Daily Life

Many people travel around the world to photograph in exotic locations, but there are numerous opportunities to make a great photograph right in your own community.

Daily Life images can come from a fleeting moment you see as you go about your day, that special moment when it all comes together with light, moment, gesture, or emotion.

DailyLife04aPhotograph by Denis Shchepetov

DailyLife04bPhotograph by Jennifer Giliberto

DailyLife04cPhotograph by Juan Osorio

DailyLife04dPhotograph by Danny Sprague

DailyLife04ePhotograph by Yutaka Yuhara

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Daily Life

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Joel Santos: exploring Portugal with the EOS 5DS

When given an assignment to try out the new 50.6 Megapixel EOS 5DS DSLR, top travel photographer and Canon Explorer Joel Santos spent one week travelling over 2,000 kilometres around his home country of Portugal to capture a series of stunning landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. In an exclusive interview he spoke to CPN’s Steve Fairclough to discuss his first impressions of working with a camera that maintains the familiar handling of the EOS 5D-series but adds high-resolution image quality never-before-seen in a DSLR plus a raft of new features…

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Joel Santos: exploring Portugal with the EOS 5DS

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Guiding Vision

Ansel Adams was guided by an overarching vision for all of his photography. We look at his approach and how you can apply it to your own work. — by Kristan Ashworth

AnselAdams04aAnselAdams04bAnselAdams04cLooking at Ansel Adams’ best work is like seeing a highlight reel of a lifetime spent with a camera in the wilderness. Adams’ drive to photograph the landscape was informed by his deep commitment to conservation and the environment. As nature photographers, whether we want to shoot grand vistas or intimate scenes in black-and-white or in color, perhaps the greatest lesson we can learn from Ansel Adams is to have a guiding vision.

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Green Roofs

Green Roofs

GreenRoofs04aChicago’s Green City Hall
Chicago is one of several U.S. cities promoting the use of green roofs. It put plants atop its own iconic Chicago City Hall, bringing color to its roof and lowering its summer temperature.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic Creative

GreenRoofs04bTokyo’s Solar Green Roof
Tokyo’s historic Imperial Hotel proves that rooftops don’t have to contain either plants or solar panels—they can do both. It has melded the two into the shape of a garden pond.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

GreenRoofs04cDarmstadt’s Sloping Green Roof
A roof doesn’t have to be flat to be green. In Darmstadt, Germany, the Waldspirale Apartment Complex added plants to its sloping, curvy rooftop, adding to the building’s already colorful exterior.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

GreenRoofs04dNew York’s Rooftop Trees
New York City’s campaign to plant a million trees extends beyond the ground. The roof of West Coast Building, at 95 Horatio Street, contains heat-reducing foliage.
Photograph by Diane Cook and Len Jenshel, National Geographic

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A Photographer Shows Us Just How Smart Dolphins Are

« It’s Time for a Conversation, a feature story exploring dolphin intelligence in the May 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine, presented photographer Brian Skerry and senior natural history editor Kathy Moran with an interesting problem: How do you show how smart a dolphin is? …

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A Photographer Shows Us Just How Smart Dolphins Are

See more photos and get the full story on dolphin intelligence in the May 2015 issue of National Geographic.