Avoiding the Tourist Trap
by F.M. Kearney | June 7, 2016

Copyright F.M. KearneyVacations are a great way to get away and de-stress. However, I often find myself stressing even more. With only a limited amount of time, I’m always worried about getting the shot. Where are the best locations? When and where does the sun set and/or rise? How can I best secure my equipment i...

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Hometown Nature Photography
by Darren Huski | September 14, 2011

Some people live within a mountain range or at the doorstep of a national park. They have amazing scenery and big game right out their front door. I am not one of those people. I live on the flat of the south plains, and it is 507 miles to the nearest national park (not that I am counting).

Li...

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When Life Gives You Lemons…
by F.M. Kearney | July 8, 2011

My Early Morning Pass got me into the botanical garden hours before it officially opened to the public. The daylily garden, running adjacent to a narrow pathway, was at its peak. With no swarming throngs of curious onlookers to deal with, I practically had the whole place to myself. The winds we...

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Roads More Traveled
by Royce Howland | March 23, 2011

The famous Robert Frost poem, “The Road Not Taken,” ends with a few lines that are easily seen as inspiration for the outdoor photographer:

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.”

But what...

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San Miguel Church
by Paul Klenck | January 4, 2011

This year, I was fortunate to be able to join the NatureScapes.Net Bosque event. Workshop leaders and fellow photographers greatly added to enjoyment and learning opportunities of this amazing location, the perfect setting for beautiful images and great stories. It was a privilege to be there an...

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Sunset View
by Bret Edge | September 30, 2010

While assisting at a photo workshop in Arches National Park, the leader called it quits when warm sunset light failed to materialize. We all packed up our camera gear and loaded into cars for the trek back to Moab. No sooner had we hit the main park road than a faint wash of color started spread...

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Herp Photography
by Pierson Hill | September 13, 2010

So what exactly is “herp photography?” Aside from the subject matter—reptiles and amphibians—there is no single defining attribute. Because the increasingly popular discipline spans a wide range of techniques, gear, and strategies, this article will serve as a primer and will sim...

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Helicopter Photography Primer
by E.J. Peiker | August 31, 2010

Editor’s note: This article has been updated and republished from a 2004 archive. All text and images copyright E.J. Peiker, all rights reserved.

Many of the more beautiful and dramatic areas in the world offer helicopter tours to get a birds-eye view of the spectacular landscape. Heli...

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Bird Photography Off the Beaten Path
by Fabiola Forns | August 28, 2010

Bird photography is my passion and has been for many years now. There is nothing I enjoy more than finding a bird and then capturing an image of it, the way I had dreamed. Creating beautiful bird pictures can be very rewarding and sometimes I want to push the envelope a bit and create something...

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Fall for Autumn Photography
by Bret Edge | August 24, 2010

With memories of alpine wildflowers in the not-too-distant past it’s almost impossible to believe that autumn is right around the corner. And yet, all the signs point to exactly that. Temperatures are trending lower, bears are focused on getting fatter and sunset is arriving earlier every...

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Making the Most of Bad Weather
by Bret Edge | June 29, 2010

Wouldn’t it be grand if every photo vacation involved puffy clouds filling an azure sky above rugged peaks, deep canyons or vast deserts awash in alpenglow every morning and every evening of our trip? Perhaps some photographers are so lucky. I am not one of them. Twice now I’ve spent...

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A Photographers Guide to West Texas
by Darren Huski | June 24, 2010

Texas is known as a big state, but it is probably not really known as nature photography destination, except for hill country wildflowers. Most people also think of Texas as flat. Put those two together and that pretty much keeps photographers away. Now, in the populated eastern 2/3 of the state...

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