Outdoor Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jun 22, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’ve ever tried to take to take a photo at night without a tripod you know the results can be very blurry or very noisy or, in most cases, both. But sometimes it’s difficult to use a tripod when, for instance, you’re photographing a street scene in a well-known location where there might be lots of people, aka tourists.

Dan Havlik  |  Jun 14, 2018  |  0 comments

Why go wide when you can go long? That’s the message of Shutterbug’s latest how-to video tutorial offering five reasons why you should be using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes you’re in the right place at the wrong time, or the light just isn’t cooperating. In the quick video below, you learn a really easy Photoshop trick that transforms a scene from boring to WOW in just seven minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2018  |  0 comments

With the first day of summer just two weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about shooting photographs at the beach. And what better way to do that than with a pretty model in swimwear?

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Tripods tend to be standard equipment for wildlife photographers striving for optimum sharpness. But when photographing birds, these three-legged camera supports can often be an encumbrance— especially when shooting birds in flight.

Dan Havlik  |  May 18, 2018  |  0 comments

This video tutorial is a few years old, but we thought we’d share it because it offers some great starter information on how to shoot astrophotography and night sky images.

Dan Havlik  |  May 08, 2018  |  0 comments

Serge Ramelli is a professional photographer and educator we turn to again and again for great photography tips and advice. In the below video he shares his favorite camera settings for shooting landscape photos.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 30, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re going to be a serious landscape photographer, you need a serious tripod but what’s mystifying is how little thought people put into picking one out. That’s exactly why professional photographer Tom Mackie of Landscape Photography iQ made the below video gear guide.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Danish photographer Mads Peter Iversen thinks composition is so important to landscape photography, he’s made several photography tips videos about the subject. In his latest video, Iversen discusses three composition tips he thinks are key to making a successful image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Perched on a cliff in Pescadero, California, about 50 miles south of San Francisco, sits the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the US. For Shutterbug reader Erick Castellón, who has been looking to improve his astrophotography skills this year, the lighthouse also represented a tall challenge.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of composition.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 18, 2018  |  0 comments

While this image by 18-year-old photographer Dylan Meffan might look beautifully tranquil, capturing it was a bit of a nerve-wracking experience for him. The reason? The dog.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 16, 2018  |  0 comments

British pro Thomas Heaton’s latest video has a provocative title: “Throw Away Your Wide-Angle Lens.” Does he mean it? Not really, but Heaton, who is an acclaimed landscape and nature photographer, does have a point to make about lens choices when shooting outdoors.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 12, 2018  |  0 comments

One of the most exhilarating things about being an outdoor photographer is capturing nature’s beauty and its power. And for some outdoor photographers, there’s no greater thrill than photographing one of Mother Nature’s most hair-raising spectacles: a lightning storm.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2018  |  0 comments

The first thing most photographers learn is that a camera’s light meter is calibrated to deliver correct exposures of “average” subjects with a tone of middle gray. But what about bright scenes like a snowfield, or close-ups of dark subjects like a black cat? That’s where exposure (EV) compensation comes into play.

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