Stories tagged with nature-photography

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Exposing sharks in a positive light

George Probst has been fascinated with sharks his whole life, but it wasn't until he found himself newly single with some extra money in savings that his dream of diving with and photographing sharks became a reality. He hopes his photos will inspire others to see sharks in a light unlike their typical portrayal in movies and pop culture. Find out about his process and see his work. See gallery

Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife

In all the talk about new gear, it's easy to overlook the end result of our shared passion - the pursuit of stunning images. Among our large community there are some incredibly talented photographers who share their work in our forums, galleries and photo challenges, and from time to time we like to showcase some of the best work on our homepage. This week we asked users of our Nature and Wildlife forum to submit their favorite shots and as usual, the submissions were excellent. See gallery

Mountain Magic: Shooting in the Lofoten Islands

Way up in Norway's arctic northwest lies a small, yet incredibly beautiful and diverse archipelago, home to some of that country's most magical landscapes and a truly wonderful winter atmosphere. Photographer Erez Marom shares his experience of shooting in the Lofoten Islands in Arctic Norway, from a traditional fishing village to mountains and ice-covered lakes. Learn more

National Park Foundation 2013 photo contest winners announced

The National Park Foundation, a charitable organization partnered with the National Park Service, has announced the 2013 winners of its annual 'Share the Experience' photo contest. Open to U.S. residents, amateur photographers are invited to submit their photos taken within National Parks to compete for a top prize of $10,000. Take a look at the winning photographs from 2013 and submit your photos for this year's competition. Learn more

Behind the Shot: Shredded

Nature photographer Erez Marom explains all about the creation of his shot 'Shredded', from location, equipment, composition and parameters down to post-processing.

Behind the Shot: Winter Paradise
Nature photographer Erez Marom tells the story of his Aurora Borealis shot 'Winter Paradise'.
Behind the Shot: Lost in Space
Nature photographer Erez Marom takes us through the complicated process he went through to achieve his image 'Lost in Space'.
Did you miss it? Take a look at the Perseid meteor shower's peak

While some of us were sleeping this weekend, photographers around the northern hemisphere were capturing the Perseid meteor shower as it peaked. The annual shower continues through August 24th, but it reached its highest activity levels on August 11th and 12th as debris from a passing comet produced as many as 100 meteors per hour. This year's relatively dim waxing crescent moon meant more meteors were visible to eager stargazers. Businessinsider.com has put together an impressive gallery of shots. Click through to take a look. 

Behind the Shot: Nautilus
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains his workflow in making his shot 'Nautilus', from location and composition to post-processing.
Macro photographs reveal the tiny, brutal world of ant warfare

Think ants are only interested in crashing your summer picnic? When they're not after our stray watermelon slices, it seems they're busy in engaging in ant-to-ant combat. Alex Wild's macro photography reveals the warring nature (and surprisingly frightening jaws) of these seemingly unassuming insects. His photos reveal fights over territory, conflicts between colonies and brutal take-downs that rival UFC brawls - all going on otherwise unnoticed at our feet.

Shooting Godafoss: Erez Marom takes us behind the picture
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Shooting Godafoss', shedding light on everything from image parameters, location, composition and gear choice to post-processing.
Behind the Shot: Dark Matter
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains how he created his image 'Dark Matter', shedding light on everything from from composition and gear choice to post-processing, and what to call the final picture.
Focus Stacking in Macro Photography
In this article, nature photographer Erez Marom explains the technique of focus stacking and shows its implementation in Photoshop.
Winter Photography in Iceland
Professional photographer Erez Marom shares the thrills and challenges of photographing the unique landscape of Iceland in the winter.
Zebras on the MacBook Pro - how the picture was taken
You may have seen the picture of zebras being used to demonstrate the incredible quality of Apple‘s new MacBook Pro Retina display. Here is the story behind the making of the picture as told by the photographer, Steve Bloom.
Finding macro wildlife
Nature photographer Erez Marom offers some basic guidelines for finding and handling macro subjects in the wild.
Composition Basics in Macro Photography
A solid understanding of compositional principles is crucial to photographic success. Macro photography presents unique challenges and solutions for generating captivating images. Nature Photographer Erez Marom discusses the compositional guidelines he uses when creating a macro photograph.
Depth of Field in Macro Photography
Nature photographer Erez Marom discusses the problem of insufficient depth-of-field in macro photography, and shows you two ways to overcome it.
Easily make silky, cotton candy waterfalls, streams, or fountains, straight out of your camera. It's easier than you think, and the results are beautiful.
Macro photography: Understanding magnification
Nature photographer Erez Marom explains the importance of the magnification ratio in macro photography.
Erez Marom elborates about point of view in a macro shot, as well as the importance of finding and shooting special scenes.
Bird photography tips
Bird photography is one of the most popular genres of nature photography and it is my biggest passion. Photographing birds is very interesting and challenging. Read the tips in this article to improve your bird photography experience.
In this article Erez Marom demonstrates the important role the background plays in creating a successful macro photograph. Learn how to take control of this image-defining element.
Studio in the Wild
Strobe lights, reflectors and translucent backdrops are not limited to the pristine confines of a studio. Learn how nature photographers are bringing the 'studio' to their subjects for unique interpretations of the nature around us.
Wildlife photography in East Africa
Wildlife photographer Uwe Skrzypczak tells us about the working conditions in his favorite part of the world - East Africa, and gives us some insight into the equipment he uses to capture his images.
What we want in a macro shot - Detail
In this article Erez Marom explains how lighting and depth of field can make or break a great macro photograph.
The what and why of wildlife macro photography
I this first part of a series on macro photography nature photographer Erez Marom explains what macro photography means to him and what rules he follows when out shooting in the wild.
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