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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.

Dan Havlik  |  Apr 03, 2020  |  0 comments

Yes, there are times when you may not have your trusty DSLR or mirrorless camera, tripod and a bag full of lenses with you, and want to capture a gorgeous landscape. What do you do?

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 26, 2019  |  0 comments

You don't always need super-expensive, cutting edge photo gear to shoot knockout images. This is particularly true when it comes to macro photography, which you can actually shoot on a relatively small budget.

Dan Havlik  |  Dec 11, 2019  |  0 comments

When he was just starting out as a landscape photographer, Mark Denney received some advice he'll never forget. In the below video, Denney shares that advice in hopes it will help beginner photographers as it did him back in the day.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2020  |  0 comments

One of the byproducts of today’s digital age, especially among young photographers who have never shot film, is a lack of appreciation for lens filters. Sure, some filters can be replicated in post processing, but there are some that cannot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Marcin Lewandowski is a Polish-born photographer currently based in Cork Ireland. He’s known for both editorial and documentary work, and after watching the video below you’ll understand why his specialty is what he calls “visual storytelling.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

You don’t have to head to the country or go on safari to photograph wildlife. In fact, you can capture stunning wildlife photos right in your own town or city if you know where to look.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers who always stow their gear when the weather turns bad miss out on a whole realm of unique opportunities. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to shoot images that capture the essence of moody, rainy days, and make dramatic black-and-white conversions of your photos in Lightroom. 

Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2020  |  0 comments

A couple days ago we shared the views of a Dutch pro, insisting that a telephoto lens is often a better choice for landscape photography than a wide-angle lens. Today we’re going to dig a bit deeper, with the following tutorial on how to choose the best focal length when photographing the great outdoors.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2018  |  0 comments

Good composition skills are important for all types of photography, and when it comes to shooting landscapes they can be difficult to master because of the often-complicated nature of outdoor scenes. In the tutorial below, you’ll learn six valuable tips that will help you compose landscape photos with more power and impact.

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