Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not often we come across a useful accessory that’s unfamiliar to many of our readers. But this wearable umbrella from Canope is an extremely interesting and unique product for outdoor photographers shooting in bad weather.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Dealing with ever-changing light and maximizing depth of field are two of the biggest challenges when making landscape photographs. Tonal values often range from dark shadows to bright sunlit areas, and some scenes call for sharply rendered areas from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to shoot portraits outdoors, either because they don’t have a studio or they like the look achieved with available light. There’s a bit more to this method than you may think, but it’s all explained clearly in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

So you forgot to bring a polarizing filter, and the blue sky in your photograph doesn’t look as awesome as it did when looking through the viewfinder. This is a common concern that can be easily fixed with a few quick clicks in Lightroom, as you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it. We all do our best to capture compelling photographs, and sometimes it’s difficult to be objective about the results. In fact, one of the challenging aspects of our craft is determining whether a photograph is worth editing or if it should be trashed.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers tend to head out in the field with a bunch of gear—everything from filters and a sturdy tripod to an assortment of lenses. The challenge often occurs when you come upon a beautiful scene and can’t quite decide on which lens to pull out of your bag to get the best shot available.

Henry Anderson  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

"Think outside the box" is an overused expression to get you to change established behaviors that might be holding you back. This is never truer than in photography where familiar compositional habits can start to make your landscape images look dull as dust. There's a way to change that immediately, however.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Those serious about bird photography often travel far and wide, sometimes to exotic locations, to find and photograph their subjects. But as you’ll see below, you can often capture great images near home at a local park or nature reserve.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

We all work diligently to capture and edit photographs properly, so one of the worst things that could occur is losing our edits. And believe it or not, this could happen not only to the image you’re working on, but also to all photos in your Lightroom catalog.

Ron Leach  |  May 18, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographing animals can be a lot like making outdoor portraits of people. Many of the same composition and lighting principles apply, as do techniques for crafting an image that conveys feelings and moods.

Ron Leach  |  May 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Making natural-looking photo composites used to be somewhat difficult and time consuming, even for those with advanced editing skills. But as Photoshop has evolved, this task has become quick and easy as you’ll see in the tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2021  |  0 comments

There are several reasons why unsightly white fringing appears in photographs. Sometime the cause is a high-contrast scene, like dark trees against a bright sky. These ugly halos may also result from heavy-handed editing, such as too much Sharpening or Clarity.

Ron Leach  |  May 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is in full bloom, with summer barely a month away, and it’s time to pull out the macro lens, brush up on your technique, and start thinking about close-up

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

We’ve had numerous discussions about making b&w conversions from color photographs. But what about converting b&w images to color? There are ways to get the job done using Photoshop or a free third-party artificial-intelligence (AI) platform that one image-editing expert says provides “jaw-dropping results.”

Ron Leach  |  May 12, 2021  |  0 comments

A common approach to nature photography is to strive for vibrant skies and foregrounds full of color. But as you’ll see in today’s tutorial, taking a different approach will often make your images stand out from the rest.

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