Nature Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2023  |  0 comments

One dead giveaway that your skills aren't quite ready for prime time is when your images display significantly skewed lines that detract from the impact of a shot. Fortunately there's a simple and effective method for addressing the problem during the editing process as you'll see in the tutorial below from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 10, 2023  |  0 comments

Most new photographers begin their creative journey by learning a bunch of so-called "rules" to  help them develop their craft. But here's the deal: while many of these guidelines are great for beginners, they may actually inhibit growth as your skills become more advanced.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 06, 2023  |  0 comments

Dodging and burning is a classic image-editing technique dating back to the heyday of film and the darkroom. Back then, dodging was used to lighten a specific portion of an image, while burning did the opposite.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 05, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a way to optimize the range of focus throughout an image the tutorial below explains the best way to get the job done, and it works for just about any type of photos you make. We refer to this technique as "bracket and stack it" and it's not difficult to do.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2023  |  0 comments

We constantly preach the importance of selective, rather than global, adjustments when editing photos. Even though this approach takes a bit more time and effort it provides maximum control for enhancing different portions within a scene independently of one another.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 04, 2023  |  0 comments

Well-composed landscape photographs are often difficult to achieve—especially in scenes with several important elements. Sure, there are a variety of common guidelines, like the Rule of Thirds and the importance of leading lines, but you're undoubtedly familiar with those.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2023  |  0 comments

We'd all rather be out shooting photos than sitting behind a computer processing our work, and one great way to finish up edits in a hurry is to use simple keyboard shortcuts to streamline the workflow. This tutorial from one of our favorite image-editing instructors, provides his favorite keyboard shortcuts when masking is the task of the day.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 03, 2023  |  0 comments

Most outdoor photographers love shooting at Golden Hour, when soft warm tones bath the landscape before the sun disappears below the horizon. Unfortunately it's not always possible to control when we come across an epic scene, and sometimes that happens earlier in the day when light is less than ideal.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2023  |  0 comments

If you're looking for a few ways to spice up your fall landscape photo you've come to the right place, because the tutorial below from the PHLOG Photography YouTube channel demonstrates six quick-and-easy techniques. And don't worry, these have nothing to do with dreaded pumpkin-spice flavors.

Ron Leach  |  Oct 02, 2023  |  0 comments

There are a variety of techniques for sharpening photos during the editing process, some more effective than others, but none are quite like the method you'll learn in today's tutorial that photographer Jethro Stebbings developed himself for bringing images to life.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 29, 2023  |  0 comments

Sooner or later all of us hit the doldrums and run out of fresh ideas and inspiration. The quick tutorial below will pay big dividends the next time your imagination runs dry.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

Last week we featured a tutorial explaining how photographers of all skill levels can shoot impressive wildlife photos with whatever cameras they own. Today we're moving on to the next step in the process with a straightforward lesson on enhancing these great images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 28, 2023  |  0 comments

The first thing most landscape photographers do when arriving at a location is reach into their bag and pull out a favorite wide-angle lens. That's because the perspective these lenses provide enables you to capture breathtaking, expansive vistas.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 27, 2023  |  0 comments

Ask a bunch of experienced photographers to name their favorite season for shooting landscapes, and what do you get? Typically the emphatic responsive will be a resounding "autumn" or "fall." Most of the time even the best colorful warm-toned images can be improved a bit during the editing process, and that's what you'll learn how to do below.

Ron Leach  |  Sep 26, 2023  |  0 comments

Choosing the optimum frame rate (fps) is a no-brainer when shooting in the field, right? You use the fastest setting available for subjects in motion, and back it off with statics subjects. Well, there's more to it than that as you'll see in the tutorial below from the Backcountry Gallery YouTube channel.