Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time of year to make macro magic, as there are flowers, insects, and other small creatures just about everywhere you look. All you really need is a close-focusing lens and the following tips from Swedish pro Micael Widell.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

It might seem counterintuitive, but you should really try using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos rather than just a wide-angle lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time of year to photograph our feathered friends, and as you’ll see in this comprehensive tutorial, with the proper skill you needn’t travel further than your own backyard to make some truly spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Like it or not, one of the best ways to grow as a photographer is to learn from your mistakes. And, unfortunately, most of us have made plenty.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Every so often we come upon a simple-and-effective processing technique that will make a big difference in outdoor photographs. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the seven-minute tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Rebirth and renewal, new beginnings and love. What is it about spring that brings out our inner romantic, and what does it do to our photography? This is what we asked you to show us when we announced Shutterbug’s Spring “Time of the Season” photography contest back in May. And you delivered in spades!

Ron Leach  |  Jun 25, 2021  |  1 comments

There’s no better source for photography advice than an experienced National Geographic photographer, and in the eye-opening video below Jim Richardson shares his five favorite tips for travel and destination photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite nature photographers says he “had a bit of a light bulb moment” this week while judging the World Landscape Photographer competition, examining over 6,500 images, we stop and listen. And you should too, because in the video below he shares a few ideas on composition that will greatly improve your outdoor photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape photos. But every so often, depending upon the situation, it makes more sense to pull out the big guns. And if you’re new to telephoto nature photography, it’s easy to make mistakes that can spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 23, 2021  |  0 comments

What if you arrive at a location, only to encounter atmospheric that obscures important objects in the background, reduces details throughout the scene, and basically ruins your shot? You can either return on a better day, or take a few photos and fixed them in Photoshop with the simple technique below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Conventional wisdom is that autofocus is the best mode to use for photographing birds, especially when your subjects are in flight. But every so often manual focus is a better choice, as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  1 comments

No matter how hard we try, there are often unwanted artifacts or tiny out of focus objects in images we shoot outdoors. In this quick tutorial you’ll learn two fast-and-easy methods for cleaning up your images with Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer isn’t typically the favorite season for serious landscape photographers, in part because of early sunrises and late sunsets. If that sounds familiar, and you prefer to shoot in autumn and winter, this tutorial may help you fall in love with outdoor photography during summer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever photographed a scene that looked pretty awesome through the viewfinder, only to discover on the computer that it’s actually sort of dull? Join the club. All is not lost, however, if you watch the quick video below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 14, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography occurs when you come upon a scene that calls for perfect sharpness all the way from an interesting foreground to an important subject in the background. Sound impossible? Read on.

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