Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Dec 02, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is one of the most popular genres among Shutterbug readers, and the tutorials we post typically involve shooting and editing techniques for achieving great results. But today we’re taking s step back, with an important preliminary task you should perform before pulling a camera out of your bag.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Let’s fact it: Landscape photography can be really expensive. Not only do you need a good camera and an arsenal of great glass, but a solid tripod, filters, and a closet full of hiking gear and apparel for all seasons.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 01, 2022  |  0 comments

Put two outdoor photographers in the same place at the same time—one a pro and the other an amateur—and it’s likely their photos will differ dramatically, especially in terms of creativity. The reasons a pro usually wins include better composition, high-end gear, and a greater understanding of exposure techniques.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

It’s not impossible to capture compelling landscape photos on flat, foggy days, but more often these conditions result in boring, uninspiring images. If that’s what you get on your next outing in the field, we encourage you not to trash the photos with the intent on returning on a better day.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 29, 2022  |  0 comments

Apologies for the negative headline, but if your photos are really bad we think you should know why. You can thank us later for helping you up your game, after watching the video below.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

What if we told you there are six easy Lightroom tricks that can turn good images into great ones? If that sounds too good to be true, watch the nine-minute tutorial below from our friends at The Phlog Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

If your outdoor photographs often have blown-out highlights, crushed shadows, or a combination of both, our guess is that you’re not using exposure bracketing to perfect exposure when shooting in difficult lighting conditions. The tutorial below quickly explains how it’s done.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 28, 2022  |  0 comments

We regularly urge you to try something different, capture images outside your comfort zone, and create photos that stand out from the rest. Today’s beginners guide to panorama photography is a great way to do exactly that.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Cropping photos is easy, right? You start with either a horizontal or vertical photo and trim it a bit to get tighter or remove distracting elements. Of if you want to be really wild (and have enough resolution) maybe you crop in a way that transforms a portrait orientation into a landscape perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 23, 2022  |  0 comments

Landscape photography is challenging enough, with ever-changing light, weather concerns, and complex scenes, that the last thing you want to do is to spoil your effort by making unnecessary mistakes. In the tutorial below you’ll learn how to confront errors that limit your chance of success.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2022  |  0 comments

Good photographers are always looking for ways to make their images stand out from the rest, and one way to do that is by trying something different. In the tutorial below you’ll learn an easy way to do exactly that with a basic introduction to multiple exposure photography.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 21, 2022  |  0 comments

As one of our favorite pros insists, “Lightroom’s histogram is one of the most important things to understand in photography.” If you’re new to this powerful tool, the beginners guide below from our friends at The Phlog Photography will get you up to speed in barely eight minutes.

Ron Leach  |  Nov 18, 2022  |  0 comments

Everyone knows how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO interact to arrive at properly exposed photos. But nailing exposure is only part of the challenge if you want to create images with maximum impact.

Deborah Sandidge  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

The photography essayist, critic, and historian A.D. Coleman once said that the biggest mistake photographers make was “thinking that what they’re experiencing is what they’re capturing in the photograph.”

Ron Leach  |  Nov 17, 2022  |  0 comments

Many landscape photographers never leave home without a polarizing filter, and consider this simple accessory almost mandatory for everything they do. But as you see in the eye-opening tutorial below, one pro says polarizers may detract from an image in certain situations—depending on the specific scene at hand and the mood you want to create.

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