Photographers with a passion for winter landscape photography often talk about the quiet and solitude that comes after summer crowds have retreated indoors as one of the motivating reasons to gear up and get out there. “Winter may be cold and intimidating,” says Kristen Ryan, “but its mesmerizing beauty makes it worth the challenge to capture its magic.” In...
From repetitive hexagons woven into beehives, to the support systems of skyscrapers, shapes are found everywhere. They consist of lines, patterns and repeated forms or they can take on their own unique structure. Intertwined networks of various configurations await the discerning photographer to extract, isolate and capture what could be the outlined silhouette of a wild animal or the...
One of the most intimidating things you can do as a photographer is to provide every frame of a photoshoot to a photo editor at a respected organization like National Geographic. Photographers are so used to sharing only our best images with the world. After all, we are magicians with the camera and never make mistakes, right? Why do editors...
Photo By Jeff Sullivan The Oregon Coast contains varied seascapes of sandy beaches, bluffs and “sea stack” rocks separated from the rugged shoreline by wave erosion. Much attention is focused on the iconic Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach and the picturesque rocks on the beaches at Bandon, Oregon, but there are countless gems to be found with further exploration. One particularly...
Congratulations to James Day for winning the recent Rule Of Thirds Assignment with the image, “Red Fox.” See more of Day’s photography at www.jdaypix.com. View the winning image and a selection of submissions in the gallery below. And be sure to check out our current photography assignment here and enter your best shots! Winner: “Red Fox” By James Day Nikon D610. Exposure: 1/3200 sec.,...
Photo by Dean Cobin Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Boulder Beach” by Dean Cobin. Location: Acadia National Park, Maine. Canon EOS 5DS. Exposure: 1/4 sec., f/5.6, ISO 100. See more of Dean Cobin’s work at www.deancobin.com. Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram....
Photo By David Connel Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Great Egret Display” by David Connel. Location: Lake Texoma, Oklahoma-Texas border. “My go-to nature spot is a short drive from my house to Lake Texoma, on the border between Texas and Oklahoma,” explains Connel. “I’ve kayaked on the lake for decades photographing the wildlife. especially the bird rookeries I’ve discovered through...
“Rajan Swimming” by Jody MacDonald is one of the many images available for purchase as a fine-art print in support of the “Prints For Nature” campaign. A group of renowned nature photographers organized by National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale has launched the “Prints For Nature” campaign, a photographic print sale to support Conservation International. Photographers participating in the sale include...
Photo By Sapna Reddy Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Brush Strokes” by Sapna Reddy. Location: Owen’s River Valley, California. “Nestled amidst the majestic Eastern Sierra range is Owen’s River Valley,” says Reddy. “It’s famous for its winding rivers, alpine lakes, lush foliage and spectacular autumn colors. I came across this small meadow and was captivated by how the angled light...
Photo By Wendy Gedack Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Full of Inspiration and Hope” by Wendy Gedack. Location: Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. “The mountains speak to my soul in ways that I never expected,” says Gedack. “It’s a craving to find myself immersed in the grandness of nature and witness the ever-changing atmosphere. My senses become very acute…I hear...

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