Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Born on March 24, 1886 Edward Weston went from being a salesman in the Midwest to becoming a bohemian California artist and revolutionizing the style of American photography and modern art. In the charming video below you’ll earn the secrets behind his iconic images.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Autumn is upon us and winter isn’t far behind. In the tutorial below you’ll learn one pro’s secrets for capturing spectacular landscape photos during the months ahead.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Have you ever found yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting, only to be disappointed in the images you captured of the scene? That’s not an uncommon occurrence among less-experienced nature photographers, and the video below will help you solve the riddle.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer and author Bryan Peterson has said, “There is no better time to crop a bad composition than just before you press the shutter release.” In the video below, photographer Robert Rodriguez, Jr. explores this notion in a detailed discussion of essential composition techniques for great landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 24, 2018  |  0 comments

One trick employed by experienced landscape photographers is to use long exposures to capture dramatic images of soft, flowing water and cotton-like clouds. This technique typically involves the use of neutral density (ND) filters to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, thereby permitting extended exposure times.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Oct 27, 2014  |  0 comments

Every photographer has a personal vision and a particular taste in composition, light, color and so on. For example, many photographers chose nature’s details simply to abstract the color and form they find. Others like to use extremely shallow depth of field—also called selective focus—so only a sliver of the subject is sharp while the rest of it is soft. People who are intrigued by the beauty, intricacy and complexity of nature usually shoot with the opposite approach. They want to reveal as much detail in the subjects as possible so those who view their work can appreciate the designs and the patterns in the images with tack sharp clarity.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jan 20, 2016  |  0 comments

The LensCoat LensHide is a clever camouflage covering that conceals both the photographer and his or her camera gear for stealth, undercover nature photography.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2017  |  0 comments

Hernando Rivera is a graphic designer and nature photographer living in Mexico, and he recently made a series of amazing photos of lightning striking lava that was spewing out of the Colima Volcano in Western Mexico near his home.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a straightforward Lightroom tutorial explaining how to recover shadow detail in underexposed photos. Today we’ll help you solve the opposite challenge; namely, dealing with images that are far too bright.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 15, 2022  |  0 comments

This is the perfect time of year for macro photography, with vibrant flowers, colorful insects and other creepy crawlies just about everywhere you look. In fact, you can often find great subjects in your own backyard.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 22, 2021  |  1 comments

No matter how hard we try, there are often unwanted artifacts or tiny out of focus objects in images we shoot outdoors. In this quick tutorial you’ll learn two fast-and-easy methods for cleaning up your images with Lightroom’s Spot Removal Tool.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 28, 2017  |  0 comments

Sunsets and many afternoon landscape scenes are usually resplendent in soft warm colors, and a typical approach to editing such images is to enhance those red and orange tones. This Lightroom tutorial takes a different approach, by emphasizing cool tones within a photograph to create a unique look that still appears natural.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Experienced wildlife photographers know that the power of an image often depends upon how an animal’s eyes are rendered. Out-of-focus dull eyes can really spoil an otherwise great shot, while overly brightened, sharpened eyes make the subject appear unnatural and crazy.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2018  |  0 comments

Long exposure outdoor photography can be quite a challenge, because considerable experimentation is often required to get great results. In the tutorial below you’ll pick up some valuable tips that will significantly improve your odds of success.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 15, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re new to long exposure photography and want to learn more, the below tutorial from photographer Serge Ramelli is a great place to start.

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