Nature Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Seems as we untangle ourselves from the seaweeds, the world is slowly opening back up again for travel. The more freedom we redeem the more that itch to capture the colors and wonders of the Earth will tickle your fingertips.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer Joel Grimes has been making outstanding images for over 30 years, so when he says there’s one simple Photoshop tool he “can’t live without, we stop and pay attention. And while this “essential” tool isn’t exactly a secret, Grime’s uses it in a unique way.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture attention-grabbing images that guide a viewer’s eyes through a scene. This is particularly true when shooting complicated travel and nature photographs with a number of different elements.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Blue hour, that magical time just before sunrise or sunset, is usually a great time to shoot. With the sun just below the horizon, beautiful blue tones bathe the landscape and create a dreamy soft glow.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are essential for all types of photography, whether you’re shooting indoors or outside. This is particular true with travel and nature images that include a variety of elements from near to far. Do things right and you’ve captured a winning shot—otherwise it’s just another missed opportunity.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer means stormy weather, with threatening thunderstorms that offer great opportunities for dramatic landscape imagery—especially when lightning is involved. The challenge to coming up with dramatic photographs is dealing with the complex lighting conditions that electrical storms present.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s so much to learn about landscape photography that the path toward success can be a long and arduous one. In fact, even accomplished pros say the quest for improvement is never ending.

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.

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