Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Jul 22, 2021  |  0 comments

Neutral Density (ND) filters are among the most popular tools for nature and landscape photographers because of the versatility they provide in setting exposure. By limiting the amount of light entering a lens, ND filters permit shooting at very slow shutter speeds under bright light, for creative effects like soft-flowing water, cotton-like clouds, light trails and more.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 21, 2021  |  0 comments

Sometimes you capture what you think is a beautiful image, only to look at it on the computer and realize it’s simply not sharp. There are a number of third-party apps and plug-ins that do a good job of fixing this problem, but you can actually get great results using Photoshop with the following advice.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 20, 2021  |  0 comments

Outdoor photographers love shooting at “Blue Hour”—that quiet, moody time just before dawn or after sunset. That’s because images take on a soft, ephemeral glow before the sun rises in the morning or drops below the horizon at night.

Shutterbug Staff  |  Jul 16, 2021  |  0 comments

Seems as we untangle ourselves from the seaweeds, the world is slowly opening back up again for travel. The more freedom we redeem the more that itch to capture the colors and wonders of the Earth will tickle your fingertips.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  0 comments

We all strive to capture attention-grabbing images that guide a viewer’s eyes through a scene. This is particularly true when shooting complicated travel and nature photographs with a number of different elements.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 14, 2021  |  0 comments

Commercial photographer Joel Grimes has been making outstanding images for over 30 years, so when he says there’s one simple Photoshop tool he “can’t live without, we stop and pay attention. And while this “essential” tool isn’t exactly a secret, Grime’s uses it in a unique way.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Proper focusing techniques are essential for all types of photography, whether you’re shooting indoors or outside. This is particular true with travel and nature images that include a variety of elements from near to far. Do things right and you’ve captured a winning shot—otherwise it’s just another missed opportunity.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 12, 2021  |  0 comments

Blue hour, that magical time just before sunrise or sunset, is usually a great time to shoot. With the sun just below the horizon, beautiful blue tones bathe the landscape and create a dreamy soft glow.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

There’s so much to learn about landscape photography that the path toward success can be a long and arduous one. In fact, even accomplished pros say the quest for improvement is never ending.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 07, 2021  |  0 comments

Summer means stormy weather, with threatening thunderstorms that offer great opportunities for dramatic landscape imagery—especially when lightning is involved. The challenge to coming up with dramatic photographs is dealing with the complex lighting conditions that electrical storms present.

Ron Leach  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time of year to make macro magic, as there are flowers, insects, and other small creatures just about everywhere you look. All you really need is a close-focusing lens and the following tips from Swedish pro Micael Widell.

Henry Anderson  |  Jul 06, 2021  |  0 comments

It might seem counterintuitive, but you should really try using a telephoto lens to shoot landscape photos rather than just a wide-angle lens. 

Ron Leach  |  Jun 30, 2021  |  0 comments

This is a great time of year to photograph our feathered friends, and as you’ll see in this comprehensive tutorial, with the proper skill you needn’t travel further than your own backyard to make some truly spectacular images.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Like it or not, one of the best ways to grow as a photographer is to learn from your mistakes. And, unfortunately, most of us have made plenty.

Ron Leach  |  Jun 29, 2021  |  0 comments

Every so often we come upon a simple-and-effective processing technique that will make a big difference in outdoor photographs. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in the seven-minute tutorial below.

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