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As we head into the winter months, our adventures will likely take many of us into high mountains or across vast plains covered in ice and snow.  Whether you’re riding skis, a snowboard, or a dogsled, taking pictures is pretty much a given. Unfortunately fridged temperatures at this time of year offer a special set…

See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >> Beginner and amateur photographers ask me often for photography tips. As image creators, we are always learning, but there is one piece of advice I always come back to. The biggest mistake I see amateur photographers make is photographing with the sun behind their backs. Gasp … I…

Anyone who has picked up a camera has heard of  the “magic hour.”  It’s that perfect, golden light that appears an hour after sunrise and an hour before sunset that landscape photographers, in particular, fall over themselves to use to capture iconic scenes across the globe. Think Yosemite, Delicate Arch, Santorini, and the likes. And…

Adventure photographer Tim Kemple often finds himself dangling from a rope, scaling a mountain, and photographing hard to reach spots around the world. In the fall of 2012, Kemple and filmmakers Anson Fogel, Skip Armstrong, and Blake Hendrix headed into the Mexican jungle with extreme kayakers Erik Boomer, Tyler Bradt, and Galen Volckhausen to capture…

After making the rounds to the adventure film festivals last season, Sherpas Cinema‘s All.I.Can won no fewer than 20 awards, including best cinematography from MountainFilm in Telluride, Colorado, and best feature-length mountain film from the Banff Mountain Film Festival in Alberta, Canada. The film’s “Street Skiing” scene with French Canadian freeskier/genius JP Auclair flipping, flying,…

Photograph courtesy Tony Di Zinno Shannon Galpin is one of ten 2013 Adventurers of the Year. Vote every day for the People’s Choice! On her most recent trip to Afghanistan in late October, human rights advocate Shannon Galpin returned a bit of the nation’s own culture. In a series of life-size photographs, the Colorado resident delivered…

See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery From remote skiing to extreme climbing, photographer Jordan Manley is always up for a challenge. To shoot kayaker John Irvine paddling Seymour Canyon in British Columbia, Canada, Manley knew he wanted to photograph the action from above the river. It took two…

For our Extreme Photo of the Week, photographer Ray Collins was awarded the 2012 Nikon Surf Photo of the Year award for his image of Australian surfer Mark Mathews riding the wave known as “The Right” in West Australia. The award recognizes the “best of the best” in the Australian surf photography industry.“This day was…

Photograph by Celin Serbo, see more in our Extreme Photo of the WeekAdventure: Where were you climbing in Norway? Chad Peele: This shot was in a valley outside of Eidfjord. A: Norway is pretty sweet for ice climbing (or so we hear from Will Gadd who put this area on our Adventure Bucket List). Would…

Climb with the world’s best alpinists and you’ll end up seeing the planet’s most beautiful, least visited places, such as China's Minya Konka massif. Climb with a bunch of actors and musicians on Kilimanjaro to draw attention to the global clean water crisis and you’re going to be number one on Twitter. Climber-photographer Jimmy Chin,…

There is a vault underneath the National Geographic Society in D.C. that houses 11 million images. The existence of the vault was long a semi-open secret within the Society, an overly cluttered basement that the folks upstairs didn’t know quite what to do with. Well, the secret is out, and the vault doors are open.…

Digital cameras are better—and cheaper—than ever before. But as Assistant Editor Ryan Bradley discovers, for a traveling, photo-hobbyist, film still rules (and isn’t as expensive as you think). Photographs and Text by Ryan Bradley First things first: I’m not a professional photographer. For the past six months I have been taking photographs on film—not exclusively,…

Text by Ryan Bradley; Photographs courtesy of Georg Gerster / Phaidon Press  In 1976, before the revolution and the fall of the shah, when Iran was a rapidly modernizing but still ancient—and open, and safe—place, pioneering aerial photographer Georg Gerster traveled there. He brought with him a letter, detailing his dream to photograph Persia from above, to capture…

Text by Catharine Livingston Photographs of East Rongbuk Glacier, 1921 (left) versus 2008. Images courtesy of Major E.O. Wheeler, Royal Geographic Society; David Breshears Climbing season is upon us and David Breashears is off to Nepal. But the five-time-Everest-summitteer has no intentions of standing atop a Himalayan giant this spring—he just wants to take pictures. Over…

First, watch this video. The future of nature photography is here (or will be when this goes to market…sometime later this year). Shot with a 100 mm lens on a newer model of the RED Scarlet, this ultra-sharp, breathtakingly beautiful footage was captured with a camera that will very likely cost less than $3,000 (plus lenses,…