Nature Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 13, 2018  |  0 comments

Photographer Pierre T. Lambert was recently in Zion National Park in Utah when a thunderstorm suddenly hit the area. While that was a bummer for his trip, it gave him an idea for his newest video: create an easy tutorial on how to photograph lightning.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 11, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographing fireflies is a “thing” in Japan, where every summer photographers venture out in the early evening to capture these winged insects painting the landscape fantastic. These “lightnin’ bugs” also do their illuminating dance in the Southern United States, so you may want to try photographing their bioluminescence yourself.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 24, 2018  |  0 comments

Sometimes the simplest tips are the best. That applies to a new video from Shutterbug columnist Scott Kelby who explains where you should put a horizon line in a landscape photo for maximum effect.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 11, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a nature photographer, travel shooter, or portrait specialist, you’re no doubt familiar with several “Rules” of composition that are intended to help add impact to your work. There are two common themes running through of all of these guidelines. One is to grab the attention of those looking at your photos, and the other is to guide a viewer’s eye through the image in the way you intend.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Like it or not, knowing how to effectively process your images is part of being a photographer and everyone has their own approach. Some of you use Lightroom, others prefer Photoshop, and still others employ a combination of the two.`

Ron Leach  |  Nov 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Ask any experienced landscape photographer to name their favorite accessories, and the polarizing filter will be near the top of the list. Used properly, this simple tool adds impact to outdoor photos, but a heavy-handed approach will spoil an otherwise great shot.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Serious landscape photographers tend to carry a lot of lens filters, including those for enhancing colors, to others that reduce the amount of light entering the camera and enable slow shutter speed effects. In the video below, you’ll see what an experienced pro says is the one filter he never leaves home without.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 27, 2017  |  0 comments

Jack Fusco is a nature photographer and professional musician who had a crazy idea: He wanted to capture a time-lapse of the night sky in Hawaii with molten lava flowing into the ocean. The amazing video below proves that his idea wasn’t so crazy after all.

 |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post involve shooting and editing techniques to try that will help you become a better photographer. But today we’re going to switch things up with a thoughtful video from a respected image-editing expert who wants to get something off his chest by suggesting there’s one you may NOT want to do.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 05, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Abonciu is a pro landscape photographer with some really helpful tips on shooting and editing nature images. In the quick video below he discusses six essential accessories he says should be in the arsenal of every photographer who is serious about shooting the great outdoors.

Jack Neubart  |  Jan 13, 2017  |  0 comments

For Jess Findlay, outdoor photography was a natural. Growing up in British Columbia (BC), Canada, surrounded by lush landscapes, enthralling wilderness, and birds of every feather, nature called to him every time he stepped outside, spurred on by family activities that included hiking, mountain biking, and birdwatching. As a young child, he would buy disposable cameras for family outings, and that only whet his appetite for the photographic arts. Before he knew it, he was thoroughly immersed. Nature and photography were on converging paths, meeting at a crossroads that would mark his future forever.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Aug 24, 2015  |  0 comments

Some photographers feel that the photograph you capture in camera is the final image. Today, with the advent of the Raw digital format, most photographers can’t get away from applying post-capture processing techniques to their images since, by definition, the format is an unprocessed one. Some Raw files need very little work while others require more time and effort. Since my exposure and white balance was set accurately in the field, little was needed in the processing of these 2 elephant seals (#1).

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  |  Jul 28, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether the view before you is an expansive vista, a majestic mountain scene, or a stunning seascape, there’s a good chance you’ll reach in your bag, pull out a wide-angle lens, and mount it on your camera. But that doesn’t guarantee a great image unless you avoid a few common errors.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Today’s modern digital cameras offer insanely high ISO options, and conventional wisdom is to avoid them and go no higher than at least two settings below the maximum. But according to one top pro, there are times when is OK to use the highest ISO setting available.

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