Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2018  |  0 comments

There’s a common misconception that all you need for landscape photography is a good wide-angle lens. And while it’s true that a wide perspective is great for capturing expansive vistas, experienced shooters know that short telephoto lenses are also important for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 04, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re new to landscape photography or consider yourself an experienced shooter, there’s always something to learn. And there’s no better way to do that than through the eyes of a top pro. And that’s what you’ll find below, as British nature photographer Nigel Danson reveals what he considers his “most important tip” when visiting a new location.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 24, 2017  |  0 comments

Ben Horne is an accomplished nature photographer who says his goal “is to create simple, structured, and calm images of nature.” In the video below, Horne takes you to scenic Death Valley and provides some great tips on shooting landscapes.

Dan Havlik  |  Oct 28, 2020  |  0 comments

Like many photographers recently, landscape pro Mark Denney has been playing around with the new settings in Adobe's recent Lightroom 10 update and what he's discovered has left his mind slightly blown. According to Denney, there's a new tool in Lightroom 10 that "will forever change how you develop color in your landscape photos."

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2020  |  0 comments

French photographer Serge Ramelli is a favorite among Shutterbug readers, not only because of his incredible landscape and cityscape imagery, but also for his helpful tutorials on shooting and editing nature photos. If you’d like to emulate Ramelli’s work, or just improve your particular style, check out the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 08, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s unfortunate so many photographer overlook color theory. That’s because whether you’re a beginner or an experienced pro, even a rudimentary understanding of this concept can make a huge difference in your images. Moreover, a bit of knowledge about how colors work together will change how you go about the image-editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 24, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re turned off by the idea of “photo hacks” because you assume it involves something gimmicky, this tutorial will quickly change your mind. Even better, you’ll see how a simple tactic can change your landscape photography forever.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 29, 2020  |  1 comments

This tutorial begins with a question: “How do you tell truly captivating stories with your landscape photography?” In other words, stories that tell your viewers what you want them to know about a place.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 25, 2017  |  0 comments

Last May we reported on an unfortunate incident in which three photographers were taken into custody for walking on the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park and waterskiing behind an RV on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. Now the three have been convicted with two of the bunch facing jail time.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 20, 2018  |  0 comments

Today marks the 116th birthday of Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984), a passionate environmentalist and one of the most iconic image-makers of our time. Were he alive today, Adams would no doubt be somewhere in Yosemite Valley, and he’d likely be pioneering new forms of photography—perhaps in the digital darkroom.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  1 comments

There are various ways that you can use to focus very close to small subjects. Here is a list of choices.

 

Macro Lenses. You can purchase a lens that is specifically designed to focus closely. These are called “macro” lenses, and they are available in focal lengths between 50mm and 200mm (figure A). They can also focus to infinity so you can use them for landscapes, portraits, etc., but photographers buy them primarily to use in close-up work.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 25, 2021  |  1 comments

There’s no better source for photography advice than an experienced National Geographic photographer, and in the eye-opening video below Jim Richardson shares his five favorite tips for travel and destination photography.

Blaine Harrington  |  Jul 03, 2015  |  0 comments

You might say that images from distant, exotic locations are the stock and trade of a professional travel photographer, and certainly in my case you’d be mostly right. Those images pay off commercially and artistically, and when I can make them in places I’ve never before visited, they provide the added satisfaction of exploration and discovery.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Trevor Pottelberg’s “Lighthouse Project” proves that you needn’t travel far from home to create a spectacular photo essay. The Canadian landscape photographer spent an entire year photographing the same lighthouse near his home in Brownsville, Ontario with absolutely beautiful, and different, results.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 21, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re stuck in a rut and need a few fresh ideas, this quick tutorial is for you. In just four minutes you’ll see how to make a big splash with your images by shooting creative photographs of water.

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