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Outdoor Photographer August 2019

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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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Challenge Accepted Tips and techniques for getting started in adventure sports photography. By Michael Clark 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. Wild By Nature Melissa Groo’s recurring column on wildlife photography considers all of the elements for success, from equipment to techniques and good field ethics. Assignments Sharpen your skills and share your best shots in our weekly “Assignments” photo challenges. Submit your images that fit the week’s theme—you may be our next Assignment winner. 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. http://outdoorphotographer.com/newsletter/…

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Photographer: Grant Gunderson Location: Farstad, Norway Equipment: Canon EOS-1D X, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, Schneider 0.9 Soft Graduated ND Filter Situation: Farstad, Norway, is in the heart of what may be one of the most scenic road trips you can make. While the road itself provides an immense amount of beauty, photographers are well rewarded if they invest the time and effort to climb the trail above the town of Farstad to the summit of the nearby rocky bluffs that overlook Atlantic Ocean Road, which happens to traverse one of the most dramatic landscapes on earth, carved by glaciers over the eons and resulting in numerous fjords and islands dotting the landscape. The area is known for its damp and misty conditions, but for those patient enough to wait for the sun…

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in this issue

Adventure sports bring together the best of outdoor recreation and landscape photography. As a subject, it’s similar to wildlife photography; to create exciting images, you need to develop your skills for following fast-moving action while maintaining strong compositions. Capturing peak moments with a sharp “actor” is critical, but so is the “stage” you create when framing the shot. Talking with Grant Gunderson, one of the top adventure sports photographers working today, it occurred to us that for photographers interested in trying adventure sports photography, mountain biking is a perfect “starter” sport. Where they’re allowed, mountain bikes are an excellent form of transportation for photographers exploring wild places. They’re also a good subject for beginners as you can control the speed of the action relatively easily while you get used to panning…

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Grant Gunderson’s photography has been published widely in major outdoor and sports publications including National Geographic Adventure and Outside and used in marketing campaigns for brands like Black Diamond and Patagonia. See more of his work at grantgunderson.com. Ken Kaminesky is a professional travel photographer and a co-founder of Discovery Photo Tours. His photography has been featured in major publications and has twice been featured on the cover of National Geographic magazine. See more of his work at kenkaminesky.com. Dave Welling has been capturing evocative images of the natural world for over 25 years. He is a charter member of the North American Nature Photography Association and author of Sanctuary, celebrating the Wildlife Waystation. See his work at strikingnatureimagesbydavewelling.com.…

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Taft Point Slacklining “Taft Point in Yosemite is a favorite spot for late-afternoon photography. This autumn day, I set out hoping to capture a sunset with El Capitan in the distance. When I arrived at the spot I planned to shoot from, I was surprised to find a high-line set up and someone enjoying a walk on that thin piece of webbing thousands of feet above Yosemite Valley. I decided to spend some time watching and took the opportunity to photograph the action. Although I didn’t get the image I had previsualized, I saw a remarkable performance and got a great shot, too!” See more of Beth Howell’s work at bethhowellphotos.com. High In The Alps “We had been in the Alps for two weeks, but here atop the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, we…

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olympus tough tg-6

When we think of “rugged” compact cameras, the Olympus Tough line is the first to come to mind, and the new Olympus Tough TG-6 continues the company’s leadership in the category. What distinguishes the Olympus Tough line— apart from the cameras themselves—is the array of accessories that Olympus offers. It’s not just a camera, but a complete system that can be tailored for specific uses. Optional accessories include three optical converters, two ring lights, an underwater housing and strobes for deeper dives than the camera can do on its own, plus protective equipment like a lens barrier and floatation device. Like its predecessor, the Tough TG-5, the 12-megapixel Olympus Tough TG-6 is waterproof down to 50 feet, dustproof, shockproof for drops up to 7 feet and freezeproof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit.…