To some people, a photograph is no more than a moment in time that has been captured forever, through the wonders of science, to be preserved or cherished for a lifetime. To others, it is a method of communicating with others or, better yet, art. Wildlife and outdoors photography presents its own set of challenges, and Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine takes pride in exhibiting the work of some of the state's finest photographers each month.
From Our Pages: Photography Articles
Uncompressed format captures greater range of color and light.
Exploring an area before a shoot can give your photography an edge.
Smaller, better gear offers increasing variety of options to tell visual stories.
A great outdoor selfie takes your surroundings into account.
Capturing rays of light requires a small aperture and the right conditions.
‘Aperture priority’ is a mode both amateurs and pros can embrace.
Winter weather changes the photographic landscape.
Photographer Lance Varnell lost his sight but not his artistic vision.
New products continue to expand the ways we take photos.
Photographer Cissy Beasley offers tips for better bird photos.
Photographers can develop a recognizable look that sets their work apart.
State parks offer autumn photographic opportunities beyond foliage.
Vintage lenses offer fresh perspectives in today's photography.
Camera companies continue to make strides in photo technology.
Photographer uses light like an artist's brush to enhance night shots.
Today, it's not just how you take a photo, it's how you use it.
Zoom lenses offer quality alternatives to traditional single-focal-length lenses. read more
Correct shutter speed makes the difference in capturing action. read more
Valley nature refuges could end up between a border wall and the river. read more
Wildlife in the viewfinder. read more
Tips for shooting like a pro. read more
Rules are catching up to increased use of aerial devices. read more
Harnesses, bags and cases make carrying photo gear easier. read more
Opportunities expand for shooting in low light. read more
Shooting square requires a different type of photographic thinking. read more
Photographer Ian Kasnoff turns a trailer into a camera to capture state park landscapes. read more
Photographer turns wildlife shots into works of beauty. read more
Smartphones boost options for flower photo creativity. read more
Foundation's photo contest celebrates the Texas outdoors. read more
Lunar photography provides its own set of special challenges. read more
In photo contest, nature’s the star. read more
Photographers will enjoy unwrapping the latest photo and video gear. read more
South Texas photographer Hector Astorga works hard to make his images just right. read more
The keys to a prize-winning photograph lie in these 12 competition standards. read more
The silky effects of water can add a touch of magic to a photograph. read more
The season of heat and bright light brings special challenges and opportunities for photographers. read more
Stabilizers are evolving to enhance video shot on phones and action cams. read more
Veteran wildlife photographer Wyman Meinzer shares images of his rarest finds. read more
Use of selective focus brings special attention to the subject of a photograph. read more
After the sun goes down, the first few minutes of evening present a special photographic opportunity. read more
Incorporating ‘negative space’ into your images will add context and provide some breathing room. read more
Although zoom lenses are better than ever, don’t forget the old standby: the prime lens. read more
Ever-improving scopes and binoculars offer a clear eye on the outdoors. read more
Autumn provides creative chances to photograph the vivid beauty of the season. read more
Acquiring more camera equipment doesn’t lead to better photography. Or does it? read more
Filters help protect your lens and enable color correction, but they have drawbacks. read more
Drones are grabbing the buzz in the photo and film worlds. read more
Re-enactors bring the past to life. read more
Moving beyond "auto" on the white balance setting can enhance your photos. read more
Avoiding these three errors will get you closer to pulling off that winning animal shot. read more
Loss of sight caused photographer Jim Bones to see Big Bend in a different light. read more
Small video cameras pump up the thrills in outdoor photography.. read more
Your smart device and its apps can serve as a processor for enhancing images from your camera or desktop. read more
Post-processing allows a wide array of enhancements to be made to a photograph. read more
2011 Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine Photo Contest — Congratulations to our photo contest winners — Laura Vu, Howard Cheek and Daniel Ray! View the gallery of winners and finalists here. The winning photos are featured in photographer Earl Nottingham's column in the January 2012 issue of Texas Parks & Wildlife. Thanks to everyone who entered.