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Ron Leach  |  Feb 23, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve probably heard the silly adage that “If the mode dial on your camera isn’t set to ‘M’ you’re not a real photographer.” While most pros would disagree, there are clearly advantages to choosing camera settings yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 22, 2022  |  0 comments

Long telephoto lenses can be exciting to use, offering the unique ability to get in tight on distant subjects. But big glass doesn’t necessarily guarantee great photographs, unless you have the proper skills.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Feb 18, 2022  |  0 comments

It was shortly after I’d completed a remote Zoom presentation to a group of camera-club members that I decided to share some of the images and main points of my talk in this column. I show photographs, explain the process of making them, and answer questions, and at a time when in-person workshops, camera club meetings, and field trips were impossible, doing Zoom sessions was a welcome chance for members of the photo community to stay connected, motivated, and inspired.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2022  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite photographers says, “these five tips changed my life” we pay attention, and you should too. We can’t promise that the video below will be a life-changing event, but it will definitely help you shoot far better photos.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments

There's an easy way to improve your landscape photos quickly and all it involves is thinking negatively. No, not negatively like having a bad attitude about your photography but thinking about "negative space" in your image.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the basic tenets of landscape photography is to “be at the right place at the right time,” which is why many of us prefer to shoot at blue hour—just before sunrise or after sunset. But what if you stumble upon a beautiful scene earlier in the day when the light isn’t quite right?

Ron Leach  |  Feb 15, 2022  |  0 comments

Understanding depth of field is a crucial factor in achieving the best possible images, particularly when shooting complicated outdoor scenes that include objects from foreground to background and everything in between.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2022  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers do when out in the field shooting landscapes is to mount a wide-angle lens on their camera. But a lot more goes into making great photographs than choosing the right focal length.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Macro photography in winter? You bet. Opportunities abound this time of year, from snowflakes, berries, and pinecones, to frozen dewdrops and barren tree branches covered with sparkling frost. If you’re new to close-up photography, the quick tutorial below will help you get started.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 10, 2022  |  0 comments

As we've said time and time again, it's ok to make mistakes as a beginner photographer. The important part is learning from your photography mistakes even if they're big ones.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s nothing more distracting that a beautiful photo with distorted vertical or horizon lines, or a crooked horizon. Fortunately, there’s a simple method for straightening everything out during the editing process in Photoshop or Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape shooters are known for carrying a lot of gear, and that typically includes a wide selection of filters. Today we’ll help lighten your load, by revealing three filters a top pro says “every photographer should own.”

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers want to coax every ounce of image quality and sharpness from whatever gear they own, and that’s particularly true when it comes to valuable glass.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Black-and-white images often convey a powerful sense of drama that can be difficult to replicate when shooting in color. And stark, barren winter scenes are the perfect time to give monochrome photography a try.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the challenges with outdoor winter photography is dealing with dull overcast conditions that are so common this time of year. Today’s tutorial from one of our favorite landscape photographers provides a number of helpful tips for capturing great images of scenes illuminated by flat, cloudy skies.

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