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Ron Leach  |  Dec 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Landscape photography at golden hour is one sure way to capture truly stunning images. But what about all those photos you shot during the day that are really nothing special? Of course you could simply delete them, but a better option is to turn these so-so shots into jaw-dropping sunset images with a little help from Photoshop.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2017  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s story on the winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest was so popular that we decided to feature these incredible images of a diver getting up close and personal with great white sharks near Mexico’s Guadalupe Island.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Toma Bonciu is a Romanian landscape photographer who is always on the hunt for novel ways to create images. In the quick video below, he reveals five clever hacks for upping your landscape photography game.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers reach for a wide-angle lens when shooting nature and landscape photos. But if you want your images to stand out from the rest, it’s time to give your telephoto lens a try.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever wondered how some photographers add a dreamy, ethereal look to their landscapes photos? More often than not, this soft glow is a result of a post-processing technique known as the  “Orton Effect” which is quite popular these days among nature photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Wide-angles lenses are an important component of a landscape photographer’s arsenal, because they make it easy to capture the splendor of expansive vistas. In this tutorial you’ll learn a specific application for wide-angle nature photography; namely, shooting beautiful sunset and blue hour images.

Maria Piscopo  |  Jul 05, 2016  |  0 comments

For this month’s column, we look at how to turn your love for wildlife photography into a serious business. I interviewed the husband-and-wife team of David and Jennifer Hemmings who have been particularly successful in the wildlife photography field.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of our tutorials involve tips, tricks, and techniques you can use to capture more compelling images. But today we’re going to switch things up by describing what NOT to do when shooting landscape, travel, and nature images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 22, 2018  |  1 comments

One of the challenges with landscape photography is maximizing depth of field. That’s because well-composed images often incorporate important elements in the foreground, midground and background. Shooting with small aperture settings helps, but that approach often causes image quality to suffer, and may not yield the wide range of sharpness you desire.

Ron Leach  |  May 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Craig Roberts is a British travel and landscape photographer who often posts tutorials for those looking to up their game. In the video below, he explains what you should do (and not do) to make yourself a better photographer.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Born in 1829, Carleton Watkins was perhaps the greatest of early American Western photographers, yet his images are largely unknown today. His photographs of Yosemite Valley and throughout California’s Sierra Nevada mountains have been compared by some to those of Ansel Adams that followed.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 18, 2017  |  0 comments

The tiny hummingbird is an amazing creature with the ability to move so fast that the human eye can only perceive the blur of wings and a splash of color. This amazing slow-motion video from National Geographic provides a sharp, clear view of how hummingbirds go about their lives.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2017  |  0 comments

Nick Page is an acclaimed nature photographer and in the video below he provides a behind-the-scenes look at his 2017 Oregon Coast Workshop and offers some great advice for seascape photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 02, 2020  |  0 comments

The incredible viral video below has made the rounds of various websites in the past week, but if you haven't checked it out already (and even if you have), it's definitely worth watching. The video, captured by wildlife photographer Robert Bush Sr, is comprised of a year's worth of trail camera footage that has been edited down intoto one mesmerizing 5:20-minute clip.

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