Nevada BLM Lands Suffer Vandalism, Neglect

Adventure Journal | Anna V. Smith – High Country News | October 07, 2016

The feds withdrew from Gold Butte after being shot at—now this remote slice of desert is under assault

In June 2015, for the first time since federal officers confronted Cliven Bundy and militia members over Bundy’s illegal grazing in 2014, the Bureau of Land Management sent a survey crew to the Gold Butte area near Bunkerville, Nevada. The three surveyors from the Great Basin Institute were there to inventory springs, cattle troughs and seeps. According to contemporary news reports, they encountered Cliven Bundy and his son, Ryan Bundy, who spoke with them briefly and asked what they were doing. Later that night, as the surveyors were getting into their tents, a vehicle lit up the camp with its headlights as it drove by, and shortly afterward, three gunshots rang out nearby. An hour later, they heard three more shots. The surveyors packed up in the dark, left, and did not come back. Cliven Bundy told reporters he had not fired the shots, and the BLM kept out of Gold Butte.

Finding The Right Track

Mountain Goat at Logan Pass - Glacier National Park, Montana

Outdoor Photographer | Text & Photography By Melissa Groo | January 14, 2016

Now, more than ever, we need an open discussion on the ethics of wildlife photography

This is the best time in history to be a wildlife photographer, and this is the worst time in history to be a wild animal. That statement might sound extreme, but consider the facts.

It has never been easier to find a wild subject. Online databases, photography forums, texting and social media yield instant information on the location of a bird or other animal—often with GPS coordinates. Workshops that promise spectacular shots of wildlife in thrilling destinations abound. Thermal-imaging devices locate dens and nests; camera traps, drones and buggies find and track elusive animals.

Seven Life Lessons Photographer Jimmy Nelson Has Learned From Photography

Fstoppers | Dustin Levine | October 3, 2016

Photographer Jimmy Nelson has spent over 30 years traveling around the globe taking pictures, mostly photographing indigenous cultures by using his camera as a tool to make contact and build relationships with unknown communities around the planet.

In this video, Nelson shares seven life lessons that he has personally learned through his photography experiences during his worldwide adventures.

The Seven Lessons

  • Humor
  • Knowledge
  • Vulnerability
  • […]

Focus, Near And Far

Outdoor Photographer | George Lepp | October 2, 2016

Glass Vs. Air For Close Focus

Q: When would it be best to use macro diopters vs. extension tubes? I do a lot of backpacking, and I’m looking to make my camera kit as versatile as possible with the least amount of weight. –Seminar Participant

A: A great variety of tools and techniques will bring you closer to your subject, but the fact that you’re looking to stay compact and lightweight for backpacking will narrow the choices somewhat.

Techniques For Fall Color Photography

Chimney Tops Panorama – Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
Outdoor Photographer | Text & Photography By Kurt Budliger | September 21, 2016

No matter where you live or travel this fall season, try these 10 creative techniques to make your best autumn images yet

As a Vermont-based photographer, there is no better time of year to be prowling the back roads than late September and early October. In fact, there is no place I would rather be, and I plan my entire schedule around being home for this amazing time of year. If you have never experienced an autumn season in New England, you definitely should add it to your bucket list. For those who can’t make the pilgrimage to New England, there are many other fantastic locations throughout the U.S. and abroad for great fall color. No matter where you live or travel this fall season, try these 10 creative techniques for fall color photography to make your best autumn images yet.

Seeing In Black And White

Perfect Fins – Arches National Park, Utah

Outdoor Photographer | Text & Photography By William Neill | September 14, 2016

When you get to a certain age, one often looks back at events that shaped who you are, and how you got there.

I am from the Baby Boomer generation, so forgive me for dwelling on the past for a moment here. I have been making many black-and-white images lately, and often while doing so, I’ve remembered a few of the key influences that have affected my explorations into monochromatic photography.

In college, I took two basic black-and-white photo courses in my university’s art department. My professor disliked Ansel Adams’s work, was not into “pretty” nature photography, and had a distain for color images. As a somewhat rebellious 21-year-old growing up in the 1970s, his opinions were a “perfect storm” for me to resist his efforts to guide my creative efforts away from what inspired me to photograph: wilderness and color imagery. The professor and I battled through our opposing viewpoints for those two semesters. I wanted to do color so badly that I started toning my black-and-white darkroom prints with a blue tint! Not a good look, but I was a stubborn redhead! The reason I made photographs was to record and share the natural beauty I was experiencing in wild places.

The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go – Part 2

Source: Emerald City and Beyond On the way back down to the Park Butte trail, I thought about calling it quits for the day. Hikers on the way up Railroad Grade Trail. I wanted to make it to the top, but I wasn’t sure my feet or Loki’s could handle it with the extra mileage we had just done. Plus I only had one granola bar left until I returned to the car. Loki on the other hand was stacked with […]

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The Mountains are Calling and I Must Go – Part 1

Source: Emerald City and Beyond For this weekend’s adventure Loki and I took to the mountains sans Christine… No we didn’t leave her behind. She just unfortunately had to work all weekend. So where to go? Last weekend I was so impressed with the view of Mount Baker from Sauk Mountain I decided to get up close and personal with it. The trail I chose was a 7.5 mile round trip with 2,200 feet of elevation gain that would lead […]

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