Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Not everyone has an opportunity to go on safari to photograph rare and wild animals, but most of us have a zoo nearby which is often the next best thing. The problem is that most images shot at the zoo look like were shot at the zoo.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Sound composition skills are important for all forms of photography, but when it come to shooting landscapes, the ability to frame a scene properly is absolutely critical. In this detailed tutorial you’ll learn one pro’s secrets to shooting and editing stunning seascape images.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot, without sharp and precise focus your efforts will likely be for naught. There are a variety of methods to use, and the one you choose depends upon a number of key variables.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 28, 2020  |  0 comments

One challenge with landscape photography is creating order out of complicated scenes. In this tutorial you see how an award-winning landscape photographer does exactly that with a unique minimalist style of shooting.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 24, 2015  |  0 comments

The below instructional video from longtime pro photographer Moose Peterson is from a few years ago but if you haven't seen it yet, it has some great advice on how to capture gorgeous landscape photos.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Mar 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The idea here was...well, there were a few ideas. First, I wanted to do photography that was bright, cheerful, colorful—and different. With times being a bit harsh and stressful for many, I was looking for something light-hearted and, frankly, far from reality. Dreamy and summer-like came to mind. 

Jeff Howe  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments

As adventurous as it may be, I am not a professional nature or travel photographer circumnavigating the globe in search of new and exotic destinations—maybe in my next lifetime. The nice thing about visiting new destinations is that you’re exposed to new subject matter to keep you thoroughly engaged and fired up from a photographer’s perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2017  |  0 comments

Joel Sartore is an acclaimed National Geographic photographer with an ambitious quest like no other: His life-long goal is to document the plight of our planet's animals by making portraits of every species in captivity.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Last month we shared several of our favorite entries in the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition, and now that the spectacular winners have been chosen, we thought we’d feature a few of the First and Second Place Winners.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Nov 11, 2014  |  0 comments

The National Wildlife Federation recently announced the winners of their 44th annual National Wildlife photo contest. Operated by National Wildlife Federation's award-winning magazine National Wildlife, the contest celebrates the beauty of nature while raising funds to help the organization protect wildlife and wild places.

Selected from more than 29,000 entries, this year’s winners include a grand prize recipient who spent years perfecting a photographic technique that resulted in a one-of-a-kind image of grey herons and another winner who was able to grab his camera just in time to capture a rare image of praying mantis nymphs hatching on his backyard deck. 

Ron Leach  |  Nov 02, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is our favorite time of year for nature photography, and scenes of colorful reflections on a lake, stream, or pond offer abundant opportunities for capturing spectacular landscape photos.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Nature photographer Brendan Pattengale employs his love of the great outdoors and a few secret techniques to capture vivid, painterly landscape photos during his travels around the world.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Cuban-born photographer Abelardo Morell has been making and using walk-in camera obscuras for the past 15 years with the goal of capturing the outside world in interesting and unique ways. His latest effort is essentially a giant pinhole camera that collapses and folds up like any large tent. Morrell took the above image of the Old Faithful geyser at Yellowstone National Park.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular photographs are those in which he shoots his subjects by moonlight.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 12, 2016  |  0 comments

Photographer Tina Tormanen lives and works in the magical Lapland region of Northernmost Finland, and her images of this winter wonderland under the Aurora Borealis are absolutely breathtaking. 

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