning the Your Best Photo Of 2021 Assignment with the image, “Jet of Liquid.” See more of Smith’s photography at 500px. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Jet Of Liquid" By Linn Smith “Lake Jessup is one of the largest lakes in Central Florida and is h

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Denis Dessoliers

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 18, 2022 Photo By Denis Dessoliers Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Wonderland” by Denis Dessoliers. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Harshaw

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 15, 2022 Photo By Jeff Harshaw Today’s Photo Of The Day is “A Morning With The Sherwins” by Jeff Harshaw. Location: California. “The Sherwin range is one of the sub-range of the Sierra Nevada mountains that runs from just south of Mammoth Lakes down to just above Bishop,” explains Harshaw. “On this morning, as I began to drive back towards the US 395, I got a better look at Mt. Morrison on the left and Mt. Laurel on the right with the rest of th

Read More

First Snowfalls Assignment Winner Beth Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Into The Wild Behind the scenes with David Yarrow and his unconventional approach to wildlife photography. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing most photographers look for is focal length—a long lens that can reach out and cover great distances, bringing animals in for close-ups—but other features are also incredibly useful. Read More Ends

Read More

Up Close and Personal, Part 1: The Grand Landscape

by Ann de Bruyn

If you’re a regular reader of my tips, you know I highly revere light. I’ve written a number of tips on many different aspects of how it impacts any subject and any image. As I’ve been quoted often, “It’s All About The Light.” That being said, I sat in front of my computer screen and pondered a way to come up with an idea to write a two-part tip that’s not simply entitled, “Composition.” When I make landscapes, I like to “Exhaust All Possibilities.” That means I capture

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 10, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Foggy Morning” by Laura Schoenbauer. Location: Bloomington, Minnesota. “This photo was taken at one of my favorite parks that’s about a 10-minute drive from my home,” explains Schoenbauer. “It’s one of my favorite places to go in the morning.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and 

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Debbie Quick

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 12, 2022 Photo By Debbie Quick Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Bald Eagle in Flight” by Debbie Quick. Location: Maryland. “As the winter arrives, so do the raptors who migrate south,” says Quick. “This is an image of a bald eagle in flight at the Conowingo Dam.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments ha

Read More

First Snowfalls Assignment Winner Beth Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published February 10, 2022 Congratulations to Beth Baker for winning the recent First Snowfalls Assignment with the image, “Majestic Oak in Snowstorm.” See more of Baker’s photography at www.bethbakerphotos.com . View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Majestic Oak In Snowstorm" By Beth Baker “There’s always a magic

Read More

Your Local Wilderness Assignment Winner Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published February 4, 2022 Congratulations to Harry Lichtman for winning the Your Local Wilderness Assignment with the image, “Tide Pool.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Tide Pool" By Harry Lichtman "While much of the NH coast is densely populated, there are wild places along the small coast that still feel wild and

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Stan Bysshe

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 7, 2022 Photo By Stan Bysshe Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Boss” by Stan Bysshe. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Elissa Title

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 5, 2022 Photo By Elissa Title Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Breaching Whale” by Elissa Title. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Original

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Thomas Nicholson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 4, 2022 Photo By Thomas Nicholson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Jump!” by Thomas Nicholson. Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. “A wildebeest rises above the rest as the herd crosses the Mara River in the Serengeti,” describes Nicholson. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 6, 2022 Photo By Linn Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “New Destination” by Linn Smith. Location: Oviedo, Florida. “Great egret with wings wide out takes off from Lake Jessup located in Central Florida in search of another area to seek food,” says Smith. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekl

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Hi il Lee

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 1, 2022 Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Road To The Lighthouse” by Hi il Lee. Location: Maine. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is s

Read More

Photos Of The Day For January 2022

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated February 1, 2022 Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of January’s selections in the slideshow below! Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. "Re

Read More

Nature’s Colors 2021 Photo Contest Finalists

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published February 1, 2022 Congratulations to the 25 finalists of our Nature’s Colors 2021 photo contest! This year, the contest received over 1,700 entries, and the finalist images include landscape and wildlife photographs that exemplify technical skill and creativity in composition. We’re excited to share with you the official finalist slideshow below. Winners will be announced soon. If you missed your chance to enter, our Great Outdoors 2021 photo contest is now acceptin

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 29, 2022 Photo By Jeff Sullivan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Gower Wash Morning Light” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: Death Valley National Park, California. “Few places in Death Valley are more iconic than Zabriskie Point, and one of the main views from Zabriskie Point is looking toward the eroded badlands of Gower Wash,” explains Sullivan. “During some times of the year, the sun angle is just right to strike the raised ridges in the eroded badland

Read More

Go Wide Assignment Winner Laura Zirino

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published January 28, 2022 Congratulations to Laura Zirino for winning the recent Go Wide Assignment with the image, “White Sands Sunrise.” See more of Zirino’s photography at laurazirino.smugmug.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "White Sands Sunrise" By Laura Zirino “I went to White Sands hoping for thunderst

Read More

Wide Angle Wildlife

by Ann de Bruyn

When composing wildlife images, photographers usually concentrate on getting tight portraits using long telephoto lenses. That creative approach makes sense, as it brings the viewer closer to the subject. If we only reach for our telephoto lenses, though, we miss the chance to create dramatic wildlife-in-the-landscape images. Wide angle wildlife photos give more of a feeling of place, habitat and context, telling a bigger story about the subject than a telephoto shot can. To me, this photo

Read More

Photo Of The Day By David Connel

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By David Connel Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Facing The Storm” by David Connel. Location: Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, Montana. I’ve been to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center several times,” explains Connel. “On this particular snowy winter day, the weather kept getting worse and worse until it reached blizzard conditions. Everyone, including the staff, all left or found shelter. I hung around in the storm hoping for a good dramatic picture depicting the harsh c

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Max Foster

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 27, 2022 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Glory” by Max Foster. Location: Minnesota. “A super low-angle shot of a beautiful sunrise on Lake Superior in Minnesota,” describes Foster. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter a

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Sergio Rojo

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 24, 2022 Photo By Sergio Rojo Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Magic Place” by Sergio Rojo. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally

Read More

Photo Of The Day By britainandrew

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 28, 2022 Photo By britainandrew Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Captain and The Bear” by britainandrew. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 23, 2022 Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Awaiting” by Gary Fua. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “A breathtaking winter scene at Yosemite National Park will always blow your mind, so surreal and such an indescribable feeling,” explains Fua. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignment

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 25, 2022 Photo By Archie Tucker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Pure As Snow” by Archie Tucker. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originall

Read More

Fall Wildlife Assignment Winner Debbie O’Dell

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published January 20, 2022 Congratulations to Debbie O’Dell for winning the recent Fall Wildlife Assignment with the image, “Young Elk.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Young Elk" By Debbie ODell "This photo was taken on September 29, 2021, near Park City, Utah,” explains O’dell. “A small herd of elk were

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 23, 2022 Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Awaiting” by Gary Fua. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “A breathtaking winter scene at Yosemite National Park will always blow your mind, so surreal and such an indescribable feeling,” explains Fua. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignmen

Read More

Reach For Your Alternate Lens

by Ann de Bruyn

I remember looking at the amazing black-and-white prints of Ansel Adams of the sprawling landscape. His view of the Teton Range from the Snake River still resonates in my brain as do many of his other remarkably perfect images. I also remember looking through issues of National Geographic wondering how any photographer was able to get a full-frame portrait of just a lion’s face. Deeper research taught me about wide-angle and telephoto lenses, which explained how each image could be made,

Read More

Nikon Introduces NIKKOR Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Pumas Of Patagonia Private lands adjacent to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, now opening to photographers, provide an unparalleled opportunity for observing wild puma behavior. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing most photographers look for is focal length—a long lens that can reach out and cover great distances, bringing animals in for close-

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 22, 2022 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Cannon Beach” by James Day. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally Publi

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Sharon Philpott

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 18, 2022 Photo By Sharon Philpott Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Time for a Break” by Sharon Philpott. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Nam Hui Cho

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 16, 2022 Photo By Nam Hui Cho Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Harmony of Drift Ice” by Nam Hui Cho. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Orig

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 14, 2022 Photo By Gene Putney Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rocky Mountain Elk Calf” by Gene Putney. Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. “On an October afternoon during the elk rut, this calf walked up on a ridge to get a better view to observe its surroundings,” explains Putney. “It stopped and posed in a good spot that worked well compositionally as it scanned the area.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Laura Schoenbauer

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 19, 2022 Photo By Laura Schoenbauer Today’s Photo Of The Day is “After the Snowstorm” by Laura Schoenbauer. Location: St. Paul, Minnesota. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running,

Read More

Last Frame: The Pounce

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published January 13, 2022 Photo By Steve Santel “In the golden light of a late afternoon, I spent over an hour observing fox kits wrestle and chase each other around a field on San Juan Island,” says Steve Santel. “I was extremely blessed to vicariously share the joy of their energetic and exuberant play. The young vixen, pictured towards the right of the frame, was often the catalyst. She daringly harassed and pursued her larger male siblings. The time spent with t

Read More

7 Quick Landscape Photography Reminders

by Ann de Bruyn

Nature photography encompasses a lot of subtopics. Abstracts, macro, wildlife, landscapes, star trails, astrophotography, environmental and so much more. Then, factor in that each of these subtopics encompasses further subdivisions. It’s no wonder many nature photographers specialize in just one area. Today’s focus is landscapes, and I share with you a guide of 7 quick landscape photography reminders to carry in your camera bag to remind you of what can be done to bring your landscapes

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 13, 2022 Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Long Legs” by Douglas Croft. Location: MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa. “Our guide drove into a ravine so we would be able to shoot up at this beautiful cat,” explains Croft. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that a

Read More

25 Incredible Photos From Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published January 13, 2022 Image Quest 2021 is the sixth edition of Red Bull Illume’s adventure and action sports photography contest, and this year’s finalists include some stunning images selected from over 47,000 total submissions. Congratulations to the Overall Winner Will Saunders and to the category winners. Here’s a slideshow of our 25 favorite winner and finalist images. Learn more about Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021 at the contest’s official website. Overall

Read More

Five Keys To Better Images

by Ann de Bruyn

A plethora of articles, photo tips, blogs and more have been composed offering readers the keys to better images. I’m one who writes about that topic weekly as I enjoy sharing what I know, hoping it does assist those who read my Tip of the Week. I’ve been a teacher all my life and will continue to instruct until I take my final breath. It’s who I am. So what separates this week’s tip from any other I’ve written or from any other blog or magazine article? What makes this one so differe

Read More

Revealing The Invisible

by Ann de Bruyn

Entrance to Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2020. 590nm infrared. Canon EOS R, Canon RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM at 47mm. Exposure: 1/1600 sec., ƒ/7.1, ISO 400. I fell in love with photography in 1974—or, more to the point, I became infatuated with working in the darkroom. My images were not anywhere near special, but I spent hours in a cloud of toxic fumes and vapors, watching the alchemy of images emerge from blank pieces of paper. I felt like a magician. Anyone who has worked in a dar

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Neal9415

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 8, 2022 Photo By Neal9415 Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Glacier National Park” by Neal9415. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originally

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Bob Faucher

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 10, 2022 Photo By Bob Faucher Today’s Photo Of The Day is “White Sands Morning” by Bob Faucher. Location: White Sands National Park, New Mexico. “Soft, warm, low-angle morning sunlight, below clouds from the previous night’s rain, strikes the great wave-like dunes of glistening gypsum sand within from White Sands National Park in the heart of the Tularosa Basin,” describes Faucher. EF 16-35mm @ 35mm; f/16 @ 1/125 sec, ISO 100. Want to get your

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Sergio Rojo

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published January 5, 2022 Photo By Sergio Rojo Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sense of Place” by Sergio Rojo. Location: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington. “This is the best Picture Lake I have witnessed,” says Rojo. “This spot is my very sense of place. I was the only one present on this day.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galler

Read More

Creating Memorable Wildlife Portraits

by Ann de Bruyn

Wildlife photography is thrilling on many levels. Simply being near a wild animal and having it allow you into its world is a thrill unto itself. To see a magnificent creature up close and feel a connection is special indeed. Whether it be in the Serengeti, the western mountains, the midwestern plains, the Everglades or in your backyard, it’s all the same. When these encounters occur, it behooves you to be prepared to preserve the moment and memory with gorgeous digital captures of wildli

Read More

Photo Of The Day By billtphoto

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated January 3, 2022 Photo By billtphoto Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Early Snow” by billtphoto. Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you

Read More

Canon EOS R3 Review: Botswana Adventure

by Ann de Bruyn

A male lion peering from the undergrowth at nearby impalas at sunrise. Canon EOS R3, Canon RF600mm F4 L IS USM. Exposure: 1/16000 sec., ƒ/4, ISO 1600. There are few things more painful to a photographer than missing a shot. We’ve all been there. You missed focus, you left your camera set in manual on all the wrong settings, your timing was off, or you just plain blew it. It happens, but there’s nothing worse than when it’s camera error. I’ve been shooting with mirrorless cameras

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Yvonne Baur

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 30, 2021 Photo By Yvonne Baur Today’s Photo Of The Day is “The Snow Tree” by Yvonne Baur. Location: Bryce Canyon, Utah. “I headed to Bryce Canyon during a snow storm,” says Baur. “There wasn’t much to see as everything was socked in fog and snow. Then I saw this ponderosa pine and the snowdrift just in front of it and knew I found my perfect shot of the day.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By VW Barnes

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 29, 2021 Photo By VW Barnes Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Etendre” by VW Barnes. Location: Colorado. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Beth Young

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 23, 2021 Photo By Beth Young Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Sequoia Fog” by Beth Young. Location: Sequoia National Park, California. “Walking the trails through the Giant Forest among the most massive trees on earth in the ethereal mist and the snow was like being in a dream,” says Young. “All throughout the forest, the effects of decades of prescribed burning were evident, with clumps of juvenile sequoia seedlings establishing themselves after f

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Garry Everett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 26, 2021 Photo By Garry Everett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Winter Light” by Garry Everett. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. “A snowstorm showing some respite to let the sun break through the clouds as it moved down the Yosemite Valley,” describes Everett. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assign

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Archie Tucker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 25, 2021 Photo By Archie Tucker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Christmas Portrait Grand Canyon” by Archie Tucker. Location: Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your p

Read More

How To Stay Motivated In Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

Feeling stagnant, static and sluggish? Rejoice in your inactivity because the only way to go is up Text Photography By Russ Burden Updated December 20, 2021 When lack of motivation dominates your creativity, reach down inside and think about the fact that the only direction you can move is forward. When things can only get better, celebrate it. Let a smile dominate your face. Cheer the end of an inactive period because things will get better! Here are a few things to try to help y

Read More

The 2021 Photo Assignment Winners

by Ann de Bruyn

We use technology such as cookies on our site to collect and use personal data to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site and interests with our partners who also use technologies such as cookies to collect and use personal data to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic on our site and across the internet. You can always change your mind and

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Kathleen Wasselle Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 18, 2021 Photo By Kathleen Wasselle Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Vermilion Lake Sunrise” by Kathleen Wasselle Croft. Location: Near Banff, Alberta. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ryan Cairl

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 19, 2021 Photo By Ryan Cairl Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Starry Explosion” by Ryan Cairl. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them. Originall

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 14, 2021 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Taft Point” by James Day. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Nikon D610, Nikon 24-120 mm f4 lens, Manfrotto tripod and ballhead. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook,

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Thomas Nicholson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 16, 2021 Photo By Thomas Nicholson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “On the Prowl” by Thomas Nicholson. Location: Serengeti National Park. “A lone cheetah wanders through a dusty Serengeti National Park in search of its next meal,” describes Nicholson. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winne

Read More

Seek Out Unique Vantage Points In Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Into The Wild Behind the scenes with David Yarrow and his unconventional approach to wildlife photography. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing most photographers look for is focal length—a long lens that can reach out and cover great distances, bringing animals in for close-ups—but other features are also incredibly useful. Read More Ends

Read More

Sense Of Place Assignment Winner John Pierce

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published December 14, 2021 Congratulations to John Pierce for winning the recent Sense Of Place Assignment with the image, “Two Medicine Lake Sunrise.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Two Medicine Lake Sunrise" By John Pierce “On our first trip to Glacier, I had planned to see and photograph as many of the icon

Read More

Seek Out Unique Vantage Points In Photography

by Ann de Bruyn

Shooting your subject from a higher or lower angle can help convey a unique perspective in your images Photography has become so popular, a cookie-cutter look appears in the vast majority of published images. Ponder this scenario—50 photographers line up along one of the pullouts in the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone in the fall. There stands a majestic bull elk in good light grazing on the golden grasses. Each one of the 50 photographers has a 500mm or 600mm lens attached to their camer

Read More

Sharing Your Photos, Part 3

by Ann de Bruyn

Figure 1. A view of the Watermark Editor in Lightroom Classic. They say sharing is caring. They say that a candle loses nothing as it shares its light with another candle. They say that even though sharing requires trust and faith and a willingness to take risks as one reaches out to others, the connection one derives from sharing makes it all worth it. Bearing all that in mind, “they” are likely not considering the value of intellectual property. If you’re a photographer, share…

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Elissa Title

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 7, 2021 Photo By Elissa Title Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Going Fishing” by Elissa Title. Location: Katmai National Park, Alaska. “Two cubs follow their mom upstream while looking for fish,” describes Title. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website hom

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 9, 2021 Photo By Harry Lichtman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Unveiled” by Harry Lichtman. Location: Sawtooth National Recreation Area, Idaho. “This year’s first snowfall in Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains left clouds and snow at the highest elevations and thick fog in the lower elevation aspen,” explains Lichtman. “I had wandered through a number of groves on prior hikes but selected this grouping as I liked the foggy transition between the aspe

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Hi il Lee

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published December 10, 2021 Photo By Hi il Lee Today’s Photo Of The Day is “It’s Mine” by Hi il Lee. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Read More

It’s All About The Light: Another Go Round

by Ann de Bruyn

The most crucial ingredient in any photo recipe is light. Without light, photos can’t be made. The word “photography” says it all: photo = light and graphy = to write. When an image is made, you write with light. If you’re a regular reader of my Tip of the Week, you know how important light is to me. I feel it’s the single most critical factor that determines a photo’s success. If you’ve been on one of my safaris or tours, you’ve heard me say it numerous times. You may have

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 5, 2021 Photo By Gene Putney Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Rocky Mountain Bull Elk” by Gene Putney. Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. “On this October morning, it was in the low 30s just before sunrise and the elk were very active,” explains Putney. “The bulls were bugling throughout the meadow, however the meadow had a layer of fog making it not the best for photo opportunities. As the sun broke through, the fog started to lift,

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 8, 2021 Photo By Jeff Sullivan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “White Cracked Mud in Death Valley” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: Death Valley National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get yo

Read More

Watch For Converging Lines To Refine Your Photo’s Composition

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published December 6, 2021 Composing landscape scenes that present your subject in a visually pleasing way can be tricky. It’s especially challenging when there’s a lot to look at in the frame. How do you focus your viewer’s attention on the subjects and areas in the composition that are most interesting? Pro photographers often recommend “working a scene.” The idea is to not simply settle for the first composition you try, but to explore a variety of angles. This is

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Douglas Croft

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 6, 2021 Photo By Douglas Croft Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Morning Light” by Douglas Croft. Location: San Jose, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have

Read More

It’s All About the Light: Another Go Round

by Ann de Bruyn

The most crucial ingredient in any photo recipe is light. Without light, photos can’t be made. The word “photography” says it all: photo = light and graphy = to write. When an image is made, you write with light. If you’re a regular reader of my Tip of the Week, you know how important light is to me. I feel it’s the single most critical factor that determines a photo’s success. If you’ve been on one of my safaris or tours, you’ve heard me say it numerous times. You may have

Read More

Celebrate The Season With These 32 Images Of Winter

by Ann de Bruyn

We use technology such as cookies on our site to collect and use personal data to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site and interests with our partners who also use technologies such as cookies to collect and use personal data to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic on our site and across the internet. You can always change your mind and

Read More

Backlight And Silhouettes Assignment Winner Garry Everett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published December 1, 2021 Congratulations to Garry Everett for winning the recent Backlight and Silhouettes Assignment with the image, “Swan Lake.” See more of Everett’s photography at www.gelandscapephoto.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Swan Lake" By Garry Everett “Lake Mulwala is a place I like to pho

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Denis Dessoliers

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 2, 2021 Photo By Denis Dessoliers Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Transition 2” by Denis Dessoliers. Location: Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the ru

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Dean Cobin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated December 1, 2021 Photo By Dean Cobin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fog Day…” by Dean Cobin. Location: Adirondack Park, New York. “A beautiful foggy afternoon was taking over a dense pine forest in the Adirondack Mountains,” explains Cobin. “Splashes of peak fall color in the underlying brush.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries a

Read More

The Best 70-200mm Zoom Lenses

by Ann de Bruyn

Everyone has a favorite lens. It’s usually in a focal length that matches the way the photographer sees in his or her mind’s eye. We’ve heard of studies that show a human’s vision to be roughly equivalent to a 40mm lens on a full-frame DSLR, but we all focus on things within our field of vision a little differently. Some see in 20mm, and some see in 200mm. In addition to everyone “seeing” in a certain focal length, many of what we think of as traditional nature subjects seem to

Read More

Last Frame: Red Deer In Bracken

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published November 29, 2021 Photo By Mike Rowe “In September and October in the United Kingdom, the red deer stags compete for hinds in the annual rut,” explains Mike Rowe. “To make themselves appear larger and more impressive, they often sweep their antlers through long grass and bracken to collect vegetation. This stag had obviously mastered the technique. This photo was taken in Richmond Park near London.” See more of Mike Rowe’s work at mikerowephoto.com.

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Ross Stone

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 30, 2021 Photo By Ross Stone Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Blue Heron Yellow Sagebrush” by Ross Stone. Location: Big Pine, California. “I was down along the canal and this heron was spooked by me driving by and took flight,” explains Stone. “I grabbed my camera, jumped out of the car and watched as the heron circled around then flew off to the Owens River.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Da

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Craig Bill

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Craig Bill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Land of the Lost” by Craig Bill. Location: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. “Rain greeted my arrival into Oneonta Gorge located with the Columbia River Gorge natural area,” explains Bill. “My short hike into this absolutely beautiful world was met with some concern. First, the trail starting into the Gorge is made of a cold stream. So it was cold, wet and rainy, but that didn’t discourage me a bit about visiting this area for the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Baker

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 27, 2021 Photo By Christopher Baker Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn Fog” by Christopher Baker. Location: Near Triana, Alabama. “A calm, cool morning along Barren Fork Creek near the Tennessee River,” describes Baker. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Cate Hotchkiss

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 23, 2021 Photo By Cate Hotchkiss Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Of Fog and Light” by Cate Hotchkiss. Location: Mt. Hood National Forest, Oregon. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the run

Read More

Does Color Management Really Matter?

by Ann de Bruyn

Sponsored See your images exactly the way you intended them By Staff Updated November 26, 2021 Outdoor Photographer may earn a small commission if you buy something using one of the retail links in our articles. Outdoor Photographer does not accept money for any editorial recommendations. Read more about our policy here. Thanks for supporting Outdoor Photographer. You are probably familiar with color management if you’ve spent any time on photography or videography. We have a

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Valerie Millett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published November 23, 2021 Photo By Valerie Millett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Red Rock Winter” by Valerie Millett. Location: Coconino National Forest, Arizona. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.

Read More

Behind The Shot: Spectrum

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Dan Mitler When it comes to things to see and do outdoors, Michigan has a lot to offer. Those willing to make the lengthy journey to its Upper Peninsula are rewarded with waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, forests, sandstone cliffs and tree-covered mountains. In the winter, there are also unique snowshoeing and snowmobiling opportunities to explore impressive ice caves. Thanks to the abundance of maple, aspen, larch and other trees whose foliage grows brighter and more colorful as the

Read More

Photo Of The Day David Connel

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 18, 2021 Photo By David Connel Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Flight Deck” by David Connel. Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. “I have photographed birds at Bosque del Apache several times,” explains Connel. “My main strategy is to scout the fields and find out where the birds are feeding during the day. I position myself upwind from the birds, since they take off into the wind, and wait for the action to happen. So

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Sergio Rojo

by Ann de Bruyn

Skip to content Read More Parks For The People George Grant toiled in obscurity for nearly three decades as the first official photographer of the National Park Service. Ren and Helen Davis want to make sure his story isn’t lost to history. Read More Lenses For Wildlife Photography When it comes to selecting lenses for wildlife photography, the first thing most photographers look for is focal length—a long lens that can reach out and cover great distances,

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Dawn Wilson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 20, 2021 Photo By Dawn Wilson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mallards at Bosque” by Dawn Wilson. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. “A flock of mallard ducks fly against the fall colors at Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge,” describes Wilson. “This refuge, a popular spot for photographers in late fall and early winter, attracts thousands of migrating birds. Most photographers are there for the snow geese and sandhill

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gary Fua

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 16, 2021 Photo By Gary Fua Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Whimsical” by Gary Fua. Location: Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the

Read More

Atmospherics Assignment Winner Jeff Harshaw

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published November 17, 2021 Congratulations to Jeff Harshaw for winning the Atmospherics Assignment with the image, “A Portent of Winter.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "A Portent Of Winter" By Jeff Harshaw "A November storm that brought the promise of much-needed snow to the eastern Sierra Nevada mountains," descri

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 13, 2021 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Grizzly in Black and White” by James Day. Location: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the run

Read More

NIKKOR Z 14-24mm f/2.8 S For Astrophotography

by Ann de Bruyn

The mirrorless update to one of Nikon’s most respected DSLR zooms is truly a “stellar” lens Text Photography By Josh Miller Updated November 11, 2021 Outdoor Photographer may earn a small commission if you buy something using one of the retail links in our articles. Outdoor Photographer does not accept money for any editorial recommendations. Read more about our policy here. Thanks for supporting Outdoor Photographer. The AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm F2.8G ED for DSLRs has long been

Read More

How To Photograph Night Sky Landscapes

by Ann de Bruyn

From camera gear to composition, exposure settings and post-processing, many elements go into successful night sky landscapes that reveal the details in the terrestrial foreground under a spectacular canopy of stars. In this article, we’ll focus on the basic technique of combining foreground and sky exposures into a single image with sharp stars. I prefer to use only exposures that I captured in the same place on the same night without moving the camera. Let’s start by looking at a finished

Read More

Photo Of The Day By brynnschmidt

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 9, 2021 Photo By brynnschmidt Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Hidden Grizzly” by brynnschmidt. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running,

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Siu Lau

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 11, 2021 Photo By Siu Lau Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn Delight” by Siu Lau. Location: New Jersey. “A nuthatch perched on a maple tree with fall foliage in the background,” describes Lau. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook

Read More

How To Choose A Camera Support System

by Ann de Bruyn

Vibration reduction, image stabilization and other technologies that assist in obtaining tack-sharp images have come a long way since their inception. I use them all the time, but I also accept their limitations. This is the key. It’s essential you know at what shutter speed/focal length/aperture combination they no longer ensure crisp photos. Run tests to find out your own personal cut-off points. When reached, grab the support system that’s best for the job. Tripods In general, the he

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Tom Elenbaas

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 10, 2021 Photo By Tom Elenbaas Today’s Photo Of The Day is “A River Runs Through It” by Tom Elenbaas. Location: Talkeetna, Alaska “A small river snakes through the tundra of the Alaska Range,” describes Elenbaas. “This image was taken from a fixed-wing aircraft.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignmen

Read More

Portable Power In The Field

by Ann de Bruyn

Sponsored Keep all your gear charged—wherever you are—with the 70mai Power Station Tera 1000 By Staff Updated November 4, 2021 Outdoor Photographer may earn a small commission if you buy something using one of the retail links in our articles. Outdoor Photographer does not accept money for any editorial recommendations. Read more about our policy here. Thanks for supporting Outdoor Photographer. Whether your next shoot is deep in the woods, high atop a mountain or somewhere in

Read More

Last Frame: Curious Cubs

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published November 4, 2021 Photo By Jimmy Day “I took this photograph while staying at the Silver Salmon Creek Lodge in Lake Clark National Park, Alaska,” says Jimmy Day. “The area is well known for its population of Alaskan brown bears and, amazingly, they’re very tolerant of their human visitors. The park is uncrowded by humans but has plenty of bears that occasionally even roam through the cabin areas surrounding the lodge. It made me a bit nervous at first, but

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jody Partin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 4, 2021 Photo by Jody Partin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Day’s End” by Jody Partin. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all

Read More

Learn Lightroom Classic 11’s New Masking Features In Under 10 Minutes

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published November 1, 2021 Last week, Adobe updated Lightroom Classic to version 11 and added several enhancements to the software’s masking capabilities. These enhancements include the ability to select your image’s subject, or the sky, with a single click, as well as the ability to fine-tine masks with color and luminance range controls. In this video (8 mins., 30 sec.) Photoshop and Lightroom expert Julieanne Kost walks you through the new masking features and how to us

Read More

Photo Of The Day By inkphotography

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 2, 2021 Photo By inkphotography Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Lingmoor Fell Inversion” by inkphotography. Location: England. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have

Read More

Better Backgrounds For Low Subjects

by Ann de Bruyn

Perform a “background check” on all your subjects before you make that photo Text Photography By Russ Burden Updated November 1, 2021 Many factors contribute to the success of an image. If you’re a regular reader of my Tip of the Week, you know of my passion for great light in addition to numerous other factors that determine the photo’s outcome. If you’ve accompanied me on safari, you’ve heard me say, “It’s all about the light” or “exhaust all possibilities”

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jeff Sullivan

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 1, 2021 Photo By Jeff Sullivan Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Standing Together” by Jeff Sullivan. Location: Inyo National Forest, California. “I saw these two trees catching light, but I envisioned a better, simpler composition, so I changed shooting location to arrange the elements of the composition better and to move some distracting ones out of the way,” says Sullivan. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Pho

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christoph Stopka

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 30, 2021 Photo By Christoph Stopka Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fall Color Mix with Aspens” by Christoph Stopka. Location: Guanella Pass, Colorado. “A beautiful contrast: Aspens and conifers in fall colors on a slope in the High Country of Colorado,” describes Stopka. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignmen

Read More

Photos Of The Day For October 2021

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated November 1, 2021 Did you miss a Photo Of The Day last month? View all of October’s selections in the slideshow below and enjoy some incredible fall color photography! Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the

Read More

Nikon Z 9 Revealed: A Pro Flagship For The Z System

by Ann de Bruyn

After its development announcement in March and several teaser videos of late, Nikon today has officially introduced the Z 9, a new full-frame flagship camera for its mirrorless Z system. The Nikon Z 9 doesn’t disappoint in terms of specs, and offers clear advantages for pros and serious photographers over the Z 7II, the company’s previous top performance full-frame model. The Nikon Z 9 is the first Z system camera to have an integrated vertical grip. Built upon a new Nikon designed a

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Denis Dessoliers

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 20, 2021 Photo By Denis Dessoliers Today’s Photo Of The Day is “End of Day” by Denis Dessoliers. Location: Ridgway, Colorado. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Christopher Mills

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 21, 2021 Photo By Christopher Mills Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn Glory” by Christopher Mills. Location: Aroostook County, Maine. “At the top of Peek-A-Boo Mountain, fall is like a blanket clear to the horizon,” says Mills. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are feature

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Dawn Wilson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 24, 2021 Photo By Dawn Wilson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fall at the Fan” by Dawn Wilson. Location: Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. “Although the fall of 2020 was pretty dry in Colorado thanks to an extreme drought in the state, the colors were surprisingly colorful and vibrant,” says Wilson. “That made for a pretty morning as the sun rose at the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park.” Want to get your images in the running f

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Craig Bill

by Ann de Bruyn

Photo By Craig Bill Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Supernova” by Craig Bill. Location: Arches National Park, Utah. “Arches National Park, by many accounts, is my favorite natural area,” explains Bill. “It contains a collection of over 2,000 of the greatest natural sandstone arches in the world—not to mention other countless fascinating geologic formations. Colossal stone fins, massive balanced rocks, soaring pinnacles and spires all tower above your head. The rock in this area

Read More

Behind The Shot: Sonoran Lyresnake

by Ann de Bruyn

Photographing a wildlife subject in its habitat beneath the stars Text Photography By Scott Trageser Published October 19, 2021 Photo By Scott Trageser Challenging shoots are what keep me addicted to photography, and capturing nocturnal creatures in their habitats is one of those challenges. The first objective in a shoot like this, as with any wildlife photograph, is to find the beast. It was an exceptionally dry year in southern Arizona, which reduced the activity of many speci

Read More

Astrophotography 101

by Ann de Bruyn

When it comes to taking photos of the night sky, we often find ourselves driving and hiking hours from any artificial light source, relying only on the stars and airglow in the atmosphere to light our entire frame. The conditions for astrophotography can prove to be very challenging to shoot in and push our gear to its limit. To come back with the best possible image, it’s important to head out with the right gear at the right time. Over the last few years, with camera sensors continuing

Read More

Get The Most Out Of Your Flash, Part 2

by Ann de Bruyn

Be sure to review Part 1 to establish a foundation and obtain more information on how to use the tool. Technology is wonderful. I take for granted that I’m able to converse with someone halfway around the world and simultaneously see their face on video. I can talk into a speaker and adjust the time of day my sprinkler system shuts off. I can travel at 600 mph on a jet for 14 hours and send a text to someone thousands of miles away. And, most of all, in complete darkness, if I place a batte

Read More

27 Images Of Stunning Storms

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published October 20, 2021 Storms, whether approaching, leaving or right in the middle of the action, make for some dramatic landscape photography. The safety of the photographer and their gear is of the utmost importance when embarking on a photography adventure like this. But you can observe these incredible scenes from the safety of your phone or computer screen. We scoured our galleries for images of some of the most stunning storms that our readers have submitted and create

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Jody Partin

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 18, 2021 Photo By Jody Partin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Mono Lake Sunset” by Jody Partin. Location: California. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is s

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Max Foster

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 15, 2021 Photo By Max Foster Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Valley in the Clouds” by Max Foster. Location: Alaska. “Dispersing fog reveals the stunning colors of the arctic autumn and the jagged peaks in the distance,” describes Foster. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are fe

Read More

Light And Shadows Assignment Winner Kevin King

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published October 15, 2021 Congratulations to Kevin King for winning the Light And Shadows Assignment with the image, “Be Still.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Be Still" By Kevin King

Read More

Photo Of The Day By David Connel

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 16, 2021 Photo By David Connel Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Autumn Mirror” by David Connel. Location: Caddo Lake, Texas/Louisiana border. “This year I chose a unique ecosystem to photograph fall colors,” explains Connel. “Rather than take the stereotypical photos of fall colors in the mountains, I chose to photograph the swamps and bayous of Caddo Lake. This required miles of kayaking among the cypress trees. By choosing small groups of trees as

Read More

Get The Most Out Of Your Flash, Part 1

by Ann de Bruyn

What was once a perplexing and mysterious photo accessory, electronic flash has evolved into an easy to utilize tool. It seamlessly couples to the camera body’s hot-shoe and interfaces with the in-camera computer. The days of manually setting ƒ-stops, calculating guide numbers or measuring flash to subject distance is done automatically and yields perfectly balanced and exposed digital files. Flash is used for many purposes. It adds light to a dimly lit subject, helps freeze motion due t

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Dan Mitler

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 14, 2021 Photo By Dan Mitler Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Orange” by Dan Mitler. Location: Michigan. “An early-morning aerial exploration above the forests of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula revealed a forest-turned-orange surrounding the calm waters of an amorphously shaped lake,” says Mitler. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries 

Read More

Photo Of The Day By James Day

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 9, 2021 Photo By James Day Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Turret Arch Sunset” by James Day. Location: Arches National Park, Utah. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you ha

Read More

Sunbursts And Starbursts Assignment winner Tahmina Mansur

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published October 5, 2021 Congratulations to Tahmina Mansur for winning the recent Sunbursts And Starbursts Assignment with the image, “Cholla Cactus at Sunrise.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Cholla Cactus At Sunrise" By Tahmina Mansur “I’m a landscape photographer, and I went to Los Angeles to meet a friend.

Read More

Incredible Mushroom Timelapse

by Ann de Bruyn

In this short mushroom timelapse video, nature photographer Kristi Odom reveals the growth process of several interesting fungi By Staff Published October 4, 2021 In our October/November 2021 issue of Outdoor Photographer on print and digital newsstands now, we feature a gorgeous portfolio of Kristi Odom’s black-and-white wildlife photography.  We thought it would be fungi to share a remarkable mushroom timelapse that Odom created. In this short video, you’ll witness the growth of

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Lori Hibbett

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 4, 2021 Photo By Lori Hibbett Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Perseid Meteor Composite” by Lori Hibbett. Location: California. “We found a cool foreground to capture the meteor shower,” says Hibbett. “I believe an interesting foreground even at night makes the composition have so much more impact.” Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Gal

Read More

Odd Number Of Subjects

by Ann de Bruyn

Create a more successful composition of similar subjects by grouping them in odd numbers Text Photography By Russ Burden Published October 4, 2021 There are lots of numbers that come into play when it comes to photography: shutter speeds, f-stops, lens focal lengths, digital sensor multiplying factors and fill flash ratios are some of the obvious. One number that doesn’t often pop into photographers’ minds is the number of subjects in a photo. The importance behind this deals

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Harry Lichtman

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 6, 2021 Photo By Harry Lichtman Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Eden” by Harry Lichtman. Location: White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire. “Autumn colors in New Hampshire’s White Mountains can be spectacular, but I was going after the subdued colors and misty conditions when shooting this cascade,” explains Lichtman. “I had visited the brook many times under undesirable conditions but thought it had a lot of potential. The fall season can

Read More

Photo Of The Day By Gene Putney

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated October 5, 2021 Photo By Gene Putney Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Wood Duck Drake” by Gene Putney. Location: Littleton, Colorado. “On an October afternoon I was photographing this wood duck drake as he was preening,” explains Putney. “He was in the lake where the autumn colors were reflecting a nice color from the Cottonwood trees. He took a brief break from preening providing a nice pose for me to take his portrait.” Want to get your images in the r

Read More

Sunbursts And Starbursts Assignment winner Tahmina Mansur

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published October 5, 2021 Congratulations to Tahmina Mansur for winning the recent Sunbursts And Starbursts Assignment with the image, “Cholla Cactus at Sunrise.” View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Cholla Cactus At Sunrise" By Tahmina Mansur “I’m a landscape photographer, and I went to Los Angeles to meet a friend.

Read More

Odd Number Of Subjects

by Ann de Bruyn

There are lots of numbers that come into play when it comes to photography: shutter speeds, f-stops, lens focal lengths, digital sensor multiplying factors and fill flash ratios are some of the obvious. One number that doesn’t often pop into photographers’ minds is the number of subjects in a photo. The importance behind this deals with composition. There’s a compositional fact that states: When including an even number of similar subjects, it is more difficult to create a successful

Read More

Photo Of The Day By NamHui Anderson

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Updated September 29, 2021 Photo By NamHui Anderson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “A Waterfall Formed by Sandstone” by NamHui Anderson. Want to get your images in the running for a Photo of the Day feature? Photo of the Day is chosen from various galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do i

Read More

Summer Storms Assignment Winner Jeremy Janus

by Ann de Bruyn

By Staff Published September 28, 2021 Congratulations to Jeremy Janus for winning the recent Summer Storms Assignment with the image, “Nebraska Storming.” See more of Janus’ photography at jeremyjanusphotography.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: "Nebraska Storming" By Jeremy Janus “When we were driving back from South

Read More

Two Canon Pros Compete For Best Golden Hour Shot

by Ann de Bruyn

In this short video, pro nature photographers Erin Babnik and Charles Glatzer head into the field to capture golden hour illumination By Staff Published September 27, 2021 Canon USA produces a series of “EOL Challenges” for its YouTube channel that follow Canon Explorers of Light into the field to shoot images on a theme. This episode stars two EOL photographers we’ve recently featured in Outdoor Photographer, and we thought it would be fun to share this video so you could vi

Read More

Canon Digital Camera

by John Stapel

One of the most modern products in a home is their Canon digital camera. Digital cameras are one of those items that have become an essential part to everyone's life, whether they realize it or not. You can never go wrong with this type because you get incredible shots and pictures without having to spend all day developing film at your local shop!   One thing I've always loved about my canon digital camera was how easy it was for me to take memorable photos quickly when on vacation or ju

Read More

Canon Camera Bag: Protecting Your Expensive Canon Camera

by Ann de Bruyn

Canon Camera Bags are the perfect way to protect your expensive Canon camera. They offer a safe from bumps and shocks, as well as protecting against rain or snow when you're outside shooting in poor weather conditions. The most important thing is that they keep out any dust particles which could cause damage over time!   Digital cameras are one of the most convenient inventions in recent years. With a little bit more money, you will be able to take hundreds or even thousands of pictures w

Read More