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Ron Leach  |  Feb 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Life would be so much easier if there was one “best” way to shoot various types of images. Unfortunately there’s not, because photography is a subjective art. That said you will increase your odds of creating winning landscape photos if you follow the advice outlined below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a nature photographer, travel shooter, or portrait specialist, you’re no doubt familiar with several “Rules” of composition that are intended to help add impact to your work. There are two common themes running through of all of these guidelines. One is to grab the attention of those looking at your photos, and the other is to guide a viewer’s eye through the image in the way you intend.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with outdoor photography is that we’re all at the mercy of Mother Nature. That means dealing with bad light, ever-changing weather, and less-than-ideal skies whenever we’re in the field. For most of us, packing up and going home is rarely an option, so it’s important to know how to make the best of whatever situation you confront

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 10, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're just learning about landscape photography you have, no doubt, heard about the importance of adding foreground elements to your photos when shooting with wide-angle lenses. But how does one find a good foreground subject of interest to use in a landscape image and what sort of elements should you look for?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot, without sharp and precise focus your efforts will likely be for naught. There are a variety of methods to use, and the one you choose depends upon a number of key variables.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s unfortunate so many photographer overlook color theory. That’s because whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, even a rudimentary understanding of this concept can make a huge difference in your images. Moreover, a bit of knowledge about how colors work together will change how you go about the image-editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, most shooters instinctively reach for a wide-angle lens. That’s because conventional wisdom dictates that capturing expansive vistas is the best way to go. Unfortunately, if you’re afflicted with this common reflex, many great photo opportunities will pass you by.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced wildlife photographers know that the power of an image often depends upon how an animal’s eyes are rendered. Out-of-focus dull eyes can really spoil an otherwise great shot, while overly brightened, sharpened eyes make the subject appear unnatural and crazy.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2021  |  0 comments

British landscape pro Chris Sale recently broke a promise he made to himself by agreeing to edit another photographer’s Raw image. And even though Sale knows his way around Lightroom, let’s just say the project didn’t go according to plan.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re attempting to photograph the Milky Way, or simply trying to capture a sparkling nighttime sky over your backyard, astrophotography can be intimidating. And once you’ve captured a few shots, editing the images may also seem like a daunting task.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing birds can be challenging for inexperienced shooters, whether the subjects are stationery or in flight. There are focusing and exposure details to sort out, and composition can also be tough.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2021  |  0 comments

We still have a few weeks to go before winter gives way to spring, and the date of March 20 means different things to different photographers depending upon where they live. But whenever buds start blooming and bugs start buzzing, it’s time to start thinking about macro photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2021  |  0 comments

We all make mistakes in our daily lives, and that includes shooting photographs. The best response is to not beat yourself up, but to learn from your errors so you don’t make the same mistake twice.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Spot Metering is an extremely powerful tool for all types of photography, especially when shooting backlit subjects, scenes with extremely light or dark backgrounds, or under other difficult lighting conditions. When used properly, your camera’s spot-metering mode almost always guarantees a proper exposure.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

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