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Outdoor Photographer

Outdoor Photographer

August 2021

Outdoor Photographer’s blend of big, beautiful portfolios, in-depth how-to features, buyer’s guides and product reviews combine to make it the premier magazine about nature photography. Our expert staff of editors and columnists is committed to giving you the tools, techniques and inspiration to capture your favorite subjects in a whole new light. Whatever your interest, Outdoor Photographer will inspire and inform you. Special Introductory Offer

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Madavor Media, LLC
Frequency:
Monthly
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11 Issues

in this issue

1 min
last frame

Curious Cubs “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 after a few days, I grew accustomed to it. After a week, I had well over 4,000 bear photographs to choose from. “After a day of shooting, we came upon these two cubs (estimated at about 3 years old) who were curiously trying to get inside a plane. I shot this photograph before the pilot returned a…

2 min
in this issue

Even accomplished nature photographers may be intimidated by astrophotography, but you might be surprised by just how accessible the experience can be. In this issue, we’ll demystify the art with tips for every step of the process. For Jennifer Wu, the unique challenges of night photography are what keeps her motivated. “I have always had a fascination with the night sky and stars,” Wu says. “Just the enjoyment of seeing the stars is awe-inspiring, and photographing them allows me to be creative. The difficulties make it even more rewarding.” Wu leads us through a very personal narrative highlighting several of her most memorable photo adventures under the night sky in her feature portfolio, “Reaching For The Stars.” Astrophotography is a broad concept encompassing a range of techniques and situations. Twilight, star trails,…

2 min
mount robson

Location 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 moment for the brain to reconcile what the eyes see. While the area is remote and rugged, the roads are paved and well-maintained, providing easy summer access. Weather Known to the Secwépemc people as Yexyexéscen, Robson claims superlatives as the tallest and most prominent peak in the Canadian Rockies. Its size and location allow it to readily capture atmospheric moisture moving east from the Pacific, giving Robson an elusive quality as…

4 min
new gear & tech

CANON REVEALS ADDITIONAL EOS R3 DETAILS In April, Canon announced the development of its upcoming EOS R3 full-frame mirrorless camera. The company described the EOS R3 as a future flagship full-frame mirrorless model, stating in the press release: “This camera will usher in a new category to the EOS R system, positioned squarely between the EOS R5 and EOS-1D X Mark III cameras.” Few details were unveiled in the initial announcement beyond teasers, including a 30 fps max continuous shooting rate and “eye-activated autofocus” capability. Canon has since released additional details about the camera’s specifications. The camera will feature a magnesium-alloy body and have dual card slots, one SD and one CF Express. The autofocus system will be able to recognize cars and motorcycles in addition to human and animal detection and…

2 min
sonoran lyresnake

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 species, including our target, a white speckled rattlesnake. We came up empty-handed looking for our intended subject, but that gave me the opportunity to focus on more commonly encountered creatures like this Sonoran lyresnake. It’s a species that few spend the time to photograph, even those who are keen on snake photography. Though the snake is not rare, it still took many hours hiking through a remote mountain range on the U.S.-Mexico border to finally scare one up.…

2 min
showcase

GRAND PRIZE Skiing The North By David Swindler “The best poets, after all, exhibit only a tame and civil side of nature. They have not seen the west side of any mountain.” – Henry David Thoreau “Our day started under a thick blanket of fog with the temperature at -10 degrees Celsius. We put skins on our skis and started a long ascent up a steep ridge. After 2,500 feet of elevation gain, we emerged above the fog, and layers of rugged peaks appeared before us. I took this shot as my girlfriend, Evelyn, skied out to get a closer view of the mountains.” SECOND PRIZE Emerging From The Forest By Cindy Jones “Wading through a river carrying my photography gear always takes some effort, but when I was trying to slowly back away from a bear, it…