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Ron Leach  |  Oct 27, 2020  |  0 comments

Not only are rules meant to be broken, but there are a number of common misconceptions about landscape photography you need to ignore—at least under certain circumstances. Today we’ll explain when you should be a maverick, and show you some gorgeous photos in the process.

Jim Zuckerman  |  Jun 20, 2014  |  0 comments

Most people find the bones of animals fascinating. Nature photographers are usually drawn to them like a magnet, and when they are in a particularly beautiful environment, they make captivating subjects. Too often, though, bones are scattered in an unattractive way or they are laying in dirt or underbrush that isn’t especially appealing. In that case, it’s a simple matter of arranging the various elements so they are more pleasing.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2017  |  0 comments

Astrophotography is really popular these days, but many photographers are put off by the challenge because they assume this type of shooting requires special equipment and arcane techniques. In fact, nighttime photography isn’t really all that complicated and you can usually get great results with equipment you already own.

 |  Jan 03, 2017  |  0 comments

Paolo Pettigiani is an Italian photographer/graphic designer whose stunning infrared photographs convey familiar scenes that are at once familiar and surreal. Based in Turin, Pettigiani says he finds inspiration during his travels by discovering “a new reality” with his unique infrared images.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 14, 2017  |  0 comments

George Digalakis is a fine art photographer born and raised in Athens, Greece where he still lives today. He says he subscribes to Minimalism, both as an art movement and a philosophy of life, and his beautiful nature images are really something to behold.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Andrew Miller is an acclaimed adventure photographer who has traveled the world with his snowboard, looking for spectacular mountains to climb, photograph and descend on his board. The stunning images you see here are from his recent trip to Alaska.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Every winter something enchanting happens on the Island of Hokkaido in Northern Japan when temperatures fall well below freezing. The Tokachi River freezes over, and what was once crystal clear water breaks up into diamond-like fragments of ice that wash ashore in a spectacle locals refer to as “jewelry ice.”

Ron Leach  |  Jan 05, 2017  |  0 comments

OK, bird lovers, here's something unique that will let you take great remote photos of your feathered friends. Bird Photo Booth 2.0 is an affordable bird feeder and 4K action cam combo for getting great close-ups and action shots of birds and other wildlife without a lot of fancy gear.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2017  |  0 comments

Garth De Bruno Austin grew up in South Africa and from an early age decided his passion was photography and filmmaking. After numerous projects in the wild, he says, “The risks you take should be calculated, even if it’s as simple as how badly you could get hurt. If the answer is ‘not too badly,’ Go for it!”

Ron Leach  |  Sep 20, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier today we posted a story in which one pro photographer suggested you forget about camera settings when viewing the work of others, and instead concentrate on the planning and artistry that went into capturing the image. The video below takes a contrarian view, in an attempt to help you take better landscape photos by revealing camera settings that work best.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 07, 2017  |  0 comments

Photographer Burk Uzzle has enjoyed a long and quite remarkable career. At age 23 he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE magazine, and his unique vision has remained relevant ever since. 

Ron Leach  |  Aug 04, 2017  |  0 comments

Earlier this week we posted a simple primer explaining how a camera’s metering system works. In the quick video below, pro Brian Worley examines the Shutter Priority mode and demonstrates when and how you can use this setting as a creative tool.

 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 13, 2018  |  0 comments

One sure way to gain inspiration and a better understanding of what make a great image is to study the work of renowned artists—be they photographers or other masters of the visual arts. In the fascinating video below, you’ll see how one pro landscape photographer learned to capture images with dramatic light, by scrutinizing the famous paintings of Rembrandt.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to give photos a different and dramatic look is to cast your subjects in a totally different light. In other words, expose for stunning silhouettes and forget about details. As you’ll see in the video below, this creative approach is easy to accomplish, and you needn’t limit your subjects to people.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 17, 2021  |  0 comments

One of the great things about photographing birds, especially during these days of relative isolation, is that you needn’t travel far to capture amazing images. In fact, with the proper skills, you can often shoot spectacular photos in your own backyard.

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