10 Tips For Better Travel Photos

Whether you’re headed to the big city nearby or across an ocean, shooting on location is a lot of fun, and full of photographic possibilities.
By Rick Sammon
Whether you’re headed to the big city nearby or across an ocean, shooting on location is a lot of fun, and full of photographic possibilities. These tips will help prepare you to make the most of your camera as you explore. 1. Shoot for HDR Images As recently as a…

Secrets Of Black & White

In recent years, black-and-white has gained new attention and appreciation.
By Rob Sheppard
In recent years, black-and-white has gained new attention and appreciation. Software makers are offering increasingly capable tools for custom black-and-white conversions, and most photo printers address the unique needs of black-and-white printing with special inks and settings. Use the following tips to help you create distinctive black-and-white images. Shooting In…

The ISO Advantage

I recently returned from photographing brown bears along the Katmai coast of Alaska.
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
I recently returned from photographing brown bears along the Katmai coast of Alaska. I was leading a workshop for Photo Quest Adventures, and we had more than 20 bears at a time on the beach. I’ve been returning to the same area for more than 10 years and have captured…

Master Your Camera Meter

Whether we shoot on auto or manual, we all share something in common: the TTL meter. It makes or breaks every exposure.
By William Sawalich
Whether we shoot on auto or manual, we all share something in common: the TTL meter. It makes or breaks every exposure. Digital SLRs utilize “through-the-lens” light metering; what you see through the viewfinder, you meter. TTL is reflective, measuring the amount of light bouncing off a subject. It’s accurate,…

Point-Of-View Photography

“Tom, what’s the main thing you think about when you’re shooting mountain biking?”
Text & Photography By Tom Bol
“Tom, what’s the main thing you think about when you’re shooting mountain biking?” Josh, a workshop student, asks. I’m teaching a photo workshop on adventure sports in Maine, and today we’re photographing mountain bikers. “I want the viewer to be a part of the action,” I reply. “I want the…

A Way With People

David Stoecklein has a knack for putting people at ease and posing them naturally.
By Kim Castleberry, Photography By David Stoecklein
David Stoecklein has a knack for putting people at ease and posing them naturally. When he walks onto a ranch or some other Western setting, he knows exactly what he has to do first. He doesn’t start, as you might expect, by searching for the best available light—that comes second.…
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