Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Apr 26, 2017  |  0 comments

Greg Benz is a Minneapolis-based photographer known for his stunning landscape and cityscape images, and he creates some real magic by using his camera’s Live View mode and a neutral density (ND) filter.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 15, 2020  |  0 comments

It’s cold and messy outside this time of year, which means it’s a great time to capture snowy winter landscape scenes. So resist the temptation to stay inside where it’s nice and warm, pack your gear, and venture out to capture the splendor of winter.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 06, 2017  |  0 comments

Iceland is known for awe-inspiring geography and abounding photographic opportunities, as you’ll see in this beautiful tutorial with great tips for shooting breathtaking landscape and seascape images.

Ron Leach  |  May 11, 2017  |  0 comments

Spring has (finally) sprung and it’s time to pull out your macro lens and get up close and personal with all the beautiful blooming flowers. To help celebrate the season, we decided to share this stunning time-lapse video that took three years and 8TB of images to create.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Sara Lee is an underwater photographer who became enchanted with the sea while growing up in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii. She captured the dramatic images you see here of adventurer and freediver Alison Teal swimming with giant manta rays at night.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2016  |  0 comments

Yousef Al Habshi is an award-winning photographer based in Abu Dabi. He specializes in macro photography, and the spectacular images of insects you see here are part of his Little Monsters project.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Nov 09, 2018  |  0 comments

If you’re still learning about lens filters, the video below from photographer Lizzie Peirce teaches you everything you always wanted to know about them but were, perhaps, afraid to ask.

Cynthia Boylan  |  Jul 27, 2015  |  0 comments

In this video (brought to you by B&H Photo and currently available on YouTube) photographer Chris Nicholson provides a wide variety of pro level tips and tricks to help you get the most from your next visit to one of America’s beautiful National Parks. Captured during a photography workshop, this video has a runtime of nearly one hour and includes sample images, advice on the best places to explore and what to bring with you. 

Ron Leach  |  Feb 16, 2018  |  0 comments

“Keep things simple” is great advice for whatever type of images you shoot, but when photographing nature scenes it’s often crucial to simplify the landscape if you want to capture compelling photos without a lot of unnecessary clutter.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 07, 2017  |  0 comments

One way to add impact to wildlife and nature photographs it to convey a sense of motion in the scene. In the video below you’ll learn how to accomplish that task with an easy Photoshop image-stacking technique.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 23, 2017  |  0 comments

Craig Burrows is a California-based photographer who uses his background in physics to create these amazing images that he refers to as “alternative light photography.” The photographs you see here capture the glowing wavelengths of light emitted by plants that aren’t visible to the human eye.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2017  |  1 comments

Serge Ramelli is not only a superb landscape photographer, he’s an expert at teaching his shooting and image-processing techniques to others. In this video Ramelli starts with an intentionally poor image, explains the camera settings he should have used, and then dramatically rehabilitates the photo in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 14, 2017  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers often shoot at smaller apertures to increase depth of field in their images. But while that technique can deliver an “acceptable” zone of sharpness in both the foreground and background, there’s a better approach if what you’re striving for are spectacular images in which acceptable isn’t good enough.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 11, 2020  |  0 comments

Excessive image cropping has always been a controversial topic because of the loss in quality that can occur. But with today’s hi-res digital cameras, you can often crop an image to your heart’s content and still end up with plenty of resolution for good-size prints.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 08, 2020  |  0 comments

Whether you’re shooting portraits of a beautiful model, or wildlife in the field, one way to turn a good image into a great one is to capture some life in your subject’s eyes. While that’s not always possible when photographing animals in the field under difficult light, it’s easy to add a bit of eye-popping sparkle when editing your images later.

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