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6 Tips for Taking Better Expedition Photos, Whether Far Flung or in the Backyard

For adventurers, travel does not mean following typical tourist routes; it means summiting remote mountains, exploring unmapped caves, and studying little known ecosystems. On these once-in-a-lifetime journeys, we want to come away with the best pictures possible, but we are also faced with some of the most challenging conditions for photography. After serving as a…

Adventure Photography Tips: Skip “Magic Hour” and Wait for the Storm (1 of 3)

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…

Powder Highway Road Trip – Stop #4 – Eagle Pass Heli, BC (Photos +Video)

The Powder Highway provides over 50 different mountain operators (including eight alpine resorts, nine heli-ski tenures, 16 snowcat zones, and 21 back country outfitters) making it difficult to choose from the menu. As a professional photographer, I try and let the conditions dictate, but I’ve always been curious to discover why so many film crews…

Adventure Photography: About the Shot – Surfing Buchupero, Chile

Photograph by Chris Burkard, Red Bull Illume Which photo is your favorite from this year's collection of Red Bull Illume adventure photo contest winners? Here's one of ours from the "Illumination" category. Click through to see the photo gallery >> About the Shot It was a last-minute decision to go to Chile. We sat in…

Alaska-Yukon Expedition: A Few Words on Finishing – Chocolate, Bears, Feeling Humbled (Photo Gallery)

On Monday Andrew Skurka finished his epic Alaska-Yukon Expedition, covering 4,700+ miles and finishing a few weeks early, even! We'll hear more from him later in the week. Until then, here are some of his initial thoughts on finishing. Check out our photo gallery with highlights from the expedition. THOUGHTS ON FOOD? After six months…

Adventure Photo Challenge: Sport Climbing Tonsai Beach, Thailand

This photo was taken by Denver ADVENTURE fan Lori Debardelaben using a Canon Power Shot SX200IS. We in the edit office were pretty envious of the fun these folks were having as they climbed the limestone cliffs, plunging into the ocean below, as needed.  Check in daily to see other featured reader photos in our…

The Photo Debate: Six Reasons Why Film is Better Than Digital

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,…

“Design For a Living World” – High Fashion and Design Meet Conservation in New Photo Exhibit

Photograph courtesy of Ami Vitale Photographer Ami Vitale has motored the highest pass in Kashmir, dodged rampaging elephants in India, and photographed the spirit lions of Tanzania. She has tracked snow leopard in Nepal and watched sea lion clubbing in Oregon. But until recently Vitale, one of our favorite photographers (and ADVENTURE contributors), had never…

Persia From Above: Never-Seen-Before Aerial Photographs of Iran

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…

Featured Photo of the Day: Paddling Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay, Vietnam This photo was taken while traveling through Southeast Asia. My stay in Halong Bay, Vietnam was a small "vacation" within a two-month journey. Traveling with a group of 16 with Pacific Discovery, we rented a boat named the Thanh Hung 09 for three days of relaxing, great food, a cave visit, and…