Tammie Searles

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American Samoa: an unsung South Pacific paradise

American Samoa, the only inhabited US territory south of the equator, is given the occasional nod for its love of American football and McDonald's, but few people realize that these lush tropical islands hold geometrically cut mountains and blue waters that rival the beauty of Tahiti and Hawaii. …

Escaping the Recession by Boat

ANCHORED IN AN AQUA LAGOON, surrounded by a necklace of thin coral beach, the 32-foot cutter Saltbreaker has a tight below-decks cabin that smells like mildew, body odor, and, just now, a strip-mall dollar store. The space is a catastrophe of new T-shirts, cheap baseball hats, sunglasses, ballpoint …

Killer Whales in Washington State: Serial Problems

Wildlife<p>We were just chatting in Ken Balcomb’s kitchen when out of the computer speakers’ white-noise static came a single whistle that stopped all conversation. They were coming!<p>Moments later the kitchen was full of squeals, squeaks, whoops, buzzes—. At the windows with our binoculars, we …

The incredible Deadvlei in the dunes of southern Namibia. This is without a doubt one of the most photogenic places I have ever been. Like a dream, or a painting. Photo by @magnumji #namibia #atws2013

If you had to use just one camera body/lens combo for the next 12 months - wh...

Not a difficult choice. It would have to be my Nikon D5100 (light, functional, great sensor) plus my 50mm f/1.8G.<p>Feb 26, 2013<p>My Canon 60D and my …

How to Create Wonderful Waterfall Photography

While the northeastern Unites States isn’t a wealth of dramatic vistas ripe for the landscape photographer’s choosing, one thing we do have plenty of …

Essentials to Getting Started with Low-Light and Night Photography

Low-light and night photography follow the same basic fundamentals of photography but there are some techniques that are more prevalent and worth …

Spectacular Time-Lapse Born Out of 13,000 Miles and 10,000 Photos

The “quit your day job and go on the adventure you’ve always dreamed of” piece of advice is given so often as to almost be cliché. And yet, many of …

5 Tips for Staying Infatuated With Photography

It takes a lot to hold my interest. Scratch that—it takes a lot to get my interest, then hold it, and finally (and especially) to keep it. This makes …

Nikon Facebook App Encourages Friendly Competition With Fellow Photogs

We received a new press release out of the Nikon camp this morning, and although it didn’t announce any fresh cameras or lenses, it was eager to …

Leading Lines: Weekly Photography Challenge

This week your photographic challenge is to take and share an image that uses the compositional tool of ‘Leading Lines’ – as written about in our …

5 People Doing Time-Lapse Photography Right

Every day it feels like there are another hundred or so timelapses posted online. While some of this is just the illusion of more exposure and access …

Five Self Assignments That Teach You To See

In my 20 years in photography, I’ve seen a lot of different assignments teachers have given their students. Most I have heard, or been given myself …

Lightroom Tutorial: Creative Inspiration with Presets - PLP # 65 by Serge Ramelli

Lightroom Tutorial: Retouching Underwater Photography - PLP # 66 by Serge Ramelli

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #50

Wildlife<p>Turacos, Trogons, woodpeckers, peafowl, nightjars, rollers and kingfishers… The birds of the world have had millions of years of natural selection with the ability to fly. They have conquered all terrestrial environments on earth and in the tropics and subtropics sexual selection has …