Outdoor Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Regardless of the type of images you shoot most, it’s a good bet that sooner or later you’ll try your hand at landscape photography if you haven’t already. And whether or not you’re experienced at outdoor photography, you can greatly improve your results by avoiding a few harmful mistakes.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 09, 2021  |  0 comments

Photo composites are fun to make, and often result in eye-catching images. Some techniques are more difficult than others, and today we’ll show you three methods that are easier than most.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

Life would be so much easier if we had a single set of camera settings that worked for all types of nature photography. Unfortunately, that’s simply not possible because of ever-changing light, a wide variety of subject matter, and the need to compose various images differently.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 08, 2021  |  0 comments

When one of our favorite nature photography instructors chooses one Lightroom tool above all others, we stop and take note. And in the tutorial below he demonstrates multiple ways to use this powerful technique to enhance all types of outdoor photos.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 03, 2021  |  0 comments

Sparkling nighttime skies offer a great opportunity for capturing eye-popping images, but many photographers shy away from astrophotography because they think special gear and complicated techniques are required to do it right. If that sounds like you, the straightforward tutorial below will likely change your mind.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 02, 2021  |  0 comments

Most photographers turn to wide-angle lenses when shooting landscape images. But as you’ll see in this quick tutorial, there are times when a longer focal length will deliver superior results.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

One way to achieve perfect exposures under contasty lighting conditions is by applying a bit of post-processing wizardry. The problem is that some methods can be either convoluted or unsatisfactory, unlike the quick and easy approach you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 01, 2021  |  0 comments

It’s not often we come across a useful accessory that’s unfamiliar to many of our readers. But this wearable umbrella from Canope is an extremely interesting and unique product for outdoor photographers shooting in bad weather.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Many photographers prefer to shoot portraits outdoors, either because they don’t have a studio or they like the look achieved with available light. There’s a bit more to this method than you may think, but it’s all explained clearly in the behind-the-scenes video below.

Ron Leach  |  May 27, 2021  |  0 comments

Dealing with ever-changing light and maximizing depth of field are two of the biggest challenges when making landscape photographs. Tonal values often range from dark shadows to bright sunlit areas, and some scenes call for sharply rendered areas from foreground to background.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

Let’s face it. We all do our best to capture compelling photographs, and sometimes it’s difficult to be objective about the results. In fact, one of the challenging aspects of our craft is determining whether a photograph is worth editing or if it should be trashed.

Ron Leach  |  May 26, 2021  |  0 comments

So you forgot to bring a polarizing filter, and the blue sky in your photograph doesn’t look as awesome as it did when looking through the viewfinder. This is a common concern that can be easily fixed with a few quick clicks in Lightroom, as you’ll see below.

Ron Leach  |  May 24, 2021  |  0 comments

Landscape photographers tend to head out in the field with a bunch of gear—everything from filters and a sturdy tripod to an assortment of lenses. The challenge often occurs when you come upon a beautiful scene and can’t quite decide on which lens to pull out of your bag to get the best shot available.

Henry Anderson  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

"Think outside the box" is an overused expression to get you to change established behaviors that might be holding you back. This is never truer than in photography where familiar compositional habits can start to make your landscape images look dull as dust. There's a way to change that immediately, however.

Ron Leach  |  May 19, 2021  |  0 comments

We all work diligently to capture and edit photographs properly, so one of the worst things that could occur is losing our edits. And believe it or not, this could happen not only to the image you’re working on, but also to all photos in your Lightroom catalog.

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