OPG Caption Contest – Win a Peak Design Capture Clip System!

November 14th, 2012 by Clay Cook

Win a Peak Design Capture Clip System!!

Every other week Outdoor Photo Gear will be hosting a caption contest and will be giving away one awesome prize to the best entry. The contest will be judged by the entire staff at OPG based on the following; creativity, originality (from other posts) and comedic value.

Glass, RainX, Flower, Water, and Shoot

November 12th, 2012 by Mike Moats

This is a trick that I’ve seen done before, but finally got around to giving it a try myself.

The Importance of Social Media And Finding An Audience For Your Photography

November 6th, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.


If you have any interest in finding an audience for your photography, art, business, or anything else where connecting with others is vital, then you need to be engaged in social media. I see it over and over again—photographers that are frustrated, pessimistic, and resistant to new technology and the way the world is changing. I say get over it and face reality, otherwise you’ll be left behind whether you like it or not.

Approaching A Landscape Photo Shoot

November 2nd, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

 

Floating Color, Long Pond, NY

How do you approach an idea for photography of a subject: is it one or two photographs or a theme, and what considerations do you look at?

Thanks for playing!

November 1st, 2012 by Clay Cook

Myself and the entire staff at OPG would like to thank everyone who participated in our annual pumpkin pick yesterday.

OPG Annual Pumpkin Pick

October 31st, 2012 by Clay Cook

We’ve hidden pumpkins all over our website. These pumpkins are filled with prizes and coupons. Find a pumpkin, click and win!

Gear On The Go

October 19th, 2012 by Clay Cook

Although, I spend most of my freelance time shooting editorial and commercial fashion, I do shoot quite a few weddings throughout the year. It’s taken me over a dozen weddings to find my stride and the proper gear and more importantly the system for using said gear. This past weekend I had the opportunity to try out a few pieces of gear that I now consider essential for creating compelling wedding day images and in turn making your clients happy. I’ll break those items down one by one and give a short review on each.

OPG Caption Contest – Winner!

October 19th, 2012 by Clay Cook

We Have A Winner!

Congrats to Jeff! The winner of this week’s caption contest! He will receive a free HonlPhoto Baby Bounce Kit!

If you would like to submit a photograph to the OPG Bi-Weekly Caption Contest, you may add the image to the Outdoor Photo Gear group on Flickr or post the image on our Facebook wall!

OPG Caption Contest – Win a HonlPhoto Baby Bounce Kit!

October 17th, 2012 by Clay Cook

Win a HonlPhoto Baby Bounce Kit!

Every other week Outdoor Photo Gear will be hosting a caption contest and will be giving away one awesome prize to the best entry. The contest will be judged by the entire staff at OPG based on the following; creativity, originality (from other posts) and comedic value.

Favorite iPhone Apps for Landscape Photography

October 16th, 2012 by Robert Rodriguez Jr.

 

Mobile devices have really changed how outdoor photographers research and scout locations, use their gear, and run their business’. I’ve been using an iPhone and iPad for a few years, so a post about my favorite apps is long overdue. I’m going to start with the iPhone in this post, and cover the iPad in the next.

Because I almost always have my iPhone with me, it has become a crucial field device in my landscape photography. I use apps that help me scout locations, calculate exposure times, predict weather and solar events, and track my gps coordinates.

I choose apps based on 3 criteria:

  • have clean and intuitive user interfaces (no fumbling through confusing menus)
  • operate efficiently (give me the data I want when I want it, which is usually right away!)
  • are truly useful (no time wasters or bloated features)

I don’t mind paying more for an app I find useful and adds to my creative work, so I’m not using price as a criteria here. Value is what its all about for me.

So based on that, here are my favorite apps in no particular order.

  • Focalware – simple app that provides direction and elevation of sunlight at any time, plus sunrise / sunset times. There are many apps that do this, but for me this one just works.