Jonathan Powers

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6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 million acres of land and …

Native Americans

5 Things You Need To Know About The Photographer's Ephemeris

If you're not familiar with it, The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE) is a map-centric sun/moon calculator that shows how the light falls on the land. …

Top Day Hikes in America’s National Parks

The best day hikes have an element of quest, or mission, which is why so many of them climb to the top of a mountain or a landmark. Such is the case with many of the hikes presented below. But there’s no serious mountain trekking here—the point of each hike is the experience of getting there—and …

3 Reasons To Use a Circular Polarizing Filter (Plus Purchasing and Usage Tips)

There are many types of filters a photographer can use – from circular polarizing filters to neutral and variable density, color/warming/cooling, UV …

The Ultimate Wildlife Photography Tutorial

In this in-depth Wildlife Photography Tutorial, we put together some of the best material we have published to date on photographing wildlife. Most …

Gimp Tutorial: How to Create a Graduated Filter Using Layers

Welcome to the second of our tutorial series on Gimp. As we have said before Gimp has evolved into an extremely powerful tool for photographers, …

How To Edit Underwater Photography

If you have ever tried your hand at underwater photography, you will quickly realize that there is quite a bit of post production work required to …

9 Top Tips for Shooting Waterfalls, Creeks and Streams

Waterfalls, creeks and streams are something of a photographic specialty for me. Aside from the fact that there are thousands of them at my Vancouver …

Landscape Photography

Chasing Photographs in America’s National Parks

It’s summer at the Grand Canyon. You arrive in the middle of the day, road weary but eager to see the legendary wonder. The air is hot. The roads are crowded, and you’re cranky after hours in the car. Find a parking space. Hike out to an overlook. And there it lies, the awesome gulf in its full …

The Five Tips to Creating Amazing Landscape Photos

In an instant, one can feel as though they are in another world. As a landscape photographer you have the power to transport someone in the blink of …

Landscape Photography

13 Things Your Camera Wishes You Knew

Your sad, old camera will start to treat you better if you learn to take care of it.Every time I go to my nephews’ soccer games and see all the …

How to Photograph Wildlife for National Geographic

Wildlife photographer Steve Winter has enjoyed one of the most storied careers in the history of <i>National Geographic</i>. A former photojournalist, he …

I Heart My National Park: Yellowstone

There are few people living who know Yellowstone better than <b>Jeremy Schmidt</b>. The Jackson Hole, Wyoming-based writer and photographer has spent 40 years as a ranger, “winterkeeper,” and guide in the park.<p>The author of more than a dozen books, Schmidt is a longtime contributor to <i>National Geographic</i> …

Is HDR a Fad?

I recently read a blog post from someone who casually mentioned that HDR (<b>H</b>igh <b>D</b>ynamic <b>R</b>ange photography) was a “fad”, and they were hoping it would …

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories.<p>That’s why we asked folks on National …

5D Mark III vs 6D: Which is Better For You?

If you’re in the market to purchase a new full-frame camera from Canon, but aren’t sure whether to go with the 6D or 5DMIII, the folks over at <i>DSLR</i> …

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Shooting Raw

You’ve seen it on the spec sheets for cameras you considered purchasing, you’ve read about it on one photography blog after another, and you’ve heard …

Tutorials

AF-ON & Back Button Autofocus: This May Just Change the Way You Shoot Forever

Still autofocusing by pressing halfway down on your shutter release? Well, suppose I told you there’s another way that you might even like better? …

Review: The Art of Photographing Wildlife by Mike Kiss

Mike Kiss is a wildlife and nature photographer from Ontario, Canada. Although photography is not his profession, he has developed a profound …

How should I clean my DSLR's lens?

I’ve noticed that my DSLR’s lens has lots of smudges on it that are starting to impact the quality of my images but I’m too scared to clean it …

So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

6 Reasons to Hike Zion National Park

Utah's Zion National Park is rich in history, a land once dominated by dinosaurs and inhabited by ancient natives and pioneers. The peaks and valleys themselves were carved by glaciers, leaving behind fascinating arches and rock formations, which means Zion National Park can offer hikers and …

Tips for photographing star trails at night