category_outlined / Photography
Outdoor PhotographerOutdoor Photographer

Outdoor Photographer

July 2019

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

United States
Madavor Media, LLC
Read Morekeyboard_arrow_down
SPECIAL: Get 40% OFF with code: YES40
11 Issues


access_time1 min.
outdoor photographer

Wes Pitts Editorial Director Kristan Ashworth Managing Editor George D. Lepp Field Editor COLUMNISTS Elizabeth Carmel, Melissa Groo, Amy Gulick, Bill Hatcher, Dewitt Jones, Frans Lanting, George D. Lepp, David Muench, William Neill CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Mark Edward Harris, Lewis Kemper, Glenn Randall, William Sawalich PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS Daryl Benson, Jim Brandenburg, Carr Clifton, Daniel J. Cox, Bruce Dale, James Kay, Robert Glenn Ketchum, David Muench, Marc Muench, Michael Nichols, John Shaw, Art Wolfe SALES & MARKETING (617) 706-9110, Fax (617) 536-0102 Scott Luksh Media Solutions Director Bob Meth Senior Media Solutions Manager Alexandra Piccirilli Senior Media Solutions Manager Classes, Tours & Workshops Sales Manager clientservices@madavor.com Client Services Andrew Yeum Marketing Director Tommy Goodale Marketing Associate Tim Doolan Social Media Manager Anthony Buzzeo Joanna Cassidy Content Marketing Associates ART & PRODUCTION Carolyn V. Marsden Art Director Scott Brandsgaard Senior Designer OPERATIONS Jason Pomerantz VP, Strategy Toni Eunice Operations Coordinator Alicia Roach Human Resources Generalist Cheyenne Corliss Client Services Supervisor Tou Zong Her Senior Client Services Associate Aubrie Britto Darren Cormier Andrea Palli Client Services Amanda Joyce Accounting Director Tina McDermott Accounts Payable Associate Wayne…

access_time1 min.
cover shot

Photographer: Jonathan Irish Location: Redwood National and State Parks, California Equipment: Fujifilm X-T1, Fujinon XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR Situation: I had been wanting to photograph the giant California redwoods for a really long time, so a National Geographic assignment taking me to all of the national parks during the centennial of the National Park Service was a dream come true. This was a perfect spring morning among these majestic and beautiful trees. I spent over four hours this day walking along the trail, trying not to get neck soreness from constantly gazing upwards. I was overcome by just how tall the trees are, and I remember thinking that having a person in my images would help show the incredible scale. However, I was alone, and I hadn’t seen another soul the entire morning. So…

access_time3 min.
algonquin peak

Location The Adirondack Mountains are located in upstate New York. The 6-million-acre Adirondack Park is a mixture of public and private land, allowing you to stay in small mountain communities surrounded by state-protected wilderness. The mountains form the headwaters of the mighty Hudson River and butt up against beautiful Lake Champlain. There are endless opportunities to explore everything from remote wilderness lakes to high alpine summits. For those seeking shorter outings, there are plenty of beautiful roadside vistas and attractions. The mountains of the High Peaks Wilderness draw most of the attention, but there are plenty of other locations to visit and explore as well. The low-lying Champlain Valley offers a plethora of short hikes with outstanding vistas of the High Peaks to the west and Lake Champlain to the east. Poke-O-Moonshine…

access_time9 min.
in-camera focus stacking

In-Camera Focus Stacking Years ago, I was asked by the folks at Canon what features I’d like to see in future cameras, and one of my suggestions was an automated focus-stacking capability—dramatically increasing an image’s depth of field by combining multiple captures taken at different focus points. I’ve been using and writing about the manual technique, for both landscape and macro subjects as small as snowflakes, for several years. Now the industry has incorporated in-camera focus stacking features in a number of ingenious ways; it’s offered in cameras including Panasonic LUMIX, Olympus OM-D, Nikon’s Z 6, Z 7 and D850, and Canon’s new entry-level, mirrorless full-frame EOS RP camera. I got my hands on a Canon EOS RP and started experimenting with its In-Camera Focus Bracketing feature. The method incorporated into the…

access_time8 min.
a year in the national parks

For the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service, I had a dream assignment. I traveled to and photographed all 59 (at the time) of the U.S. national parks in one year on assignment for National Geographic. While other Nat Geo photographers were spending up to a year on assignment in a single national park, I was racing through them at breakneck speed. It was a whirlwind year filled with more beauty and nature than any one person should ever get to experience in such a short timeframe. If you’re doing the math, you’ve probably realized that photographing 59 national parks in 52 weeks is close to impossible, and you’d be right. But I was crazy enough to pitch it, and they were crazy enough to let me try to do…

access_time11 min.
5 national parks for summer

Summer brings warm weather, long days and family vacations—elements that add up to make it the busiest time of year in the national parks. That makes some folks shy away, but savvy photographers know plenty of opportunities still abound for making beautiful images in the most amazing of America’s wild places. To that end, we asked award-winning nature photographer and national parks expert QT Luong to recommend the best parks to visit this summer. He’s made more than 300 trips to the parks, and as the author of Treasured Lands—a 480-page compendium of photographs of the national parks that’s filled with useful information for his fellow photographers—Luong is uniquely qualified to highlight the best parks and special places within them to photograph wilderness unencumbered by crowds. Here, in Luong’s own words, are…