Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Sep 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers are at the mercy of Mother Nature, and one aspect of a scene that can make or break an image is the appearance of the sky. Sometimes we confront dull overcast conditions, other times the sky is a flat blue, and perhaps the best situation is a bright blue sky with billowing clouds.

 |  Sep 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post involve shooting and editing techniques to try that will help you become a better photographer. But today we’re going to switch things up with a thoughtful video from a respected image-editing expert who wants to get something off his chest by suggesting there’s one you may NOT want to do.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 01, 2021  |  0 comments

Have you ever shot an outdoor portrait, or other image with a strong foreground subject, but wished the background was more attractive? If so, you won’t want to miss this quick Photoshop video.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 31, 2021  |  0 comments

All photographers have their favorite techniques and styles of shooting, But pros tend to have a few tricks up their sleeves, and in the video below you’ll learn four such skills that one acclaimed photographer says “you can’t ignore.”

Ron Leach  |  Aug 30, 2021  |  0 comments

One phrase we repeat often is, “Rules are meant to be broken.” That doesn’t mean being sloppy, but rather knowing when an unconventional approach will deliver unique and eye-catching photos.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 26, 2021  |  0 comments

So you absolutely love landscape photography and you’re motivated to do everything possible to improve your work. One way to do that is by following the ongoing tutorials we post, and another is to be sure you’re using the type of gear that is best suited for the task.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s often difficult to achieve precise colors in landscape photos, depending upon lighting conditions and the background of a scene. But in this editing tutorial you’ll learn how to render beautiful colors and more.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you’re a wildlife photographer thinking about ditching your favorite DSLR in favor of a mirrorless camera, this video is for you. Before making the switch, see what this pro says are the pros, cons, and compromises.

Henry Anderson  |  Aug 25, 2021  |  0 comments

If you're using the global vibrance and saturation tool to edit your photos in Lightroom, you should stop right away, according to landscape pro Mark Denney. While that color adjustment feature is ok when used in moderation, it affects the entire image and can damage the quality of your shot, he says.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 24, 2021  |  0 comments

When heading out for a day of landscape photography, chances are you reach for a wide-angle lens—or perhaps one in the 70-200mm range. But if you want to create images with a unique look, it’s time to consider using a super-telephoto instead.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 19, 2021  |  0 comments

When it comes to shooting outdoors we’re all at the mercy of Mother Nature, no matter the level of our skills or the beauty of a scene. And sometimes that means arriving at a great location, only to confront boring, dull skies.

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  |  Aug 17, 2021  |  0 comments

Most of the tutorials we post involve techniques for shooting various kinds of photos, image-editing methods for enhancing your work, or a discussion of different types of gear. This post is a bit different, as it quickly explains an important imaging concept that will enable you to make more compelling photographs.

Ron Leach  |  Aug 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Many of history’s greatest photographers gained their fame making b&w landscape images. With today’s modern cameras, and the digital darkroom, most of the goals remain the same but techniques often differ.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Aug 10, 2021  |  0 comments

We often hear people complain that there’s nothing interesting to photograph where they live. Well, one of our writers lives in the most densely populated state in America (New Jersey). Here are some of the images he captured during a two-hour period one Friday morning without traveling more than 15 miles from home. And to prove that good photos exist everywhere—if we just look—he used only one camera and one lens.

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