Nature Photography How To

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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.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 04, 2022  |  0 comments

One challenge with all forms of outdoor photography is that we're always at the mercy of the weather and prevailing lighting conditions. That fact is particularly evident when you wake up on a nice day, pack your gear, and travel to a favorite location—only to confront a pretty scene with a rather boring sky.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers often encounter lighting situations with such a wide range of tones that it’s difficult or impossible to capture a properly exposed image in just one shot. Under such conditions, if you expose for the highlights, shadows are crushed. Conversely, if you expose for the shadows, highlights are blown out.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Yes, landscape photography can be a slow, contemplative process that can take hours and hours before you capture a true "keeper" photo. But part of that is because photographers spend a lot of their on-location photo shoots wasting time, according to landscape pro Mark Denney in the below video.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Have you every wanted to give night photography a try, but didn’t know where to start? If so, the five-minute beginner’s guide below is just what you need.

Henry Anderson  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Even if your landscape photo has a lot of things going for it, an overcast or flat sky can make the image look dull. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can do in Lightroom to make a boring sky in a landscape photo go from drab to fab in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a straightforward Lightroom tutorial explaining how to recover shadow detail in underexposed photos. Today we’ll help you solve the opposite challenge; namely, dealing with images that are far too bright.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  1 comments

If the headline above strikes you as a bit crazy, join the club. We were more than a bit skeptical when we stumbled upon this quick tutorial because of the conventional wisdom that using a lens hood is one of the easiest ways to improve outdoor images.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re looking for some fun photo ideas to try over the weekend, you’ve come to the right place. In the two-minute visual tutorial below you’ll receive a heavy dose of inspiration, with five unique photo ideas that deliver eye-popping results.

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