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 / Photography
Outdoor Photographer

Outdoor Photographer November 2017

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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on the web at outdoorphotographer.com

❚ Member Galleries Share your best photos with the OP community in our online galleries, It’s free to register and participate—join today! ❚ Assignments Enter our themed photo challenges each week for a chance to have your image recognized as our Assignment winner. ❚ On Location Discover your next photo destination with our feature articles that highlight epic places for nature photography. ❚ Pro Perspectives Be inspired by advice and insights into the art and technology of photography from top nature photographers. ❚ Weekly Tips Sign up to receive our free “Tip of the Week” newsletter, featuring techniques to improve your photo skills.…

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Photographer: Thibault Roland Location: Shark Fin & Liddell Cove, Davenport, California Equipment: Sony a7R, Canon TS-E 24mm f/3.5L, Metabones Mark IV Smart Adapter for Canon EF, Manfrotto tripod, Formatt-Hitech 16-stop ND filter Situation: There are a few mythical roads in North America; historic Route 66, for example. Another is U.S. Route 101, which travels along the gorgeous West Coast from Washington all the way to California. It mostly hugs the coast, crossing millennial forests, snaking along perilous cliffs and overlooking impressive shoreline. For a photographer, it’s a dream come true, full of wonderful opportunities and surprises. This photograph was taken along the coast near Davenport, on California State Route 1, a detour west from U.S. 101, as I was driving south from Seattle, Washington. This sea stack is nestled in a cove and is…

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in this issue

For those of us who studied photography in the days of film, black-and-white film processing and printing was the more accessible medium compared to color. The black-and-white darkroom is a more forgiving place, as you can work under safelights and better see what you’re doing, as opposed to the color darkroom, which is by necessity completely dark. In the digital age, processing images on computer screens rather than with enlargers and chemical baths, color is arguably the easier of the two, or at least the more immediate. To get to a black-and-white image with digital, you’re better off shooting in color and then converting to black and white, rather than setting your camera to monochrome capture. From one perspective, something’s lost in this change. Aesthetic preferences aside, black and white is a…

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A physicist by training, Thibault Roland became fascinated by photography and how scientific concepts such as time and space can be integrated into this art. Based in Oregon, he specializes in fine art, landscape, seascape and architectural photography. He instructs workshops and gives lectures internationally on techniques such as long exposure, infrared and tilt-shift photography. Learn more at thibaultroland.com. Alan Ross is an internationally respected master photographer and educator best known for his tonally exquisite black-and-white images of the American West. He honed his vision and technique while working side by side with Ansel Adams as his full-time photographic assistant, beginning in 1974, and was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. See more of his work at alanrossphotography.com. A founding partner and instructor with Muench…

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The Natural Bridge By Dave Michaud “Living in California, I enjoy exploring the coast and scouting compositions. On this winter evening, conditions looked promising for a sunset shoot, so I headed to Natural Bridges State Beach in Santa Cruz. I set up facing south, toward Monterey, and shot super wide to capture the wave action in the foreground and the dramatic clouds above. All the elements came together nicely to make this memorable scene.” ➤ Canon EOS 50D, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM. Exposure: 1/4 sec., ƒ/8, ISO 100. See more of Dave Michaud’s photography at 500px.com/davemichaud. Renewal By James Papp “This is a view of Grouse Meadow during an eight-day backpacking trip in California’s Kings Canyon National Park. Here, along the John Muir Trail, LeConte Canyon widens and the tumbling middle fork of…

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creative mobility

“When I first transitioned from film to a DSLR, I remember thinking, ‘Why does my camera need to be twice as large and heavy?’” recalls photographer Rick Hunter. “Sure, I understood that the electronics required for digital capture added to the size and weight of a DSLR, but add to that the several large, heavy lenses required for the type of work I do—it didn’t take long for me to realize the advantage of a smaller system.” Carrying 50 pounds of equipment takes its toll on your back, Hunter says. “When I switched to the Olympus OM-D system, I found I could carry what I needed without that burden. The small size and lighter weight is what initially drew me to Olympus.” Moving from one camera system to another is something professional…