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Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Jeff Howe  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments

As adventurous as it may be, I am not a professional nature or travel photographer circumnavigating the globe in search of new and exotic destinations—maybe in my next lifetime. The nice thing about visiting new destinations is that you’re exposed to new subject matter to keep you thoroughly engaged and fired up from a photographer’s perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed National Geographic photographer with an ambitious quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the plight of our planet's animals by making portraits of every species in captivity.

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.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  0 comments

The National Wildlife Federation recently announced the winners of their 44th annual National Wildlife photo contest. Operated by National Wildlife Federation's award-winning magazine National Wildlife, the contest celebrates the beauty of nature while raising funds to help the organization protect wildlife and wild places.

Selected from more than 29,000 entries, this year’s winners include a grand prize recipient who spent years perfecting a photographic technique that resulted in a one-of-a-kind image of grey herons and another winner who was able to grab his camera just in time to capture a rare image of praying mantis nymphs hatching on his backyard deck. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is our favorite time of year for nature photography, and scenes of colorful reflections on a lake, stream, or pond offer abundant opportunities for capturing spectacular landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Nature photographer Brendan Pattengale employs his love of the great outdoors and a few secret techniques to capture vivid, painterly landscape photos during his travels around the world.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell has been making and using walk-in camera obscuras for the past 15 years with the goal of capturing the outside world in interesting and unique ways. His latest effort is essentially a giant pinhole camera that collapses and folds up like any large tent. Morrell took the above image of the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

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  |  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  |  Jan 18, 2017  |  0 comments

James Zwadlo is a London-based photographer/graphic designer/director who combines his unique vision to create an unexpected point of view with his infrared photography

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2017  |  0 comments

Mandy Lea is an American freelance photographer with a love of the great outdoors. She’s also a nomad of sorts, living and traveling in a stylish teardrop trailer as she searches for the majestic sights our country has to offer.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  0 comments

The landscapes surrounding San Francisco Bay are so beautiful that it’s sometimes difficult to make a really bad photograph there. But the work of local resident Nick Steinberg is truly captivating—especially his images of fog rolling over the region like giant waves.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Time-lapse videos are all the rage these days, and infrared photography is becoming more and more popular too. But when’s the last time you watched a time-lapse created with infrared-converted DSLRs? If your answer is “never,” take a look at the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Simon Baxter is a landscape photographer living on the edge of England’s beautiful North York Moors National Park. He says there are three requisites for those interested in capturing the splendor of the great outdoors: Composition, Patience & Perseverance.

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