The Year in Review: Best Photos of 2016

The Year in Review: Best Photos of 2016
by Ian Plant

Ansel Adams once famously said: “Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” Of course, Adams was shooting with an old fashioned large format film camera; in this age of fast-paced digital technology, I think we can all do at least slightly better than twelve good photos a year!

ianplant01a“Descent into Mordor”— Virunga National Park, Congo
Canon 5DIII, Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens, ISO 3200, f/8, multiple exposure blend for increased dynamic range of 0.5 seconds and 4 seconds.
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ianplant01b“A View to a Kill”—Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Canon 1DXII, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G2 lens, ISO 6400, f/11, 1/500 second.
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ianplant01c“The Impossible Staircase”—Minneapolis, USA
Canon 5DIII, Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens, ISO 100, f/11, 6 seconds.
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ianplant01d“Lonely is One”—Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Canon 1DXII, Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 30 seconds.
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ianplant01e“Old Man of the Forest”—Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia
Canon 5DIII, Canon 200-400mm lens with built-in 1.4x extender, ISO 6400, f/4, 1/500 second.
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The Year in Review: Best Photos of 2016
by Ian Plant

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Get Low, Get Close, Get In Your Face! | Do More With Wide-Angle

Do More With Wide-Angle
Master of Dreamscapes Ian Plant shows his top-five tips for great wide-angle photography

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Landscape photography just wouldn’t be the same without wide-angle lenses. Superbly suited for the classic “near-far” style of composition (a staple for most landscape shooters), wide-angle lenses give you the ability to include generous amounts of foreground, background and sky simultaneously, creating photos with considerable depth and compositional power. While wide-angle lenses don’t work perfectly for all scenes and circumstances, going wide nonetheless greatly expands your creative options.

Do More With Wide-Angle
Text & Photography By Ian Plant

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The Puffins of Dyrhólaey | Ian Plant

Wonders of Iceland: The Puffins of Dyrhólaey
by Ian Plant

ianplant001 ianplant002 ianplant003“Dyrhólaey is a promontory reaching out into the ocean on the south coast of Iceland, near the town of Vik. The cliffs of Dyrhólaey stand almost 400 feet high, and include an enormous sea arch and numerous nearby rock pillars and sea stacks. Many nesting birds make Dyrhólaey their summer home, including fulmars, guillemots, razorbills, gannets, seagulls—and, my personal favorite—puffins!”

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