Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2023  |  0 comments

Many photographers set their camera for Auto White Balance and never modify the setting regardless of the subject at hand. If that sounds like you it may explain why the colors in your photos don't accurately convey the colors in a scene.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 19, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're unfamiliar with the term "ghosting" as pertains to photos, it's basically a type of flare that occurs when stay light reflects off the surface of a lens and make images look hazy with little contrast. It's an unsightly artifact that degrades the quality of an image—particularly when shooting into the sun.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

Shallow depth of field is a popular technique for all types of images because it accentuates a main subject and separates it from the background. This effect can be achieved in the camera with careful focusing and wide aperture settings, but today you'll see how to get it done in Photoshop with a minimum of work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

DSLRs are becoming a rarity these days, for reasons you'll see in the video below. If you're already using a mirrorless camera, or plan to get one in the near future, this tutorial is a must see.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2023  |  0 comments

If you ask a bunch of accomplished landscape photographers to name their most difficult challenges, they'll likely express two key considerations. One is arriving at a correct exposure in scenes with a wide-range of tones from bright highlights to deep shadows. Another is achieving sharp results when there are a number of objects within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 17, 2023  |  0 comments

It's not uncommon to underexpose landscape photos when shooting in complicated lighting situations. This mistake can be particularly acute when the sun appears within the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2023  |  0 comments

You've probably admired photos of the nighttime skies and the Milky Way, and thought these amazing images required specialized equipment and were beyond your skills. But guess what, this is a misconception as you'll see in this beginners guide from our friends at the Photo Genius YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 13, 2023  |  0 comments

All good landscape photographers strive to create a style all their own to make their images immediately recognizable and stand out from the crowd. This goal is also important for amateur shooters who want to elevate their work to the next level.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're serious about capturing the essence of your subjects and taking photography to the next level, developing better composition skills is a great way to start. In fact, understanding how to best frame a scene is one of the essential fundamentals of our craft. That's the topic of the quick tutorial below from the Camera Focus YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2023  |  0 comments

There are numerus ways to shoot and edit landscape photos depending upon the look you're after. Sometimes you may want a dark and moody image, while other times the goal is to accentuate interesting atmospheric condition like fog, snow, or rain. Another common approach is to create vibrant images full of eye-catching color—even when shooting under flat light or in the shade.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Bird photography is an exciting and very accessible genre, with beautifully colored subjects as close as your own backyard. Yet, some shooters feel intimidated and overwhelmed because they mistakenly think photographing our feathered friends is beyond their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 11, 2023  |  0 comments

Photographers often turn to Lightroom's HSL sliders as the first step in editing landscape and nature photos. But what do you do when this technique falls short? As you'll see in the tutorial below, there's often a better solution that's very easy to accomplish.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One factor that differentiates great photos from those that miss the mark is achieving accurate colors that faithfully represent a scene. Last week we featured a primer with the best White Balance camera settings to use for various situations, and today you'll learn how to get the job done when fixing problem photos in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2023  |  0 comments

Let's say you've tried all the conventional advice for capturing sharp photos, and some of your images are still soft. You use a tripod, choose the right aperture, shutter speed, and focus area, yet nothing seems to work.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Experienced landscape photographers understand the importance of simplifying complicated vistas so that viewers aren't confused by a myriad of elements within the frame from foreground to background. In that sense, a  great photo is one that helps direct one's eye through the frame.