Outdoor Photography

by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 09/20/2023
When you head out into the wilderness armed with a pro camera and big telephoto lens to tackle some awesome wildlife, landscape, and bird photography, you had best be sure to have the right accessories for your adventures! Let’s take a look at the best accessories for wildlife photography because—trust me—you don’t want to be the only photographer out there without a cool camouflage lens cover! Tripods I’ve said it before and I am saying it again:
0 Views ·Posted 07/11/2023
In this video, join Westcott Top Pro Ian Spanier as he deconstructs a recent location shoot. Spanier explains how he uses harsh sunlight to his advantage and finds the best solutions to the limitations of on-location photoshoots. 0:00 - Introduction 1:43 - Problem Solving on Location 6:13 - Gear 9:38 - Open Shade: The Sun as a Backlight / Sun Flares: The Sun as a Highlight 18:20 - Using Reflectors: The Power of Light Compels You! 21:16 - Review: Tips & Tricks 25:44 - Avoid the "Bad Light" 30:25 - Using the Sun as Your Key Light 33:00 - Be
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 07/25/2023
When it comes to bird and wildlife photography, the one word you need to know is: telephoto! If you've ever tried to approach birds or wild animals (not too close, please!) you've likely noticed they usually don't take kindly to humans and fly or scamper off before you get close enough for a photograph. The magic of the telephoto lens allows you to get "up close" without getting… up close. For birding and wildlife, getting closer usually means using lenses with a minimum 300mm focal length. We've all seen spectacular wildlife images by top
0 Views ·Posted 12/05/2022
When you’re photographing landscapes, it’s important to look beyond the location to showcase its magic. Canon Explorer of Light Erin Babnik shares the ways in which she utilizes all the tools at her disposal (from gear to editing) to tell the story of a location, from her own point of view. 0:00 Introduction 0:43 Overview 8:13 Looking Beyond Locations 18:35 What is a Landscape? 24:21 Five Helpful Habits 53:03 Final Thoughts Sponsored by
0 Views ·Posted 11/01/2022
Outdoor photographer L. Renee, aka Urban Climbr, shares five tips for preparing for an adventure photo shoot, such as choosing your gear, getting creative, and other important items to bring along. 0:00 Introduction 0:17 Tip 1 0:58 Tip 2 1:40 Tip 3 2:21 Tip 4 2:40 Tip 5 3:32 Final Thoughts  
0 Views ·Posted 10/31/2022
This is our guide to some gorgeous photography locations, in Monterey, California. Follow along as we show you the historical district, rocky beaches, wildlife, and other natural wonders! What are some of your favorite travel-photo subjects and locations? Tell us about them in the Comments section.
0 Views ·Posted 03/01/2022
Professional travel photographer Esteban Toro has a talent for visual storytelling and capturing immersive photos that allow you to see the world from his point of view. Join him on a journey to Alaska and learn how prior research can help you capture incredible images, like the ones in this video! Have you traveled to Alaska with a camera? What was your experience like? Tell us about it in the Comments section.
0 Views ·Posted 02/08/2022
How does black-and-white landscape photography differ from its colorful counterpart? The former relies on textures, contrast, light, and strong composition to create images that make a lasting impression. Sony Alpha Collective member Mahesh Thapa shares his recommendations for utilizing these elements in your monochromatic landscape photography. How do you incorporate these components into your own photography? Join the conversation in the Comments section, below.
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted 01/04/2022
If you are selling a used car online, one great way to make your car stand out from the rest and attract more attention is to up your photo game. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to capture compelling images of the car or truck you are ready to sell—a few simple tips can help your photos grab the attention of possible buyers. Photographs © Todd Vorenkamp You’ve seen the standard used-car photo—the boring shot taken outside a dealership, in a driveway or crowded parking lot, midday, from standing eye level, of a sterile-looking
0 Views ·Posted 11/26/2021
Landscape photographer and Sony Alpha Collective member Michael Hollender discusses how to plan a National Park photoshoot adventure, including how to find photography locations, how to research your trip, and more! What are your tips for finding new landscape photography locations? Suggest some in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 11/05/2021
Learn how to level up your street portrait photography with FUJIFILM creator Derek Fahsbender, who tells you how he makes his street portraiture more interesting, as well as how to talk to strangers and take their pictures, even if you're on the introverted side. What are your tips for approaching and photographing strangers? Share them with us in the Comments section.  
0 Views ·Posted 10/22/2021
If you have a demanding outdoor photoshoot coming up, it’s necessary to prepare beforehand. Professional photographer Jon Dunaway shares his outdoor and wildlife photography tips so you’re 100% covered for your next photo shoot! Do you have any tips to share? Inform us in the Comments section!
0 Views ·Posted 10/30/2021
Professional adventure and travel photographer Corey Rich discusses his photography career, storytelling process, and gear, revealing how he manages to capture unique images during adventure sports. What are your tips for extreme sports photography? Share them with us in the Comments section, below. Sponsored by Lowepro
0 Views ·Posted 10/29/2021
Join David Wilder in the Canadian Rockies as he shares five tips for respectful wildlife photography! Should you use a fixed telephoto lens or a zoom telephoto lens? Do you need a guide? What should you research beforehand? How do you camouflage yourself? What kind of photography accessories do you need for stable photos? What wildlife photo gear do you use? Share your thoughts or ask us questions in the Comments section, below.
0 Views ·Posted 10/19/2021
Matt Zefi shares his 10 fall landscape photography tips. As we head into autumn, it’s time to take advantage of the beautiful fall foliage! From photographing autumn leaves to waterfalls, from camera gear to settings, consider this your fall photography guide. Do you have any tips of your own for photographing the changing leaves and colors of autumn? Share them if you feel so moved, in the Comments section!