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5 Tips To Capturing Better Outdoor Photos

Aerial of beach and boats. Photo Adam Barker.

By Everett Potter

In this summer of pent-up travel, millions and millions of photos are being taken outdoors. Whether the photographers are trying to capture the perfect sunset, the classic landscape shot or simply a great picture of their kid kayaking, hiking or boating, they all encounter the same challenges of composition and light.

Angler on Madison River, MT. Photo Adam Barker.

Taking great outdoor shots takes planning, strategy and a bit of daring. Just ask Adam Barker, one of the best young outdoor photographers in the business. The Salt Lake City native specializes in active lifestyle, outdoor and travel photography and has traveled the globe capturing extraordinary imagery. Barker originally made his mark photographing the wilder mountain regions of his home state of Utah, but then branched out to other parts of the American West and eventually took off for the remoter parts of the world, including South East Asia and Antarctica.

Adam Barker self portrait. Photo Adam Barker.

His work has appeared on countless magazine covers and editorial features within the skiing, fly fishing and general outdoor genres, including SKI, The Flyfish Journal, Outside Magazine, Men’s Journal and many more. Barker regularly produces work for commercial clients including YETI, Treager Grills, Columbia Sportswear, Lifestraw, Panasonic, Manfrotto, Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort and others.  I caught up with him recently to get his five tips on how anyone can take better outdoor photographs … continue reading

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