Nature Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Tom Mackie gets so many questions about how to make photos “pop,” he decided to do a whole video on the subject, which we have embedded below. And while a lot of folks might think all you need is some deft Photoshop skills to get your images to sparkle, there’s really a lot more that goes into it than that.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. That applies to a new video from Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby who explains where you should put a horizon line in a landscape photo for maximum effect.

Ian Plant  |  Jul 16, 2018  |  0 comments

I've always loved the natural world and was hiking, backpacking, and adventuring outdoors long before I first picked up a camera. Simply put, there's a lot of natural beauty in this world: It inspires me, and I've made it my mission in life to share that beauty with others.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert was recently in Zion National Park in Utah when a thunderstorm suddenly hit the area. While that was a bummer for his trip, it gave him an idea for his newest video: create an easy tutorial on how to photograph lightning.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of landscape photographer Nigel Danson’s video below where he offers “7 Simple Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier.”

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 29, 2018  |  0 comments

Making it as a landscape photographer is no easy feat. First of all, there’s lots of competition from some very talented photographers. Second of all, everyone’s competing for a smaller piece of the photographic pie, monetarily speaking that is.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 25, 2018  |  0 comments

The amazing video below by photographer Mark Smith is almost like a National Geographic tour of an entire ecosystem. In this case, it’s the Hood Canal, which is sandwiched between Seattle and the Olympic National Forest in Washington state and “attracts a wide variety of impressive animals,” as Smith puts it. And he will photograph many of them, including, most impressively, soaring and fighting eagles who will battle each other for fresh fish.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Tripods tend to be standard equipment for wildlife photographers striving for optimum sharpness. But when photographing birds, these three-legged camera supports can often be an encumbrance— especially when shooting birds in flight.

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot astrophotography and night sky images.

Dan Havlik  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he shares his favorite camera settings for shooting landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of composition.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most exhilarating things about being an outdoor photographer is capturing nature’s beauty and its power. And for some outdoor photographers, there’s no greater thrill than photographing one of Mother Nature’s most hair-raising spectacles: a lightning storm.

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