Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2022  |  0 comments

Typically when we discuss photographing birds in flight, the emphasis is on techniques for capturing super sharp images. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, there’s another critical consideration under certain lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2022  |  0 comments

Aperture is a key fundamental of photography, and one component of the Exposure Triangle—along with ISO and shutter speed—that work together to produce properly exposed images. But as you’ll see in the tutorial below, the f/stop you choose also affects photos in other important ways.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Autumn is less than a month away, and in some parts of the country foliage is already beginning to change colors. The beautiful warm tones of fall are one reason that many landscape photographers are eagerly awaiting the coming season.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 22, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous reasons you may want to extend the background of a photo, either side-to-side or up-and-down. Perhaps you shot an image in portrait mode and you realize it would look better as a horizontal image. Or maybe it’s the reverse.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Aug 19, 2022  |  0 comments

I’m guessing the blue moon photo did its job and got your attention. It might surprise you to know that a key element in its creation was a weather app. We’ll get to the details of that shortly, but first, a few words about not-strictly-photographic accessories.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2022  |  0 comments

 If you’re struggling to properly exposure complicated outdoor photos join the club! Many landscape scenes involve a wide range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows, and it can be difficult knowing where to start.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’ve never used Spit Toning to enhance the look of outdoor images, the tutorial below will likely change your workflow. That’s because one of our favorite landscape photographers explains how easy it is to use what he calls, “Lightroom’s Best Color Grading Tool.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Vanguard has unveiled the competitively priced VEO ED 8420M Digiscoping Kit that makes it easier than ever to capture sharp close-up photos and videos of distant subjects with a smartphone.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 15, 2022  |  0 comments

One reason landscape photography is so challenging is that outdoor scenes tend to be very complicated. Not only is there often a wide range of tones, but composition can be difficult when there are several important objects from foreground to background.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Do your long exposure photos not always look the way you want them to? You could be making some basic mistakes and not be aware of it.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing landscapes, street scenes or seascapes, shooting at night is one way to create eye-catching images with sparkling lights, interesting skies, and dramatic light trails of moving subjects. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a quick-and-simple editing hack that makes nighttime images even more compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, be honest here: Your camera has an AE-L/AF-L button, right? Do you understand how it works? Are you using it regularly? If you’re like many photographers, your answer to the first question is, “sure,” to the second question, “I think so,” and to the third question, “not really.”

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you want to take better photos of birds? Well, look no further than the below tutorial from professional bird photographer Emilie Talpin who shares five tips to improve your bird photos including where to focus, what gear to use, and more.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you familiar with Photoshop’s powerful Blend If tool and how easily it enables you to create outdoor photos with maximum impact? If not, you’re in for a treat.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The best travel and nature images include a bit of artistic flair, but there are also several common mistakes to avoid if you want your images to be really special. In the two-minute video below, an accomplished New Zealand pro summarizes the most consistent errors we make and explains how to fix them.

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