Archive — Landscape Photography

The end of any year provides a great opportunity to reflect—time to reflect on goals, dreams, aspirations, progress, setbacks, hopes, and challenges. Keeping goals and a clear vision in your mind of what you want to create can be a powerful tool in bringing them to reality. This visualization has helped me progress in multiple aspects in my life, perhaps...
Photographer James Kay (www.jameskay.com) currently serves as a professional advisor to Outdoor Photographer Magazine and his work has been featured in the Nikon Legends Collection. Known for his spectacular and personal workshops, James continues to offer the outdoor photographer a unique view into his process and examination of the landscape.  His photographs have appeared in a wide variety of publications...
Photographer Matthew Kuhns (www.matthewkuhnsphotography.com) is a California-based landscape photographer, with images published in Popular Photo and PDN.  Matthew has been producing landscape imagery across the United States for many years, and shares today a unique look at color temperature as it changes over several minutes in the landscape.   Matthew:  "'Is that what it really looked like?' is one of...
Marc Muench (www.muenchphotography.com) has been a professional landscape and sports photographer for over 20 years. Marc is now the "artist in residence" at dgrin.com for Smugmug, where he contributes on a regular basis to the "Muench University" critique thread. He is currently the photo editor of the National Parks guide, published by The American Park Network, which contain many of...
Raised among Utah's Wasatch Mountains, internationally-acclaimed photographer Adam Barker (www.adambarkerphotography.com) has a passion for photography matched only by his zest for life.  Known for bold landscape and active lifestyle imagery, his love affair with exceptional imagery has translated into stirring editorial work for Outdoor Photographer, Skiing, Ski, Powder, Flyfish Journal, USA Today, The Drake, Adventure Fishing, Mountain Sports & Living,...
Legendary Utah-based landscape photographer Tom Till (www.tomtill.com) has been photographing on the Nikon D800e in the southwest of the United States during the monsoon season and shares with Pictureline a unique image from the desert.  Tom's collection of imagery stretches over 37 years, mostly on 4x5 film, and he has many "first" shots under his belt in the Utah/Southwest area....
Photographer Matthew Kuhns (www.matthewkuhnsphotography.com) is a California-based landscape photographer, with images published in Popular Photo and PDN.  There is a reason why I'm connected to Matt's image highlighted here today, and that is because I met Matthew several minutes after he took this shot in Yosemite.  I had been foolishingly loitering farther up in the Yosemite Valley and had taken...
Guy Tal (www.guytal.com) is a photographer, writer, instructor, and philosopher who splits his time between all of these things and just living. He has been rather prolific in producing eBooks, and this one, Intimate Portraits of the Colorado Plateau, is a mix of philosophy, memories, and of course, images. His style and philosophy are refreshing in a world of highly...
Kah Kit Yoong (www.magichourtravelscapes.com) is an Australian-based travel photographer who inadvertently picked up an SLR camera seven years ago. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious international photography awards such as Veolia / BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Windland Smith Rice contest. His articles and photos have appeared in many publications such as Popular Photography, National Geographic, and...
Wayson Wight (waysonwight.com) creates dramatic imagery across the Western United States, in a fine art tradition.  Based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, he has taken images from the towering peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the stretching coastlines of the Pacific Ocean.  Wayson’s goal is to create photographs that inspire the viewer to take the time to get out...
Traveling around the islands of Hawaii is a photograph waiting to happen at any point.  All the islands, are of course, fantastic for their blues of the skies and oceans and for their greens in the lush foliage covering the towering peaks.  Rich black lava can add an extra element of contrast to many areas, as it does on Oahu's...
Conceiving and capturing powerful and soulful moments has been the driving force for Jeff Diener's photography (http://www.jeffdiener.com) and provides the fuel for new work. Jeff has been producing award winning, iconic landscape and active lifestyle imagery for the past 15 years.  He travels extensively and works with fine art as well as commercial clients including Columbia Sportswear, London Fog, Title Nine,...
Yes, yes, it's a variation of the title of one of Charles Dickens' great novels that you read in high school and never picked up again.  "Great Combinations" here, however, means something very different.  We're going to be putting together some of what we believe to be the "great" combinations of camera bodies and lenses.  What do we mean by...
I received a wonderful correspondence from a photographer in Australia recently, who was planning on hiking the Camino de Santiago in France and Spain this year and who is an avid photographer.  Going on a 500-mile backpacking adventure and being an avid photographer are two things that sometimes clash.  The more you are into photography, the more equipment you often...
Born in Poland, but living and working in the Netherlands, Kamil Tamiola is a commercial adventure photographer specializing in photography and storytelling from remote locations. His main area of interest include alpine climbing and extreme outdoor sports. Aside of artistic curriculum, Kamil works as a doctoral researcher at University of Groningen. Kamil’s multimedia work is represented by America’s leading outdoor photo...
Jennifer Wu (www.jenniferwu.com), a professional photographer since 1992, is best known for her nature, landscape and night photography. Jennifer was named by Canon USA to the elite group of photographers, The Explorers of Light. Canon states, "The Explorers Of Light program is a group of 62 of the world's best photographers, united in their love and passion for photographic excellence....
Guy Tal (www.guytal.com) is a naturalist, photographer, and writer residing in the state of Utah, in the heart of a unique and scenic desert region known as the Colorado Plateau. He chose nature photography "as a way of capturing and sharing the beauty, power, and fragility of wild places and the life that inhabits them, so that those who have...
Outdoor Photographer Magazine is widely recognized in the world of outdoor and landscape photography as a "must have" subscription due to its solid content, premier photographs, and news in the industry.  Christopher Robinson, OP's current editor, was kind enough to explain some of the ways to connect with the world of outdoor photography and a bit about his own path...
Marc Muench has been a professional landscape and sports photographer for over 20 years. After completing his studies at Pasadena Art Center College of Design in the spring of 1989, Marc immediately began photographing for book publishers such as Graphic Arts Center, Browntrout Publishing and Time Inc.  Soon after, Marc represented Canon Camera in several ad campaigns, as well as...
 Guy Tal is a photographer, writer, instructor, and philosopher who splits his time between all of these things and just living.  I was particularly interested in his interest and skill with publishing his own eBooks, instead of going a traditional route by self-publishing or working with a publisher.  His style and philosophy are refreshing in world of highly competitive photography....
While we'll soon feature a separate category for "Photographs Far Away,"  we'll continue the tour of roadside photography with an international address.  If you're planning a trip to the United Kingdom anytime soon, one must-see and must-photograph is Stonehenge.  We'll include this in the roadside photography list because even though it takes a plane ride to get there (unless you're...
You are familiar with the routine by now.  We have been highlighting photographs that do not require the ocean voyage followed by a 20-day hike in malaria-infested jungles.  No, these are easy access photographs which only require getting there, having the right equipment, and knowing how to use it.  Some would also add that some of these locations also may...
Although not the first national park in the United States (to which Yellowstone has the honor), Yosemite National Park was the first area set aside by the United States federal government for preservation and protection, an action raised in the 38th US Congress and signed off by Abraham Lincoln.  This was the beginning of the Yosemite Grant, which set aside...
We caught up with the legendary Utah-based landscape photographer Tom Till on one of the few days of the year that he had time to answer the Pictureline call.  Tom's collection of imagery stretches over 37 years, mostly on 4x5 film, and he has many "first" shots under his belt in the Utah/Southwest area.  You simply cannot talk about the...
I was talking to a surgeon a few years ago and mentioned, "Surgery seems so complex.  How do you approach each situation that seems so different?" Her reply was simple and startled me. "Joel.  I know the procedures, and I do them the same way every time.  That way I don’t miss anything." For emphasis, she repeated herself, "The same...
Tracy Cox works as the Art Director for the Sierra Club publication, Sierra.  The Sierra Club has a long history of environmental protection, and its connection to photography is paramount in showing the world what it is trying to preserve.  One of the key individuals in deciding which imagery will be used, both in terms of stock photography and in selecting photographers...
Landscape photography in the United States is often the most fun way to enter photography.  Who doesn’t love to be outside in the fresh air, waiting for the golden light of sunrise and sunset…20 miles from a trailhead, with minimal equipment because you had to backpack in essentials such as food and a stove, and with your head throbbing slightly...