Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Experienced photographers are always on the lookout for distracting background elements that can ruin a photo. Unfortunately, it’s not always possible to find a different vantage point from which to shoot that excludes the offending junk.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2022  |  0 comments

Iconic photojournalist Robert Capa once said, “If your images are not good enough, you’re not close enough.” That’s why many of us try to shoot as close as possible to our subjects and fill the frame.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2022  |  0 comments

Summer offers many opportunities for landscape photographers, one of which is dramatic lightning that often accompanies thunderstorms this time of year. With a few basic techniques for photographing electrical storms, it’s easy to capture truly epic landscape images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2022  |  0 comments

While we all strive to capture awesome photos in the camera, it’s often possible to make a great shot even better with a few post-processing enhancements. But image editing is a mixed bag, and you can actually degrade a nice photo if you’re sloppy on the computer.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Photoshop has so many capabilities that there are often several methods for accomplishing the same task. As a result, it’s common to wonder why you should use one tool instead of another.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

You’ve no doubt marveled at the beauty of starlit skies, and scenes with the sparking Milky Way are among the best. Many photographers pass up these great opportunities, thinking that astrophotography is beyond their skills.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2022  |  0 comments

If you’re unfamiliar with the term, “destructive editing” occurs when you process an image in a way that overwrites the original file and there’s no way to undo the adjustments once the image is saved. In other words, if you make a mistake, you’re out of luck.

Henry Anderson  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

The point-and-shoot camera is dead? They’ve been saying that for years, especially as the popularity of smartphone photography grows and grows.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Blue Hour is that magical time right before sunrise and immediately after sunset, that provides an extra-special opportunity for making spectacular images. Getting the job done right requires more than good timing, and that’s what the following tutorial is all about.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Easy-to-carry travel tripods are more popular than ever, as photographers have turned to mirrorless cameras and correspondingly small lenses to lighten their load. The challenge is finding an appropriately robust model that doesn’t sacrifice stability, quality and features—just to be small.

Henry Anderson  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Portrait and beauty photographer Irene Rudnyk is one of the queens of the beach photo shoots on YouTube. A few months ago, we shared an awesome behind-the-scenes (BTS) video of Rudnyk’s tips for capturing backlit photos of a swimsuit model at the beach. Now she’s back with another great beach photography tutorial and BTS video on how to shoot gorgeous golden hour portraits.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s get this out of the way up front: The old adage that, “you’re not a real photographer unless you shoot in Manual mode” is sheer and utter nonsense. Plenty of pros use Aperture or Shutter Priority depending upon the situation at hand. Feel better?

Henry Anderson  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

There’s no shame in being a beginner photographer and you’re bound to make a few mistakes. But, like we always say, it’s crucial to learn from those errors so you can take better pictures and not get stuck in an amateur rut.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a very helpful tutorial, explaining how to consistently nail exposure when shooting outdoors. But what happens when you make a mistake and a photo is badly underexposed?

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Outdoor scenes often appear less impressive on the computer than they did through the viewfinder, and the problem never seems to be better colors and contrast than we remember. The opposite is usually true, which is why most photographers edit their work.

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