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Ron Leach  |  Oct 15, 2021  |  0 comments

Spring is long gone, and summer ended almost a month ago, but that doesn’t mean the time for capturing great macro images is over. There are many opportunities to pursue close-up photography year-round.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape and travel scenes can be particularly striking when captured in black and white. Some photographers set their camera to monochrome so they can see the effect on the LCD screen, while others prefer to shoot in color and make the conversion during the editing process.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all fall into a creative rut on occasion, and that’s often because we take the same approach to whatever we shoot. For portraits we typically reach for a short telephoto, and a wide-angle lens is usually our choice for landscape photography.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 13, 2021  |  0 comments

Danish pro Mads Peter Iversen has spent years polishing his skills and developing a unique style of landscape photography. Like all accomplished photographers he’s made a few mistakes along the way, and in the video below he explains how to correct a common error so you don’t make it yourself.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 12, 2021  |  0 comments

There are many forms of wildlife photography, from capturing images of big cats in the Serengeti to shooting colorful birds at a local park or animal sanctuary. While the choice of gear often depends upon the particular assignment, many important techniques are the same.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 11, 2021  |  0 comments

The great thing about bird photography it that it’s a passion you can pursue year-round. But let’s face it: Capturing superb images of our feather friends can be difficult unless you know a few tricks.

Staff  |  Oct 08, 2021  |  0 comments

If the entries in our latest Time of the Season photography contest are anything to go by, it’s been quite the summer indeed. We received some absolutely stunning photos showcasing the essence of this wonderfully diverse season.

 

Ron Leach  |  Oct 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Photographers often spend countless hours perfecting their shooting and editing skills, only to be disappointed by inconsistent colors in their images. Today we’re going to let you in on a little secret: it’s difficult to achieve accurate results if you don’t calibrate your monitor.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2021  |  0 comments

So what goes into making an epic landscape photograph? That’s a difficult, if not impossible, question to answer because the notion of artistic beauty is a very subjective matter. What we do know, however, is that you have to check a few boxes off your list before any image can be considered fantastic.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2021  |  0 comments

Like it or not, knowing how to effectively process your images is part of being a photographer and everyone has their own approach. Some of you use Lightroom, others prefer Photoshop, and still others employ a combination of the two.`

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Some landscape photographers always shoot with a wide-angle lens, while others occasionally turn to a telephoto. Some insist on using prime lenses, while others prefer the versatility of zooms.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2021  |  0 comments

Anyone who has used Photoshop knows there are usually several ways to accomplish the same task. Some are complex and best used by experts, while others are super simple and can be handled by anyone.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

In short, this eye-opening tutorial from portrait/street photographer Manny Ortiz is a visual examination of what could be called “the art of seeing,” Ortiz uses his compelling imagery to illustrate what accomplished photographers see upon arriving upon a scene, as opposed to how non-photographers (or less adept shooters) view the same location.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2021  |  0 comments

A lot goes into making great landscape photographs, including dealing with ever-changing light, determining the proper point of focus for optimum depth of field, and simplifying complicated scenes with effective composition.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 01, 2021  |  0 comments

The current trend in cameras is clearly moving in the direction of full-frame mirrorless models with super-high resolution, and the megapixel race shows no signs of abating. But is this based upon sound photographic principles, or does creative marketing and the “Gear Acquisition Syndrome” factor into the equation?

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