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Andrew Darlow  |  Jul 27, 2017  |  1 comments

Zoos, wildlife parks and farms are some of my favorite places to recommend taking pictures, especially when you are looking to build your portfolio with a diverse subject matter. They offer many opportunities to learn how to photograph rare animals as well as teach you how to cope with challenging environments and locations, similar to what you would encounter if you were on safari on the savannahs of Tanzania or tracking tigers in the jungles of Borneo.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 29, 2021  |  0 comments

We all love new gear, and many photographers are constantly chasing the latest innovations in cameras, lenses, and accessories. But in many cases you can capture amazing images with the gear you already own, especially if you refine your skills with a few simple tricks.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2020  |  0 comments

There’s no better way to pick up time-proven image-editing tips than to watch what an accomplished pro does to give his images that little something extra. And in the video below, British landscape photographer Nigel Danson reveals seven powerful Lightroom tricks he says every photographer should know.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 23, 2019  |  0 comments

Landscape photographer Mads Peter Iverson has been doing photography for about seven years now, and to mark this anniversary he has decided to share seven easy photography tips he wishes he had known when he started. 

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2020  |  0 comments

If you’re under the impression that captivating lunar photography requires advanced skills and specialized gear, this tutorial is for you. As you’ll see, even beginning photographers can capture great images of the moon by following seven simple tips.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 30, 2018  |  0 comments

Ansel Adams has inspired more than a generation of photographers, with his technical mastery, passion for the environment, and ever-evolving vision for capturing the splendor of the natural world. The video below is sure to give you a jolt of inspiration, as you pursue the art and craft of photography.

Josh Miller  |  Feb 12, 2016  |  0 comments

While everyone’s definition of “extreme” is a little different, the one thing that can be said of extreme outdoor photography is it involves leaving the car far behind and dealing with whatever difficulties present themselves without running for cover. To help get you ready for your next extreme shoot, here are my seven most important tools for working in the wild under tough conditions.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 30, 2019  |  0 comments

Most experienced photographers are familiar with the Rule of Thirds and how it can help to create interesting image composition. There's a lot more to composing a photo than just the Rule of Thirds though.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 10, 2020  |  0 comments

As the saying goes "If you don't make mistakes, you don't make anything." Or, in other words, when you're doing creative work, it will always result in a few mistakes. On the other hand, sitting around doing nothing, is the only way to avoid mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 31, 2021  |  0 comments

There are numerous “rules” regarding the art and craft of photography that have been espoused by so-called “experts” for years. Some of this conventional wisdom is truly essential, but several things you’ve heard are subject to debate. And still others are simply myths or misconceptions.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2021  |  0 comments

We regularly feature tutorials on outdoor photography from Romanian pro Toma Bonciu because we love his images and his calm easy-to follow style of instruction. Bonciu is a successful self-taught shooter, specializing in travel and landscape photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 10, 2018  |  0 comments

Don’t you sometimes wish you could go back in time and give your younger self some advice that you’ve learned much later in life? That’s the crux of landscape photographer Nigel Danson’s video below where he offers “7 Simple Photography Tips I Wish I Knew Earlier.”

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a great program for editing your images but it can be intimidating to some beginners. In the below video, photographer Mark Denney shares some great tips on how to edit better landscape photos in Lightroom by following his seven simple steps.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2020  |  0 comments

Many of us who love landscape photography consider autumn the best time of year to shoot. The mornings tend to be crisp, with fog often rising up through the trees, while beautiful rich hues abound as leaves begin to turn color. The helpful tutorial below offers seven simple tips for making spectacular images during this amazing season.

Dan Havlik  |  Aug 12, 2019  |  0 comments

If you really care about your photography, you should be always looking for ways to improve it. Objectively speaking though, sometimes it takes an outside voice to offer some honest advice.

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