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Ron Leach  |  Nov 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images they shoot most, all photographers would occasionally like to capture beautiful images of the great outdoors. What holds some shooters back is the common misconception that landscape photography requires visiting exotic locations with big, epic vistas.

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.

Shutterbug Staff  |  May 02, 2019  |  0 comments

A year ago, landscape photographer Nigel Danson released a wildly popular video with seven composition tips to improve your photography. Now he's back with a follow-up to that video titled "7 Photography Composition Tips to Get Better Photos Now."

Ron Leach  |  Aug 18, 2020  |  0 comments

The sunny days of summer are drawing to a close, and overcast autumn weather is right around the corner. That means numerous opportunities for capturing the moody days of fall. In the video below, you’ll see how to shoot fantastic photos once the evening temperature drops and fog rolls in across the morning landscape.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug’s resident photography tipster Scott Kelby is back with another tutorial video for Shutterbug. This time he’s talking about landscape photography and how to add some depth to your images to make them more dynamic.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 30, 2020  |  0 comments

Bird photography is a great way to spend some alone time in nature shooting, without worrying about social distancing. Best yet, it’s something you can even do in your own backyard. And if you prefer standing behind the camera instead of sitting behind a computer, this tutorial is for you.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced shooter, precise composition skills are important for virtually all types of photographs. But when shooting complicated outdoor scenes, proper framing techniques are absolutely essential.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Yesterday’s Photoshop tutorial was all about beating the summer heat (visually, at least) with a quick method for making images captured in summer appear as though they were shot in winter.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 16, 2021  |  0 comments

What if you want a sunset image of a particular scene, but the sky is overcast or you’re not in the right place at the right time? The answer is simple: Watch this eight-minute tutorial and do it in Photoshop.

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