Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2022  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” of photography and some are meant to be broken—including a few of the most familiar. But as you’ll see in the eye-opening video below from a trusted pro, you can avoid sabotaging images by using an oft-ignored trick.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2022  |  0 comments

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when viewing low-light landscape photos with impressive sun stars? Most likely it’s this: “The photographer either used a lens filter or created the effect during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured the first of a two-part beginners guide to nature and wildlife photography from expert Janine Krayer—a photographer and instructor who spends much of her time teaching workshops and photographing exotic animals in the wilds of Africa.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Shooting a macro photo is sometimes half the battle. If you have a close-up image of a bug or a flower that looks a little flat, photographer Andrew Lanxon shares his seven easy macro editing tips for beginners (or experts) using Lightroom in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, listen up. If you’re rolling your eyes because “real photographers use real cameras,” we have two suggestions for you to consider: Either replace your five-year-old phone or watch the tutorial below. Then, if you’re still not convinced, go ahead and ridicule mobile photography all you want.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most throughout the year, the gorgeous warm tones of autumn landscape scenes are simply too good to pass up. If you’ve tried before, you know that certain lighting conditions can make beautiful fall colors appear less intense than you’d like.

Jon Sienkiewicz  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Photographers revere the Golden Hour, but when does it actually get dark? You have a rough idea of when night falls where you live, but what if you’re traveling to a distant location in another time zone? Here’s a link to a US Navy website that will fetch all pertinent sunrise and sunset information that you need.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been taught to avoid shooting in direct sunlight whenever possible, to avoid blown-out highlights, harsh contrast, washed-out colors, unflattering shadows, and models with squinty eyes. In the shooting and editing tutorial below, you’ll earn how to meet these challenges and achieve beautiful photos.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

The best images immediately grab a viewer’s attention and direct their eyes through a scene. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a simple compositional trick for creating photographs with maximum impact

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Lens diffraction is an important concept that’s not very well understood by many photographers, and it can have a big impact on your images. In the tutorial below you’ll find a simple explanation, and learn how to deal with diffraction for better results.

Henry Anderson  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

Sometimes simple is the way to go, particularly when it comes to landscape photos. In particular, that means outdoor images that are less cluttered, more organized, and cleaner overall to create a more impactful scene.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

As an avid photographer, paying close attention to Shutterbug’s articles and tutorials, you’ve become pretty confident about using a camera to achieve sharp, properly exposed images. Congratulations: You’re halfway there.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2022  |  0 comments

The quickest way to fall into a creative rut is shooting the same types of images over and over again. Landscape photographers shoot landscapes, portrait specialists concentrate on people … well, you get the idea.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2022  |  0 comments

Photography is all about light, and the challenge doesn’t end with achieving a correct exposure in the camera. This is particularly true when shooting outdoors under less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re like most outdoor photographers you’ve been awaiting the arrival of autumn for weeks. And now that this spectacular season is finally here, you shouldn’t require much inspiration to grab your gear and get out in the field.

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