Outdoor Photographer August 2021

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The Surfing Life How a lifelong love and respect for the ocean inspires my photography. By Zak Noyle. 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 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. 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. 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/…

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,…


Jennifer Wu is a leading nature photographer and Canon Explorer of Light specializing in the night sky. She is the co-author of Photography Night Sky: A Field Guide to Shooting After Dark and enjoys sharing her passion for nature and night photography through workshops. Learn more at jenniferwu.com. Jack Fusco is a landscape astrophotographer on an often-sleepless journey, striving to share the wonder of the night sky. Fusco’s work has been featured by publications and organizations including National Geographic, TEDx, Los Angeles Times, NASA APOD, BBC, Forbes and many more. See more of his work at www.jackfusco.com. Adam Woodworth is a landscape photographer based in Maine. An expert in astrophotography, Woodworth enjoys teaching and is the author of Night Sky Photography: From First Principles to Professional Results as well as a new…

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Photographer: Jennifer Wu Location: Yosemite National Park, California Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM. Situation: After sunset, the temperature cooled, daytime hikers disappeared, and I hiked alone on a quiet, chilly night. Reaching a hilltop, I set up to take photographs of some boulders that I previously scouted to use as the foreground element. Since the stars and Milky Way look similar in most photographs, I wanted something unique for a landscape scene. Suddenly, headlamps beamed through the darkness. I was delighted to learn that the hikers who surprised me were an astronomer and his family viewing the stars who agreed to pose in my composition. I positioned them standing on different boulders as foreground elements to the night sky. “Now, stay still and don’t breathe for 20…


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…

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…