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Outdoor Photographer August 2020

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
11 Issues

in this issue

1 min

5 National Parks For Summer They’re not too hot, not too crowded and they offer tons of summer-specific photographic opportunities. Photography by QT Luong Assignments 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. 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. 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. http://outdoorphotographer.com/newsletter/…

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cover shot

Photographer: Zak Noyle Location: Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Equipment: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Situation: Waikiki, the birthplace of surfing. The waters seen in this image are where it all began for the now-global sport. When flying into Oahu, planes take a path right over the waters of Waikiki, giving a glimpse of the surf below. These reefs have played the part of learning grounds for many surfers, including Duke Kahanamoku, an internationally known waterman who won five Olympic medals for swimming, including three gold medals, and played a major role in the popularization of surfing in the early 1900s. Growing up in Hawaii, my entire childhood revolved around the water, and the ocean has been a constant backdrop for my happiest memories. These days, I get to travel…

3 min
in this issue

You never realize how the pieces of your life are fitting together as it’s happening,” Zak Noyle observes in the introduction to “The Surfing Life” in this issue. “Then one day, you find yourself swimming through a world-class wave making photos of the world’s best surfers, and you take stock of how you got there.” For pros—and especially those who photograph sports like surfing—a passion for the subject is the foundation of success. Just as wildlife photographers who study animal behavior have an advantage, sports photographers with a personal connection to their subjects are able to anticipate the action and distinguish an exceptional moment from the mundane, and the resulting images display that knowledge. Immersed in the lifestyle of the sport, photographers like Noyle make images that the passerby would…

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After graduating from college, Tim Kemple moved into an old RV and wandered the world climbing rocks. Somewhere along the way, he picked up a camera, and years later, he can still climb 5.14 but is far more well-known for his iconic images of world-class athletes in wild places for clients such as Ram, Mitsubishi, Amtrak, Johnnie Walker and Wolverine. He also thrives helming light and fast film crews, informing an epic yet intimate, authentic style apparent in recent digital campaigns for Jaybird Sport, Merrell, The North Face and Apple. See more of Kemple’s work at kemplemedia.com. Klemen Premrl ice climbing inside the Skaftafell Glacier, southern Iceland. “Over the past five years, I’ve traveled to Iceland several times to document outdoor athletes pushing the limits of their sport in the otherworldly…

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get in the action

As impressive as today’s interchangeable-lens cameras are, there are still some things they can’t do on their own, like soar through the sky, dive underwater, clip inconspicuously to your backpack or take a serious tumble. For a unique point of view on adventure sports, these specialty cameras make it easy to capture images that would be nerve-wracking or even impossible with a traditional camera. THE “GO ANYWHERE” CAMERA Underwater, attached to your handlebars or tethered to your life jacket, the Sony RX0 II is a 15-megapixel ultra-compact camera that can go pretty much anywhere you can. Though it’s incredibly small at 2.5x1.8x1.5 inches, it packs a 1-inch sensor that can capture stills—and 4K video with image stabilization—to microSD-format memory cards. The RX0 II is built to withstand the bumps and splashes of adventure…

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pigeon spire

Location Bugaboo Provincial Park is located in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The park contains isolated 10,000-foot granite spires soaring above ice fields and glaciers with stunning views in all directions. Access to the Bugaboos begins in the small town of Brisco on British Columbia Highway 95. Turn west onto Bugaboo Creek Road and navigate the maze of logging roads for 28.5 miles to the trailhead parking lot. The park provides chicken wire and wood posts to build a fence around the lower half of your vehicle, which prevents the porcupines from chewing the rubber parts off your car! The approach trail is steep, consisting of 2.8 miles and 2,360 feet elevation gain to the Alpine Club of Canada’s Conrad Kain Hut, and another 0.6 miles and 820 feet elevation…