Nature Photography How To

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Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 10, 2019  |  0 comments

Do you often find yourself fumbling with your camera's manual, trying to dig out information on how to change a specific setting? That's definitely a buzz-killer (not to mention a creativity killer) if you're out trying to capture something inspiring, such as a scene of nature in landscape photography.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Apr 03, 2019  |  0 comments

Choosing photography gear is one of the easiest and hardest things you'll do as a photographer. It's easy because picking a new camera or lens can be a fun and exciting (though often expensive) experience. But it's also hard because there are so many photo gear choices out there, all of which are likely put a big dent in your bank account.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 27, 2019  |  0 comments

Feeling in a funk about your landscape photography? Maybe you just need a jumpstart and photographer Mark Denney has some quick tips he says helped him "instantly" improve his own landscape photos.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 26, 2019  |  0 comments

One of the most difficult things with photo editing, according to landscape photographer Mark Denney, is "knowing when to say when." Truer words may never have been spoken when it comes to powerful software such as Photoshop.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Mar 15, 2019  |  0 comments

Lightroom is a great program for editing your images but it can be intimidating to some beginners. In the below video, photographer Mark Denney shares some great tips on how to edit better landscape photos in Lightroom by following his seven simple steps.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 20, 2019  |  0 comments

Shutterbug’s resident photography tipster Scott Kelby is back with another tutorial video for Shutterbug. This time he’s talking about landscape photography and how to add some depth to your images to make them more dynamic.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 12, 2019  |  0 comments

You don’t have to head to the country or go on safari to photograph wildlife. In fact, you can capture stunning wildlife photos right in your own town or city if you know where to look.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 07, 2019  |  0 comments

Last year we featured some great shooting tips from bird photographer extraordinaire Tim Boyer. And today Boyer is at it again, with “seven more rules of bird photography” that will really up your game.

Ron Leach  |  Feb 06, 2019  |  0 comments

Have you ever stumbled upon a gorgeous nature scene, only to be disappointed with your images when you viewed them on the computer? As you’ll see in the helpful video below, it’s not enough to discover a great location, if you don’t know how to make the most of the opportunities it presents.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Feb 01, 2019  |  0 comments

You could really learn a lot from watching how landscape photographer and educator Serge Ramelli shoots and edits his photos, which is why we like the below video where he walks you through the complete process.

Jeff Howe  |  Jan 10, 2019  |  0 comments

As adventurous as it may be, I am not a professional nature or travel photographer circumnavigating the globe in search of new and exotic destinations—maybe in my next lifetime. The nice thing about visiting new destinations is that you’re exposed to new subject matter to keep you thoroughly engaged and fired up from a photographer’s perspective.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 09, 2019  |  0 comments

If you’re looking to shoot some unique outdoor photos in a somewhat unusual setting, you should consider packing your gear and heading for the hills. Here are a few tips for making great landscape photos during a trip to the mountains.

Ron Leach  |  Jan 02, 2019  |  0 comments

Long lenses are exciting to use because they enable us to view and capture images with far greater magnification than what we can see with our eyes. They also deliver dramatic, compressed perspectives and enable photographers to isolate subjects from busy backgrounds.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 27, 2018  |  0 comments

Everyone who is old enough remembers the captivating moment in 1968 when three NASA astronauts became the first humans to orbit the moon. In this stunning video from the National Geographic Short Film Showcase, three astronauts from that Apollo 8 mission reflect on their awe-inspiring experience 50 years ago and recount how one photograph they captured of planet Earth forever changed the way we see ourselves.

Ron Leach  |  Dec 26, 2018  |  0 comments

One common mistake when photographing action is using a shutter speed that’s too fast to convey motion. When shooting motorcycle races, for example, a high shutter speed results in tack-sharp wheel spokes, yielding static images without a sense of motion. As you’ll see in the five-minute video below, the same is true when photographing birds in flight.

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