Outdoor Photographer March 2021

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Does Sensor Size Matter? How to evaluate the advantages of full-frame versus smaller sensors when choosing a camera. By Josh Miller. Tip Of The Week Available on our website—or delivered directly to your inbox—our “Tip of the Week” provides shooting and processing techniques to sharpen your photography skills. Sign up today. Assignments Share your best shots in our weekly “Assignments” photo challenges. Submit images that fit the week’s theme—you may be our next Assignment winner. On Landscape William Neill’s column on the fine art of landscape photography explores thoughtful approaches to composition and creativity. Connect With Us Get the latest news and be inspired by great photos from the Outdoor Photographer community. Newsletter Subscribe today for updates on the latest features, how-to articles and photography news. outdoorphotographer.com/newsletter/…

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Photographer: Josh Miller Location: Yosemite National Park Equipment: Nikon D800E, AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR Situation: Every visit to Yosemite offers something exciting, but it’s a challenge to create new images of subjects like El Capitan or Half Dome. For this trip, I convinced a non-photographer friend to join me for a week in February that appeared to have great snow potential, selling him on the chance to ski in the valley. The storm was warmer than expected, and we spent a slushy week in the valley hiking and doing very little photography or skiing. But on our second-to-last night, the temperature dropped, and it started snowing. By morning, there was a thin covering of snow throughout the valley, though it didn’t last long, and by afternoon, it only remained on the high…

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in this issue

I may be something of an oddball,” admits landscape photographer Erin Babnik, “in that I can credit my background as an art historian with some very specific experiences that directed my interests and methods as a photographer.” In this issue dedicated to the fine art of landscape photography, Babnik’s feature story, “Interpreting The Landscape,” shares her perspective on the craft and the ways in which her background initially prompted—and continues to guide—her compositions. “Learning to analyze images for art historical purposes has forever changed the way that I see the world,” she says. “I cannot see a mountain, a tree or a grouping of flowers without thinking of them as abstract sculptures of a sort, characters in a setting that are waiting for me to tell their stories.” Telling new stories…

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Erin Babnik is a leading photographic artist, educator, writer and speaker. Her expressive style of landscape photography was born out of an integration of progressive techniques and a classical education in the arts. Babnik is a Canon Explorer of Light. See more of her work at erinbabnik.com. Justin Black’s photographs have been published widely and featured in numerous exhibitions, and have been used in collaboration with several conservation organizations to promote campaigns that help protect threatened landscapes and ecosystems around the world. See more of his work at visionarywild.com. Richard Auger creates hyper-realistic landscape, underwater and drone images of Florida and the Tropics. His focus is on large and mural-size finished artwork, which are on display in corporate, government and private collections across Florida. See more of his work at richardauger.com.…

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Grand Prize A Royal Sunset By Kelly Moran “This photo was taken while on safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This majestic male was sleeping on top of the hill at sunset while the rest of the Topi pride lounged below. He sat up for one quick moment, allowing me to take this photo before he fell asleep again.” Second Prize Anhinga With Fish By Mitch Walters “While walking back to my car at sunset, I spotted this lone, backlit anhinga diving and looking for food. Suddenly, the bird got ahold of a large fish, spearing it with its dagger-like beak. However, the fish was indeed a slippery one, constantly freeing itself from the bird, forcing the anhinga to dive repeatedly until it finally secured it. I was fortunate to capture a brief moment…

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new gear

PRIMES FOR FULL-FRAME MIRRORLESS Sigma introduced three new prime lenses for full-frame mirrorless cameras in its I series. Offered in L-Mount (Leica/Panasonic/Sigma) as well as Sony E-Mount, Sigma positions these as premium lenses with “exceptional optical performance and stylish, compact design.” The three new lenses in the Sigma I series are the 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary, 35mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary and 65mm F2 DG DN | Contemporary. They join the existing 45mm F2.8 DG DN | Contemporary. These lenses have all-metal bodies as well as metal internal components, manual aperture rings and AF/Manual focus mode switches. The 24mm F3.5 DG DN | Contemporary features a minimum focusing distance of 4.3 inches and magnification of 0.5x, so while it’s not a true macro lens, it’s capable of very close focusing…