Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about ditching your favorite DSLR in favor of a mirrorless camera, this video is for you. Before making the switch, see what this pro says are the pros, cons, and compromises.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to achieve precise colors in landscape photos, depending upon lighting conditions and the background of a scene. But in this editing tutorial you’ll learn how to render beautiful colors and more.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, chances are you reach for a wide-angle lens—or perhaps one in the 70-200mm range. But if you want to create images with a unique look, it’s time to consider using a super-telephoto instead.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shooter, precise composition skills are important for virtually all types of photographs. But when shooting complicated outdoor scenes, proper framing techniques are absolutely essential.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to shooting outdoors we’re all at the mercy of Mother Nature, no matter the level of our skills or the beauty of a scene. And sometimes that means arriving at a great location, only to confront boring, dull skies.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post involve techniques for shooting various kinds of photos, image-editing methods for enhancing your work, or a discussion of different types of gear. This post is a bit different, as it quickly explains an important imaging concept that will enable you to make more compelling photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Many of history’s greatest photographers gained their fame making b&w landscape images. With today’s modern cameras, and the digital darkroom, most of the goals remain the same but techniques often differ.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

We often hear people complain that there’s nothing interesting to photograph where they live. Well, one of our writers lives in the most densely populated state in America (New Jersey). Here are some of the images he captured during a two-hour period one Friday morning without traveling more than 15 miles from home. And to prove that good photos exist everywhere—if we just look—he used only one camera and one lens.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 06, 2021  |  0 comments

We regularly share videos on composition techniques because proper framing is one of the most important aspects of photography. While most of these tutorials have been targeted at landscape shooters, today’s tips are all about photographing birds. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Everyone loves quick-and-easy editing tips, especially when they speed up the process and get you back out shooting as soon as possible. And thanks to one of our favorite post-processing experts, you’ll learn a simple trick for doing just that.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Beginner landscape photographers who are making the jump from shooting JPEGs to capturing RAW image files would do well to check out the below tutorial from Mark Denney. In the video at the bottom of this post, Denney discusses five beginner steps to edit better RAW landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers shy away from the one accessory that can make a huge difference in their images, both indoors and out. What we’re discussing here is supplemental light in its most basic form; namely the affordable and easy to use electronic flash.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

You don't, necessarily, need a fancy camera or a more expensive lens to capture better landscape photos. Most of the time, you just need better image composition skills. And in the below video, photographer Nigel Danson shares three simple tips that will have you composing photos like a landscape pro in no time.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 03, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous ways to convert color images to b&w, and some work better than others depending upon the type of photo on hand. The tutorial below is designed for landscape imagery, and provides a foolproof method for achieving striking contrast-rich photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2021  |  0 comments

There are a large number of landscape photographers among the ranks of Shutterbug fans, and whether you're a beginner or a more experienced shooter, we have a real treat for you today. That’s because in the video below, you’ll learn 10 amazing landscape photography tips from a pro known as “The Original Photoshop Guy.”

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