Stay focused

Action shots at altitude raise the stakes

Last summer I set out to climb Mount Jackson in Glacier National Park with my climbing partner, Abe.

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A fresh perspective

The lowdown on turning typical shots into something new

After a long Montana winter of snowboarding, skiing and hiking over blankets of white snow, I’m as eager as anyone for the arrival of spring and the return of color.

Apr 1, 2014

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To shoot and protect

Weatherproofing your gear during wicked Montana winters

My partner and I had just hiked nine miles to our campsite at Cosley Lake in Glacier National Park when we noticed an approaching dark cloud that threatened rain and snow.

(Head Light)   Dec 1, 2013

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Panning for gold

Movement with movement makes the shot

When soaring downhill on a mountain bike, your eyes harden, focusing on the trail ahead and the obstacles you’ll have to pop over, maneuver around or pedal through...

(Head Light)   Sep 1, 2013

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The magic hour

Tricks to shooting the perfect shadow portrait

It’s late in the day and the sun is setting.

Jun 1, 2013

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Blow out

HDR makes your phone smarter

There’s a new kind of picture in town, and you’ve probably seen it: surreal, super-saturated, bursting with incredible detail in the shadows and highlights alike.

Apr 1, 2013

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Flake out

How to shoot up a storm

It can be difficult to take great pictures in snowy situations—battery-killing temps, humidity and exposure-confusing light add complicating burdens even for prepared shooters.

Dec 1, 2012

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Can you see me now?

Focusing on how to improve your smartphone's camera

iPhone users now upload more pictures to the image-sharing site Flickr than users of any other camera—more than Canon, Nikon, anything.

(Head Light)   Sep 1, 2012

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Here comes the fuzz

No focus? No worries.

While few things spoil an action photo like blur, used selectively it can also be your friend and create very cool effects.

May 28, 2012

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