Outdoor Photographer

Outdoor Photographer January/February 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

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How To Use Hyperfocal Focusing Understand and use hyperfocal focusing to create sharper images and enhanced depth of field. 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. Solve Creative & Technical Challenges George Lepp’s “Tech Tips” column answers reader questions and explores practical solutions and gear advice for a wide range of photographic subjects, from wildlife to landscapes, macro and more. Tip of the Week Available on our website—or delivered directly to your inbox—our free “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…

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Photographer: George D. Lepp Location: Central Oregon Equipment: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM with Canon Extender EF 2x III (1000mm), Really Right Stuff tripod and BH-55 ball-head, Hoodman Steel CompactFlash card. Exposure: 1/350 sec., ƒ/13, ISO 800. Situation: For the past five years, I’ve been observing a bald eagle nest, located in a tall pine tree in a natural area near my home in Central Oregon. The site is fortuitous for photography; a cliff about two hundred feet away offers a clear view of the nest at a safe and respectful distance. My quiet presence hasn’t been an issue for the nesting pair, and they have successfully raised two eaglets annually, except for a year when only one egg hatched. One morning in May, the adult female…

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in this issue

In the very first issue of Outdoor Photographer, published in June 1985, readers were introduced to George Lepp’s “Tech Tips” column. In that issue, Lepp advised readers on topics including how to store color film in their vehicles on longer road trips (use a Styrofoam icebox, sans ice), inexpensive alternatives to bellows and extension tubes for macro techniques, how to photograph through aquarium glass without capturing your own reflection, tricks for keeping your film camera free of lint when changing rolls and best practices for cleaning lenses. Throughout the 33-plus years since, Lepp has been a constant presence in the magazine, staying ahead of the changes in photographic technology and demystifying challenging subjects for our readers. One thing that hasn’t changed is Lepp’s dedication to helping others solve problems and make…

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George D. Lepp is one of North America’s best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. His passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology and environmental responsibility are revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images. See more of his work at georgeleppimages.com. Henry H. Holdsworth has spent over 35 years photographing the wildlife and landscapes of Grand Teton National Park. He has published seven photographic books on the Tetons and Yellowstone, including his latest, Grand Teton: A Photographic Journey. See more of his work at wildbynaturegallery.com. Aaron Baggenstos is an award-winning professional wildlife photographer, videographer and author in nature and wildlife. In addition to his own photography, Baggenstos leads small-group photo tours to some of the premier wildlife destinations on the planet. See more of his work at aaronstours.com. Follow us at @outdoorphotographer…

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On The Run By Stan Bysshe “Winter has quickly become my favorite time to visit Yellowstone National Park. While there are certainly fewer animals, there are also less visitors. But winter is also a very harsh time for the wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Every animal is fighting to make it to the spring. In the Lamar Valley, we came across a herd of bison running through deep snow. The young calf was probably born the previous spring and is still under the watchful eye of its mother. Photographers can suffer a bit as well—it was minus 19 degrees!” See more of Stan Bysshe’s work at sbysshe.smugmug.com. Bunny In Falling Snow By Dawn Wilson “When teaching photography classes, I remind my students that you don’t have to go far from home to get some fun…

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winter gear

The key to successful winter photography? Be warm and dry. Properly outfitted, you’ll be able to focus on your subject, not your personal comfort. Here are some suggested options to cover the basics. BREATHABLE BASELAYER Patagonia’s warmest baselayer, Capilene Air is a combination of merino wool and recycled polyester knit in a seamless 3D structure that’s soft against your skin, lightweight and enhances airflow. This unique fabric dries quickly and resists odors, and is offered in bottoms as well as crew and hoodie tops for both men and women. List price: $129 (bottoms and crew top); $149 (hoodie top). Contact: Patagonia, patagonia.com. WATERPROOF SHELL The Bergtagen Eco-Shell jacket from Fjällräven is a waterproof shell designed for flexibility and waterproof protection. The polyester jacket features water-resistant zippers with pulls that are easy to use when…