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Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2018  |  0 comments

One reason tutorials from photographer Vincent Ledvina are so fascinating, is that he uses his animation skills to make camera settings and shooting techniques understandable—usually in two minutes or less. In his new video below, the Minnesota-based photo instructor explains how to make enchanting photographs of the moon.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Du Toit is a South African nature photographer and winner of the 2013 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award. He recently made these amazing images of elephants taking a bath while he was submerged in their watering hole at Botswana’s Mashatu Game Reserve.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Sean King met a tragic death last week while guiding a group of tourists to a lava-viewing point on the Big Island of Hawaii—the largest island in the Hawaiian chain. King succumbed to noxious lava fumes and was later found dead.

Dan Havlik  |  Sep 11, 2020  |  0 comments

We always look forward to this time of year when the finalists for the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are announced. And 2020 is no exception with dozens of hilarious wildlife photos selected as making the finals of this sidesplittingly funny competition.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult things with photo editing, according to landscape photographer Mark Denney, is "knowing when to say when." Truer words may never have been spoken when it comes to powerful software such as Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 04, 2018  |  0 comments

Tripods tend to be standard equipment for wildlife photographers striving for optimum sharpness. But when photographing birds, these three-legged camera supports can often be an encumbrance— especially when shooting birds in flight.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 30, 2019  |  0 comments

There are many things that go into making a great landscape photo, but photographer Mark Denney say one particular factor is most important to him. Is it lighting? Color? Composition?

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 19, 2018  |  0 comments

Pro photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) is back with some more landscape photography tips, this time centering on the ever-popular topic of composition.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographers went to great depths to capture awe-inspiring images for the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year (UPY) Contest, and French shooter Gabriel Barathieu came out on top for the above image of what one judge called a “balletic and malevolent” dancing octopus. Barathieu made the image in shallow water under available light off the Island of Mayotte in South East Africa.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2020  |  0 comments

Shooting landscapes with a telephoto lens is a challenging yet rewarding experience. On the one hand, telephotos allow you to reimagine a landscape photograph by zeroing in on a few specific details to create an artistic composition. On the other hand, if you make a mistake in composing a scene with a long lens, it can ruin the image.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 07, 2019  |  0 comments

If you want to learn the basics of macro photography, there's no better place to start than the below video. Called, appropriately, "An Introduction to Macro Photography," the tutorial is led by photographer Neil Fisher and shot on location in British Columbia, Canada.

Dan Havlik  |  Jul 20, 2020  |  0 comments

Do your wide-angle photos always look a bit boring? Outdoor photographer Nigel Danson has a simple wide-angle photography trick that will help turn your dull landscape shots into stunning scenic vistas.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 17, 2019  |  0 comments

Proper exposure can make or break a landscape photo. While you can't, always, be assured of nailing the exposure straight out of the camera, there are techniques to increase your odds significantly.

David Long  |  Oct 05, 2020  |  0 comments

With the changing of the leaves from green to a wide spectrum of warm colors ranging from bright reds and oranges to deep crimsons and gold, fall is an amazing time of the year for landscape photography. This color change occurs all over the world and I am lucky to live in New England where we have a wide variety of deciduous trees, perfect climate and wonderful elevation changes that provide ideal conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Dec 02, 2019  |  0 comments

How do you determine whether a photo you shot is good or bad? This is the eternal question for many photographers trying to separate "the wheat from the chaff" during the grueling editing process.

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