Nature Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Oct 31, 2018  |  0 comments

It’s something just about every landscape photographer has thought of at some point: should I shoot a sunrise or a sunset? Of course, there is no right answer to this question.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 11, 2020  |  0 comments

We’re going to start this one with a question on a rather controversial topic: What’s your opinion on using Photoshop to replace a boring sky in landscape photos?

Ron Leach  |  Jan 06, 2021  |  0 comments

While many landscape and nature photographers shoot in the Aperture Priority exposure mode, others prefer using Manual. So which option provides the most flexibility and superior results? That’s the question we’ll explore in the tutorial below.

Henry Anderson  |  Nov 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mark Denney is someone who is really enjoying Adobe's recent update to Lightroom. In fact, he likes one feature so much, he just made a video calling it the best new set of editing tools in Lightroom for developing landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 06, 2017  |  0 comments

When cinematographer Andy Casagrande took his crew to the remote Solomon Islands to shoot “See Beyond Darkness” he turned to Canon’s latest low-light imaging technology to document the newly discovered bioflourescent sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 24, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite nature photographers says he “had a bit of a light bulb moment” this week while judging the World Landscape Photographer competition, examining over 6,500 images, we stop and listen. And you should too, because in the video below he shares a few ideas on composition that will greatly improve your outdoor photography.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Anchorage-based Jeff Schultz is a professional shooter best known as the official photographer for the Iditarod. He also does corporate and editorial photography as well as nature, wildlife and adventure stock photos.

Ron Leach  |  May 31, 2017  |  0 comments

We’ve long been enamored with the stunning imagery of nature photographer Jim Peterson whose work exhibits both a keen eye for composition and a technical mastery of our craft. Based in Sedona, Arizona, Peterson conveys his vision of the world through a broad portfolio of infrared and conventional photographs. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not often we come across a useful accessory that’s unfamiliar to many of our readers. But this wearable umbrella from Canope is an extremely interesting and unique product for outdoor photographers shooting in bad weather.

David Shaw  |  May 18, 2017  |  0 comments

From my perch on a rock outcrop above the Arctic River, I could make out every detail of the valley. The autumn tundra was a mosaic of red, orange, and yellow. The river flowed pale blue below the gray of storm clouds that were, in turn, lit with just a hint of sunset light. 

Barry Tanenbaum  |  Jan 17, 2017  |  1 comments

Early in our talk, Sebastian Copeland mentions the relationship of art with nature, and how photographers who work outdoors end up loving the landscape and wanting to preserve the environment. He adds, “I’m fond of saying, ‘He who walks the land will become a warrior in its defense.’ It’s hard to venture into nature and the wild and appreciate the beauty of extraordinary landscapes and not feel a sense of responsibility to make sure they remain.”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Most experienced nature photographers will tell you that great light is the key to spectacular landscape photographs. But when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate, it’s time to turn to compositional devices like the powerful “S Curve” if you don’t want to come home empty-handed.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2017  |  0 comments

Romanian nature photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA “Photo Tom”) is one of our favorite sources of quick and helpful videos for outdoor shooters. This episode is what you might call a “learning how to see” tutorial, that will also unburden you of carrying extra gear.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2017  |  0 comments

Jeff McPheeters is a Kansas-based pro whose extensive portfolio encompasses everything from interior design and event photography to landscape, nature and wildlife. While all of McPheeters’ work is impressive, the images he captures of raging storms in rural Kansas are especially spectacular.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Danish pro Mads Peter Iversen has spent years polishing his skills and developing a unique style of landscape photography. Like all accomplished photographers he’s made a few mistakes along the way, and in the video below he explains how to correct a common error so you don’t make it yourself.

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