Wildlife Photography How To

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Ron Leach  |  May 15, 2024  |  0 comments

There's no better way to learn than listening to a top pro explain the secrets to his success, and that's what you'll find in the following tutorial from acclaimed South African wildlife photographer Mark Dumbleton. His popular YouTube channel has the simple goal of helping other shooters capture better images in the field and make them look amazing.

Ron Leach  |  May 14, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're continually amazed by how pros achieve such spectacular results when processing images  in Lightroom, we're going to let you in on a little secret: Sometimes these remarkable enhancements are less about advanced skills than knowing the best tool to use for the task at hand.

Ron Leach  |  May 08, 2024  |  0 comments

Today's post-processing lesson reveals a versatile and very effective tutorial for editing just about any photos you capture outdoors, from landscape shots, wildlife images, and a variety of other nature scenes. What you'll learn will help selectively boost detail in a realistic manner.

Ron Leach  |  May 07, 2024  |  0 comments

The two questions in the headline above have been debated for years, and the queries keep coming as new high-res cameras continue to be introduced with no apparent slowdown in sight. There's no one correct answer to either question, because it all depends upon the type of photos you shoot, how you typically use them, and a number of other key considerations.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 29, 2024  |  0 comments

What if you were told to "avoid Lightroom's Contrast slider" because there's a much better technique that delivers superior results and is easy enough to accomplish for users of all skill levels? You don't have to trust us on this because the claim comes from one of our favorite professional wildlife and landscape photographers.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 18, 2024  |  0 comments

Portrait and wildlife photographers have at least one thing in common: they understand why it's essential to focus on a subject's eyes. But just because the eyes are sharp doesn't mean they sparkle and are full of life, and that's what you'll learn how to in the quick Photoshop tutorial below.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 10, 2024  |  0 comments

Yesterday we featured a beginnershttp://www.youtube.com/@ThePhlogPhotography guide to wildlife photography, with basic tips on gear, camera settings, composition, and other shooting techniques. We're following that up today with a demonstration by one of our favorite pros, explaining the way he edits wildlife images in Lightroom.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 09, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in wildlife photography, today's tutorial is a great place to start. You'll pick up five effective tips in less than seven minutes from an experienced pro who really s his stuff.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 05, 2024  |  0 comments

There's nothing more aggravating than capturing what you thought was a great shot, only to discover upon close evaluation that the image isn't critically sharp. There are a variety of reasons that this may occur, and we've discussed many of these in the past, but the video below explores a couple other causes worthy of consideration.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 04, 2024  |  0 comments

We all try to shoot outdoor photos in the morning or late afternoon whenever possible to take advantage of the "best light." But that doesn't mean it's impossible to capture stunning images under harsh midday sun—especially if you understand the pitfalls and compensate accordingly.

Ron Leach  |  Apr 01, 2024  |  0 comments

A firm understanding of how to blur portions of an image is essential if you want to create nature photos with maximum impact in which the key subject really stands out from other areas within the frame. This seven-minute tutorial from the Birdman Photography YouTube channel explains an easy Lightroom technique for getting the job done.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 26, 2024  |  0 comments

If you're just getting started in photographing birds and other forms of wildlife, you've come to the right place. The following episode from the Safari Expert YouTube channel will set you straight by explaining the best camera settings to choose for various subjects and situations.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 19, 2024  |  0 comments

Ugly Dust Spots can really spoil a photo, whether they're caused by a dirty lens or a sensor that's overdue for a cleaning. Unfortunately, conventional post-processing repairs don't always do a perfect job—especially when the artifacts are difficult to notice at first glance.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 15, 2024  |  0 comments

Whether you shoot portraits, wildlife images, or cute photos of your beloved pets, the eyes are the most important element to get dialed with precision. Achieving accurate focus on the subject's iris when capturing an image goes a long way to achieving this goal. But there's much more you can do to accentuate the eyes during post processing.

Ron Leach  |  Mar 13, 2024  |  0 comments

There's a lot of hype about the "superiority" of full-frame cameras these days, and it's important to separate the marketing chatter from the difference in sensor size as pertains to your particular style of photography. If you're thinking about "stepping up" we encourage you to watch this video before making the switch.