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Ron Leach  |  Jan 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Finland’s dark winter months are when nature photographer Hannu Huhtamo is most active, using the nearly two-month polar night as his background for some exceptional light paintings. He employs nothing more than flashlights, his camera and some simple tools to capture these otherworldly images.

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 13, 2017  |  0 comments

For Jess Findlay, outdoor photography was a natural. Growing up in British Columbia (BC), Canada, surrounded by lush landscapes, enthralling wilderness, and birds of every feather, nature called to him every time he stepped outside, spurred on by family activities that included hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. As a young child, he would buy disposable cameras for family outings, and that only whet his appetite for the photographic arts. Before he knew it, he was thoroughly immersed. Nature and photography were on converging paths, meeting at a crossroads that would mark his future forever.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 12, 2017  |  0 comments

The NASA space program includes a remarkable repository of otherworldly images from the cosmos, and those you see here represent our 10 favorite NASA photographs from 2016. It was a tough choice, because in addition to their popular Image of the Day website, NASA publishes thousands of amazing images (and numerous videos) from space throughout the year.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Trevor Pottelberg’s “Lighthouse Project” proves that you needn’t travel far from home to create a spectacular photo essay. The Canadian landscape photographer spent an entire year photographing the same lighthouse near his home in Brownsville, Ontario with absolutely beautiful, and different, results.

Maria Piscopo  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Who are the clients buying outdoor and nature photography? How do you find these clients and make money? What are some of the special challenges you may encounter? In Business Trends this month we will address these questions and more with working pros Andy Biggs, Nick Simonite, Christopher Wilson, and Steven Wohlwender.

Josh Miller  |  Jan 10, 2017  |  0 comments

While most photographers are packing their gear away for winter, an increasing number are finding winter to be their favorite season for photography. Photographers willing to brave the cold often find popular locations deserted, dramatic light, and fresh snow that makes scenes come alive. Whether it’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip to a destination like Yellowstone, Alaska, or Yosemite, or something closer to home, winter is a great time to get to know these locations in a much more intimate way and at slower pace. Here are nine reasons why winter is the best season to go out and shoot.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

The winners of the 3rd annual 2016 International Landscape Photographer of the Year (ILPOY) competition have been announced and all of them capture nature at its very best. The contest is a celebration of the most imaginative, artistic and inspirational landscape images of the past year, and will result in a commemorative book that will be available shortly, featuring the top 101 images of the competition.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Jeff McPheeters is a Kansas-based pro whose extensive portfolio encompasses everything from interior design and event photography to landscape, nature and wildlife. While all of McPheeters’ work is impressive, the images he captures of raging storms in rural Kansas are especially spectacular.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, bird lovers, here's something unique that will let you take great remote photos of your feathered friends. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is an affordable bird feeder and 4K action cam combo for getting great close-ups and action shots of birds and other wildlife without a lot of fancy gear.

 |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Paolo Pettigiani is an Italian photographer/graphic designer whose stunning infrared photographs convey familiar scenes that are at once familiar and surreal. Based in Turin, Pettigiani says he finds inspiration during his travels by discovering “a new reality” with his unique infrared images.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 20, 2016  |  0 comments

Muhhammad Roem considers himself an “amateur” photographer, but you wouldn’t know that from looking at the incredible close-up images he shoots of insects and other critters.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Last month we shared several of our favorite entries in the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition, and now that the spectacular winners have been chosen, we thought we’d feature a few of the First and Second Place Winners.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Tina Tormanen lives and works in the magical Lapland region of Northernmost Finland, and her images of this winter wonderland under the Aurora Borealis are absolutely breathtaking. 

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular photographs are those in which he shoots his subjects by moonlight.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 22, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographers have long been challenged when attempting to capture the splendor of big mountain ranges, both in terms of equipment and geography. In his quest to document Italy’s Dolomites, Kurt Moser decided to go really big, by converting a 45-year-old Russian military truck into a giant camera.

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