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Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re photographing landscapes, street scenes or seascapes, shooting at night is one way to create eye-catching images with sparkling lights, interesting skies, and dramatic light trails of moving subjects. In the tutorial below you’ll learn a quick-and-simple editing hack that makes nighttime images even more compelling.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2022  |  0 comments

OK, be honest here: Your camera has an AE-L/AF-L button, right? Do you understand how it works? Are you using it regularly? If you’re like many photographers, your answer to the first question is, “sure,” to the second question, “I think so,” and to the third question, “not really.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 10, 2022  |  0 comments

Are you familiar with Photoshop’s powerful Blend If tool and how easily it enables you to create outdoor photos with maximum impact? If not, you’re in for a treat.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 09, 2022  |  0 comments

The best travel and nature images include a bit of artistic flair, but there are also several common mistakes to avoid if you want your images to be really special. In the two-minute video below, an accomplished New Zealand pro summarizes the most consistent errors we make and explains how to fix them.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 08, 2022  |  0 comments

Whether you’re planning a weekend excursion, a trip across the country, or an overdue vacation abroad, it’s important to bone up on your travel photography skills so you can capture the best images possible. And that’s exactly what one of our favorite outdoor photographers will help you do in the quick tutorial below.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 03, 2022  |  0 comments

Is it just me, or is this summer extra hot? Grab your camera and stay cool with this extra cool Summer Sizzle Sweepstakes brought to you by Shutterbug. We might not include a yacht in the prizes, but maybe with the right gear you can convince a friend to let you take some nice photos on their boat. We gotcha!

 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Every so often one of our favorite instructors surprises us with a concept that really makes sense for capturing landscape scenes with maximum impact. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the quick tutorial below, as Romanian pro Toma Bonciu demonstrates what he means by “layering” a scene from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’re all familiar with the notion that the best time to shoot landscapes is early during Blue Hour or late in the day at Golden Hour. But what if you get the photography itch in the middle of a summer’s day?

Ron Leach  |  Jul 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We’ve all been there: You plan an excursion to a beautiful location, pack your gear, and hit the road in plenty of time to get there for perfect light. When you arrive, however, you confront flat, boring skies.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 27, 2022  |  0 comments

All photographers strive for a creative edge that makes shooting more fun and convenient while delivering images that stand out from the crowd. And there are several affordable accessories that will help you do all that—particularly when shooting travel and nature photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 26, 2022  |  0 comments

Do you avoid using Lightroom’s powerful Tone Curves because you find them confusing or difficult to use? Well those days are over thanks to the simple tutorial below from Danish travel photographer Alex Bjorstorp.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  1 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to identify the most important tool in his bag, and the answer is likely to be, “My ND filter.” Or more accurately, “My set of ND filters.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Widely regarded as the father of Canadian photojournalism, Ted Grant is also the father of one of our favorite quotes: “When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in b&w, you photograph their souls.”

Ron Leach  |  Jul 08, 2022  |  0 comments

When professional landscape photographer Ian Plant says there are “five photo accessories I never leave home without,” we stop and pay attention. That’s because of his unique approach to shooting in the field.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2022  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult challenges when photographing landscapes is balancing the wide range of tones from deep shadows to bright highlights that often occur in outdoor scenes. In fact, sometimes the density range is so great that’s it’s impossible to precisely exposure the image.

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