Nature Photography How To

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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  |  Apr 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever returned from a shoot, expecting to marvel at the photos, only to bring them up on the screen and, ouch, they’re not sharp? Well, join the club! There are numerous reasons for soft images, and a number of ways to increase your percentage of keepers, and you’ll learn many of them in the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometime you capture a nice travel, nature, or landscape scene that could benefit from a boost in sharpness and contrast. The trick is to pump up the image without ending up with an overcooked look. You see how to do this is the quick video below.

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  |  Mar 18, 2021  |  0 comments

If the headline above caught you by surprise, that’s likely because most of us use sliders to make a wide variety of adjustments in Photoshop and Lightroom. But according to one top pro, it’s time you took a different approach.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 05, 2018  |  0 comments

Here’s a harrowing wildlife video with a (spoiler alert) happy ending that went viral today. If you haven’t seen it yet, it shows a mother bear and her cub trying to reach the top of a snowy slope. It also offers an important lesson about drone operators not flying their drones too close to wildlife scenes.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Researchers at the University of Tokyo used high-speed cameras to study the intricate manner in which ladybugs fold and unfold their wings as you can see in the amazing video below from the National Geographic YouTube channel.

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